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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

Do Microbes Control Our Mood?

Oct. 20, 2016 — Our intestine hosts a complex ecosystem of bacteria; we call it the gut microbiota, which includes at least 1000 difference species. We get most of our gut microbes soon after birth, although there ... read more

Exchanging Sedentariness for Low-Intensity Physical Activity Can Prevent Weight Gain in Children

Oct. 20, 2016 — As little as 10 minutes of high-intensity physical activity per day reduces the amount of adipose tissue and enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in 6-8-year-old children, according to a new study. The ... read more

Metabolism: What Is It and Can It Be Controlled?

Oct. 19, 2016 — “I have a fast metabolism; I can eat and eat and stay skinny.” Most of us have heard someone say this. But what is metabolism, and can we make ours run a bit faster? A new article helps break ... read more

Study Finds Link Between Childhood Cancer, Poor Dietary Quality in Adulthood

Oct. 19, 2016 — Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds. Diets lacking essential nutrients may exacerbate the chronic disease burden in a group ... read more

Drinking an Ice Slurry/water Mix Helps Body Cope With Exertion in Hot Weather

Oct. 19, 2016 — Temperature of water consumed may be as important as the amount when trying to manage thermoregulation, indicates new ... read more

Study Examines Work Status, Productivity After Bariatric Surgery

Oct. 18, 2016 — A new study assessed working status and change in productivity in the first 3 years following bariatric surgery for severe ... read more

Study Reveals High Levels of Vitamin D Inadequacy in UK Adolescents

Oct. 18, 2016 — A new study finds high prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy in 14 to 18 year olds at a time of the year when vitamin D levels should be at their peak (post-summer). The research identifies the level of ... read more

Minimal Exercise Can Prevent Disease, Weight Gain in Menopausal Women

Oct. 17, 2016 — Minimal exercise may be all it takes for postmenopausal women to better regulate insulin, maintain metabolic function and help prevent significant weight gain, research shows. These findings suggest ... read more

Replacing Diet Beverages With Water May Help Diabetic Patients Lose Weight

Oct. 17, 2016 — In a study of 81 overweight and obese women with type 2 diabetes who usually consumed diet beverages and were on a weight loss program, those who substituted water for diet beverages after their ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — In the development of obesity and diabetes, signals from the brain play an important role. Here an important neurotransmitter is dopamine. Scientists have investigated how mutations in the obesity ... read more

Fruit-Rich Mediterranean Diet With Antioxidants May Cut Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk by More Than a Third

Oct. 17, 2016 — People who closely follow the Mediterranean diet – especially by eating fruit – may be more than a third less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, ... read more

High Cholesterol Triggers Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress Leading to Osteoarthritis

Oct. 14, 2016 — High cholesterol might harm more than our cardiovascular systems. New research using animal models suggests that high cholesterol levels trigger mitochondrial oxidative stress on cartilage cells, ... read more

Soy Protein Early in Life May Help Prevent Bone Loss in Adulthood

Oct. 14, 2016 — Move over milk, soy protein early in life might be what's needed for strong, healthy bones in adulthood. New research reports that early dietary nutrition heavy in soy protein isolate can ... read more

New Molecule May Help Fight Obesity by Converting 'Bad' Fat to 'Good' Fat

Oct. 14, 2016 — New research suggests that activation of a chemical called Beta-LGND2 by the estrogen receptor Beta (ER-Beta) reduces obesity and metabolic diseases in mice by converting bad fat (white fat) to good ... read more

Rise in Obese Pregnant Women Takes Its Toll on Mother, Child Both

Oct. 14, 2016 — A medical doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in high-risk pregnancies. There are no standard guidelines for the management of obesity in pregnancy. The American College of ... read more

Small Dietary Changes Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk by More Than a Quarter

Oct. 14, 2016 — Exchanging few commercially regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality reduces total and LDL cholesterol. A new double-blind randomized controlled trial suggests almost 30% reduction in ... read more

Coronary Artery Disease Tests Prompt Patients Toward Healthier Habits

Oct. 14, 2016 — Undergoing a computer tomographic angiography was a better motivator to get people with suspected coronary artery disease to adopt healthier lifestyle practices than an exercise electrocardiography ... read more

Sleep-Deprived Preschoolers Eat More

Oct. 13, 2016 — Sleep-deprived preschoolers consumed about 20 percent more calories than usual, 25 percent more sugar and 26 percent more carbohydrates, say researchers. The following day, the kids were allowed to ... read more

Teens Light Up Cigarettes to Slim Down

Oct. 13, 2016 — Many doctors and public health experts assume that people smoke cigarettes simply because they're addicted to the nicotine. But a group of researchers has found that overweight and obese teens ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — L-arginine, an amino acid that is consumed through diet, can boost the activity of a particular type of immune cells, so called T cells, new research indicates. When the levels of L-arginine are ... read more

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