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August 26, 2016

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August 26, 2016

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

Diet and Exercise Can Reduce Protein Build-Ups Linked to Alzheimer's, Study Shows

Aug. 16, 2016 — A healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease, research ... read more

Study of Brain Activity Shows That Food Commercials Influence Children's Food Choices

Aug. 12, 2016 — Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view 1,000-2,000 ads per year. Some studies have shown there is a ... read more

'Aggressive Drunk' Gene May Protect Carriers from Obesity, Associated Risks

Aug. 10, 2016 — A genetic mutation that makes its bearers more likely to behave impulsively while intoxicated may shield them from obesity and change the way testosterone impacts insulin resistance, indicates a new ... read more

Want a Better Memory? Try Eating a Mediterranean Diet

Aug. 9, 2016 — The Mediterranean diet can improve your mind, as well your heart, shows a new ... read more

Activating Dopamine Neurons Could Turn Off Binge-Like Eating Behavior

Aug. 8, 2016 — While binge eating affects about 10 percent of adults in the United States, the neurobiological basis of the disease is unclear. Researchers have found that certain neural circuits have the ability ... 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

Light Shed on Gender Differences in Diabetes and Aging

Aug. 4, 2016 — All's not fair in love and glucose intolerance -- overweight men (and mice) are more prone to get type 2 diabetes than are overweight women (and mice). No one has known why -- until now. ... read more

Avoiding the High Calorie Office Snacks

Aug. 2, 2016 — The culture of grabbing something quick to eat amid a mounting pile of to-dos at work often leads to making the wrong decisions when searching for something to eat in the workplace. Unplanned cake ... read more

The Feel of Food

July 28, 2016 — Some people love avocados. Others hate them. For many of the latter, the fruit's texture is the source of their intense dislike. What gives? A team of biologists has now discovered the cellular ... read more

July 28, 2016 — Music can influence how much you like the taste of beer, according to a new ... read more

Adolescent Drinking Damages Later Verbal Learning and Memory Performance

July 27, 2016 — Adolescence is both a time of rapid neurobiological changes and of the initiation of drinking – alcohol is the most commonly used substance among students in grades eight to 12. Binge-drinking ... read more

Vitamin D Levels Predict Risk of Brain Decline in Chinese Elderly

July 27, 2016 — Low vitamin D levels has been associated with increased subsequent risk of cognitive decline and impairment in the Chinese elderly, a new study ... read more

Historical Love-Affair With Indulgent Foods

July 26, 2016 — Our desire for indulgent meals may be over 500 years old. A new analysis of European and American paintings across five centuries shows that salt, bread, sausage, and shellfish were among the most ... 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

Glutamate Levels in the Brain May Be Linked to Alcohol Craving

July 20, 2016 — Craving consists of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral elements related to a desire to drink alcohol, and can be experienced during intoxication, withdrawal, and/or prior to relapse. Different ... read more

Brain Stimulation to Reduce Food Cravings? The Data So Far

July 19, 2016 — Noninvasive stimulation of a specific brain area can reduce food cravings—particularly for high-calorie, "appetitive" foods—available research ... read more

Food Purchasing and Social Status Perceptions

July 18, 2016 — A new study worked to reveal consumer motivations behind willingness to pay for expensive foods versus valuation of food attributes. Could it be fashion, a bid for prestige or a statement of wealth ... read more

There Is Something About Those Energy Drinks

July 15, 2016 — Energy drinks combined with alcohol (AmEDs) were once available for purchase as a premixed beverage, until 2010 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that the combination was unsafe. ... 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

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