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Study finds “reasonable” quantities of red pepper may curb appetite

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Spicing up your daily diet with some red pepper can curb appetite, especially for those who don’t normally eat the popular spice, according to research from Purdue University. “We found that consuming red pepper can help manage appetite and burn more calories after a meal, especially for individuals who do not […]

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Discrimination hurts: Study shows unfair treatment leads to obesity issues

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — People, especially men, who feel any kind of discrimination, are likely to see their waistlines expand, according to research from Purdue University. “This study found that males who persistently experienced high levels of discrimination during a nine-year period were more likely to see their waist circumference increase by an inch compared […]

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Fewer, normal-sized meals with lean proteins help dieters feel full

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Eating fewer, regular-sized meals with higher amounts of lean protein can make one feel more full than eating smaller, more frequent meals, according to new research from Purdue University. This finding appears to contradict the commonly held belief that more frequent, smaller meals will help control appetite. “We found that when […]

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Discrimination against the obese contributes to health problems

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The discrimination that obese people feel, whether it is poor service at a restaurant or being treated differently in the workplace, may have a direct impact on their physical health, according to new research from Purdue University. “Obesity is a physiological issue, but when people have negative interactions in their social […]

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Stop blaming obesity on genes; study links insulin to fat storage

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers have uncovered new evidence suggesting factors other than genes could cause obesity, finding that genetically identical cells store widely differing amounts of fat depending on subtle variations in how cells process insulin. Learning the precise mechanism responsible for fat storage in cells could lead to methods for controlling obesity. “Insights […]

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Some whites struggle more with obesity related to discrimination than blacks, Hispanics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new study confirms that discrimination is a stress factor that is related to obesity, but surprisingly, this is most true among ethnic white groups and not blacks or Hispanics. “We wanted to determine whether feeling discriminated against was linked with having excess tummy fat in adults,” says Haslyn Hunte, an […]

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