Even though investigation into the theory of food addiction is continuing, there have been only a few studies on its prevalence. Recently investigators at Yale University developed a questionnaire that helps identify people showing signs of addiction to high fat and sugar foods.
Nutrition information from Registered Dietitians (RD) working to make our lives better. These professionals provide us with advice on better eating habits along with healthier food and drink choices.
180222 Brain activation results in those addicted to food part one of two
It comes as no surprise that if you are addicted to something there are going to be changes in brain activity that clearly shows up on brain scans. Nora D. Volkow, M.D. the director of the national Institute on Drug Abuse analyzed dopamine levels in obese adults. The results of these scans advanced the theory of potential addiction to food.
101221 Just the facts
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280521 Are the bear claws you are eating making you as grouchy as a bear?
Researchers at the University of California in San Diego have found a potential link between trans fat consumption and its effects on our behavior.
271120 Vitamin D, race and osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms
A study reported and E-published in Arthritis and Rheumatism found that vitamin D deficiency may be a factor in race reported patterns of osteoarthritis pain.
231120 Make Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging
Choosing healthy foods has health benefits for everyone. As you age, food provides the nutrients you need. Learn about making smart food choices as part of your daily life.
131120 Get stronger and more physically fit with the basics of exercise and nutrition
The old-time strength athletes didn’t have all the gizmos, scientific research, or supplements of our time. What they did have was a powerful and undying work ethic, the desire to become the strongest possible, and the perseverance to never give up.
301020 Protein synthesis and energy use
The energy supply for the synthesis of protein in the body fluctuates during, and after exercise. During exercise the supply of energy used for the synthesis of protein decreases, thus leaving the door open for increased protein degradation.
050820 Salt shaken 2/2 by Glenn Cardwell
When I tell people that the most dangerous food additive they are likely to eat is salt they get really disappointed because they expect me to say an artificial sweetener or flavour, neither of which probably has any effect on their health. Salt is off the radar; no-one cares about salt.
290720 Salt shaken by Glenn Cardwell 1/2
Think of salt and health and the first, and possibly only, association you can make is to link salt and high blood pressure. That's understandable as anyone with hypertension is told cut out salt and choose salt-reduced foods. Having high blood pressure also increases the chance of having a stroke.