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Local food environments don't affect diet or weight in Los Angeles
Local food environments may not affect the diet or body mass index (BMI) of adults living in Los Angeles, according to a Pardee RAND Graduate School and Los Angeles County Public Health study. (Medical News Today)

Lowering sugar-sweetened beverage intake by children linked to favorable HDL-C changes
In the first study to investigate blood lipid levels in association with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in a racially and ethnically diverse sample of Boston area schoolchildren... (Medical News Today)

Health risks of saturated fats aggravated by immune response
High levels of saturated fat in the blood could make an individual more prone to inflammation and tissue damage, a new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Manipulation of food structure could lead the way to a healthier diet
A new study led by scientists at King's College London shows that preserving the natural structure of dietary fibre during food production can help to slow the rise in blood sugar levels after a... (Medical News Today)

Study shows that nutrient shortfalls are a serious and persistent health disparity
A study published Monday in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU) concludes that ethnicity is associated with nutrient shortfalls of important nutrients. (Medical News Today)

Food insecurity linked to adolescent obesity, metabolic syndrome
New research indicates that household food insecurity dramatically increases the likelihood of metabolic diseases in children, with many showing chronic disease markers before they graduate from... (Medical News Today)

Gum disease treatment using blueberry extract in development
After finding extract of wild blueberries can help fight gum disease and reduce use of antibiotics, researchers are developing an oral device that slowly releases it. (Medical News Today)

Redefining pediatric malnutrition to improve treatment
In recent years, an effort has been underway to redefine malnutrition in pediatric patients to include both the acute clinical population and the more traditional ambulatory populations. (Medical News Today)

British Dietetic Association gluten free foods on prescription policy statement
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) have released a new version of their policy regarding gluten-free foods on prescription to coincide with new coeliac disease guidelines produced by the... (Medical News Today)

Sugar consumption having a 'devastating' effect on all of our dental health, claims charity
Important changes need to be made at the highest level to urgently address the UK's deteriorating dental health from sugar consumption, an oral health charity says. (Medical News Today)

Study shows that food may be addictive: research indicates food craving is'hard-wired' in the brain
A international group of researchers have found that food craving activates different brain networksbetween obese and normal weight patients. (Medical News Today)

"Happy Meals" Bill could improve healthfulness of fast food meals for kids in New York City
A bill to improve the nutritional value of fast food restaurant meals marketed to children - like McDonald's Happy Meals - could have a wide enough impact to reduce calories, fat, and sodium... (Medical News Today)

The 5-colour nutritional labelling system is the most effective for consumers
While the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP) made public on Monday, 24 August 2015, a positive opinion regarding the relevance of the 5-colour code for the public, a team of researchers... (Medical News Today)

Relationship between feeding and development of infants set out for parents for the first time
A brand new resource for parents combines the developmental stages of infants and young children and their relationship with food and feeding. This influence starts as early as in the womb. (Medical News Today)

America's schools make positive changes to create healthier school meals
Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according... (Medical News Today)

Carbonated drinks linked with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of cardiac origin
Carbonated beverages are associated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of cardiac origin, according to results from the All-Japan Utstein Registry presented for the first time today at ESC Congress. (Medical News Today)

Tahini: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information
Find out about the health benefits of consuming tahini including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, protecting against hormone-related cancers and maintaining bone health. (Medical News Today)

Oysters harbor, transmit human norovirus: Avoid raw ones
Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to research published August 28 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of... (Medical News Today)

Lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes mortality among fetuses
A new international study shows that 5,000 foetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system. (Medical News Today)

Coffee may harm cardiovascular health for young adults with mild hypertension
Researchers have found that heavy coffee consumption could increase the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks in young adults with hypertension. (Medical News Today)

In very ill, probiotics don't prevent 'superbugs' from colonizing intestinal tract
Compared with routine medical care, probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units showed no benefit in preventing the colonization of drug-resistant microbes in the... (Medical News Today)

Fish oil-diet benefits may be mediated by gut microbes
Diets rich in fish oil versus diets rich in lard (e.g., bacon) produce very different bacteria in the guts of mice, reports a study published August 27 in Cell Metabolism. (Medical News Today)

Colorful potatoes could pack powerful cancer prevention punch
Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, suggests a team of researchers. (Medical News Today)

UEA research shows high protein foods boost cardiovascular health
Eating foods rich in amino acids could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or getting more exercise - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). (Medical News Today)

Stop calorie counting and start promoting nutritional value of foods for heart health, say experts
Experts are suggesting that the time has come to shift focus from calorie counting to promoting the nutritional value of foods if we are to substantially cut illness and death from cardiovascular... (Medical News Today)

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