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Investigating the Effectiveness of an Educational Escape Game for Increasing Nutrition-Related Knowledge in Young Adolescents: A Pilot Study.

Front Nutr 2021 28;8:674404. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

As a pilot trial under the Games of Food consortium, this study assessed the effectiveness of an educational escape game alongside a self-study method as a nutrition knowledge intervention. Furthermore, this study explored the use of an escape game as an educational tool for young adolescents. Altogether three schools participated, one from Finland and two from the UK. Read More

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Activation of Ventral Tegmental Area Neurotensin Receptor-1 Neurons Promotes Weight Loss.

Neuropharmacology 2021 Jun 8:108639. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Physiology and College of Natural Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48114. Electronic address:

Dopamine (DA) neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) modulate physical activity and feeding behaviors that are disrupted in obesity. Yet, the heterogeneity of VTA DA neurons has hindered determination of which ones might be leveraged to support weight loss. We hypothesized that increased activity in the subset of VTA DA neurons expressing neurotensin receptor-1 (NtsR1) might promote weight loss behaviors. Read More

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Proteomic analysis validates previous findings on wounding-responsive plant hormone signaling and primary metabolism contributing to the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites based on metabolomic analysis in harvested broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica).

Food Res Int 2021 Jul 5;145:110388. Epub 2021 May 5.

College of Life Science, Dalian Minzu University, Dalian 116600, China; Key Laboratory of Biotechnology and Bioesources Utilization, Ministry of Education, Dalian 116600, China.

The plant wound-response is a complex process that generates physiological modifications for protecting the wounded tissue. In this study, tandem mass tag (TMT)-based quantitative proteomic analysis was performed to clarify the comprehensive molecular mechanism for the wound-response of broccoli subjected to two wounding intensities (0.04 and 1. Read More

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Evidence from an fMRI study that dessert-flavored e-cigarettes engage taste-related, but not smoking-related, brain circuitry for female daily smokers.

Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Neurosurgery.

Regulations limiting the sale of flavored e-cigarette products are controversial for their potential to interfere with e-cigarette use as a cessation aid in addition to curbing youth use. Limited research suggests that flavor might enhance the addictive potential of e-cigarettes; however, the acute effects of flavored aerosols on brain function among humans have not been assessed. The present study aimed to isolate and compare the neural substrates of flavored and unflavored e-cigarette aerosols on brain function among nine female daily smokers. Read More

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Transparency in risk-disproportionate regulation of modern crop-breeding techniques.

GM Crops Food 2021 Jan;12(1):376-381

Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, the University of Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK.

Despite over 25 years of safe deployment of genetically engineered crops, the number, complexity, and scope of regulatory studies required for global approvals continue to increase devoid of adequate scientific justification. Recently, there have been calls to further expand the scope of study and data requirements to improve public acceptance. However, increased regulation can actually generate consumer distrust due to the misperception that risks are high. Read More

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January 2021

Fitnesser's Intrinsic Motivations of Green Eating: An Integration of Theory of Planned Behavior and Hedonic-Motivation System Adoption Model.

Front Psychol 2021 21;12:670243. Epub 2021 May 21.

Department of Sport, Health, and Leisure, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology, Tainan, Taiwan.

Global climate change arouses people's attention to environmental protection and, therefore, changes consumption habits. Food overconsumption not only produces extra waste but also pollutes the environment. Therefore, it is important to understand the factors that motivate people to eat green, an eco-friendly way to consume food. Read More

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Modifying food items valuation and weight with gamified executive control training.

R Soc Open Sci 2021 May 26;8(5):191288. Epub 2021 May 26.

Neurology Unit, Medicine Section, Faculty of Science and Medicine, University of Fribourg, PER 09, Chemin du Musée 5, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland.

Recent lines of research suggest that repeated executive control of motor responses to food items modifies their perceived value and in turn their consumption. Cognitive interventions involving the practice of motor control and attentional tasks have thus been advanced as potential approach to improve eating habits. Yet, their efficacy remains debated, notably due to a lack of proper control for the effects of expectations. Read More

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Carrion Crows and Azure-Winged Magpies Show No Prosocial Tendencies When Tested in a Token Transfer Paradigm.

Animals (Basel) 2021 May 24;11(6). Epub 2021 May 24.

Department of Behavioral and Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria.

