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Our Preference for Tasty Foods Does Not Necessarily Lead to Obesity

Good taste can stimulate food intake acutely, and guide selection toward nutrient-dense foods that cause weight gain, but it does not determine how much is eaten chronically.

Flies Fed Sugar-Rich Diets Are Damaged for Life, and Die Faster

UCL scientists found that no matter the healthy interventions of the future, flies previously fed on a high-sugar diet died earlier, as the activity of a gene associated with longevity was repressed by sugar over the long term.
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Cardiologist Promotes High-Fat Diet with Olive Oil for Heart Patients

Sugar and excess carbohydrates are the number one enemy of heart disease, not fat.

Internet-Based Nutritional Guidance Encourages Healthier Eating

A recent study shows that personalized, Internet-based nutritional advice is a more effective method for improving adherence to a healthier diet than general dietary guidance.
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Curb Hunger: Add Good Fats to Your Diet

While all fats have the potential to curb appetites, attention should be made to what is termed 'good' or 'healthy fat' as opposed to bad or unhealthy ones. 

Researchers in Spain Finding Ways to Make Fat in Chocolate and Meats Healthier

Health experts and the EU are pushing us to trade saturated fat for mono and polyunsaturated fats. It is not easy to give up our favorite foods, so Spain is finding ways to make them healthier.
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U.S. Dietary Committee Recommends Mediterranean Diet for Healthy Living

The U.S. Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee released a report suggesting Americans should follow the Mediterranean dietary model for better health.

Not Such a Mediterranean Diet for College Students in Spain

A recent study finds that most Spanish university students opt for a diet that is high in meat and dairy but low in fruits and vegetables.