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Swarthmore Economists Discover That Coupons for Produce Can Boost Healthy Food Purchases

In the experiment, economists Erin Todd Bronchetti, Ellen Magenheim, David Huffman, and more than 30 students found that providing coupons for produce at a Chester (Pa.) grocery store led shoppers to spend more total dollars on fresh fruits and veget...

– Swarthmore College


Fat Shaming Linked to Greater Health Risks

Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities’ appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans. People who are battling obesity face being stereotyped as lazy, incompet...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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New International Study Paves the Way for Better Understanding of Diagnostic Categories of Eating Disorders in Children

New International Study Paves the Way for Better Understanding of Diagnostic Categories of Eating Disorders in Children

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)


TSRI Scientists Find Brain Hormone That Triggers Fat Burning

Biologists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Their findings in animal models could have implications for future pharmaceutical development.

– Scripps Research Institute

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UTHealth Study: 78 Percent of Hospital Workers in Houston Are Overweight or Obese

Seventy-eight percent of employees at Houston hospitals are overweight or obese, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


New Research Shows Internalizing Weight Bias Can Be Detrimental to Health

People who internalize weight bias, such as fat-shaming and discrimination, are more likely to have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study published in Obesity, the scientific journal of The Obesity Society (TOS). The ...

– Obesity Society

Obesity Journal, Feb-2016

Embargo expired on 26-Jan-2017 at 00:00 ET


Are You Guilty of Overeating During the Holidays? Check Out These Simple Ways to Beat Weight Gain

“As we look forward to the fresh start that a new year brings, many of us will also be struggling with the addition of the unwanted pounds we’ve gained during the holidays” explains Meredith Urban, MS, RD, CDN, The Center for Metabolic Surgery ...

– Valley Health System


UCLA Dietitian Talks Solving the Over-Consumption of Sugary Drinks in the U.S.

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

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