Junk Food

Researchers made a brain-training app to help break junk food habits

The University of Exeter has published a brain-training app for Android and iOS called ‘Food Trainer’ that is designed to help users break their junk food habits. Data from the app was used for a new study on whether this kind of brain-training application can actually improve one’s eating habits — and, according to the researchers, it can.

Using an eight-point scale, the study found that using the FoodT app was able to reduce users’ junk food consumption by an average of one point. The benefit was observed when the FoodT app was used approximately once daily for a month,

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Brain Training App Helps Users Cut Down on Junk Food

Using a brain-training app helps people eat less junk food and lose weight, new research suggests.

The Food Trainer (FoodT app) trains people to tap on images of healthy foods – but to stop when they see unhealthy snacks, creating an association between these foods and stopping.

The new study, by the universities of Exeter and Helsinki, found that playing the game about once a day for a month led to an average one-point reduction of junk food consumption on an eight-point scale (the scale ranges from four or more items per day, to one or zero items per

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Relying on coffee, junk food may affect exam performance

By Gregory Leddy
Correspondent

If you’re asking college students, there is no question that finals season is one of the most stressful times. Long research papers, nerve-wracking presentations and weeks of studying crammed into just a few days can do a number on even the most committed scholars.

In these intense bouts of stress, students may turn to some trusty foods to get through long study sessions. A quick trip to the C-Store can provide students at the College with every snack imaginable — from a Starbucks espresso to an energy drink, many students need the extra energy.

Students like

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Junk food linked to gut inflammation


The impact of diet on health is really a no-brainer – even leading to calls for GPs to prescribe fruit and vegetables before writing out a drug prescription.

Now, US researchers report in the journal Cell Host & Microbe that they’ve found a mechanism to explain how obesity caused by an unhealthy junk food diet can induce inflammation in the gut.

“Our research showed that long-term consumption of a Western-style diet high in fat and sugar impairs the function of immune cells in the gut in ways that could promote inflammatory bowel disease or increase the risk of intestinal infections,”

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Study shows junk food harms children’s bone quality | Health

Parents may want to consider limiting their children’s consumption of ultra-processed packaged foods not only because these foods can lead to obesity and diabetes. They may also stunt bone growth.

A definitive link between ultra-processed foods and reduced bone quality in the development stage was revealed by a team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Parents may want to consider limiting their children’s consumption of ultra-processed packaged foods not only because these foods can lead to obesity and diabetes. They may also stunt bone growth.

A definitive link between ultra-processed foods and reduced bone quality in the development

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Does the UK’s proposed junk food ad ban reduce the motivation to reformulate?

The Government’s Health and Care Bill, announced in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, will restrict promotions on high fat, salt and sugar food and 25 drinks in retailers from April 2022.

The proposed legislation includes measures to ban junk food adverts pre-9pm watershed on TV and for a total ban online. The Government will also look to introduce secondary legislation to require restaurant chains with 250 or more employees to calorie label the food they sell. Pubs will not be required to add calorie information on drinks.

The proposed legislation will limit what food companies can say about junk food products on

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WATCH: Woman sneaks into zoo enclosure to feed monkeys junk food

Image: screengrab from Instagram/@fitfamelpaso

A woman who trespassed into a monkey enclosure to feed the animals “hot Cheetos” at the El Paso Zoo in Texas, USA, has been fired from her job and is facing potential charges.

The whole ordeal was caught on camera and posted by The Real Fit Fam El Paso on its Instagram account on May 23. It has since gone viral with over 164,000 views as of May 26.

The woman can be seen sitting on the rocks feeding spider monkeys some junk food before happily letting herself out of the enclosure.

She was later identified

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Trends in junk food consumption among US children and adults, 2001-2018

Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 May 21:nqab129. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqab129. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Trends in junk food consumption, a risk for obesity, are not well established.

OBJECTIVES: We examined national trends in types of junk food (excluding beverages) and their sources (grocery, restaurants, schools, etc.), overall and in population subgroups.

METHODS: We assessed 29,970 children (aged 2-19 y) and 44,501 adults (aged ≥20 y) with 24-h dietary recall data from 9 NHANES cycles (2001-2002 to 2017-2018). Trends in junk food were assessed over time using 1-d values for individuals with single recalls and 2-d means for others.

RESULTS:

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