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19 February 2015 - NewsWise - Diet Quality Declines Worldwide, but with Major Differences Across Countries

Data intended to inform dietary policies directed at reducing chronic disease, obesity rates


19 February 2015 - EurekAlert - New study helps explain links between sleep loss and diabetes

Lack of sleep can elevate levels of free fatty acids in the blood, accompanied by temporary pre-diabetic conditions in healthy young men, according to new research.



19 February 2015 - Reuters - Better night’s sleep may help kids with ADHD

Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep problems showed slight improvement in their symptoms after undergoing a behavioral sleep intervention, Australian researchers say.


18 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Obesity series exposes 'unacceptably slow' progress in tackling soaring global obesity rates over last decade

Global progress towards tackling obesity has been "unacceptably slow," with only one in four countries implementing a policy on healthy eating up to 2010, according to a major new six-part Series on obesity, published in The Lancet.


18 February 2015 - MedicalXpress - Popular soda ingredient poses cancer risk to consumers, new study suggests

Public health researchers have analyzed soda consumption data in order to characterize people's exposure to a potentially carcinogenic byproduct of some types of caramel color.


18 February 2015 - Globalresearch - Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ a Mental Disorder

In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” In other words, experts are saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, healthful food is a mental disorder that must be treated.



17 February 2015 - MNT - Eat more fiber to boost weight loss, study suggests

Increasing fiber consumption could be a simple change to aid with weight loss and boost other areas of health, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


17 February 2015 - The Guardian - Cereal offenders: why do sugar levels keep rising in our breakfast choices?

Despite the barrage of health warnings on the dangers of sugar, new breakfast products – such as drinks and biscuits – contain more of the white stuff than ever


16 February 2015 - MNT - Teenagers increasingly not getting enough sleep

Despite the popular stereotypical image of the teenager spending a ridiculous amount of time in bed, a new study reports that teenagers are increasingly sleep deprived.


16 February 2015 - FoodAct!ve - New campaign takes the fight to sugary drinks companies

A new campaign launched today takes the manufacturers of sugary drinks to task as Government data reveals the extent of overweight and obesity among children and young people.


14 February 2015 - brisbanetimes - Scientists seeing 'dramatic improvements' in depression pill tests

Researchers in Brisbane are testing a pill they hope will have a significant effect on treating the depression as many as one in seven Australians will experience in their lifetimes.


13 February 2015 - MNT - Healthy diet, exercise 'not enough to treat obesity,' say experts

Pople who are obese are often told to eat healthier and exercise more in order to lose weight. But in an article recently published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, obesity experts claim the condition is a chronic disease that can be caused by biological factors, meaning many cases may not be cured with a healthy diet and physical activity alone.


09 February 2015 - Nutraingredients - The chilli diet? Fresh research backs capsaicin to battle obesity

Adding capsaicin from chilli peppers in to a diet could help to prevent weight gain from a high-fat diet, according to research in mice.


12 February 2015 - BBC News - Row over sugar firms' links to scientists

A row has erupted about links between the sugar industry and scientists who advise government on obesity.


12 February 2015 - EurekAlert - Penn Medicine: Brain activity can predict increased fat intake following sleep deprivation

Experts have warned for years that insufficient sleep can lead to weight gain. A new Penn Medicine study found that not only do we consume more food following a night of total sleep deprivation, but we also we consume more fat and less carbohydrates and a region of the brain known as the salience network is what may lead us to eat more fat.


11 February 2015 - bmj - Sugar: spinning a web of influence

Public health scientists are involved with the food companies being blamed for the obesity crisis, reports Jonathan Gornall


09 February 2015 - News4Jax - Compound in broccoli could help ease autism symptoms

Because there is no cure for autism, there are many treatment options and medications to help ease the symptoms of the disorder. A new study found a chemical in broccoli sprouts, sulforaphane, that may show promise for helping with these symptoms.


09 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildren, study finds

Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66 percent more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, a new study has found.