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Abbott and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced they have established the first-ever multi-disciplinary nutrition and cognition research center, which will be located on the Urbana campus. The Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory will lead directed and solicited research on the impact of nutrition on learning and memory in the human brain. The collaboration  [ Read More ]

Adult Obesity Increases in 16 States in the Past Year

Since 1995 Rates Have Doubled or Nearly Doubled in 17 States Adult obesity rates increased in 16 states in the past year and did not decline in any state, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011, a report from Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  [ Read More ]

The risk of developing heart failure was lower for postmenopausal women who frequently ate baked or broiled fish, but higher for those who ate more fried fish, in a study reported in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. In a large-scale analysis, women who ate the most baked/broiled fish (five or more servings/week)  [ Read More ]

Overweight Brits are in denial about their weight

Brits in Denial About Their Weight Fate Overweight Brits are in denial about their weight and continue to eat an unhealthy diet despite health warnings about obesity, according to new research by weight loss aid alli*. One in five (20%) overweight people questioned in Britain said they have never tried to lose their excess weight  [ Read More ]

More Workers Losing Weight on the Job

Are workers trading doughnuts for carrot sticks? Some workers’ waistlines may continue to expand, but the good news is that more of them are finding ways to slim down. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 18 percent of workers report they’ve lost weight in their current jobs, compared to 16 percent who said the same  [ Read More ]

Most Americans Are Health-Conscious, But Behavior Varies By Age

Healthy eating habits differ the most between the old and the young When purchasing food and beverages, U.S. adults are aware of basic nutritional facts of these products and how to manage their weight.  In addition, Americans think that locally sourced produce is an important aspect of food choice.  At first glance, the good news  [ Read More ]

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