Archive for: July, 2016

Just 1 hour of exercise offsets health risks of prolonged sitting

The study forms the first part of a four-paper series published by The Lancet that provides an overview and update of worldwide trends of physical activity and the global impact of physical inactivity. The first series observing physical activity was released in 2012 ahead of the Summer Olympic Games. The study authors caution that there […]

Pokémon Go: Healthful or deadly?

Unless you have been deep-sea diving on Jupiter with your fingers in your ears, you will not have been able to avoid bumping into the phrase “Pokémon Go.” In just a matter of days, the app became the biggest mobile game that the United States has ever seen, finally eclipsing Candy Crush Saga. As with […]

How fatty foods could be damaging your brain

Published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, the study suggests a high-fat diet destroys synapses – connections that aid communication between neurons, or brain cells – in the hippocampus of the brain, which may impair learning and memory. But it is not all bad news; the research also suggests that switching to a low-fat […]

Weight gain during pregnancy linked to child obesity

Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts, conducted a population-based cohort study of 42,133 women who had more than one singleton pregnancy and their 91,045 children. The study involved matching records of all live births in Arkansas with state-mandated data on childhood body mass index (BMI) and height from public schools between 2003 and 2011. The […]

Gut bacteria-based supplement reduces cravings for high-calorie foods

Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Glasgow – both in the United Kingdom – reveal how participants who consumed milkshakes containing a supplement called inulin-propionate ester were less likely to crave foods high in calories. The supplement works by increasing production of the compound propionate in the gut, which previous studies have […]

How a blood pressure hormone can cause weight gain

Senior study author Justin Grobe, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology at the University of Iowa, and colleagues published their findings in the journal Cell Reports. While the role of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in blood pressure control is well established, previous studies have indicated the RAS is also involved in energy balance and metabolism, suggesting […]

Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce

Ingredients 2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed 4 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley Click to See a Chicken Enchilada Recipe Recipes by Campbell’s […]

Dijon Croque Monsieur

Ingredients 1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise 8 (1-ounce) slices Italian bread 6 ounces thinly sliced ham 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gruyère cheese 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup egg substitute 1/4 cup fat-free milk Cooking spray Click to See a Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe Recipes by Campbell’s […]

Lamb with Dates, Apricots, and Saffron over Couscous

Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 (1-pound) boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and cubed 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided 1 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 large orange) 6 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed […]

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Sweet Onions and Peppers

Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 red onions, thinly slivered lengthwise 1 1/2 pounds sweet peppers (such as red bell or Gypsy), stemmed, seeded, and slivered lengthwise 1/2 cup ruby Port 1/3 cup drained capers 3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves Salt and freshly ground pepper 12 chicken thighs (6 to 8 oz. each) […]