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Sexual Minority Youth Have Higher Rates of Disordered Eating Behaviors

Sexual minority boys and girls are more likely to purge or take laxatives, use diet pills, or fast to lose weight than their straight peers, and those disordered eating trends may not be improving, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.

– University of British Columbia

International Journal of Eating Disorders

Want to Cut Calories? New Studies Suggest Placing Orders Before It’s Time to Eat

Want to cut calories and make healthier meal choices? Try avoiding unhealthy impulse purchases by ordering meals at least an hour before eating. New findings from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University show that people choose higher-calorie meals when ordering immediately before eating, and lower-calorie meals when orders are placed an hour or more in advance.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of Marketing Research

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Flare-Ups Caused by Straining Muscles and Nerves

Mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Brain Activity and Response to Food Cues Differ in Severely Obese Women, UT Southwestern Study Shows

The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study by a multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Obesity, July-2016

The Complex Crosstalk Between Obesity and Breast Cancer

A new study published in the Journal of Cell Physiology describes how inflammation that characterizes fatty tissue is one of the main microenvironment actors responsible for promoting cancer. The authors also describe the involvement of steroid hormones and others factors produced by adipose tissue in breast cancer development.

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Journal of Cellular Physiology

Early Preschool Bedtimes Cut Risk of Obesity Later

Preschoolers who are regularly tucked into bed by 8 p.m. are far less likely to become obese teenagers than young children who go to sleep later in the evening, new research has found.

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Journal of Pediatrics

Institute of Food Technologists Announces 2015 IFTSA Competition Winners

Each year the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) competitions provide student members of IFT the unique opportunity to compete, individually or on teams in several different competition categories. Students have the chance to create a cool new product, network with students from other schools, practice presentation skills, and show off their food science knowledge. The following winners were announced at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation in Chicago.

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst Food Science Team Named Winner in The Disney-IFTSA Product Development Competition

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced the winner of the annual Disney Consumer Products—Institute of Food Technologists Students Association (IFTSA) Product Development Competition during IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation in Chicago is University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Iowa State dietetic interns to work virtually with low-income families to improve nutrition

Iowa State University dietetic interns will provide nutrition coaching and wellness information to low-income families as part of a national health initiative. Interns will connect virtually with their clients using a smarthphone app.

– Iowa State University

Processing Boosts Some Foods’ Nutritional Benefits

As Americans focus on fruits, vegetables and whole grains in order to eat a more healthful diet, they may overlook the fact that food processing can enhance the nutritional value of some foods. Many consumers in a recent survey agreed that processed foods can reduce costs and improve convenience, but they were unaware that that food technology can increase food safety and boost nutrition, said Roger Clemens, an adjunct professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Southern California and a speaker at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Tips to Keep Fit Over Summer Break

Many students view summer vacation as a time be lazy and relax, but it’s important for kids to keep up their physical activity year-round. Here are some fun physical exercise tips from P.E. coaches affiliated with UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind.

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– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences





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