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Overeating? It’s Not by Accident

Stacey Cahn, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, explains how food sciences contributes to overeating.

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Trending Stories Report for 24 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: exercise and obesity, Focused Ultrasound to treat uterine fibroids, neurology, diet supplements and cancer (day 4 in top 10), genetics, geology, skin cancer, sleep and Alzheimer's, and water conservation.

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Strength vs. Endurance: Does Exercise Type Matter in the Fight Against Obesity?

Researchers look at which form of exercise—strength, endurance or a combination of both—work best in tandem with diet to reduce weight and change body composition among obese study participants. Results are published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

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Caloric Restriction: A Fountain of Youth for Aging Muscles?

Caloric restriction has been studied as a way to increase longevity in animals. Now, researcher explore how it may positively affect muscle and find that aging muscles receive the most benefit.

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Research Shows Emotional Intelligence Critical for Leaders

A newly minted Ph.D. surveyed county Extension directors, their subordinates and peers. Chris Mott connected diet and exercise to emotional leadership, a key component for leaders everywhere.

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Trending Stories Report for 22 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: diet supplements and cancer, pancreatic cancer, bird flu, parenting, respiratory health, physics from the DOE office of science, breast cancer awareness, and childhood cancer survivors.

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Clinical Studies Show Nutrient Bar (The “Chori-Bar”) Results In Broad Scale Health Improvements After Only Two Months

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A fruit-based micronutrient and fiber-dense supplement bar (the “CHORI-bar”) conceived by Drs. Bruce Ames and Mark K. Shigenaga at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), was shown in clinical trials to improve metabolism in overweight/obese (OW/OB) otherwise healthy adults in ways that are consistent with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Consumption of the bar for two months also reduced chronic inflammation, and initiated a reduction in weight and waist circumference.

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Trending Stories Report for 21 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: wildlife conservation, diet supplements and cancer, mammograms, breast cancer, nutrition, immunology, pancreatic cancer, Earth Day, cold v. allergies, and environment.

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Dietary Supplements Shown to Increase Cancer Risk

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While dietary supplements may be advertised to promote health, a forum at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015 by University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Tim Byers, MD, MPH, describes research showing that over-the-counter supplements may actually increase cancer risk if taken in excess of the recommended dietary amount.

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Professor Liz Dowler's Research Is on the Social and Policy Dimensions of Food and Human Nutrition