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Black Tea May Help With Weight Loss Too

The research is published in the European Journal of Nutrition. The study found that both black and green tea changed the ratio of intestinal bacteria in the animals: The percentage of bacteria associated with obesity decreased, while bacteria associated with lean body mass increased. Previous studies indicated that chemicals in green tea called

Feeling Sated can Become a Cue to Eat More

The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggest that internal, physical states themselves can serve as contexts that cue specific learned behaviors. "We already know that extreme diets are susceptible to fail. One reason might be that the inhibition of eating learned while dieters are

Nutrition has Benefits for Brain Network Organization

The study of 99 healthy older adults, recruited through Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, compared patterns of fatty acid nutrients found in blood samples, functional MRI data that measured the efficiency of brain networks, and results of a general intelligence test. The study was published in the journal NeuroImage. "Our goal is

Caffeine Tempers Taste Triggering Temptation for Sweets

Caffeine is a powerful antagonist of adenosine receptors, which promote relaxation and sleepiness. Suppressing the receptors awakens people but decreases their ability to taste sweetness -- which, ironically, may make them desire it more. The research demonstrates taste modulation in the real world, said senior author Robin Dando, assistant professor of

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