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Article ID: 697540

BBQ Breakdown: How Summertime Staples Can Impact Your Health

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

With the 4th of July in the rearview mirror and Labor Day coming down the pike, barbecue season is in full swing. Though some may prefer meatless options like veggie burgers or grilled portabellas, summertime staples like hot dogs and hamburgers still occupy a good bit of that paper plate real estate. In fact, July has been named National Hot Dog Month by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council and today, July 18, marks this year’s National Hot Dog Day. While these classics have been the center piece of many American BBQs for decades, the harsh reality is that they remain some of the unhealthiest choices. Despite these known risks coming from clinicians, and data from organizations such as the World Health Organizations (WHO), which reported in 2015 that processed meat was linked to an increase in cancer risk, these items are not likely to disappear from party menus. So while moderation is king, we asked Penn experts in nutrition to dissect some typical barbecue fare to show just how

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18-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697579

Sugar Improves Memory in Over-60s – Helping Them Work Smarter

University of Warwick

Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity – according to new research by the University of Warwick.Led by PhD student Konstantinos Mantantzis, Professor Elizabeth Maylor and Dr Friederike Schlaghecken in Warwick's Department of Psychology, the study found that increasing blood sugar levels not only improves memory and performance, but makes older adults feel happier during a task.

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18-Jul-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697546

In August: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Celebrates Fifth Annual Kids Eat Right Month™

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families.

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18-Jul-2018 4:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697352

Self-Control and Obesity: Gender Matters in Children

Ohio State University

A toddler’s self-regulation – the ability to change behavior in different social situations – may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for girls than for boys.

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12-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697332

Coffee and Tea Move Beyond the Beverage Category

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

After water, tea and coffee are the most consumed beverages around the world. Tea leaves and coffee beans are processed into stand-alone beverages, and they are also used to make extracts, flavors, and other ingredients for the bakery, processed food and beverage, and culinary industries.

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12-Jul-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697313

New Research Could Banish Guilty Feeling for Consuming Whole Dairy Products

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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11-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697102

Savory Foods May Promote Healthy Eating Through Effects on the Brain

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have found that consuming a broth rich in umami—or savory taste—can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviors and food choices, especially in women at risk of obesity.

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6-Jul-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697071

Why Don’t More Americans Eat the Mediterranean Diet?

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The diet has been shown to reduce the risk of disease and improve longevity, but most Americans don’t follow it. Dr. Meifang Chen, a researcher at Cal State LA, explains why.

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5-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697073

Novel App Switches You to Healthier Options

Northwestern University

With a simple barcode scan, free new mobile app FoodSwitch -- developed by Northwestern University researchers -- will suggest healthier alternatives to the typical fat-, salt- and sugar- laden packaged foods on grocery store shelves. If a particular food is not listed in 268,000-product database, the food can be quickly added to the app in real time through crowdsourcing. Packaged food manufacturers change products frequently, and FoodSwitch can quickly track how well they are reducing sodium, added sugars or saturated fats in their foods.

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Article ID: 696585

Winners of the 2018 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Announced

Blavatnik Family Foundation/New York Academy of Sciences

The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences today announced the 2018 Laureates of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, who will each receive $250,000: the largest unrestricted scientific prize offered to America’s most promising faculty-level scientific researchers 42 years of age and younger.

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25-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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