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Hormone regulates fondness for food

...ts activity was higher in response to a picture of chocolate cake than to a picture of broccoli. In healthy volunteers, activation of the nucleus accumbens by appetising foods was only found when the person was hungry (following an overnight fast). In the leptin deficient patients, the nucleus accumbens sho...

Your brain and hormones may conspire to make you fat

...stible urge for a bag of potato chips or a hunk of chocolate cake, as opposed to a nice crisp apple? Can food urges be irresistible? Physiologists are unraveling the role that your hormones and brain play in urging you to eat more than you should. Some peoples hormones may be signaling their brains to send m...

Eastern philosophy promises hope for Western women with eating disorders

...four litres of icecream and a couple of packets of chocolate biscuits, Ms Hanisch said. "Many women develop elaborate methods of hiding the evidence of their binges and some feel so guilty afterwards they also induce vomiting, overuse laxatives or exercise excessively to counteract the effects of the binge,"...

Children's packed lunches: Are they even worse than Turkey Twizzlers?

... (44.3%) included 2 or less. Packets of crisps and chocolate biscuits were the most commonly eaten foods after white bread with some type of fat spread. "Fruit and vegetable /salad intakes were very low in packed lunches only 41% had a fruit and 16% a salad vegetable. These food groups were also low in th...

Even slight holiday weight gain can set stage for obesity, health risks

...lories per day the amount in a 12-ounce soda or a chocolate chip cookie can add up to a pound of extra weight in about three weeks. Ms. Sandon offers further tips to help keep pounds from piling up: Avoid fast food. and set consistent meal times. Dont starve all day before a big feast, and youl...

Study finds three-quarters of women are households' chief cook and food shopper

... treats - Id buy the kids cakes or a big packet of chocolate buttons whereas Sharons more likely to buy them healthy snacks like fruit and yoghurts." Sharon said: "Neil will do the shopping but I always give him a list so he knows what to get. Otherwise I never know what he will come back with! "I like ...

Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage

...ight pregnant women everywhere, the consumption of chocolate was also found to be associated with lower risk. There were a number of other interesting new findings. If a woman was not married or living with a partner, her risk of miscarriage was higher. If she had changed partner (for example, after having b...

Holiday season could ring in 'heartburn season'

...rategy. "As a group, anything fatty and anything chocolate is likely to be causing a problem," he said. When to see a doctor Unfortunately, there's no simple answer to when heartburn sensations should prompt a visit to the doctor. Occasional heartburn usually doesn't signal a more complex problem, such ...

New studies in the journal Sleep focus on helping children, women sleep better

... have foods or drinks that contain caffeine (e.g., chocolate and sodas). Try not to give him or her any medicine that has a stimulant at bedtime (e.g., cough medicines and decongestants). Experts recommend that infants (three to 11 months) get 14 to 15 hours of sleep per night, while toddlers get 12 to ...

High-fat, copper-rich diets associated with increased rates of cognitive decline in older adults

...d by nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains, potatoes, chocolate and some fruits. Copper pipes may also add trace amounts of the metal to drinking water. Cognitive abilities declined in all participants as they aged. Overall, copper intake was not associated with the rate of this decline. However, among the 6...

Deadly latex evading lax food labelling laws

... transferred to food in some cases. In one unnamed chocolate biscuit, the amount of latex found was 20 times th... highest levels of latex allergens were found in a chocolate biscuit containing nearly 20ng/ml. The wrapper contained 85ng/ml of latex. The highest levels in pac...

Flavanol-rich cocoa improves blood vessel function in aging baby boomer study participants

...iovascular prevention," yet cautioned that not all chocolate offers the benefit of cocoa flavanols. The researc...esent in some commercially available flavanol-rich chocolate bars that have been tested in controlled short-lasting studies, should not be confused with a number...

Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds

...tudies did show that certain of the foods (such as chocolate and carbonated beverages) can reduce the pressure exerted by the esophageal sphincter, the control valve that keeps the food you've swallowed and your digestive acids down in your stomach, where they belong. Heartburn is most commonly caused when ...

Calcium supplements may be little help for healthy kids

...lcium, including orange juice, graham crackers and chocolate drinks. Pediatricians and parents are concerned with calcium intake because they want to ensure that boys and girls achieve peak bone strength in childhood, a time when kids build bone at an accelerated pace. The link between calcium intake in child...

Chocolate milk could be key to longer, healthier life

...s simple as taking a stroll followed by a glass of chocolate milk. Senior lecturer at the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, Dr Benjamin Miller, says the goal of his research is not to make athletes out of the elderly, but to increase our lifespan and quality of life in old age. "The ability of people ...

Cocoa intake linked to lower blood pressure, reduced risk of death

...ith flavan-3-ols may play a role. The link between chocolate and overall lower risk of death suggests that other mechanisms also may be involved. "Because cocoa is a rich source of antioxidants, it may also be related to other disease that are linked to oxidative stress (e.g. pulmonary diseases, including chr...

Candy on the desk is candy in the mouth, study finds

... 40 university female staff and faculty members 30 chocolate Kisses in either clear or opaque candy jars on the... to think you ate more than you did. "You eat more chocolate if it's visibly nearby, but the silver lining is this might also work for fruits and vegetables -- i...

The Valentine's Day candy dish

... 40 university female staff and faculty members 30 chocolate Kisses in either clear or opaque candy jars on the... to think you ate more than you did. "You eat more chocolate if it's visibly nearby, but the silver lining is this might also work for fruits and vegetables -- i...

Heart-healthy compound in chocolate identified

... heart-healthy benefits of certain cocoas and some chocolate products. The researchers, who are from the University of California, Davis; the Heinrich-Heine University of Duesseldorf, Germany; and Harvard Medical School, hope the findings will lead to new dietary or medicinal methods for improving and maintain...

A few squares of dark chocolate a day may stave off artery hardening in smokers

Dark chocolate may stave off artery hardening in smokers, and a f...d the effects of dark (74% cocoa solids) and white chocolate on the smoothness of arterial blood flow in 20 male smokers. In smokers the activity of both endoth...

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