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Do you really think you're a foodie?
Profiling the adventurous eaterThink you're a foodie? Adventurous eaters, known as "foodies," are often associated with indulgence and excess. (Medical News Today)

Digesting bread and pasta can release biologically active molecules
First study to reveal the molecules released when real samples of bread and pasta are digested in vitroBiologically active molecules released by digesting bread and pasta can survive digestion... (Medical News Today)

Consumers understand supplements help fill nutrient gaps, new survey shows
The vast majority of consumers recognize that multivitamins, calcium and/or vitamin D supplements can help fill nutrient gaps but should not be viewed as replacements for a healthy diet, according to... (Medical News Today)

Benefits of vitamin B12 supplements for older people questioned
Vitamin B12 supplements offer no benefits for neurological or cognitive function in older people with moderate vitamin B12 deficiency, according to a new study published in the American Journal of... (Medical News Today)

Study: Restaurant meals can be as bad for your waistline as fast food is
When Americans go out to eat, either at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they consume, on average, about 200 more calories a day than when they stay home for meals, a new study... (Medical News Today)

Mandatory targets to cut salt would reduce excess heart disease deaths in deprived areas of England
Mandatory targets to reduce salt in processed food would help tackle inequalities in coronary heart disease that lead to excess deaths in deprived areas of England, according to research by the... (Medical News Today)

Fish poisoning rates in Florida 'underestimated'
A new report has found that incidences of rare food-borne toxin are higher in Florida than previously estimated from public health reports. (Medical News Today)

Summer vacation: the health risks for travelers
Are you traveling abroad this summer? In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at the health risks that come with a summer vacation and what you can do to prevent them. (Medical News Today)

Healthy diet linked to lower death rates among low-income residents in Southeastern U.S.
Eating a healthy diet was linked with a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancer or other diseases among a population of low-income individuals living in the Southeastern U.S. (Medical News Today)

Stunting remains a challenge in SA
Stunting remains stubbornly persistent in South Africa, despite economic growth, political and social transitions, and national nutritional programmes, says a Wits-led research team. (Medical News Today)

To shed weight, go vegan
People on a vegetarian diet, and especially those following a vegan one that includes no animal products, see better results than dieters on other weight-reducing plans. (Medical News Today)

Omega-3 supplements and antioxidants may help with preclinical Alzheimer's disease
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that clinical trials of omega-3 and antioxidant supplementation should be undertaken for people with Alzheimer's disease with mild clinical... (Medical News Today)

Tree Nut Council-funded study links nuts to lower body weight and risk of obesity
Tree nut consumption associated with lower body weight and lower risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseaseIn a study published this week in Nutrition Journal*, researchers compared... (Medical News Today)

Vitamin A supplementation may cause the immune system to 'forget' past infections
New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that vitamin A inhibits trained immunity, leading to tolerance of the innate immune cells upon stimulation with mitogens and... (Medical News Today)

Offering healthier options at carryout stores improves bottom line
Small pilot program suggests selling nutritious foods can boost revenue, not just healthA pilot program designed to encourage mom and pop carryout shops in Baltimore to promote and sell healthier... (Medical News Today)

UGA researcher leads comprehensive international study on folate
A University of Georgia researcher is lead author on an international paper on folate biomarkers as part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health... (Medical News Today)

A high-fat diet may alleviate mitochondrial disease
Mice that have a genetic version of mitochondrial disease can easily be mistaken for much older animals by the time they are nine months old: they have thinning grey hair, osteoporosis, poor hearing... (Medical News Today)

'Over 184,000 global deaths each year' caused by sugary drinks
Researchers estimate that consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks may lead to more than 184,000 deaths worldwide annually, with most of these deaths caused by diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Skin cancer risk linked with grapefruit and orange juice
Consuming large amounts of grapefruit and orange juice may increase the risk of melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer - according to new research led by Brown University. (Medical News Today)

Cranberry juice may help protect against heart disease and diabetes risk factors
Study finds polyphenol-rich cranberries to be a sustainable lifestyle approach to better healthA new study 1 reveals that drinking low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail may help lower the risk of... (Medical News Today)

Study: Muscadine grape seed oil may help reduce obesity
Muscadine grape seed oil supplies a form of Vitamin E, giving scientists another clue to reducing obesity, a new University of Florida study shows. (Medical News Today)

Infant mortality rates could be lowered through improved medicine packaging designs
The usage of key medicines in developing countries could be significantly increased through improved packaging appearance, a new study by the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (Medical News Today)

Is marriage good or bad for the figure? Comparative study of nine European countries
It is generally assumed that marriage has a positive influence on health and life expectancy. But does this "marriage bonus" also apply to the health indicator of body weight? (Medical News Today)

High-fiber diet during pregnancy may protect offspring against asthma
A new study finds a high-fiber diet alters the gut bacteria of pregnant women, leading to the release of anti-inflammatory substances that protect offspring from developing asthma. (Medical News Today)

Want to be seen as more loving and a better cook? Serve vegetables to your kids
Do you want to be seen as a better cook and a more loving parent? It's as easy as serving a vegetable at dinner, according to recent Cornell Food and Brand Lab research. (Medical News Today)

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