Scientists are finally investigating how breastfeeding alters women’s interest in foods

first_imgShare on Facebook Email Scientists are beginning to examine the impact of breastfeeding on food interests — and now a new study offers some initial evidence that interest in eating specific foods is not driven solely by hunger in women who are breastfeeding.The study was published in the journal Physiology & Behavior.“I’m interested in sex differences in ingestive behaviors (like eating), and it always is a surprise to me how little we know about how sex hormones act in the brain to affect behaviors and related physiological systems,” said study author Kathleen S. Curtis, a professor of physiology and interim chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at Oklahoma State University. Pinterest Share on Twittercenter_img LinkedIn Share “This is compounded by the lack of research focused on women’s health during ‘altered’ hormonal conditions like pregnancy, lactation, or menopause. In short, even though women make up more than 50% of the U.S. population, they remain under-studied, and the implications of this lack of research-based understanding for women’s health are enormous.”During their 6-week postpartum checkup, 64 mothers completed a survey about their interest in eating various foods and their interest in specific tastes.Both breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding mothers were most interested in eating sweet foods and least interested in sour foods. However, breastfeeding women tended to have a greater interest in eating foods of all taste qualities.Curtis and her colleagues also found that the relationship between hunger ratings and interest in eating foods differed between breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding mothers. Interest in eating foods was associated with ratings of hunger in women who were not breastfeeding, but not in women who were breastfeeding.“The foods that breastfeeding women are interested in eating depend on taste, but are less obviously related to how hungry they are,” Curtis told PsyPost.The new research provides a jumping off point for future studies.“Surveys are important first steps, but additional studies are needed to determine if interest in specific foods mean those foods actually would be eaten, given the chance. Other questions have to do with whether women’s perception of specific tastes are altered by breastfeeding, and how that may influence their food choices,” Curtis said.“Why women choose to eat specific foods is critical for understanding body weight regulation. Moreover, women still are the primary shoppers and preparers of meals; thus, for good or for bad, her interests in specific foods also may affect the foods she chooses to prepare for her family’s meals.”The study, “Breastfeeding and women’s interest in specific food tastes“, Luanne V. Solis, Anne L. Bowes, Dolores Vazquez-Sanroman, and Kathleen S. Curtis.last_img read more

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Larry Collet Joins Penray as Regional Sales Manager, Automotive Division

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. – Larry Collet has joined Penray as regional sales manager for the company’s Automotive Division. In this position, Collet is responsible for sales with current customers, as well as helping to build and establish relationships with future customers. Collet is based in Houston, Texas, and reports to Mark Fryar, Penray’s national field sales manager. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Prior to Penray, Collet spent 23 years with ITW’s Performance Polymers Division. He served as the district sales manager for the Southwestern United States for 20 years, and then spent the last three years as a corporate product trainer for the Southeastern region. “All of us at Penray would like to welcome Larry to the team and wish him the very best in his new position,” said Fryar. “Larry’s previous experience and extensive knowledge of the chemical industry is a tremendous asset to the Penray team and to the customers that we serve.” Collet holds an associate of art degree from Tarrant County College in Ft. Worth, Texas, and a bachelor of science degree in business management from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. Collect is certified in hazardous material transportation training.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Addresses Reports Of Election Misinformation On Facebook Today

first_imgSecretary of State Maggie Toulouse OliverSTATE News:SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver released the following statement today following reports of election misinformation on Facebook that were received by our Office:“We received reports today of a post on Facebook by a local New Mexico group claiming that Governor Lujan Grisham was planning to shut down polling locations throughout the state on Oct. 15, 2020. “This information is completely false. “Absentee voting and early in-person voting at county clerks’ offices began yesterday, with wider early voting locations opening on Oct. 17. In-person voting will be available in all 33 counties throughout the entire early voting period and on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. “My Office is in continual contact with representatives from all the major social media platforms, as well as with our federal partners like the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and examples of misinformation like this one are reported immediately. “Though it’s unfortunate that only a day after the start of early voting in New Mexico we are already seeing misinformation, it provides a good opportunity to remind the public to be extra vigilant about any voting or election information that does not come from a verified source like your county clerk or my Office.”last_img read more

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MidCoast Coastal Erosion Scheme on the Table

first_imgA multi-disciplinary Coastal Management Group has been formed to focus on Old Bar and Manning Point as an interim step in developing a Coastal Management Program for the MidCoast region.With coastal erosion posing an ongoing challenge along the NSW coastline, the State Government has placed a high priority on Coastal Management, acknowledging MidCoast hot-spots Old Bar and Manning Point as candidates for immediate action.Since meeting with former Planning Minister Rob Stokes in January, the Coastal Management Group has commenced investigating a number of interim initiatives that include sand-scraping and dune nourishment.Lisa Schiff, Director, Planning and Natural Systems at MidCoast Council explains, “Over the past few weeks we’ve worked closely with Government representatives, our local MP Stephen Bromhead, and key stakeholders including the Old Bar Beach Sand Replenishment Group. Together we’ve agreed a path forward that encompasses both short-term “buying-time” projects with Old Bar as the focus, and the priority development of a Coastal Management Program.”“The issue of coastal erosion is complex and one that’s not going away. It calls for a robust approach underpinned by experience, multiple skill sets and collaboration”, Lisa added.The group will meet again tomorrow, 2 February, to advance a short-term project plan, which will then be included as part of a State Government grant funding application, currently in progress.last_img read more

