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Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Letter back issues
Binge eating disorder comes out of the closet: experts say leading obesity factor has long been overlooked. (includes related article on psychological aspects of food)
January 1, 1997... Carol C., a 35-year-old purchasing manager, says that in a single 90-minute sitting she could eat a large mushroom pizza, 3 cheese sandwiches, a pint of chocolate ice cream, and 5 large pieces of cake smothered with frosting. Such binges became habitual, occurring as often as every other day...
Meditation lowers blood pressure as well as drugs. (includes related article on Transcendental Meditation technique)
January 1, 1997... We may not be far from a time when health insurance plans pay for mantras. A new study indicates that people with hypertension who practice the stress-reducing technique known as Transcendental Meditation can experience substantial decreases in blood pressure. The findings, which support...
Older adults may not be getting enough protein.(Brief Article)
January 1, 1997... The Recommended Dietary Allowance for protein may be too low for adults 55 and older, according to research conducted at the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. Unfortunately, up to 25 percent of older Americans are not even consuming the RDA, leaving them...
Harmful bacteria now on fresh produce.
January 1, 1997... The same bacteria that can make an undercooked burger deadly or an underdone chicken stomach churning are getting onto raw fruits and vegetables at a quick enough pace that both government and industry are stepping up efforts to keep fresh produce uncontaminated from farm to supermarket....
The bigger the package, the more you eat. (reasons why people use more of a product from a larger food package)(Brief Article)
January 1, 1997... Consumers tend to use more of a product at a time if it comes in a larger package, according to a series of studies conducted by University of Pennsylvania marketing professor Brian Wansink, PhD. He proved the point when he tested the way people use different-size bottles, boxes, and bags of...