Kids Given Big Plates Help Themselves to More Food

Plate size and self-serving increased first-graders’ food intake, researchers found By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) — Small kids who are given large plates and then allowed to serve themselves take more food and consume more calories, new research finds. The study used 41 first-graders in a Philadelphia elementary school to test…

Health Tip: Be Safe at the Beach

Protect your family from potential dangers (HealthDay News) — When your family is headed to the beach for some fun in the sun, it’s a good idea to go over a few basic safety rules to keep everyone safe. The American Academy of Pediatrics lists these safety rules when you’re at the beach: Ward off…

Health Tip: How to Safely Store Eggs

And suggestions for choosing the best ones (HealthDay News) — Practicing good food safety rules is just as important with eggs as it is with meat. The U.S. government’s Food Safety and Inspection Service lists these suggestions to help you select and store eggs properly: Only purchase eggs that have been stored in a refrigerated…

Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link

Gut bacteria break down carnitine into another substance that damages blood vessels, study finds SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) — A compound found in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks promotes hardening and clogging of the arteries, otherwise known as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests. Researchers say that bacteria in…

Study Locates More Obesity Genes

Findings shed light on overlap between extreme obesity and mild overweight, researcher says SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) — New gene locations linked to obesity have been pinpointed in a large study by an international team of researchers. The team examined data from more than 260,000 people and identified seven new gene locations tied to…