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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Early Poverty Disrupts Link Between Hunger and Eating

Feb. 4, 2016 — How much you eat when you're not really hungry may depend on how well off your family was when you were a child, according to new ... read more

Don't Use Body Mass Index to Determine Whether People Are Healthy

Feb. 4, 2016 — Relying on body mass index (BMI), a numerical measure of a person's height and weight, as a proxy for health incorrectly labels more than 54 million heavy Americans unhealthy when they are not, ... read more

Reduced Anxiety, Depression for Women Participating in Women-Only Cardiac Rehab Programs

Feb. 3, 2016 — Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women globally. Women who have an acute coronary heart event may be more likely to die or to suffer complications during the initial recovery ... read more

Study Suggests Improvements in How Mesothelioma Is Staged

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new study suggests that significant improvements could be made in the scoring system physicians use to estimate the stage (severity) of mesothelioma, an aggressive and deadly ... read more

Maternal Diet Alters the Breast Milk Microbiome and Microbial Gene Content

Feb. 2, 2016 — Breast milk contains a diverse microbiome that is presumed to colonize the infant gastrointestinal tract and contribute to the establishment of the infant gut microbiome. The composition of the ... read more

Does Gender Expression Impact Weight? New Research Ties Masculinity to Higher BMI for Young People

Feb. 2, 2016 — The first long-term research study of its kind ties masculine gender expression, or how much an individual conforms to masculine norms, to higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in ... read more

Adolescent Weight Gain on Popular Injectable Contraceptive May Depend on Micronutrient Intake

Feb. 2, 2016 — Since its introduction nearly 23 years ago, the popular injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) has been associated with causing substantial weight gain in some adolescent ... read more

Turning Down the Volume on Cancer

Feb. 2, 2016 — When the audio on your television set is too loud, you simply turn down the volume. What if we could do the same for signaling in our bodies that essentially causes normal cells to turn cancerous? ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — New work on how news media coverage shapes perceptions of obesity, has been published by investigators. They examined how perspectives on obesity portrayed in news articles affect people's ... read more

Greater Weight Loss During Aging Associated With Increased Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Feb. 1, 2016 — Increasing weight loss per decade as people age from midlife to late life was associated with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a new ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — The maternal diet influences fat and glucose metabolism of offspring through epigenetic alterations, new research shows. As the study shows, a high-fat diet during pregnancy and lactation leads to ... read more

Higher Dietary Fiber Intake in Young Women May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Feb. 1, 2016 — Women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood--especially lots of fruits and vegetables--may have significantly lower breast cancer risk than those who eat less dietary ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Why does a Great Dane have a shorter lifespan than a pug? The answer lies in a complex relationship between energy usage and lifespan. That relationship is quickly being unraveled through the use of ... read more

Lasting Impressions: Psychologists Discover What Influences Our Food Choices

Jan. 29, 2016 — With Americans tipping the scales more than ever, social and personality psychologists are at the forefront of understanding the psychological motivations for healthy food choices and consumption ... read more

Obesity, Diabetes in Mom Increases Risk of Autism in Child

Jan. 29, 2016 — Children born to obese women with diabetes are more than four times as likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder than children of healthy weight mothers without diabetes, new research ... read more

Cholesterol Levels Improve With Weight Loss, Healthy Fat-Rich Diet

Jan. 29, 2016 — Weight loss programs that provide healthy fats, such as olive oil in the Mediterranean diet, or a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet have similar impacts on pound-shedding, research shows. More ... read more

United States Has Greater Link Between Low Birth Weight, Inequality, Study Shows

Jan. 29, 2016 — New research found that while low birth weight was linked to lower income and education levels in four comparable countries, that connection was most persistent in the United ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Body mass index (BMI) is an inadequate method for estimating changes in body fat and obesity in children with leukemia, a new study concludes. Investigators determined that the discrepancy between ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — The immune system has built-in tolerance mechanisms that harness itself from responding to benign foreign antigens beneficial to our system, like food. When such tolerance fails, we suffer from an ... read more

Epigenetic Switch for Obesity

Jan. 28, 2016 — Having overweight parents significantly increases your risk of obesity, but the inheritance of specific mutations can't always explain why this is the case. In a study, researchers show that ... read more

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