“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of November 24-December 1 2013!”
Target Empty Calories in Kid’s Diet at the Source [study] – About a third of the calories kids eat at school, at fast food restaurants and from grocery stores are “empty calories” that should be targeted for reduction, according to a new study. Learn More.
Screen Time Linked to Childhood Obesity (Again) – New research finds that each extra hour of screen time can add up to extra weight gain for kids. Learn More.
Americans – Why Do You Keep Refrigerating Your Eggs? – The U.S. is one of the only countries on Earth that keeps chicken eggs in cold storage. But why? Learn More.
Decades-long Cohort Study Links Nut Consumption with Lower Mortality Rates – Nuts are already known to be a healthy, nutrient-dense food, and even the Food and Drug Administration suggests that daily nut consumption as part of a low-fat diet “may reduce the risk of heart disease.” However, few studies have investigated nut consumption in relation to total mortality, and many that have are quite limited. That is why researchers from Boston and Indianapolis teamed up to evaluate the health benefits of eating nuts. Learn More.
Extrovert, Introvert Children Not Equally Influenced by Plate Size – As dish size increases, so do portion size and the amount of food actually eaten — but could personality traits play a role in how susceptible people are to this plate-size bias? New research by the Cornell Food and Brand Lab indicates that extroverted and introverted children respond differently to environmental cues, such as plate size, when it comes to portion control. Learn More.
Unhappy Meals? Majority of Very Young Children in California Eat Fast Food at Least Once per Week – A surprisingly large percentage of very young children in California, including 70 percent of Latino children, eat fast food regularly, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Learn More.
Obesity Associated with Higher Risk of Hearing Loss in Women – New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital published online in The American Journal of Medicine, finds that a higher body mass index and larger waist circumference are each associated with higher risk of hearing loss, while a higher level of physical activity is associated with lower risk of hearing loss in women. Learn More.
The Co-Villains Behind Obesity’s Rise – Researchers have compared tissue samples from obese mice with those of normal mice to try to determine which behavioral or biological factors might cause humans to gain weight. Learn More.
Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!
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