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Instagram eating disorder content 'out of control'

Instagram eating disorder content 'out of control'

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Content on Instagram that encourages eating disorders is "spiralling out of control", psychiatrists have warned.A BBC investigation found children swapping graphic images of weight loss and advice on how to make their illnesses more extreme.Dr Jon Goldin, of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said "vulnerable" people were finding peer groups online.Instagram says it does not allow content encouraging or promoting eating disorders and removes it when aware.In January, the case of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life after viewing self-harm images, led to widespread criticism of Instagram.After public pressure the platform owned by Facebook announced a wide-ranging review and committed to...
Study: Eating healthy on a budget is possible

Study: Eating healthy on a budget is possible

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March 6 (UPI) -- It's possible to eat healthy without breaking the bank, a study says. For a family of four, buying a basket of food while shopping at a bulk or discount market averaged out at $ 25 a day, according to a study published March in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. That number was compared to $ 35 in specialty grocery stores. "This study determined the likelihood that families living in low-income households could create meals that meet the USDA dietary guidelines presented in MyPlate nutrition education materials," Karen M. Jetter, a researcher at University of California at Davis and study lead author, said in a news release. "In addition to food cost, the other factors considered were access to stores, time for meal preparation, and whether the menus include...
Eating nuts may lower cardiovascular disease risk from type 2 diabetes

Eating nuts may lower cardiovascular disease risk from type 2 diabetes

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Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Eating nuts may give people with type 2 diabetes a better chance of staving off cardiovascular risk. People with type 2 diabetes who ate five servings of nuts per week had a 34 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease death versus type 2 diabetics who did not eat a 28-gram serving per month, according to a study published Tuesday in Circulation Research. Type 2 diabetics who participated in the study also saw a 20 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease and a 31 percent reduced risk of all-cause mortality. Overall, participants risk of total cardiovascular disease events lowered by 17 percent. Other studies have shown a similar link between nuts and heart health, but the scientists who conducted the new study wanted to drill down on why. "Evidence regarding the ...