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Smaller food portions may explain the 'French paradox' of rich foods and a svelte population
...cent larger than the same product in Paris, a soft drink
was 52 percent larger, a hot dog was 63 percent larger and a carton of yogurt was 82 percent larger. Rozin's co-authors on the Psychological Science paper are Kimberly Kabnick and Erin Pete at Penn, who conducted the work as part of their senior Psy...
Researchers find three chromosomal areas with links to alcoholism vulnerability
... those young men who exhibited a low response to a drink
of alcohol were more likely to become alcoholics in the future. Therefore, it seems that a diminished response to alcohol appears to predict the development of alcoholism in some people. If you are easily intoxicated by small amounts of alcohol, it...
Pre-diabetic adults at increased risk of colon cancer
... also were less likely to be current smokers or to drink
one or more alcoholic drinks per week. In addition, they had greater body fat, lower high-density lipoprotein or "good" cholesterol, and higher total cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure. Researchers confirmed deaths in the study groups occ...
Age, race and gender influence kids and teens beverage choices
...ncerns about African-American adolescent girls who drink
little milk Acting Director and Research Associat... consume. Overall, white children and adolescents drink
more beverages than their African-American counterparts. The reasons for this are unknown and shoul...
Green tea boosts antimicrobial properties of toothpaste
...e destroying the organisms, then it makes sense to drink
more tea." All teas contain polyphenols or antioxidants that protect human cells from reactive atoms (free radicals) that are responsible for body tissue damage. "Flavorids" are a group of polyphenols that occur naturally in tea. It is suspected ...
Pro-vitamin supplement may increase cancer risk in smokers and drinkers
...moked cigarettes and drank more than one alcoholic drink
per day, the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene dou...arotene] was beneficial among subjects who did not drink
or smoke but, if anything, increased risk among those who drank and/or smoked." The study was condu...
Arsenic in New England wells more widespread than thought
... about how many of the region's residents actually drink
water from them. Nor do authorities know how many residents use treatment systems to remove or reduce the arsenic concentration, Ayotte says. He and his associates are currently exploring these issues. But there's good news: Current or prospective us...
Gastric emptying for specific foods may be key to managing deadly illnesses in elderly
...ssure, and heart rate after ingestion of a glucose drink
with (mixed meal) or without (liquid only) a soli...d meal, so that gastric emptying of a 50-g glucose drink
is initially slightly faster and then much slower compared with when the liquid is consumed alone; ...
Executive functioning in children prenatally exposed to alcohol
...nd that prenatal alcohol exposure of less than one drink
per day is associated with decreased EF at four ye...nd that prenatal alcohol exposure of less than one drink
per day can impair EF in early childhood. "The results of this study confirm a possible brain-based...
Researchers find possible link between pre-natal alcohol consumption and diabetes
... inability to conserve water. Hence, the rats must drink
more water in order to maintain water balance. Conclusions Our findings revealed that PE exposure was associated with an increase in water intake in both males and females. This is consistent with a decreased AVP release and consequent loss of ...
Fruit consumption related to increased risk of Parkinson's?
...e found a correlation between high fruit and fruit drink
consumption and risk of Parkinson's disease. Findi...s of the study show that increased fruit and fruit drink
consumption predicted an increased Parkinson's risk, after adjusting for other known risk factors. H...
Obesity not a personal failing, but a battle against biology
...he, is probably no less powerful than the drive to drink
when one is thirsty. "Who is it that can resist a drink
of cold water when their lips are parched? This is the feeling the obese must resist after they have...
US researchers find first conclusive evidence that lead is linked to male infertility
...levels in patients who did not smoke cigarettes or drink
alcohol were unexplained. One possibility was lack of exercise (blood lead levels increase with decreased physical activity). Another possibility was a low calcium or high lactose or fat diet, which can enhance lead accumulation. Genetic variation in...
Soft drinks, teens and cavities
purchases by teens in schools increased 1,100 perc... students during lunch hours in most schools, soft drink
machines line hallways, which means the goods are accessible to students all day long. Marketers o...
Fast-paced lifestyle helps to erode teens teeth
... research also confirms a direct link between soft drink
consumption and bone fractures in teenage girls. "These girls are at an extreme risk for developing osteoporosis, already exhibiting symptoms of this disease in their teen years" says Dr. Soxman. "Early education on the importance of calcium consump...
Drinking water can help your diet
...ter also may help you cut calories. "Most people drink
sodas, coffee, and other such beverages and totall...ready are dehydrated." People of all ages need to drink
plain water, she said. "Water is an important nutrient and is vital for a variety of bodily functio...
UNC study confirms that food portion sizes increased in U.S. over two decades
...cantly larger-size portion of French fries or soft drink
for a very small extra cost." When combined with less physical activity than in decades past, greater energy consumption significantly raises the risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes and other health threats, Popkin said. Related ...
New center will probe links between diet, genes and disease
...00 years ago allows most Caucasian adults today to drink
milk without getting sick due to lactose intolerance. The center will seek to identify genes controlled by naturally occurring chemicals in food and study how some of these genes can tip the balance between health and disease, Rodriguez said. "Nutri...
Mouse model links alcohol intake to marijuana-like brain compounds
...e nodopamine from the nucleus accumbens after they drink
alcohol. In mice withintact CB1 receptors, the researchers were able to abolish alcohol-inducedrelease of dopamine from the nucleus accumbens by treating the animals witha drug that blocks CB1 receptors. "Our results," says coauthor Balapal Basavaraj...
Study finds more than 1 in 10 pregnant women drink alcohol
...lthough most of the women report drinking only one drink
or less each week, new research finds. Women who h... women fell into the low-risk group, consuming one drink
or less per week. Only 7 percent of the women reported one or more binge drinking episodes during th...
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