• Extra Breakfast Better Than None for Obesity

    Extra Breakfast Better Than None for Obesity

    With too many children going to school hungry each day, many schools implemented breakfast programs to make sure kids were getting something to eat in the morning. While this is good for combating childhood hunger, some were concerned that kids who had already eaten breakfast were at risk for obesity when they ate two meals

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  • Picky Eater? Blame Your Parents, Study Suggests

    Picky Eater? Blame Your Parents, Study Suggests

    Dealing with a picky eater can be a major source of stress for parents as they try to ensure their child gets the proper nutrition. Now a study has suggested the opposite is also true, with stressed parents more likely to have a picky child. The study comes from Lisanne de Barse and colleagues at

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  • Coffee May Not Make Your Heart Skip a Beat

    Coffee May Not Make Your Heart Skip a Beat

    For those that are worried their daily cup of coffee is making them jittery, researchers have some good news. A heart study has determined that regular caffeine consumption does not seem to give the heart extra beats. The study comes from Shalini Dixit, BA, Gregory Marcus, MD, and colleagues at the University of California, San

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  • All-Day Breakfast Boosts McDonald’s Earnings

    All-Day Breakfast Boosts McDonald’s Earnings

    It seems that catering to late risers has been a hit for McDonald’s. The fast food giant reported rising sales numbers over the past quarter, with all-day breakfast accounting for much of the growth. The fast food corporation announced their fourth quarter results on Monday, and they were better than expected. Analysts had predicted that

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  • Western Diets Could be Depleting Gut Microbes

    Western Diets Could be Depleting Gut Microbes

    Researchers are continually discovering more about the role gut microbes play in human health. Now a new study suggests that modern diets which are low in fiber may be irreversibly depleting gut microbes with each generation. The study comes from microbiologists Justin and Erica Sonnenburg at Stanford University and was published in the journal Nature

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  • Drinking Sugary Soda Linked to Belly Fat

    Drinking Sugary Soda Linked to Belly Fat

    Sugary sodas may not be the best dietary choice, and a new study backs that up. Researchers have found a link between drinking soda an an increase in belly fat. The research comes from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and their Framingham Heart Study in Massachusetts. The massive study dating back to

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