Diet & Fitness


vegetable-112015.jpg Foods that are considered healthy may vary from person to person, according to a new study from researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. For the study the researchers examined the diets of 800 Israelis. Each of the participants wore a blood sugar monitor that tested their blood sugar levels every five minutes for an entire week. They also provided stool samples.

Those who drink three cups of coffee or more everyday may live longer than those who do not, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard. For the study the researchers collected data from 208,000 people over the course of 30 years. They surveyed the amount of coffee consumption over time and also the causes of death for the roughly 30,000 participants that died during the study.

Those who regularly consume crunchy toasts and French fries could be at an increased risk of developing cancer, according to a new study from researchers at Great Britain's Food Standards Agency. The agency has discovered that such foods include increased levels of a cancer causing chemical called acrylamide.

Overweight-111415.jpg People who carry excess belly fat face a greater mortality risk than those who are obese, a new study suggests. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, used information from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Researchers compared the total and cardiovascular mortality risks for persons with different combinations of body mass index (BMI).

Beef-111415.jpg Those who regularly consume large amounts of red meat may be at an increased risk of developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. For the study the researchers collected data from 659 newly diagnosed RCC patients and another 699 healthy adults.

Certain keywords can help to trigger unhealthy overeating, a pair of new studies suggest. The first of the studies, presented during Obesity Week, a meeting in Los Angeles hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society, included 17 obese people and 12 normal-weight people whose brain activity was monitored while they looked at words.

cheeseburgers-110215.jpg Television commercials for fast food may be especially effective on children, according to a new study from researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. For the study the researchers closely reviewed all of the fast food television advertisements that were released since 2009. They found that many of the major fast food chains focus marketing directly on children.

Wholefoods-102915.jpg Whole Foods markets have announced recalls on several products due to listeria contamination risk. The products in question all contain Curry Chicken salad filling and include salads and sandwiches. News of the recall was confirmed in a news release by the FDA this week. All of the items in the recall have a sell-by date of October 23, 2015.

pumpkins-102915.jpg Children with food allergies may better be able to enjoy Halloween by simply trick-or-treating at houses with teal-colored pumpkins. The Teal Pumpkin Project was launched by the Food Allergy & Research Education (FARE) as a way to indicate that non-food treats are available for kids with allergies. "With 1 in 13 children in the U.S. affected . . ."

Candyapple-101515.jpg The potential cause of the 2014 listeria outbreak in candy apples has reportedly been discovered, according to new data from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Food Research Institute. Apples are usually resistant to bacteria such as listeria because of their high acidity but the researchers discovered that the contaminate likely came from the wooden sticks.

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