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5/11/05

HealthWise at 5 From 5.11

  • Frozen Dinner Study

A man-sized frozen dinner might be tempting, but guys in a weight loss study found they could feel full on smaller portion-controlled frozen meal. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Ubrana-Champaign compared two eating plans for a group of overweight men. One group was instructed to measure and estimate serving sizes, while the other group ate frozen pre-portioned meals. Both groups lost weight, but the frozen meal men lost over 30% more. In addition, the men using the frozen meals liked the easy preparation and pre-portioning, which helped them avoid over-eating a bigger meal even they didn't miss.

  • Fundepressors

Everyone who's gone to the doctor has said, "Ahhh," with a plain,wooden tongue depressor stuck in the mouth, but sticking out the tongue is going to change with a new twist on the familiar. It is called fundepressors and they are perking up the pediatric scene with colorful designs. The junior-sized depressors are decorated using vibrant, FDA approved food colors, so they're safe to put in the mouth.

  • Cancer-Fighting Apples

The old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," might be revised to say, "Keeps breast cancer away," according to a new study. Cornell University food science researchers tested the equivalent of one, three or six apples a day to see if the phtochemicals in the fruit would fight breast cancer. The results showed the more apples eaten daily reduced the incidence of breast tumors by up to 44%.

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