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Thursday, February 05, 2004

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php

Public Release: 5-Feb-2004
Lots of low-fat food is better than small portions of high-fat food
Dutch research has shown that a diet of low-fat products is better than smaller portions of normal high-fat food for preventing diabetes in obese people. Mice put on a low-fat diet were more sensitive to insulin than mice that received the same amount of energy in the form of high-fat food.
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

Public Release: 5-Feb-2004
Patients are less satisfied with better company doctor
Dutch researcher Karen Nieuwenhuijsen found that the more company doctors comply with the guidelines, the less satisfied patients who visit them due to psychological complaints are with the treatment they receive. She therefore concludes that involving patients in the development and adaptation of such guidelines could make these more useful.
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

Public Release: 5-Feb-2004
UCF research could help e-mailers find valentine, impress employees
Professor Michael Rabby of UCF's Nicholson School of Communication and graduate student Amanda Coho want to find out what messages and phrases are most likely to make people believe that someone who is e-mailing them is, among other things, trustworthy, eager to help others and willing to admit to making mistakes.

Public Release: 4-Feb-2004
Book challenges media influence on trial verdicts
Despite the growing news media fascination with murder and other high-profile trials, a new study has found that pre-trial publicity, and ongoing trial coverage, has little or no influence on the final verdict.

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