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May 5, 2016

Research Into Correlation Between Beauty and Body Size Shows That Women Are Harshest Judges, and Harshest Judged

Apr. 7, 2016 — In assessing attractiveness, females judge men and women with higher BMI as less attractive, a new research study concludes. Additionally, men do not judge a man with a higher weight negatively, but ... read more

Blueberries May Offer Benefits for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Apr. 5, 2016 — In a series of studies conducted in rats, researchers have found that eating blueberries could help to reduce the genetic and biochemical drivers behind depression and suicidal tendencies associated ... read more

Effects of Alcohol, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana Exposure on the Placenta

Apr. 5, 2016 — In the United States, prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is the most common preventable cause of developmental delay. Animal studies have shown some of the adverse effects of PAE on placental ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Some of the simplest, safest lessons to help adolescents combat obesity may be raising their awareness of what they are eating and whether they are even hungry, researchers ... read more

More Dietary Calcium May Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Apr. 3, 2016 — In older people, higher dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, but not of stroke and fracture, new research ... read more

Most People Cycle and Regain Weight, and Those Who Lose Most Are Most Likely to Keep It Off

Apr. 2, 2016 — Most people lose, gain and maintain their weight inconsistently, and those who lose the most weight are most likely to keep it off and keep losing, new research ... read more

Liraglutide May Make High-Fat Foods Less Desirable to the Brain's Reward Centers

Apr. 2, 2016 — A new study finds that the diabetes drug liraglutide leads to weight loss by acting on an area of the brain that controls attention and possibly making desirable foods less ... read more

Brain Cancer: Two Essential Amino Acids Might Hold Key to Better Outcomes

Mar. 31, 2016 — The altered metabolism of two essential amino acids helps drive the development of the most common and lethal form of brain cancer, new research has discovered. The findings suggest new ways to treat ... read more

Parents' Binge Eating, Restrictive Feeding Practices May Be Reactions to Kids' Emotions

Mar. 30, 2016 — A new study of more than 440 parents and their preschoolers offers insight into why some parents who binge eat also may try to restrict their children's food intake, placing their children at ... read more

Losing Weight With a High-Protein Diet Can Help Adults Sleep Better

Mar. 24, 2016 — Overweight and obese adults who are losing weight with a high-protein diet are more likely to sleep better, according to new research. The study also has studied how dietary protein quantity, sources ... read more

Smoking Cessation Benefits Persist in Spite of Weight Gain in Patients With Mental Illness

Mar. 23, 2016 — The weight gain that can result from quitting smoking does not eliminate the reduction in cardiovascular risks associated with smoking cessation among patients with serious mental illness, at least ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — All children are screened for a host of conditions at birth, such as Phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder that is passed by mutated genes from both parents to their offspring. Currently the primary ... read more

The Weight of Rejection: For Heavier Individuals, the Anticipation of Rejection Drives Down Self-Esteem, Ratchets Up Stress

Mar. 21, 2016 — For heavier individuals, the anticipation of rejection drives down self-esteem and ratchets up stress, say psychologists. The researchers recruited 160 men and women of various body weights, aged 18 ... read more

Even With Higher Education, Obese Women Run Greater Risk of Depression

Mar. 21, 2016 — Even with higher education, women with a body mass index of 30-34.9 have double the risk of depression compared with women of normal weight and same educational ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Achieving the metrics that define a healthy heart may translate to healthier brain function as people age. More ideal cardiovascular health measures meant less decline in brain processing speed and, ... read more

Obesity Is Risk Factor for Rare Type of Stroke in Women Using Oral Contraceptives

Mar. 14, 2016 — Obese women who used oral contraceptives appeared to have increased risk for a rare type of stroke known as a cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) compared with women of normal weight who did not use ... read more

Double Cheeseburger and a Diet Soda, Please

Mar. 11, 2016 — While more consumers than ever are making healthier choices at the grocery store, they tend to purchase a balance of healthy and less-healthy foods, according to new ... read more

Can Mindful Eating Help Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease?

Mar. 9, 2016 — Given the high stress levels, extended periods of screen time and regular social outings many Americans experience day-to-day in environments where high-calorie foods are readily available, it can be ... read more

Domestic Violence During Pregnancy Doubles Risk of Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight

Mar. 9, 2016 — Domestic violence by a partner or ex-partner during pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight and small-for-gestational-age babies, finds a ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — A psychologist has just published the results of a national study examining how men feel about their bodies and their attractiveness. Long thought to be an issue primarily faced by women, body ... read more

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