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Not adding up: Mental math may equal higher-calorie dining

July 1, 2019

Those who use mental arithmetic to estimate calorie totals may order higher-calorie meals than patrons who are presented…
NIH study finds heavily processed foods cause overeating and weight gain

May 20, 2019

People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed…
How to cut calories in your favourite summertime foods

July 17, 2018

Hot weather means picnics, barbecues—and lots of extra calories. But a few tweaks can help lower the calorie…
Food Waste Resonates Beyond the Trash Bin

April 22, 2018

Here’s a thought to chew on before you toss out that unfinished meal or oddly shaped fruit or…
Nuts for Calories!

March 27, 2018

Not all of nuts’ calories are taken up by the human body; on some of them, the body…
Low-calorie Diet Enhances Intestinal Regeneration After Injury

March 7, 2018

Dramatic calorie restriction, diets reduced by 40 percent of a normal calorie total, have long been known to…
Researchers: Dancers need more calories, protein

November 28, 2017

Dancers are known for their svelte figures, but they often aren’t making the right dietary choices to fuel…
Sweet taste, not just calories, dictates metabolic response

August 11, 2017

When sweet taste and calories do not align, the body’s metabolism is fooled, a finding that may help…
Counting calories in space

July 8, 2017

Rockets and spacecraft may get us to Mars, but food must nourish us on the journey. Now researchers…
Calorie restriction lets monkeys live long and prosper

January 19, 2017

Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live…
Study in rats finds low blood alcohol levels have no effect on total calories consumed

November 24, 2016

Laboratory rats will drink alcohol if it’s available, and may even get a little tipsy, researchers report in…
High-calorie package images mislead eaters

March 31, 2016

While a picture may be worth a thousand words, pictures displayed on food packages, like cake mix, may…
Walnuts Lower in Calories than Label Suggests

March 2, 2016

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have found that walnuts have fewer calories than previously thought. David J. Baer…
Team deciphers sugar’s siren song

January 26, 2016

Sugar’s sweetness and calorie content combine to give it lethal power to destroy diets, many scientists have assumed. …
This smartphone technology 3-D maps your meal and counts its calories

January 20, 2016

How many calories are on the plate of food you’re about to eat? You could eyeball it, but…
‘Hunger hormone’ turns eating less into eating more

December 18, 2015

Looking to avoid overeating during those big holiday meals? You might want to avoid fasting in the days…
Brain stimulation limits calories consumed in adults with obesity

November 6, 2015

A National Institutes of Health study found that non-invasive brain stimulation decreased calorie consumption and increased weight loss…
New research reveals obese individuals can’t switch off from food

September 22, 2015

A new study has revealed what many health care professionals have long suspected, that obese individuals have a…
Using ‘fitness’ labels on foods may cause consumers to eat more, exercise less

September 15, 2015

People who are dieting or who try to balance exercise and healthy eating often seek out food that…
Mediterranean diet, not calorie counting, is key to good health

August 29, 2015

Eating a high-fat Mediterranean-style diet rich in olive oil nuts and oily fish, is more beneficial to your…
‘French fry hypothesis’ busted

June 13, 2015

In a study that seems to defy conventional dietary wisdom, University of Iowa scientists have found that adding…
Benefits of calorie restriction on par with balancing protein and carb intake in mice

May 31, 2015

Cutting calories through dietary restriction has been shown to lower cholesterol, improve insulin sensitivity, and even prolong life…
Reducing energy efficiency boosts calorie burning in muscle

February 24, 2015

What started as an evolutionary protection against starvation has become a biological “bad joke” for people who need…
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