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April 29, 2017

Challenging the Current Approach to Glut1 Deficiency

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers find that the duration and timing of lunch and recess is related to food choices and the physical activity of school children. These findings could help schools make policies that promote ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Gene variants could affect food preferences in healthy people, according to a new study. The findings could lead to new strategies that make it easier for people to stick to an optimal ... read more

Could New York Neighborhood Noise Be Good for Poor Residents?

Apr. 13, 2017 — Loud workplace noise has been found by many studies to cause harm, but a recent analysis links the sounds of all-night car horn blasts and shouting by bar revelers in New York City's noisiest ... read more

Love It or Hate It: Marmite May Affect Brain Function

Apr. 5, 2017 — A potential link between eating Marmite and activity in the brain has been identified by researchers, through the apparent increase of a chemical messenger associated with healthy brain function. ... read more

Paternal Nutrition Affects Offsprings' Mental Fitness, Laboratory Study Shows

Apr. 4, 2017 — The father's lifestyle affects the cognitive skills of his offspring -- at least in mice. Scientists have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine and vitamin ... read more

The Secret to Staying Motivated

Apr. 3, 2017 — Our source of motivation switches about halfway through the process of pursuing a goal, researchers have discovered. People who lose interest in reaching a goal may benefit from trying different ... read more

Bullies and Their Victims Obsessed With Weight-Loss

Mar. 29, 2017 — School bullies and their victims are more obsessed with weight-loss than anyone else, according to new research ... read more

Prescription Weight-Loss Medication Helps With Opiate Addiction Recovery, Study Confirms

Mar. 24, 2017 — A prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone, new research confirms. The researchers found that the drug, lorcaserin, reduced the use and craving for the opioid ... read more

Insulin Resistance May Lead to Faster Cognitive Decline

Mar. 21, 2017 — Insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance, new research ... read more

Screening for Both Malnutrition and Frailty Needed to Enhance Health of Aging Populations

Mar. 21, 2017 — A new literature review describes overlap in prevalence, diagnostic criteria, and treatment of frailty and malnutrition, two conditions currently diagnosed independently of each other in the ... read more

Resveratrol Preserves Neuromuscular Synapses, Muscle Fibers in Aging Mice

Mar. 7, 2017 — Red wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight type 2 diabetes, have many of the neuroprotective benefits of a low-calorie diet and exercise, say ... read more

Obese Democrats Blame Genetics; Normal Weight Democrats and Most Republicans Blame Lifestyle

Mar. 6, 2017 — Self-reported overweight people, if they were Democrats are more likely to believe genetic factors cause obesity, while Republicans who see themselves are overweight still assign eating habits and ... read more

Even After Treatment, Brains of Anorexia Nervosa Patients Not Fully Recovered

Mar. 1, 2017 — Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to ... read more

Following Dietary Recommendations Leads to Modest Heart Health Improvements

Feb. 27, 2017 — Following current dietary recommendations may lead to small improvements in overall heart health in overweight individuals, according to a new ... read more

Ketogenic Diet Shown Safe, Effective Option for Some With Rare and Severest Form of Epilepsy

Feb. 27, 2017 — In a small phase I and II clinical trial, researchers and colleagues elsewhere found that the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet was a safe and effective treatment option for the majority of ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — MS patients are three to six times more likely to develop seizures. Using a mouse model, a team of scientists has found for the first time that chronic demyelination is closely linked to, and is ... read more

Mercury in Fish, Seafood May Be Linked to Higher Risk of ALS

Feb. 23, 2017 — Eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study. However, fish and seafood consumption as ... read more

Low Birth Weight Babies at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems Later in Life

Feb. 13, 2017 — Babies born with extremely low birth weight are not only at risk for physical problems but are also more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, according to an analysis of ... read more

Prebiotics May Help to Cope With Stress

Feb. 10, 2017 — Probiotics are well known to benefit digestive health, but prebiotics are less well understood. Recent study in rats shows that prebiotic fibers may help to protect beneficial gut bacteria and ... read more

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