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Online games new marketing tool for unhealthy foods

UC Davis public health researchers have found that children, who are already saturated with television messages about unhealthy food choices, are the targets of a new medium used to sell high-fat, high-sugar foods: advergames.

dateJun 03, 2010 in Health
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TV food advertisements promote imbalanced diets

Making food choices based on television advertising results in a very imbalanced diet according to a new study comparing the nutritional content of food choices influenced by television to nutritional guidelines published ...

dateJun 01, 2010 in Health
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Dietary habits of teenagers could be better

Adolescents, especially those who are not very physically active, eat too much sweet and fatty foods and not enough fruits and vegetables. This is the conclusion of a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Health
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Smarter lunchrooms lead kids to eat more salad

Providing healthier food choices for our nation's schoolchildren is a hot-button issue in Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign. And a team of researchers from Cornell University have recently identified one simple solution ...

dateApr 27, 2010 in Health
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Diet Quality Worsens as Alcohol Intake Increases

(PhysOrg.com) -- People who drink more are also likely to eat less fruit and consume more calories from a combination of alcoholic beverages and foods high in unhealthy fats and added sugars, according to a new study by researchers ...

dateMar 25, 2010 in Health
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Dietary factors influence ovarian cancer survival rates

2009 estimates projected that in the United States alone 21,550 new cases of ovarian cancer would be diagnosed and 14,600 women would die of the disease. Often diagnosed in late stages, ovarian cancer has an asymptomatic ...

dateMar 01, 2010 in Cancer
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Let children take their pick of vegetables

Children prefer vegetables which are crunchy and have no brown patches. They also get a perk when they can choose what they eat beforehand. So says PhD student Gertrude Zeinstra of Wageningen University, Netherlands.

dateJan 18, 2010 in Health
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Alternate-Day Fasting Shows Promise for Obese Dieters

(PhysOrg.com) -- Restricting daily calorie intake is a common plan to help obese and overweight people slim down to healthier weights. But the regime requires a daily 15 to 40 percent calorie reduction, which makes sticking ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Health
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Research on Childhood Obesity May Help Fight Epidemic

(PhysOrg.com) -- More than 16 percent of children and adolescents in the United States are overweight-a doubling of the estimated incidence of overweight among children and a tripling of the rate among adolescents ...

dateOct 29, 2009 in Health
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Industry backs off food labels after FDA criticism

(AP) -- A food industry group is voluntarily halting promotion of its nutrition labeling program after federal regulators said such systems may be misleading consumers, officials with the group said Friday.

dateOct 24, 2009 in Health
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