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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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Newswise Obesity News Source 05-Jul-2016

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Educating Parents on Healthy Infant Sleep Habits May Help Prevent Obesity

Teaching parents bedtime techniques to encourage healthy sleep habits in their infants may help prevent obesity, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Strong links exist between inadequate sleep and childhood obesity.

– Penn State College of Medicine

Food Insecurity a Critical Issue for New Yorkers Trying to Eat Healthy

Leading a busy life makes it tough for anyone to find the time to buy and prepare healthy fare, such as fresh produce and other nutritious foods. Add extreme financial stress, say New Yorkers telling their stories in the new The New York Academy of Medicine report “Food and Nutrition: Hard Truths about Eating Healthy,” and it can be nearly impossible to maintain a healthy diet.

– New York Academy of Medicine

Study Uses Diverse Sample to Examine Childhood Weight's Link to Age of First Substance Use

Girls who were overweight as children are likely to begin using cigarettes, marijuana or alcohol at an earlier age than their healthy-weight peers, according to a new study by researchers in the Indiana University School of Education.

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Drug and Alcohol Dependence, July 2016

– Indiana University

Children Make Poor Dietary Choices Shortly After Advertisements of Unhealthy Foods and Beverages: Study

The study,examined 29 trials assessing the effects of unhealthy food and beverage marketing and analyzing caloric intake and dietary preference among more than 6000 children. Researchers found that the marketing increased dietary intake and influenced dietary preference in children during or shortly after exposure to advertisements.

(Embargo expired on 05-Jul-2016 at 12:00 ET)

– McMaster University

Resistant Starch May Benefit People with Metabolic Syndrome

The secret ingredient is in the flour, but its impact lies within the gut. Adding resistant starch to the diets of people with metabolic syndrome can improve bacteria in the gut, according to research from South Dakota State University. These changes help lower bad cholesterol and decrease inflammation associated with obesity.

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Scientific Reports, 30 June 2016

– South Dakota State University

Cravings for High-Calorie Foods May Be Switched Off in Brain; New Method Tells Growers More About Citrus Decay; New Survey Shows Consumer Interest in Prebiotics Growing, and More in the Food Science News Source

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– Newswise

Extra Fat Does Not Act as an Insulator

Carrying excess fat does not contribute to a warmer body in obese mice, a new study on the insulating effects of fat finds. The article is published in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism.

(Embargo expired on 05-Jul-2016 at 00:00 ET)

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Want Kids to Eat Their Veggies? Turn Squash Into a Superhero

Convincing kids to choose vegetables becomes easier when you deploy a team of animated characters to sell them on the good stuff, new research has found. Miki Mushroom, Zach Zucchini and Suzie Sweet Pea appear to wield the kind of influence many moms and dads only wish they had.

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– Ohio State University

Eating for Wellness: Can a Change in Diet Improve Your Health?

The key to eating for wellness is not necessarily what foods to eat, but rather how and when we eat them, says Suzanne Judd, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Biostatistics.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham

La Academy For Eating Disorders Expresa Su Preocupación Por La Aprobación Por Parte De La FDA De Un Nuevo Dispositivo Mecanizado De Purgación

Reston, VA, Julio 5, 2016 – La Food and Drug Administration (FDA) de los Estados Unidos recientemente aprobó un dispositivo para el tratamiento de la obesidad, el AspireAssist. Este dispositivo, que consiste en un tubo que es colocado dentro del estómago y conectado a una bomba, está diseñado para alentar al paciente a drenar una porción del contenido del estómago después de cada comida para ayudarlo a perder peso – esencialmente permitiendo la purgación. Algunos han llamado a esto una forma mecanizada del trastorno de la conducta alimentaria, bulimia nervosa.

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

The Academy for Eating Disorders Expresses Concern About the FDA Approval of A Mechanized Purging Device

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved an obesity treatment device, AspireAssist. The device, which consists of a tube placed inside the user’s stomach and connected to a pump, is designed to encourage the patient to drain a portion of the content after every meal in order to assist with weight loss—essentially enabling purging. Some have called it a mechanized form of the eating disorder, bulimia nervosa.

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

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