Calorie postings on menus cause more health mentions in online restaurant reviews

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Calorie postings on menus cause more health mentions in online restaurant reviews

A study investigated whether the calorie posting on menus impacts consumer evaluations of the restaurant. The study finds that health mentions about the foods increased significantly in online reviews after calorie posting. The result suggests that calorie posting can not only shift consumers towards healthier alternatives when inside a restaurant,See Original Article

Gut fungi could play a role in obesity epidemic

A high-fat diet changes fungi in the gut and may play a role in the development of obesity, according to a new study. While gut microbes have previously been implicated in the development of obesity, this study shows that fungi may also play a role.
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A specific protein regulates the burning of body fat to generate heat

Scientists have identified a protein that holds promise as a target for therapies to reduce obesity. They have demonstrated that MKK6 controls the conversion of fat stores, known as white fat, into brown fat, in which lipids are burned to maintain body temperature and reduce obesity.
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Black tea may help with weight loss, too

Black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut, research indicates for the first time.
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