The Kuroiler is a hybrid chicken that's a good provider of both meat and eggs and thrives on a diet of agricultural and household waste, making the bird an ideal solution for feeding poor families in developing countries, Arizona State University researcher Jagdev Sharma told attendees at this week's AVMA meeting in St. Louis. A study of the birds in Uganda revealed that Kuroilers have the ability to increase meat production 133% and egg production 462% over native chickens.
People with impulsive or aggressive behaviors were likely to become overweight, while those who were highly neurotic and less conscientious may tend to experience weight fluctuations, a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found. Research showed that those who scored at the top 10% of impulsivity weighed 22 more pounds on average compared with those with lower scores.
Children who frequently received home-cooked fruits and vegetables at six months were more likely to consume more fruits and vegetables by age 7 compared with counterparts who received such meals less often, a study in the journal Public Health Nutrition found. Researchers did not find similar benefit in consumption of shop-bought fruits and vegetables. The results underscore the importance of giving fruits and vegetables in the early weaning period, they added.
Adding krill-oil supplements to a high-fat diet for eight weeks reduced the levels of appetite-stimulating endocannabinoid compounds in mice, a study in Nutrition & Metabolism found. "Krill oil has a high potential to alleviate metabolic dysfunctions associated with obesity and other metabolic disorders," according to researchers at Norwegian fishing company Aker Biomarine.
Denny's, Cheesecake Factory, Cold Stone Creamery, Applebee's and IHOP all made the Center for Science in the Public Interest's list of restaurants offering belt-buster menu items with fat and sodium levels that hit or exceed recommended daily intake levels. Although Applebee's and Denny's said they offer some healthier choices, Applebee's Provolone Stuffed Meatballs with Fettuccine has 1,520 calories and 43 grams of saturated fat, while Denny's Fried Cheese Melt has 1,260 calories, 21 grams of saturated fat and 3,010 milligrams of sodium.