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Peanut Consumption Associated with Decreased Total Mortality and Mortality from Cardiovascular Diseases

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Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai Cancer Institute examined the association of nut consumption with mortality among low-income and racially diverse populations and found that intake of peanuts was associated with fewer deaths, especially from heart disease.

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Neurons Controlling Appetite Made From Skin Cells

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Researchers have for the first time successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons of the type that regulate appetite, providing a patient-specific model for studying the neurophysiology of weight control and testing new therapies for obesity.

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Altering Perception of Feeding State May Promote Healthy Aging

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Targeting mechanisms in the central nervous system that sense energy generated by nutrients might yield the beneficial effects of low-calorie diets on healthy aging without the need to alter food intake, suggests new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Impact of a Supermarket on Children’s Diets

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Locating full-service supermarkets within neighborhoods considered to be “food deserts” may not result in healthful dietary habits or reductions in childhood obesity -- at least in the short term, according to a new study by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers in the February 26th online edition of the journal Public Health Nutrition.

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Could Squirmy Livestock Dent Africa’s Protein Deficit?

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Two UW-Madison graduate students are working to introduce highly productive kits for farming mealworms to regions such as sub-Saharan Africa where eating insects is already culturally palatable. They are just practicing what they are beginning to preach: insects, and mealworms in particular, are an overlooked, healthful, economically viable and sustainable source of nutrition for people.

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'Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle' with Informed Food Choices During National Nutrition Month and Beyond, Says Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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An eating pattern that meets people’s nutrient needs within calorie limits is vital to maintaining good health and quality of life. That’s why the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” with informed food choices during National Nutrition Month® 2015 and throughout the year.

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This National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Everyone to 'Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle'

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There is no one food, drink, pill or machine that is the key to achieving optimal health. A person’s overall daily routine is what is most important. That is why, as part of National Nutrition Month® 2015, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.”

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During National Nutrition Month, Make Sensible Snacks Part of Your Healthy Eating Plan, Says Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Snacks can be a fun and valuable part of a person’s healthful eating plan – but they can also add unneeded calories, sugar, sodium and fat. During National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers smart snacking ideas that help everyone “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.”

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Make Physical Activity a Part of How You 'Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle' this National Nutrition Month, Says Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Make physical activity a part of your daily routine as you “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” during National Nutrition Month®.