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November 25, 2015

New Study Uncovers Attitudes of African-American Children Toward Overweight Peers

Nov. 2, 2015 — African-American girls show more empathy and are more accepting of overweight peers who can be victims of bullying, new research ... read more

Single Gene Variation Linked to Obesity

Oct. 29, 2015 — A single variation in the gene for brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) may influence obesity in children and adults, according to a new study. The study suggests that a less common version of the ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Chemical changes in brain cells caused by disturbances in the body's day-night cycle may be a key underlying cause of the learning and memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, ... read more

Frequently Monitoring Progress Toward Goals Increases Chance of Success

Oct. 29, 2015 — If you are trying to achieve a goal, the more often that you monitor your progress, the greater the likelihood that you will succeed, according to research. Your chances of success are even more ... read more

Could Your Job Be Making You Obese?

Oct. 28, 2015 — Research reveals link between having to make lots of decisions at work and increased BMI. The findings suggest for the first time that these two psychological measures of control at work may actually ... read more

Medication Dose Needed for General Anesthesia Varies Widely: Some Patients May Require Less Anesthesia

Oct. 27, 2015 — The amount of anesthetic required for general anesthesia during surgery varies widely from patient to patient and some may be able to receive a lower dose than typically administered, suggests a new ... read more

New Growth Charts Developed for US Children With Down Syndrome

Oct. 27, 2015 — Pediatric researchers have developed the first set of growth charts for US children with Down syndrome since 1988. These new charts provide an important tool for pediatricians to evaluate growth ... read more

When It Comes to Children's Ability to Think, Weight and Activity Level Both Matter, Study Finds

Oct. 27, 2015 — Weight and physical activity levels are both factors in a child's ability to acquire and use knowledge, a new study finds. Children who were lean and active scored better on cognitive tests than ... read more

Lifestyle Change Could Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's

Oct. 27, 2015 — Aging researchers are studying the connection between cholesterol level and cognitive decline in old age. Carriers of the ApoE4 genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's may be able to reduce their ... read more

Oct. 23, 2015 — A world-first study has revealed pre-schoolers exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more. She says the research suggests light exposure, artificial and natural, needs to be part of the ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — People with a high degree of attention to their present thoughts and feelings -- 'dispositional mindfulness' -- are less likely to be obese than people with a low degree of dispositional ... read more

Physical Activity Has Greater Impact on Body Composition in Postmenopausal Women

Oct. 19, 2015 — Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, regardless of your age. But a new study shows that some types of physical activity have a greater impact on body composition in postmenopausal compared ... read more

High-Fat Diet May Cause Changes in Brain That Lead to Anxiety, Depression

Oct. 19, 2015 — A new study in mice reveals that increased body weight and high blood sugar as a result of consuming a high-fat diet may cause anxiety and depressive symptoms and measurable changes in the ... read more

Scientists Close in on a Blood Test for Alzheimer's Disease

Oct. 18, 2015 — Researchers are nearing development of a blood test that can accurately detect the presence of Alzheimer's disease, which would give physicians an opportunity to intervene at the earliest, most ... read more

Weight Discrimination Is Linked to Increased Risk of Mortality, Say Researchers

Oct. 15, 2015 — People who report being subjected to weight discrimination also have a greater risk of dying, say researchers, not because they may be overweight, but because of the apparent effects of the ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Researchers have revealed how obesity surgery recovers opioid neurotransmission in the brain. Obesity surgery provides an effective means for rapid weight loss, and the research also shows that ... read more

MS May Start Later for Those Who Spend Teenage Summers in the Sun

Oct. 7, 2015 — A study of people with multiple sclerosis found that those who spent time in the sun every day during the summer as teens developed the disease later than those reporting not spending time in the sun ... read more

Packaged Food Purchases at Non-Grocery Stores Are Up but Nutritional Quality Is Down

Oct. 5, 2015 — Consumers are increasingly buying food from mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, and convenience stores, but are selecting foods with poor nutritional profiles, according to new ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Studying the 'gut-brain axis,' researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder anorexia ... read more

High-Fructose Diet Slows Recovery from Brain Injury

Oct. 2, 2015 — A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rat brains’ ability to heal after head trauma, neuroscientists report. Revealing a link between nutrition and brain health, the finding offers ... read more

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