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Interactive: Snake Oil Supplements? The scientific evidence for health supplements - Information Is Beautiful

Interactive: Snake Oil Supplements? The scientific evidence for health supplements - Information Is Beautiful | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Antioxidants? Vitamins C, D, E, K? Are any health supplements really worth taking? See our interactive data visualisation of all the scientific-evidence.
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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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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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Child to adult body mass index in the 1958 British birth cohort: associations with parental obesity -- Lake et al. 77 (5): 376 -- Archives of Disease in Childhood

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Parents rarely spot child obesity

Parents rarely spot child obesity | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it

"The knock-on risk of extreme overweight to the individual's and country's health cannot be emphasised enough."

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Tools for teen moms to reduce infant obesity: a randomized clinical trial. - PubMed - NCBI

Tools for teen moms to reduce infant obesity: a randomized clinical trial. - PubMed - NCBI | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
BMC Public Health. 2015 Jan 21;15(1):22. [Epub ahead of print]
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Oncologists reveal reasons for high cost of cancer drugs in the US, recommend solutions

Oncologists reveal reasons for high cost of cancer drugs in the US, recommend solutions | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Increasingly high prices for cancer drugs are affecting patient care in the U.S. and the American health care system overall, say the authors of a special article published online in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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Pollution levels linked to stroke-related narrowing of arteries

Pollution levels linked to stroke-related narrowing of arteries | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes, according to researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center.
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"Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes."

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Antibiotics found to have unexpected effects on mitochondria

Antibiotics found to have unexpected effects on mitochondria | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
An EPFL study has shown that tetracycline-based antibiotics have an unexpected effect on the development of many organisms. In addition to pointing out the issue of soil pollution by these antibiotics, which are widely administrated to livestock, the scientists call upon colleagues to explore the consequences ...
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Shocker: Sugar Industry Lobbied Like Tobacco to Soften Regs and Influence U.S. Government

Shocker: Sugar Industry Lobbied Like Tobacco to Soften Regs and Influence U.S. Government | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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The gut microbiome: how does it affect our health?

The gut microbiome: how does it affect our health? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The tens of trillions of microbes that live in the gut have some important implications for health, but do you know what they are? We investigate.
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Pasquale Valente's curator insight, March 13, 4:31 AM

"Findings show that specific groups of microbes living in our gut could be protective against obesity - and that their abundance is influenced by our genes. The human microbiome represents an exciting new target for dietary changes and treatments aimed at combating obesity"  Tim Spector

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High cholesterol, triglycerides can keep vitamin E from reaching body tissues

High cholesterol, triglycerides can keep vitamin E from reaching body tissues | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
In the continuing debate over how much vitamin E is enough, a new study has found that high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides can keep this essential micronutrient tied up in the blood stream, and prevent vitamin E from reaching the tissues that need it.
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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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Could fining parents cut childhood obesity?

Could fining parents cut childhood obesity? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Puerto Rico is considering fining parents whose obese children fail to lose weight, but would this approach work elsewhere?
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Research shows that salt affects more than just blood pressure

Research shows that salt affects more than just blood pressure | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Sodium is essential for fluid balance and cellular homeostasis, or maintenance of a stable internal environment in an organism. But the amount of salt needed to maintain homeostasis in adults is quite low—about 500 milligrams (mg) per day. 
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"Even in the absence of an increase in blood pressure, excess dietary sodium can adversely affect target organs, including the blood vessels, heart, kidneys and brain."

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Why human eyes are wired backwards

Why human eyes are wired backwards | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The human eye is optimised to have good colour vision at day and high sensitivity at night. But until recently it seemed as if the cells in the retina were wired the wrong way round, with light travelling through a mass of neurons before it reaches the light-detecting rod and cone cells. New research ...
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Curcumin proved effective at combating cancer

Curcumin proved effective at combating cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, is a safe and promising treatment for most cancers and other inflammation-driven diseases.
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"Curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, is a safe and promising treatment for most cancers and other inflammation-driven diseases." 

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Team unlocks the mysteries of wound healing

Team unlocks the mysteries of wound healing | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered what causes and regulates collective cell migration, one of the most universal but least understood biological processes in all living organisms.
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​Sweetheart deal: Big Sugar firms handed six-figure sums by UK govt for candy production & ‘research’

​Sweetheart deal: Big Sugar firms handed six-figure sums by UK govt for candy production & ‘research’ | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Confectionary firms receive six-figure grants from the British government to help produce biscuits, ice cream and chocolate, according to a new report. In some cases, Big Sugar is guzzling more taxpayer cash than anti-obesity programs.
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Documents Reveal Sugar Industry Influenced National Health Policy

Documents Reveal Sugar Industry Influenced National Health Policy | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
We've long known that many industries work hard to influence federal research and policy, putting profit before the public health. And now, recently uncovered documents show that the sugar industry spent over a decade fighting federal research on too...
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Hospital ratings on social media appear to reflect quality of care, study says

Hospital ratings on social media appear to reflect quality of care, study says | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Social media has become an important way for institutions to communicate - both sending messages and receiving feedback - with clients and with the general public. Hospitals and other health care organizations use social media for a variety of purposes, but there has been little investigation of whether ...
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Intestinal gas could be used to diagnose diseases

Intestinal gas could be used to diagnose diseases | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Microbes in the human body are estimated to outnumber human cells by 10 to 1, yet research on how they affect health is still in its infancy. A perspective article published by Cell Press on March 12th in Trends in Biotechnology presents evidence that gut microbes produce gases that may contribute to ...
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