Link found between late eating and higher consumption of ultra-processed foods

In a recent study published in the journal Nutrients, researchers in Italy examined the associations between meal timing and food processing. Unhealthy diets are risk factors for obesity and related…

Study reveals the impact of built environment on adolescents’ BMI and eating behaviors

New research shows that the built environment, not social and economic environments, is a strong predictor of adolescents’ body mass index (BMI), overweight and obesity status, and eating behaviors, according…

Does frequent eating inhibit unhealthy weight gain in children?

Even as childhood obesity continues to increase worldwide, with an estimated 390 million obese children and adolescents being heavier than expected for their age, temptations for children to eat a…

CDC tells pregnant people, seniors to stop eating deli meat, cheese amid listeria outbreak

Some people should not eat any meat or cheese from any deli counters due to an ongoing outbreak of listeria in the U.S. that has killed one person, sickened more…

Scientists map neural pathways that lead to vomiting after eating contaminated food

In most cases, the presence of toxins in food can cause nausea and vomiting. These are bodily defenses aimed at minimizing the duration of exposure to the toxin. The pathways…

Nutrition-related content on TikTok may contribute to disordered eating behaviors

New research from the University of Vermont finds the most viewed content on TikTok relating to food, nutrition and weight perpetuates a toxic diet culture among teens and young adults…

False claim that eating seedless watermelon causes cancer

The claim: Eating seedless watermelons treated with colchicine can cause cancer, infertility and more Social media users are warning against the purported dangers of┬áseedless watermelon. “Eating seedless watermelon treated with…

Study: Eating Fish During Pregnancy Protects Against Mercury Toxicity

Is it safe to eat fish during pregnancy? You may have been told to avoid it, or to only eat limited amounts or certain types, but a recent study indicates…

Is there a right time for eating?

In a recent study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers assessed how calorie or energy intake (EI) time influences calorie distribution and all energy expenditure (EE) components, which, in…

Parents play an important role in adolescent vulnerability to emotional eating

Emotional eating, or eating as a coping mechanism for negative, positive, or stress-driven emotions, is associated with unhealthy dietary patterns and weight gain. A research article featured in the Journal…