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"News in Brief" for March 12, 2014

Obese girls tend to do worse in school, U.K. study say
CBC News

Obese girls tend to have poorer grades in school compared to their healthier counterparts, but weight didn’t seem make a difference when it comes to boys, says a new study of British children. The researchers say their study is the most comprehensive of its kind. They note that previous studies on obesity and academics were largely from the U.S. and also did not consider certain factors such as socio-economic status.

Omega-3 fatty acids may improve children's sleep patterns: study
CTV News

A new pilot study indicates increasing children's intake of omega-3 fatty acids may improve their sleep. The study from the University of Oxford is said to be the first to analyze the potential link between sleep and fatty acid status in healthy children. Findings will be published in the Journal of Sleep Research.

Spinach extract could keep cravings at bay: study
CTV News

A natural compound hidden away in spinach has been shown to reduce food cravings between meals and could help prevent obesity, a Swedish scientist said on Monday. Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, a professor of appetite regulation at Lund University, found the compound, known as thylakoid, while looking for ways to slow digestion and alleviate hunger pangs.

U.S. company applies to sell genetically modified fish in Canada
CTV News

A U.S. company hoping to produce genetically modified salmon eggs in Canada has also applied to the federal government to sell its fish for human consumption. Health Canada confirmed that the department is reviewing the safety of AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon as a food source.

I don’t like cooked vegetables. Can I get by if I eat them all raw?
The Globe

Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck answers this question.

Health groups warn restaurants will swap calories for salt
The Star

Restaurants may add salt to meals to boost taste of lower-calorie meals under proposed menu legislation. Includes additional commentary from Mark Holland (director of health promotion at the Heart and Stroke Foundation), Carol Timmings (director of chronic disease and injury prevention at Toronto Public Health), and David Hammond (associate professor in the school of public health at the University of Waterloo).