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Caffeine: how does it really affect our health?

Caffeine: how does it really affect our health? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The US population drinks 2-4 cups of coffee every day. Some studies have shown this can benefit our health, while others suggest otherwise. We look at both sides of the argument.
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The science behind food cravings

The science behind food cravings | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Exhibition examines the science behind food cravings
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Notice the term “anti-trigger” used in the video (at 1:22). This is a way of avoiding a usually advertising/neuromarketing driven urge for a person to make an impulse purchase - such as suddenly stopping in a high street to buy certain food once that person has been exposed to a certain smell.

 

In our last year’s  blog post reply on the Centre For Connected Health we introduced a similar term referred to as “Counterising”, for counteracting advertising. You can read more from here:

 

http://chealthblog.connectedhealth.org/2014/02/03/making-health-addictive-employ-subliminal-messaging/#comment-4764

 

For your convenience the blog post reply in question is also reproduced below:

 

February 28, 2014 12:46 pm

Jo,

A great post. Blended delicately, neuroscience, marketing and advertising can produce the sweetest pill that preventive care of today could wish for.

 

A while back at my company we coined the term “Counterising”, for counteracting advertising. This came about as a result of trying to formulate an effective evidence-based model to encourage a healthy lifestyle in the field of chronic disorders.

 

Needless to say implemented properly insight of this nature offers a tremendously healthy ROI. Why else would companies such Coca-Cola & McDonalds spend as much money as they do in successfully trying to encourage us to buy into their message and product?

 

Sepe Sehati,
ClickTell Consulting

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Eating yogurt regularly does not improve health, quality of life

Eating yogurt regularly does not improve health, quality of life | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers have claimed that eating yogurt every day is not associated with any significant improvements in health-related quality of life, be they physical or mental.
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'Sugar and carbs are the obesity culprits, not lack of exercise'

'Sugar and carbs are the obesity culprits, not lack of exercise' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
While exercise is good for health, including reducing heart and cancer risks, it does little to counter obesity, say experts, who emphasize dietary choice is the important factor.
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Western lifestyle may limit the diversity of bacteria in the gut

Western lifestyle may limit the diversity of bacteria in the gut | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Bacteria that naturally reside in the gut are important for health, but recent studies consistently show that a modern lifestyle depletes the gut's collection of microbes. How lifestyle affects the diversity of this gut 'microbiome' is unclear, but an analysis of the gut microbiomes of Papua New Guinean ...
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Broccoli sprout extract promising for head and neck cancer prevention

Broccoli sprout extract promising for head and neck cancer prevention | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Broccoli sprout extract protects against oral cancer in mice and proved tolerable in a small group of healthy human volunteers, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter, announced today at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting ...
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Study: $1 test outperforms PSA screening for prostate cancer

Study: $1 test outperforms PSA screening for prostate cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer.
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Two compounds target the gut to lower blood sugar, in obese or diabetic rats

Two compounds target the gut to lower blood sugar, in obese or diabetic rats | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute have discovered metformin (the most widely prescribed type 2 diabetic medication) and resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, trigger novel signaling pathways in the small intestine to lower blood sugar.
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Gut immune system identified as a new and effective target in treating diabetes

Gut immune system identified as a new and effective target in treating diabetes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A commonly-used drug to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease, has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in obese mice, potentially identifying the gut immune system as a new and effective target in treating diabetes in humans.
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Drug company accused of 'blocking' cheap eye treatment

Drug company accused of 'blocking' cheap eye treatment | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The BMJ now claims it has evidence that clinicians with ties to Novartis urged some primary care trusts to pull out of one trial, and alleges the company tried to derail a second UK trial.
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The WHO Health Promoting School framework for improving the health and well-being of students and their academic achievement. - PubMed - NCBI

The WHO Health Promoting School framework for improving the health and well-being of students and their academic achievement. - PubMed - NCBI | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Apr 16;4:CD008958. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008958.pub2. Meta-Analysis; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
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Diet, lifestyle and body weight in Irish children: findings from Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance national surveys. - PubMed - NCBI

Diet, lifestyle and body weight in Irish children: findings from Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance national surveys. - PubMed - NCBI | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Proc Nutr Soc. 2014 May;73(2):190-200. doi: 10.1017/S0029665114000056. Epub 2014 Mar 5. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
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Mindfulness and antidepressants offer 'similar level of protection' against depression

Mindfulness and antidepressants offer 'similar level of protection' against depression | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The largest trial yet of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy finds that this treatment works about as well as antidepressants for reducing depressive relapses.
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Pets: are you aware of the risks to human health?

Pets: are you aware of the risks to human health? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
With more than 164 million of us owning a pet, it is safe to say we are a nation of animal lovers. But are you aware of the health risks linked to pet ownership? We investigate.
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How do race and ethnicity influence childhood obesity?

How do race and ethnicity influence childhood obesity? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
We take a brief look at why childhood obesity is more prevalent among certain racial and ethnic groups, and what action might be taken to address this disparity.
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Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer

Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a central role in promoting immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies.
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Study shows that use of statins increases risk of developing diabetes by 46%

Study shows that use of statins increases risk of developing diabetes by 46% | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that use of statins is associated with a 46% increase in the risk of developing diabetes, even after adjustment for confounding factors. The study is by Professor Markku Laakso, Institute ...
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Mayo Clinic unravels a mystery disease for Minnesota lawyer

Greg Widseth didn't know what hit him. The lawyer felt fine as he coached his son's ninth-grade basketball workout last March. He remembers smiling at a young woman as he left the building.
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Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.
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Study finds cigarette warning labels may be more effective with imagery

Study finds cigarette warning labels may be more effective with imagery | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Young adults are more likely to appreciate the dangers of smoking when warnings are presented in images as well as text, according to a new study by a Washington State University Vancouver psychologist.
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Unequal beginnings

Unequal beginnings | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The 1918 influenza pandemic affected a third of all American women of child-bearing age. Fifty years on, those who had been in the womb at the time had done worse in school and were earning less than those slightly older or younger. The men were 20% more likely to be disabled.
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"The 1918 influenza pandemic affected a third of all American women of child-bearing age. Fifty years on, those who had been in the womb at the time had done worse in school and were earning less than those slightly older or younger. The men were 20% more likely to be disabled."

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Interventions for preventing obesity in children. - PubMed - NCBI

Interventions for preventing obesity in children. - PubMed - NCBI | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Sao Paulo Med J. 2014;132(2):128-9. Comment
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Obesity prevention and the Health promoting Schools framework: essential components and barriers to success. - PubMed - NCBI

etween health and education appear essential to intervention success
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Identifying risk profiles for childhood obesity using recursive partitioning based on individual, familial, and neighborhood environment factors. - PubMed - NCBI

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015 Dec;12(1):175. doi: 10.1186/s12966-015-0175-7. Epub 2015 Feb 15.
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Parental Weight Status and Girls’ Television Viewing, Snacking, and Body Mass Indexes

Parental Weight Status and Girls’ Television Viewing, Snacking, and Body Mass Indexes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The purpose of this study was to examine whether television viewing (TVV) provides a context for patterns of snacking fostering overweight in young girls from overweight and non-overweight families.Participants were 173 non-Hispanic white girls and their ...
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