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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Immune System Suppression May Be Related to Problem Drinking

Feb. 2, 2017 — Cytokines are small proteins in the immune system that act as chemical messengers between cells. Prior research suggests that pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines are dysfunctional during alcohol ... read more

Fat Shaming Linked to Greater Health Risks

Jan. 26, 2017 — Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities’ appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans. People who are ... read more

Stimulating the Brain With Electricity May Reduce Bulimia Symptoms

Jan. 25, 2017 — Key symptoms of bulimia nervosa, including the urge to binge eat and restrict food intake, are reduced by delivering electricity to parts of the brain using non-invasive brain stimulation, according ... read more

Study Discusses Model for Understanding Nutrition and Brain Development

Jan. 19, 2017 — For nearly a decade, researchers have studied the piglet as a translational model to understand which aspects of early brain development are affected by nutrition interventions. In a recent review ... read more

Maternal Micronutrients, Nurturing Environment Boost Child Development

Jan. 16, 2017 — A new study offers a recipe for parents who want smarter kids: maternal micronutrient supplements during pregnancy, early life nurturing, happy moms, and educated ... read more

People With Forms of Early-Onset Parkinson's Disease May Benefit from Boosting Niacin in Diet, Research Suggests

Jan. 10, 2017 — A new study is strengthening the therapeutic potential for dietary interventions in Parkinson's disease, suggesting that these patients may benefit from a boost in niacin, which is found in some ... read more

High Cholesterol Intake and Eggs Do Not Increase Risk of Memory Disorders

Jan. 9, 2017 — A relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, no association was found ... read more

Identifying Children at Risk of Eating Disorders Is Key to Saving Lives

Jan. 5, 2017 — Spotting eating disorder symptoms in children as young as nine years old will allow medics to intervene early and save lives, experts ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk of Chronic Headache

Jan. 4, 2017 — Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new ... read more

College-Student Status Does Not Automatically Mean Excessive Drinking

Dec. 30, 2016 — College matriculation is often associated with increases in the frequency and intensity of drinking. This study used a national sample to examine the association between being a college student and ... read more

Inactivity in Obese Mice Linked to a Decreased Motivation to Move

Dec. 29, 2016 — Starting a regular program at the gym is a common New Year's resolution, but it's one that most people are unable to stick with for very long. Now a study done in mice is providing clues ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — Experimenting on mice with a genetic change similar to that found in people with a rare inherited disease called Kabuki syndrome, scientists report that a very low-carbohydrate diet can “open up” ... read more

Supertasters a Super Opportunity for Advertisers

Dec. 19, 2016 — A new study used three small studies to answer several questions about supertasters and find out more about their brand identification ability, brand loyalty and if their abilities dissipate with ... read more

The Strange Effects of Thinking Healthy Food Is Costlier

Dec. 19, 2016 — Consumers believe healthy food must be more expensive than cheap eats and that higher-priced food is healthier – even when there is no supporting evidence, according to new ... read more

Neurons Anticipate Body's Response to Food and Water

Dec. 15, 2016 — A new discovery offers new insight into regulation of water and food intake. Neuroscientists recorded neuronal activity in real-time in awake mice when presented with food or water, and identified ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — A study of older adults links consumption of a pigment found in leafy greens to the preservation of 'crystallized intelligence,' the ability to use the skills and knowledge one has acquired ... read more

Drug for Narcolepsy Could Help Food Addicts Lose Weight

Dec. 13, 2016 — Overweight people could be given help with the discovery that a drug used for sleep disorder could also reduce the impulse for food, report ... read more

Baby Boomers on a Bender: Emerging Trends in Alcohol Binge and Use Disorders Among Older Adults

Dec. 12, 2016 — Trends of self-reported past-month binge alcohol use and alcohol use disorder were examined among adults age 50 and older. The researchers found significant increases in past-year alcohol use, ... read more

Brain Locations That Control Diabetes Drugs’ Weight Loss Effects Examined

Dec. 11, 2016 — Certain type 2 diabetes drugs promote weight loss, but how they do this remains poorly understood. Insight into how these drugs work in the body -- and especially the brain -- could help create new ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — A new method has been used by researchers to produce REM sleep loss in mice along with a chemical-genetic technique to block prefrontal cortex neurons and the behaviors they mediate. As a result, the ... read more

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