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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Increase in Snacking Related to Parental Oversight

July 12, 2016 — In a new study examining how parenting contributes to snacking, researchers found that parents who have a hands-off approach to feeding children may unknowingly contribute to an increase in ... read more

Childhood Binge Eating: Families, Feeding, and Feelings

June 28, 2016 — In order to put childhood binge eating into context, a new systematic review identifies two potential risk factors for binge eating in children under the age of 12. With family being the most ... read more

Study Uses Diverse Sample to Examine Childhood Weight's Link to Age of First Substance Use

June 28, 2016 — Girls who were overweight as children are likely to begin using cigarettes, marijuana or alcohol at an earlier age than their healthy-weight peers, according to a new ... read more

Drunkorexia 101: Increasing Alcohol’s Effects Through Diet and Exercise Behaviors

June 27, 2016 — While many people view college drinking as the norm, less understood is that how students drink can place them at a higher risk for multiple problems. Drinking on an empty stomach usually means that ... read more

Hey! You Stole My Food!: Abnormal Eating Behaviors in Frontotemporal Dementia

June 22, 2016 — Frontotemporal dementia is associated with a wide variety of abnormal eating behaviors such as hyperphagia, fixations on one kind of food, even ingestion of inanimate objects, making an already ... read more

New Link Found Between Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

June 21, 2016 — Drugs used to treat diabetes could also be used to treat Alzheimer's disease, and vice versa, according to new research. This is also the first study of its kind to show that Alzheimer's ... read more

June 21, 2016 — SORLA is a protein that influences the balance of metabolic processes in adipose tissue, a particular form of fat. Too much of it makes fat cells overly sensitive to insulin, which leads them to ... read more

Mothers With Diabetes More Likely to Also Have Anti-Fetal Brain Autoantibodies

June 17, 2016 — Mothers of children with autism and were diagnosed with metabolic conditions during pregnancy, particularly gestational and type 2 diabetes, were more likely to have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies ... read more

June 16, 2016 — The absence of a one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice, researchers report. By adding this bacteria species back to the guts of affected mice, the researchers were able ... read more

June 15, 2016 — As young people reach adulthood, their preferences for sweet foods typically decline. But a research team has found that for people with obesity, the drop-off may not be as steep, and the ... read more

Consistent Links Between Capacity to Delay Gratification, ADHD, Obesity

June 14, 2016 — Individuals diagnosed with ADHD or obesity are more likely to choose smaller immediate rewards over larger future rewards.These new studies found a highly consistent reduction in capacity to delay ... read more

What Do My Cravings Say About My Health?

June 14, 2016 — After a stressful day, it’s almost second nature to laze on the couch and drown our sorrows in a bowl of ice-cream or potato chips. Soon, we glance down and realize we’ve managed to consume the ... read more

Weight and Diet May Help Predict Sleep Quality

June 10, 2016 — The old adage 'you are what you eat,' may be better phrased as 'your sleep relates to what you eat.' An individual's body composition and caloric intake can influence time ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Air pollution -- including environmental and household air pollution -- has emerged as a leading risk factor for stroke worldwide, associated with about a third of the global burden of stroke in ... read more

Late Sleep Timing Linked to Poorer Diet Quality, Lower Physical Activity

June 8, 2016 — Among healthy adults with a habitual sleep duration of at least 6.5 hours, late sleep timing was associated with higher fast food consumption and lower vegetable intake, particularly among men, as ... read more

Anorexia Nervosa: Pleasure at Getting Thin More Than Fear of Getting Fat

June 7, 2016 — Anorexia nervosa might not be explained by fear of gaining weight, but by the pleasure of losing it, say researchers, adding that the phenomenon might be genetically influenced. The work challenges ... read more

June 6, 2016 — Though eating in moderation might be considered practical advice for healthy nutrition, a new study suggests the term's wide range of interpretations may make it an ineffective guide for losing ... read more

Family-Based Weight Management Program Improved Self-Perception Among Obese Children

June 6, 2016 — Battling the childhood obesity epidemic is a priority for many researchers, as obesity during adolescence increases the risk of chronic diseases throughout life. Including a mental health component ... read more

Shift Work Unwinds Body Clocks, Leading to More Severe Strokes

June 1, 2016 — Statistics show that some 15 million Americans don't work the typical nine-to-five. These employees (or shift workers), who punch in for graveyard or rotating shifts, are more prone to numerous ... read more

Fasting-Like Diet Reduces Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

May 26, 2016 — A mouse study, followed by a human study, indicates that the fasting-mimicking diet holds promise as a treatment for autoimmune diseases. A fasting-like diet switches on a process in which body kills ... read more

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