Tag: Food

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Evaluating peers’ food choices may improve healthy eating habits among young adolescents

According to the World Health Organization, over 340 million children and adolescents (aged 5 to 10 years old) were classified as overweight or obese in 2016, a statistic that has risen from 14% since 1975. Childhood obesity is associated with a wide range of severe health complications and […]

Consistent use of food pantries needed to address food insecurity, related health issues

DALLAS – April 21, 2021 – Food banks should be used more consistently rather than only during emergencies to better address food insecurity and related health issues, a joint study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and economists at the University of Dallas shows. “The main discovery […]

The gut mycobiome influences the metabolism of processed food

New research in mice points to a significant role for fungi to shape metabolism, including fat deposition, and metabolic hormones. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Studies of the microbiome in the human gut focus mainly on bacteria. Other microbes that are also present in the gut — viruses, protists, archaea […]

Household-grown food leads to improved health for children

Children grow taller in rural households where their mothers are supported to grow their own food—according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). The research, which looked at households in low- and middle-income countries, showed growing their own food helped mothers to prevent stunting, wasting […]

Research Team Awarded Nearly $3 Million NIH Grant for Major Study of Medically Tailored Meal Delivery Program

Community Servings, Massachusetts General Hospital and University of North Carolina Partner on Clinical Trial of ‘Food is Medicine’ Intervention for Patients with Diabetes BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2020 – A “food is medicine” research partnership of Community Servings, Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine today announced […]

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