Indigestion, nausea, and bloating more common during menopause in certain ethnic groups

Hormonal changes during the menopause transition have been shown to affect a woman’s gastrointestinal (GI) functions with some unpleasant results such as nausea, bloating, and abdominal pain. A new study suggests that a woman’s race/ethnicity and menopause status may partially determine the severity of these symptoms. Study results are published online today in Menopause. With […]

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As global costs soar, Japan’s ‘shrinkflation’ gets harder to swallow

It was a chocolate biscuit that turned Masayuki Iwasa, a self-professed penny-pincher with a sweet tooth, into one of Japan’s most scrupulous chroniclers of “shrinkflation”. Having sworn off his favourite Chocoliere tartlets for a decade after Bourbon Corp (2208.T) reduced the package size, the newspaper delivery man and part-time stock trader was spurred to action […]

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Family-centered nutrition influences diet behaviors for children with autism

Adapting family-centered nutrition programs can positively influence diet behaviors in children with autism, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most common developmental disabilities in children. Because many children with autism battle with obesity, researchers evaluated the adaptation and implementation of […]

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