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February 13, 2016

Reduced Anxiety, Depression for Women Participating in Women-Only Cardiac Rehab Programs

Feb. 3, 2016 — Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women globally. Women who have an acute coronary heart event may be more likely to die or to suffer complications during the initial recovery ... read more

How Obesity Makes Memory Go Bad

Jan. 26, 2016 — Obesity is associated with epigenetic changes that dysregulate memory-associated genes, and a particular enzyme in brain neurons of the hippocampus appears to be a link between chronic obesity and ... read more

Brain Function Differs in Obese Children, Study Shows

Jan. 25, 2016 — The brains of children who are obese function differently from those of children of healthy weight, and exhibit an "imbalance" between food-seeking and food-avoiding behaviors, researchers ... read more

Brain Study Reveals Mindfulness Could Help Prevent Obesity in Children

Jan. 21, 2016 — Mindfulness, described as paying attention on purpose and being in the present moment with acceptance, could be an effective way to help children avoid obesity. New research suggests that the balance ... read more

Increased Diabetes Risk Associated With Youth Antipsychotic Treatment, Rare With Small Absolute Incidence Rates

Jan. 20, 2016 — Antipsychotic treatment in youth was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, although the condition appeared to be rare with small absolute incidence rates, a review of medical ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — Two consecutive nights of extended sleep, a typical weekend occurrence, appears to counteract the increased risk of diabetes associated with short-term sleep restriction during the work week, at ... read more

Weight Loss, Quitting Smoking and Giving Up Alcohol May Be Aided by Hormones from Our Guts

Jan. 15, 2016 — Scientists are investigating whether an infusion of gut hormones could help people to stop over-eating, quit smoking, or give up alcohol. In the study, volunteers will have three infusions of ... read more

What You Eat Can Influence How You Sleep

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted ... read more

Mothers' Comments Linked to Eating Disorders in Asian Young Adults

Jan. 14, 2016 — The study found that negative comments made by mothers had more impact on their children's self-image regardless of gender, in a culture where fathers are more authoritative and mothers more ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — An explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain, has been uncovered by a group of researchers. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such ... read more

You Eat What You Are? Changing Identity to Motivate Healthy Eating

Jan. 13, 2016 — If you’ve resolved to eat more healthily this year, you might find that imagining yourself as a healthy eater is the key to changing your behavior for the better. A new paper explores the concept ... read more

Mental Health Conditions Common Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

Jan. 12, 2016 — Mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study. Bariatric surgery is an accepted ... read more

Early Weight Loss in Parkinson's Disease Patients May Signify More Serious Form of Disease

Jan. 11, 2016 — Evidence of an association between weight loss in patients with early Parkinson's disease and more rapid disease progression has been found by researchers. While weight loss is common in ... read more

Confident Body, Confident Child: Breakthrough Parent Training Program Shows Promise in Promoting Body Satisfaction and Healthy Eating

Jan. 7, 2016 — A new study has demonstrated positive results in reducing potential vulnerabilities for disordered eating and promoting body satisfaction, healthy eating and weight management among young children ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — In its simplest terms, weight loss occurs when the amount of energy consumed in the form of food is less than the amount of energy burned. This can be accomplished by eating less or exercising more. ... read more

People Face Subconscious Urges to Over-Eat in Winter, Research Shows

Jan. 6, 2016 — People have evolved to have subconscious urges to over-eat, and limited ability to avoid becoming obese, especially in winter, a new study has ... read more

MIND Diet Repeatedly Ranked Among Best

Jan. 5, 2016 — A diet proven to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent in participants who adhered to the diet rigorously has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow by U.S. News ... read more

Liver May Sway Sweet Tooth, Alcohol Consumption

Dec. 25, 2015 — It may be your liver (and not your better judgement) that keeps you away from excess sweets this holiday season. Two independent research groups have found the first evidence of a liver-derived ... read more

Overeating and Depressed? There's a Connection, and Maybe a Solution

Dec. 21, 2015 — Chronic overeating and stress are tied to an increased risk of depression and anxiety, and in a new study, researchers explain why that happens and suggest a possible solution. The researchers report ... read more

Inflammation Can Fan the Flames of Depression

Dec. 18, 2015 — Chronic inflammation in the bloodstream can 'fan the flames' of depression, much like throwing gasoline on a fire, according to a new ... read more

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