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Minister Tours Portrane and Burrow Beach

first_imgSeán Canney, T.D. Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief visited Portrane and Burrow Beach last week to see the impact that coastal erosion is having on the area.“I am delighted to have been invited to visit Portrane today to see at first hand the impact that coastal erosion is having on this area. On a broad level, my office has surveyed and assessed the coastal erosion risk along the entire national coastline and this information has been published and is available to all local authorities,” said the minister.“This study enables local authorities to develop appropriate plans and strategies for the sustainable management of the coastline in their counties, including the identification, prioritization and, subject to the availability of resources, the implementation of coastal protection works both of a structural and non-structural nature.”“My office supports and assists intervention management options which are economically justified on cost benefit grounds and are environmentally sound. I know Fingal County Council is working hard to identify viable solutions to the erosion problem at Portrane and I look forward to receiving proposals from the council in due course,” concluded Mr Canney.During his visit, the minister met with local Deputies Brendan Ryan and Darragh O’Brien and also spoke with local councilors, residents and property owners.[mappress mapid=”23678″]last_img read more

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Turning of the tide: Super litigation

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NEW VACANCY – Operations Manager – Seafreight and Projects Department, Italy

first_imgCompany overview: Global forwarder WWL ALS specialising in abnormal loads, heavy lift and break-bulk cargo by road and sea. Role: Develop the skill set within, and the WWL ALS Group through offering advice guidance and training in relation to matters pertaining to Special Projects and Shipping related activities.Skills required: Excellent operational, management, and knowledge in all matters relating to vessel charter and Break Bulk shipping with an in depth knowledge of port operations and ships agency.Location: Noventa Vicentina, Italy Salary: Package will be in line with experience and level of qualificationsTo Apply: E-mail CV and covering letter to: claudia.bellin@als-europe.com Ref: MEDDVLP#EMClosing Date for applications: 31/12/2013www.wwlals.com Link to vacancy Link to job descriptionlast_img read more

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11 people pass through unmanned airport security checkpoint

first_img Published: February 21, 2017 12:02 AM EST Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE Author: Associated Press center_img 11 people pass through unmanned airport security checkpoint NEW YORK (AP) Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint lane at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo says it happened Monday morning at Terminal 5. He says authorities identified three of the travelers, who got onto a flight to California and will be screened upon arrival there. The eight others are believed to have boarded various flights.The Transportation Security Administration confirms three passengers weren’t properly screened after they walked through a metal detector, setting off alarms. It says all personal carry-on bags received the required screening.The TSA says it’s confident the incident “presents minimal risk to the aviation transportation system” but it’s being reviewed.last_img read more

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Secret courts ‘will conceal UK complicity in torture’

first_imgThe UN special rapporteur on torture has said that so-called ‘secret courts’ could be used to suppress evidence of British collusion in torture. Professor Juan Mendez, speaking at the thinktank Chatham House on 10 September, became the latest high-profile figure to criticise UK government plans – outlined in the Justice and Security Bill – to require courts to hear evidence in closed proceedings where issues of national security are involved. Mendez, who was himself tortured by the Argentine junta during that country’s ‘dirty war’ in the 1970s, said: ‘If a country is in possession of information about human rights abuses, but isn’t in a position to mention them, it hampers the ability to deal effectively with torture.’ British ministers, including former justice secretary Kenneth Clarke, have defended the use of closed material proceedings on the grounds that they protect the UK’s intelligence-sharing relationship with the US and other friendly governments. They argue that disclosing information obtained through covert means in court could put lives in jeopardy and expose sources of sensitive information. In April, Parliament’s joint committee on human rights said that the government’s proposals would have a ‘very considerable impact’ on the reporting of matters of public interest and concern, and would reduce public confidence and trust ‘in both the government and the courts’. The Justice and Security Bill had its second hearing in the House of Lords in July. The Liberal Democrats continue to oppose it, maintaining that closed material procedures were not part of the Liberal Democrat or Conservative manifestos in 2010, or part of the coalition agreement.last_img read more

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Monorail for sale

first_imgAfter going round in circles for a decade, Sydney’s Darling Harbour monorail could be heading for pastures new. Australian business group TNT announced at the end of April that the single-track loop opened in July 1988 is up for sale. Built at a cost of A$65m to offer visitors a leisurely tour of the city centre and the refurbished waterfront, the line has failed to attract serious volumes of traffic and has never shown a profit. Asking price is said to be around A$30m.Our correspondent also reports that TNT may be looking to pull out of the Sydney Light Rail consortium, whose 3·6 km line parallels the monorail along the back of the Darling Harbour exhibition and conference centre. The consortium wants to extend west to Lilyfield and north into the city centre to create a genuine public transport corridor, but the NSW government has decided to delay any decision until after the 2000 Olympic Games. No matter that residents might find a tramway into the city of practical benefit, the shopkeepers who have spent a decade watching the monorails rumbling past their shop windows are rather more sceptical. With ridership still below budget, the delay could prove too much for the light rail promoters.TNT’s latest rail venture seems just as uncertain; it is backing the A$2bn Inter-Capital Express venture to introduce German high-speed trains between Sydney and Canberra. ICE was shortlisted in April along with the Speedrail TGV venture backed by GEC Alsthom, Capital Rail with an Adtranz X2000 derivative, and the ever-hopeful Transrapid promoters offering a 550 km/h maglev line which could cut the journey time to just 59 min.All four groups envisage they could have the line ready by around 2002, but none is now in a position to harness the publicity and business incentive of serving the Olympics. If Canberra really wants a ’high-tech’ plaything, perhaps it could buy a second-hand monorail instead. Going cheap, low-mileage, with one careful owner. olast_img read more

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