To study the evolution of humans' cooperative nature, researchers have recently sought comparisons with other species. Studies investigating corvids, for example, showed that carrion crows and azure-winged magpies delivered food to group members when tested in naturalistic or simple experimental paradigms. Here, we investigated whether we could replicate these positive findings when testing the same two species in a token transfer paradigm. Read More

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Effect of Psychophysiological Stress and Socio-Emotional Competencies on the Clinical Performance of Nursing Students during a Simulation Practice.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 May 19;18(10). Epub 2021 May 19.

Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, Universidad de León, Campus de Vegazana, 24071 León, Spain.

Psychophysiological stress can affect the cognitive response and effective learning of students during medical simulation practices. This study aimed to explore the effect of psychophysiological stress and socio-emotional competencies on clinical performance during a simulation experience. A pre-test/post-test design was used to assess physiological (blood pressure, heart rate and blood oxygen saturation) and psychological parameters (stress and anxiety) as well as socio-emotional skills (cognitive load, self-efficacy and motivation) in nursing students ( = 40) before and after the simulation of a cardiopulmonary resuscitation practice. Read More

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Tasty but Nasty? The Moderating Effect of Message Appeals on Food Neophilia/Neophobia as a Personality Trait: A Case Study of Pig Blood Cake and Meatballs.

Foods 2021 May 14;10(5). Epub 2021 May 14.

Department of Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City 242062, Taiwan.

Given the development of food tourism, food culture has become an important motivation for tourists. This study focuses on food tourism and examines the effects of message appeal and personality traits (food neophilia or neophobia) on tourists' willingness to consume pig blood cake (PBC) and meatballs, two rice-based Taiwanese street foods. A total of 181 valid questionnaires were administered to foreign tourists in Taiwan (the majority of subjects were Europeans and Americans) through snowball sampling. Read More

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Consumer Knowledge about Food Labeling and Fraud.

Foods 2021 May 15;10(5). Epub 2021 May 15.

Department of Veterinary Sciences, School of Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal.

Food fraud is a growing problem and happens in many ways including mislabelling. Since lack of consumers' knowledge about mandatory food labeling information and different types of food fraud may impact public health, the present work assesses consumers' knowledge about these issues. Principal component analysis was performed to obtain a smaller number of uncorrelated factors regarding the usefulness and confidence of information displayed in food labels and the perception of food fraud. Read More

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Cocaine-induced increases in motivation require 2-arachidonoylglycerol mobilization and CB1 receptor activation in the ventral tegmental area.

Neuropharmacology 2021 Aug 28;193:108625. Epub 2021 May 28.

Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address:

A wide body of evidence supports an integral role for mesolimbic dopamine (DA) in motivated behavior. In brief, drugs that increase DA in mesolimbic terminal regions, like cocaine, enhance motivation, while drugs that decrease DA concentration reduce motivation. Data from our laboratory and others shows that phasic activation of mesolimbic DA requires signaling at cannabinoid type-1 (CB1) receptors in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), and systemic delivery of CB1 receptor antagonists reduces DA cell activity and attenuates motivated behaviors. Read More

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Why Dieters Succeed or Fail: The Relationship Between Reward and Punishment Sensitivity and Restrained Eating and Dieting Success.

Front Psychol 2021 13;12:636432. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.

Background: The current study set out to improve our understanding of the characteristics of individuals who are motivated to restrict their food intake yet who nevertheless fail to do so. We examined whether punishment sensitivity (PS) was related to restrained eating, and reward sensitivity (RS) to perceived dieting success. Additionally, it was examined whether executive control (EC) moderates the association between RS and perceived dieting success. Read More

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Hypocretin/Orexin Receptor Pharmacology and Sleep Phases.

Front Neurol Neurosci 2021 28;45:22-37. Epub 2021 May 28.

Center for Neuroscience, Biosciences Division, SRI International, Menlo Park, California, USA.

The hypocretins/orexins are two excitatory neuropeptides, alternately called HCRT1 or orexin-A and HCRT2 or orexin-B, that are the endogenous ligands for two G-protein-coupled receptors, HCRTR1/OX1R and HCRTR2/OX2R. Shortly after the discovery of this system, degeneration of hypocretin/orexin-producing neurons was implicated in the etiology of the sleep disorder narcolepsy. The involvement of this system in a disorder characterized by the loss of control over arousal state boundaries also suggested its role as a critical component of endogenous sleep-wake regulatory circuitry. Read More

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The Use of Self-Help Strategies in Obesity Treatment. A Narrative Review Focused on Hypnosis and Mindfulness.

Curr Obes Rep 2021 May 29. Epub 2021 May 29.

Department of Medical Sciences, University of Torino, c.so AM Dogliotti 14, 10126, Torino, Italy.

