Tag: "tastes" at medical news
Young children's taste preferences may be influenced by fast-food branding
...ng comparisons. On average, children preferred the tastes
of foods and drinks in the McDonalds packaging ove...condary analysis found that children preferred the tastes
of foods and drinks that were thought to be from McDonalds for four out of five comparisons. Prescho...
Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds
...t the chicken nugget they think is from McDonald's tastes
better than an identical, unbranded nugget." The degree of preference expressed by the children correlated with the number of television sets they had in their homes and the frequency with which they ate at McDonald's. Numerous studies have shown...
Taste test may identify best drugs for depression
...ol has shown that our ability to recognise certain tastes
can be improved by administering drugs usually giv...d in the volunteers being able to detect different tastes
(salt, sugar, sour, and bitter) at lower concentrations, thus enhancing their ability to taste. Dr...
The 'Freakonomics of food'
... overeat because we are hungry or because the food tastes
good. Instead we overeat because of the cues around us family and friends, packages and plates, shapes and smells, distractions and distances, cupboards and containers. Consider your holiday ice cream bowl. If you spoon 3 ounces of ice cream onto ...
'Mindless Eating' is a nourishing read
... with people we like.) If you want something that tastes
good and reads well, pick up Mindless Eating and laugh while you slowly lose weight. Tighten your belt; read the clues to happy health with which the volume is lightly seasoned. WARNING: You will want to consume large portions of this book at one sit...
Holiday season could ring in 'heartburn season'
...rtburn. "As a general rule of thumb anything that tastes
really good is likely to give you heartburn," Dr. Spechler said. "And the reason is the fat content. Fat does a lot of things that promote heartburn. It stops the stomach from emptying well, so now you have more material in the stomach that's ready t...
Researchers examine why food tastes bad to chemotherapy recipients
... health-based problems such as persistent metallic tastes
of patients receiving chemotherapy. They hope to identify the cause of the metallic flavor in the mouth when drinking water contains metal ions, specifically iron and copper. Their research will also evaluate the use of antioxidants to prevent the ...
Early drinking linked to higher lifetime alcoholism risk
...when respondents first drank alcohol, not counting tastes
or sips. NIAAA Director Dr. Ting-Kai Li said "this work underscores the need for research to clarify how early drinking relates to the risk of lifetime alcohol problems. In particular, it is important to learn whether early alcohol use may affe...
Smoking, eating and thinking: New research on the brain, hormones, and behavior
...lishes a new role for oxytocin in influencing food tastes
and limiting intake of sweets. Whether oxytocin also plays this same role in humans is not yet known, but the investigators hope to extend these studies to people. Perhaps abnormalities in the production of oxytocin may lead to excessive ingestion of...
Great (taste) expectations: Study shows brain anticipates taste, shifts gears
...ed as such, and the regions of the brain that code tastes
were activated less. "When the subject sees the warning signal, portions of the brain activated by the misleading cue predict the decreased brain response to the awful taste," Nitschke says. What's more, "the (brain's) response to the misleading cue ...