Cocoa Flavanols Improve Speed of Memory Tasks in Older Adults

A new study finds that dietary cocoa flavanols — naturally occurring bioactive molecules in cocoa — can improve the speed of a memory task in healthy older adults.

Dietary cocoa flavanols

Review Finds Inexpensive Food a Key Factor in Rising Obesity

A new review summarizing what is known about economic factors linked to increasing obesity in the United States dispels some widely held beliefs and concludes that cheap food has fueled the obesity epidemic [1].

Cheap eats

Vermont Becomes First US State to Require GMO Labeling

On May 8th, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law requiring special labels on all foods sold in the state that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The law makes Vermont the first US state to require disclosure GMO disclosure.

Genetically modified organisms

Better Sleep Linked to Higher Levels of Omega-3 in Diet

New research from the University of Oxford suggests that higher levels of omega-3 fatty acid — primarily found in certain fish such sat tuna and salmon — are associated with better sleep in children. The study is published in the Journal of Sleep Research [1].

DHA Omega 3 Fatty Acid

Teens’ Poor Breakfast Choices Predict Obesity, High Blood Sugar as Adults

Teenagers who don’t eat a good breakfast are more likely to be obese and have high blood sugar in adulthood. That’s the result of a recent study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.

Healthy breakfast