Purpose Of Review: The aim of this narrative review was to summarize the evidence evaluating the possibilities and limitations of self-hypnosis and mindfulness strategies in the treatment of obesity.

Recent Findings: Psychological factors, such as mood disorders and stress, can affect eating behaviors and deeply influence weight gain. Psychological approaches to weight management could increase the motivation and self-control of the patients with obesity, limiting their impulsiveness and inappropriate use of food. Read More

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A multiple network-based bioinformatics pipeline for the study of molecular mechanisms in oncological diseases for personalized medicine.

Brief Bioinform 2021 May 28. Epub 2021 May 28.

Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali, Management & Innovation Systems, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano (SA), Italy.

Motivation: Assessment of genetic mutations is an essential element in the modern era of personalized cancer treatment. Our strategy is focused on 'multiple network analysis' in which we try to improve cancer diagnostics by using biological networks. Genetic alterations in some important hubs or in driver genes such as BRAF and TP53 play a critical role in regulating many important molecular processes. Read More

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Digging behavior discrimination test to probe burrowing and exploratory digging in male and female mice.

J Neurosci Res 2021 May 28. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Child Health Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Digging behavior is often used to test motor function and repetitive behaviors in mice. Different digging paradigms have been developed for behaviors related to anxiety and compulsion in mouse lines generated to recapitulate genetic mutations leading to psychiatric and neurological disorders. However, the interpretation of these tests has been confounded by the difficulty of determining the motivation behind digging in mice. Read More

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A Video Game for Brazilian T1D Children about Knowledge of Disease and Self-care: A Methodological Study.

J Diabetes Sci Technol 2021 May 28:19322968211017555. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Maternal-Infant and Public Health Nursing, Ribeirao Preto College of Nursing, University of Sao Paulo, WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Research Development, SP, Brazil.

Background: Video games are interactive technologies able to support children in health promotion, behavior changes, and chronic disease self-management. The use of health behavior change determinants in video game design can increase its effectiveness. This study describes the process of designing a video game for Brazilian children with T1D clarifying the use of health behavior change determinants that may influence self-management behaviors. Read More

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Individuals with self-determined motivation for eating have better overall diet quality: Results from the PREDISE study.

Appetite 2021 Oct 24;165:105426. Epub 2021 May 24.

Centre Nutrition, santé et société (NUTRISS), Institut sur la nutrition et les aliments fonctionnels (INAF), Université Laval, Québec, Canada; School of Nutrition, Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Electronic address:

The study aimed at documenting motivational orientations for the regulation of eating as defined by self-determination theory and their association with sociodemographic characteristics and overall diet quality. As part of the PREDISE study, French-speaking women (n = 550) and men (n = 547), aged 18-65 years, living in the Province of Québec, Canada, completed online validated questionnaires. The Regulation of Eating Behavior Scale, based on the self-determination theory, assessed self-determined and non-self-determined motivation to regulate one's eating behavior. Read More

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October 2021

Health Clinic Readiness to Implement Nutrition Supports in Partnership with SNAP-Ed.

J Nutr Educ Behav 2021 May 21. Epub 2021 May 21.

Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Objective: To assess the readiness of health clinics to implement nutrition support strategies in partnership with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program.

Design: Qualitative study using semistructured interviews.

Setting: South Carolina. Read More

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Comparison of diet quality of US adults based on primary motivation for following a vegetarian diet: A cross-sectional online study.

Nutr Res 2021 Jun 22;90:13-23. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32606, USA. Electronic address:

Adults adopt a vegetarian diet for various motivations, but it is unknown their overall diet quality based on a primary motivation. The purpose of the study was to compare overall diet quality, nutrient intake and related food groups based on primary motivation for following a vegetarian diet. It was hypothesized that vegetarians who chose the diet for health-related motivations would have a higher diet quality based on the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2015 scores compared to those following the diet for other motivations. Read More

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Incentive motivation: 'wanting' roles of central amygdala circuitry.

Behav Brain Res 2021 May 20;411:113376. Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

The central nucleus of amygdala (CeA) mediates positively-valenced reward motivation as well as negatively-valenced fear. Optogenetic or neurochemical stimulation of CeA circuitry can generate intense incentive motivation to pursue and consume a paired natural food, sex, or addictive drug reward, and even create maladaptive 'wanting what hurts' such as attraction to a shock rod. Evidence indicates CeA stimulations selectively amplify incentive motivation ('wanting') but not hedonic impact ('liking') of the same reward. Read More

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App-based food Go/No-Go training: User engagement and dietary intake in an opportunistic observational study.

