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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Obesity: Is Junk Food Really to Blame?

Nov. 5, 2015 — Soda, candy, and fast food are often painted as the prime culprits in the national discussion of obesity in the United States. While a diet of chocolate bars and cheese burgers washed down with a ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — New research finds that one night of sleep deprivation and six months on a high-fat diet could both impair insulin sensitivity to a similar degree, demonstrating the importance of a good night's ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Used alone, a cell phone app that tracks exercise, calories and weight loss goals is, on average, not enough to create meaningful weight loss in young adults, according to new ... read more

Depression, Weight Gain in Pregnancy Linked to Sitting Down

Nov. 3, 2015 — A link between depression in pregnancy and long periods of sitting down has been identified by researchers. The study found those suffering from symptoms of depression during pregnancy are more ... read more

Do Certain Words Entice Us to Eat High-Calorie Foods?

Nov. 3, 2015 — Brain responses to written food words differ between lean individuals and those with obesity, and suggests that both stress and genetics could influence excess eating, new research suggests. The work ... read more

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

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