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UF Study: Red Makes Consumers Retain Attention to Food Labels

Zhifeng Gao, a UF/IFAS associate professor of food and resource economics, led the study with his former doctoral students, Meng Shen and Lijia Shi, in which researchers wanted to know whether color helps draw consumers’ attention to information on...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

journal Food Quality and Preference


Study: Junk Food Almost Twice as Distracting as Healthy Food

Seeing junk food distracts people from work nearly twice as much as seeing healthy food, but after a few bites, people find it no more engaging than kale. The study underscores people’s implicit bias for fatty, sugary foods.

– Johns Hopkins University

Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Oct-2017; N000141010278; DGE-1232825


Penn Researchers Awarded $3.75 Million to Study How Mealtimes Influence Human Health

Disrupting sleep-wake cycles from a predominantly daytime to a delayed eating lifestyle, -- i.e., skipping breakfast and making lunch the first meal of the day, plus eating late dinner, disrupts the body’s natural circadian (24-hour) rhythm, the c...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

1R01DK117488-01


How Can I Decrease My Breast Cancer Risk?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women (except for skin cancers). One in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime with an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer in...

– Valley Health System


The Medical Minute: Obesity Numbers Headed in Wrong Direction

New numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics show that rates of obesity have increased by at least 30 percent in both adults and children the past 15 years. Some doctors aren't surprised.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Diabetes Researchers Discover Potential New Insulin Sensitizers

Researchers may have found a way to treat insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes, while avoiding side effects such as weight gain.

– Columbia University Medical Center

Cell, October 19, 2017

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