Appetite 2021 Oct 17;165:105315. Epub 2021 May 17.

School of Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, EX4 4QG, Exeter, United Kingdom.

Food Go/No-Go training aims to alter implicit food biases by creating associations between perceiving unhealthy foods and withholding a dominant response. Asking participants to repeatedly inhibit an impulse to approach unhealthy foods can decrease unhealthy food intake in laboratory settings. Less is known about how people engage with app-based Go/No-Go training in real-world settings and how this might relate to dietary outcomes. Read More

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October 2021

Sensitivity of Proton NMR Relaxation and Proton NMR Diffusion Measurements to Olive Oil Adulterations with Vegetable Oils.

J Agric Food Chem 2021 May 20. Epub 2021 May 20.

Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Università di Pisa, via Moruzzi, 3, 56124 Pisa, Italy.

Olive oils and, in particular, extra-virgin olive oils (EVOOs) are one of the most frauded food. Among the different adulterations of EVOOs, the mixture of high-quality olive oils with vegetable oils is one of the most common in the market. The need for fast and cheap techniques able to detect extra-virgin olive oil adulterations was the main motivation for the present research work based on H NMR relaxation and diffusion measurements. Read More

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[Validation, reproducibility, and reliability of food photographic record for food intake assessment].

Nutr Hosp 2021 May 19. Epub 2021 May 19.

Escuela de Nutrición. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.

Introduction: food intake records are a useful resource for diet assessment, as well as for self-evaluation, self-control, and self-motivation to change an eating behavior. New technologies based on mobile phones permit a different way of recording food intake.

Objective: to validate and assess food photographic record (FPR) as a useful instrument in professional practice for assessing food intake. Read More

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The Relative Reinforcing Value of Cookies Is Higher Among Head Start Preschoolers With Obesity.

Front Psychol 2021 30;12:653762. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States.

The relative reinforcing value (RRV) of food measures how hard someone will work for a high-energy-dense (HED) food when an alternative reward is concurrently available. Higher RRV for HED food has been linked to obesity, yet this association has not been examined in low-income preschool-age children. Further, the development of individual differences in the RRV of food in early childhood is poorly understood. Read More

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Clusterin levels in undernourished SH-SY5Y cells.

Food Nutr Res 2021 4;65. Epub 2021 May 4.

Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain.

Food-related disorders are increasingly common in developed societies, and the psychological component of these disorders has been gaining increasing attention. Both overnourishment with high-fat diets and perinatal undernourishment in mice have been linked to a higher motivation toward food, resulting in an alteration in food intake. Clusterin (CLU), a multifaced protein, is overexpressed in the (NAc) of over-fed rats, as well as in those that suffered chronic undernutrition. Read More

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Reduced sexual motivation of diabetic female rats: Restoration with insulin.

Horm Behav 2021 Jun 12;132:104992. Epub 2021 May 12.

Departamento de Farmacobiología, Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México City, Mexico. Electronic address:

The aim of this study was to evaluate female rat sexual motivation in a model of diabetes mellitus type 1. Severe hyperglycemia was induced in ovariectomized Wistar rats by injecting streptozotocin [STZ, 100 mg/kg, i.p. Read More

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The diverse effects of brain glucagon-like peptide 1 receptors on ingestive behaviour.

Diana L Williams

Br J Pharmacol 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.

Department of Psychology, Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is well known as a gut hormone and also acts as a neuropeptide, produced in a discrete population of caudal brainstem neurons that project widely throughout the brain. GLP-1 receptors are expressed in many brain areas of relevance to energy balance, and stimulation of these receptors at many of these sites potently suppresses food intake. This review surveys the current evidence for effects mediated by GLP-1 receptors on feeding behaviour at a wide array of brain sites and discusses behavioural and neurophysiological mechanisms for the effects identified thus far. Read More

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The use of ICT devices as part of the solo eating experience.

Appetite 2021 Oct 11;165:105297. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Human Centered Design, Delft University of Technology, Landbergstraat 15, 2628 CE Delft, the Netherlands.

An increasing number of people tend to eat alone due to social changes and an altered attitude towards cooking and eating practices. Anecdotal reports indicate that solo diners tend to use information and communication technology devices, for example, the smartphone, as part of the eating experience. While lab studies suggest that the devices contribute to an increased high-calorie food intake and decreased feeling of satiety, these studies disregard the everyday experience and motivation of solo diners. Read More

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October 2021