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Can calorie restriction prevent the negative effects of aging?

New research has explored the impact of calorie restriction on the rate of aging and in relation to the 'negative' effects of getting older. The data to date relates to an animal model, paving the way for further studies.

Should high calorie food be sold in plain packaging?

Cambridge - Obesity is a major health and social problem in most societies. This relates to various factors, including low rates of exercise and the consumption of ‘unhealthy’ foods. Is the answer to reduce the appeal of sugar-rich food through plain packaging?

New link between reduced calories and life expectancy

The association between a lower calorie intake and a longer life expectancy has been the subject of research for several years, with data supporting and disproving the link. A new study reports in favor, based on an animal model.

Should alcoholic drinks carry calorie information?

London - A call has been made for alcoholic drinks to carry the number of calories each can or bottle contains. This is so consumers will understand the contribution from drinks to weight gain.

Zing: The perfect gift this Christmas Special

'Zing' is a brand new device developed by a team of hardworking entrepreneurs in Cambridge. Digital Journal spoke to one of them, Ludo Chapman, a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin.

Fast food nation has new casualties: Children

Childhood obesity is becoming a major concern for parents nationwide. Unfortunately, new reports on childhood obesity do nothing to alleviate those fears. According to these reports, kids will probably be prone to more diseases than middle age adults.

Call for restaurants to display calories for all food items

London - Should every food item sold in every restaurant, cafe and cinema have the total calorie count value listed alongside side? This is the view of council leaders in Britain.

Can our metabolism change our memory?

New York - Fruit flies learn and remember a preference for lower-calorie typical lab nutrition over high-calorie food, according to a new study.

Scientists reduce calories in rice by half with simple method

Scientists in Sri Lanka have found an easy way to reduce calories in rice by half. The breakthrough could help in the fight against rising obesity rates by cutting the amount of carbohydrates absorbed into the body.

Review: 'Heart Attack Grill' serves mega calorie burgers and controversy Special

Las Vegas - The Heart Attack Grill has been in the news numerous times since opening at 450 Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada. Several people have allegedly suffered heart attacks while eating the calorie-laden burgers at the downtown Las Vegas grill.

Eating more before and after workout may aid weight loss

Many trainers will tell you that what you do in the kitchen is perhaps more important than what you do in the gym, but experts will also tell you that what you eat in the hour before and after your workouts is equally important.

Despite push for healthier options, restaurant meals the same

While many restaurants have made changes to their menus to make their meals more "healthy," in most of them, the number of calories and sodium is the same, a new study reported.

Study pins weight gain to drinking, ignores many other factors

A recent study published in the May issue of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicated that men that drink a moderate amount of alcohol tend to consume more than 400 extra calories on the days they drink.

Girl, 9, confronts McDonald's CEO on childhood obesity

At the McDonald's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, a 9 year-old girl faced the company's CEO in objection to the fast food giant's poor nutrition - just days after the return of the "mega potato" in Japan.

Dog treats can pack on the calories

A popular treat given to dogs, called the "bully" or "pizzle stick", may be adding quite a lot of calories to a dog’s diet.

Watching horror movies may burn nearly 200 calories in 90 minutes

Scientists have discovered a new way for couch potatoes to burn calories while glued to the box––watch adrenaline-pumping horror movies. A study shows that a horror movie may burn nearly 200 calories in 90 minutes, equivalent to a bar of chocolate

Where you live may affect your weight, a national study shows

The odds of rural Americans to be obese could be almost 20 per cent more compared to their counterparts in the cities, WLS reports based on a national study of more than 8,800 Americans published in the Journal of Rural Health.

Overeating may double risk of memory loss in older people

Scottsdale - A study published by the American Academy of Neurology says compared to those who eat fewer than 1,500 calories a day, older people who consume more than 2,143 calories a day more than double their risk of a condition called mild cognitive impairment.

Heart Attack Grill opens in Las Vegas

Las Vegas - The controversial restaurant opened a new location last week in the Old Town district in Sin City. The restaurant features a burger totalling a whopping 8,000 calories!

The 1,550-calorie donut cheeseburger with bacon

Toronto - The infamous doughnut cheeseburger with bacon is making its debut in Toronto at the Canadian National Exhibition on Aug. 19 after it won rave reviews during the Calgary Stampede.

US food makers to trim one trillion calories by 2012

US First Lady Michelle Obama says 25% of US food supply chain will trim a total of 1.2 million calories from their food products by 2012 by reformulating their ingredients using low calorie options in their products.

Study: Cutting calories promotes long life

Studies have consistently found that lowering caloric intake has anti-aging benefits. Less complex organisms can live double, even triple the lifespan if calories are restricted.

ALS patients and low calorie diet Special

Toronto - Researchers from Canada say low calorie diets are detrimental to ALS patients. The latest study on ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, found cutting calorie drastically accelerates the onset and progression, as well as death.

A Large Popcorn At Cinemas Can Have 1,800 Calories

The Food Standards Agency is urging cinemas to provide calorie information on their snacks and to cut down on portion sizes.

Smart Choices Cut Calories The Gourmet Way

With sound judgement and discerning taste buds an average eater can enjoy most dishes from fast food fare to gourmet delights while still consuming less salt and food additives and still shaving calories from their daily diet.

Study: Beverages More Vital to Weight Gain or Loss Than Food

A study from John Hopkins finds that beverage consumption has a greater impact on weight than food consumption. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the source.

Op-Ed: War on Obesity or High Calorie Nanny State?

New York is enacting the newest stage of their Nanny State legislation as regards food along with what and how New Yorkers decide what to have for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The Worst Food in America: Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries at 2,900 Calories

Men's Health identified one food item that will fill all your calories needs not only for the day but for a few days. It is right named the "No.1 Worst Food in America."

Fat free foods contain hidden calories

Granola bars have 300 calories and 10 grams of fat!!!!

First School To Replace Fat Dressing By Low Cal Food Additive Z-Trim

A Plum Borough School District has become the first school in the United States to start using a fat replacement substance called Z Trim in its cafeteria food.
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