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August 30, 2016

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August 30, 2016

Mediterranean Diet Associated With Lower Risk of Early Death in Cardiovascular Disease Patients

Aug. 29, 2016 — The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of death in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, according to results from the observational ... read more

Could the Paleo Diet Benefit Heart Health?

Aug. 26, 2016 — Findings from a small study suggest that people who followed the Paleo diet for only eight weeks experienced positive effects on heart ... read more

Going Green Is for Girls, but Branding Can Make Men Eco-Friendly

Aug. 25, 2016 — Studies show that men are not as environmentally friendly as women. But could men be persuaded to go green? New research indicates the answer is yes — and it’s all about ... read more

Greater Production of 'Feeling Full' Hormone Could Be Responsible for Weight Loss

Aug. 5, 2016 — A study that might hold the key to why octogenarians are prone to losing weight has been ... read more

Blood Sugar Slumps Affect How Lean Men Treat the More Rotund

Aug. 3, 2016 — When slim men suffer bouts of low blood sugar, chances are that they will make unfair decisions involving the more rotund people they engage with in the ... read more

Successful Treatment of Rare Forms of Obesity

Aug. 3, 2016 — As part of a phase II study, two obese patients with a rare genetic disorder were given a drug treatment to stimulate the satiety center in the ... read more

Brain Changes After Menopause May Lead to Lack of Physical Activity

July 28, 2016 — Researchers have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain's pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to reward, ... read more

July 22, 2016 — A preliminary cell study finds combining curcumin, the active ingredient in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin, a component of milk thistle, inhibited the spread of colon cancer cells and increased ... read more

July 22, 2016 — The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a ... read more

Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy: Beneficial for Both Mother and Child

July 19, 2016 — In 80 percent of cases, pregnant women who used nicotine patches or the drug Zyban successively quit smoking, a new study has shown. Even after stopping the use of these products, 60 percent of Zyban ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Abnormalities in brain regions involved in forming insight may help explain why some people with anorexia nervosa have trouble recognizing their dangerous, dysfunctional eating ... read more

Weight Gain Studied for Second-Generation Antipsychotics for Autism Spectrum Disorders

July 18, 2016 — Some of the most effective treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are also well known for their risk of weight gain and subsequent health complications. For the first time, however, ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Preschoolers who are regularly tucked into bed by 8 p.m. are far less likely to become obese teenagers than young children who go to sleep later in the evening, new research has found. Bedtimes after ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Researchers have revealed, for the first time, how artificial sweeteners can stimulate appetite in the brain. Billions of people worldwide consume artificial sweeteners and they are prescribed as a ... read more

Are Brain Changes Fueling Overeating in the Obese?

July 12, 2016 — Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Obesity may ultimately be a disease of the brain, involving a progressive deterioration of various cognitive processes that influence eating. Researchers have now shown that memory inhibition -- the ... read more

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

Overeating in Obese Mice Linked to Altered Brain Responses to Food Cues

July 12, 2016 — Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new study by ... read more

July 10, 2016 — New research suggests up to eight-a-day can make you ... read more

Poor Sleep Health Could Contribute to Inflammatory Disease

July 6, 2016 — Sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are associated with increases in markers of inflammation, a new meta-analysis reports. Common sleep disturbances, such as insomnia, have been associated ... read more

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