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2021

Bingeing, Stress Snacking: How the Pandemic Is Changing Eating Habits

Bingeing, Stress Snacking: How the Pandemic Is Changing Eating HabitsTHURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' eating habits have changed for the worse during the COVID-19 pandemic, including an increase in eating disorders, researchers say.For their study, the University of Minnesota team analyzed information gathered between April and May of 2020 from participants in a study called Project EAT.The analysis found a link between the pandemic and several unhealthy eating habits. Among them: mindless eating and snacking; increased overall eating; lower appetite or dietary intake; eating to cope; and an increase in eating disorders."The disruptions to daily life associated with the ongoing pandemic may have significant negative consequences for the risk of eating disorders and symptoms," said lead study author Melissa Simone. She is a...

Stress Not Always a Trigger for Relapse in Eating...

15 April 2021
Stress Not Always a Trigger for Relapse in Eating Disorders: StudyTHURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Stress does not trigger binge eating in people with eating disorders, new research suggests.The findings challenge a common theory that's never been directly tested in patients, according to the study authors.Their research included 85 women (22 with anorexia, 33 with bulimia and a control group of 30 without an eating disorder). The study participants were assessed for two days to determine how stress affected their eating habits.The women also had MRI brain scans to assess brain activity."The idea was to see what happened when these women were stressed. Did it affect key regions of the brain important for self-control, and did that in turn lead to increases in food intake? What we found surprised us and goes counter to the prevailing...

J&J Vaccine 'Pause' Is Not Mandate Against the Shot, FDA...

13 April 2021
J&J Vaccine `Pause` Is Not Mandate Against the Shot, FDA SaysTUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely rare but life-threatening blood clots linked to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine appear similar to those caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine approved for use in Europe and Canada, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.Federal officials called for a "pause" in use of the one-dose J&J vaccine while they review data linked to six women between 18 and 48 years of age who developed blood clots a week to two weeks after their shots. The officials stressed that decisions on whether to get the shot should be left to individuals."This is a recommendation. It's not a mandate," Dr. Peter Marks, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said during a media briefing. "If an individual...

CBD or THC? Cannabis Product Labels Often Mislead, Study...

13 April 2021
CBD or THC? Cannabis Product Labels Often Mislead, Study FindsTUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Patients, beware: You might not be able to trust the label on that medical marijuana product you just brought home.Levels of the two active ingredients in medicinal cannabis — THC and CBD — can vary widely from those claimed by distributors, a new study warns."People are buying products they think are THC-free but, in fact, contain a significant amount of THC," said researcher Jodi Gilman, of the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.It's particularly problematic when THC — the ingredient responsible for marijuana's "high" — is found in medical marijuana labeled to be "CBD only," the study authors said in a hospital news release.More states are legalizing marijuana and demand is increasing, but...

Americans Are Eating Less Healthily Everywhere, Except at School

13 April 2021
Americans Are Eating Less Healthily Everywhere, Except at SchoolTUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a deep dive into how Americans eat, a new dietary analysis finds that no matter where people get their food, bad nutrition rules the day, with one key exception: schools.The conclusion is based on surveys conducted among 61,000 adults and children between 2003 and 2018. Respondents' answers revealed that the quality of much of the food they've been getting from restaurants, grocery stores, work sites, entertainment venues and food trucks has remained consistently poor over the years.But a very different picture has been unfolding in American schools. During the study period, children have seen the poor nutritional content of their in-school meals (as a percentage of all school-based food on offer) drop by more than half, down from 57%...
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