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UK soft drink taxes associated with decreased obesity in girls

Written by | 30 Jan 2023

The implementation of the two-tier soft drinks industry levy in the UK in 2018 was associated with an 8% reduction in obesity among 10-11 year old girls, with […]

Grb10 offers a potential new approach for treating obesity

Written by | 5 Jan 2023

For many people, keeping a healthy body weight can be a challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among adults 20 years-old and over, the prevalence […]

New app to help people eat the right portion sizes to get to 5 a day

Written by | 31 Dec 2022

A new app has been developed to help people reach the recommended target of eating five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. It tells users whether they […]

Low nutritional quality in many vegetarian meat substitutes

Written by | 13 Dec 2022

The availability of foods based on plant proteins to substitute for meat has increased dramatically as more people choose a plant-based diet. At the same time, there are […]

Peanuts and herbs and spices may positively impact gut microbiome

Written by | 5 Dec 2022

Adding a daily ounce of peanuts or about a teaspoon of herbs and spices to your diet may affect the composition of gut bacteria, an indicator of overall […]

Can black tea boost heart health?

Written by | 28 Nov 2022

A daily cup of tea could help you to enjoy better health late in life, according to Australian scientists. However, if you’re not a tea drinker, there are […]

Food marketing and research on kids lacks government oversight

Written by | 21 Nov 2022

Federal regulations ban tobacco companies from advertising to kids and prohibit profanity on television before 10 p.m. But what is protecting children from predatory advertising of junk food, […]

Study finds dieters may overestimate the healthiness of their eating habits

Written by | 4 Nov 2022

In a small study, most adults seeking to lose weight overestimated the healthiness of their diet, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s […]

Promoting patient behavioral change through food choice and self-monitoring

Written by | 27 Oct 2022

Teaching patients to observe and document how they feel after eating certain foods can be a highly effective way to encourage positive lifestyle changes, according to Rutgers researchers. […]

Are nutritional warning labels effective at steering consumers away from unhealthful foods?

Written by | 21 Oct 2022

In 2016, Chile introduced the gradual implementation of a comprehensive and mandatory food labeling law that was designed to warn consumers of the risks of unhealthy foods. To […]

Children with food allergy-related anxiety can benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy

Written by | 7 Oct 2022

Children with food allergies, along with their parents, often experience heightened anxiety over risks of casual contact with food allergens. They also wonder whether they should avoid social […]

UK government delays less-healthy food regulations

Written by | 25 Sep 2022

Researchers argue that a delay by the UK Government to restrict promotions on foods High in Fat, Sugar and Salt (HFSS) this October is a “step back” in […]

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