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2011-11-17 03:25:25

Ditching the diet for Thanksgiving?

2005-12-18 20:08:32

Most new college students dread the "Freshman 15" -- the typical number of pounds they'll gain during that first year. But two studies highlight simple ways they can keep that number as low as possible.

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2005-11-22 16:45:00

Preventing the so-called freshman 15 -- the typical number of pounds students gain during their first year of college -- could be as simple as stepping on a scale every morning or getting a little information about big portions in all-you-can-eat dining halls, according to two new studies from Cornell University.

2005-08-15 14:25:06

If you binged for two weeks while on vacation and gained 5 pounds, would you be biologically primed to eat less to compensate and shake off the excess weight? No, suggests a new Cornell University study.

2005-06-29 06:43:39

The amount of food you put on your young child's plate is the main factor influencing how much he or she will eat, according to a Cornell University study.

2005-06-15 20:51:37

Contrary to what many people believe, preschool children do not adjust how much they eat in response to how much they ate at their last meal or in the past 24 hours or how calorie-rich their meal is. By far, the most powerful predictor for how much children eat is how much food is put on their plate, concludes a new study by Cornell University researchers.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.