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Nathalie De Cock, a researcher at the University of Ghent, has won the Alpro Foundation Award for best publication for her study. She is receiving this award for her publication "Adding a reward increases the reinforcing value of fruit" which was part of the REWARD project. De Cock studied how the reinforcing value of fruit can be increased for adolescents and therefore, how rewarding desirable behaviour can lead to behavioural change. It is important to increase the reinforcing value of healthy nutrition, as a way of improving the dietary habits of adolescents. The study was published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

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Caffeine consumption linked to decreased rate of atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias

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Early adulthood is particularly critical for putting on weight. According to a recent study conducted at the University of Helsinki, common factors among young women and men who succeeded in managing their weight in the long term included eating regularly rather than dieting.

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Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets – reducing an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition reports.

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A new study in the Journal of Hepatology adds NAFLD to the list of diseases associated with a Western diet that includes relatively high consumption of red and processed meat

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 Diets rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids from plants were associated with a lower risk of dying from heart disease or other causes compared to diets rich in mono-unsaturated fats from animals, which were linked to a higher risk of death from heart disease or other causes, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018.

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