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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

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

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

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

Stress Relief by 'Comfort Foods' May Vary Between Sexes and Across the Estrous Cycle

July 12, 2016 — Researchers have found that the brain networks that mediate stress relief after eating highly palatable foods may vary between males and females, and may also depend on the stage of the estrous ... read more

Increase in Snacking Related to Parental Oversight

July 12, 2016 — In a new study examining how parenting contributes to snacking, researchers found that parents who have a hands-off approach to feeding children may unknowingly contribute to an increase in ... read more

A Recipe for Friendship: Similar Food

July 8, 2016 — Eating similar food promotes trust between strangers, new research indicates. The researchers also discovered that these findings applied to marketing products. Participants trusted information from ... read more

Trauma Induces More Alcohol Craving Than Stress Among Veterans With PTSD and Co-Occurring Alcohol Dependence

July 1, 2016 — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependence (AD) are two of the most common and debilitating disorders diagnosed among American military veterans. AD and PTSD often occur together, ... read more

Study Pinpoints Behavior Type Linked to Binge Drinking in Young Adults

June 30, 2016 — Binge drinking — almost a rite of passage — peaks during the college years. So this begs the question, “Are there specific characteristics associated with high-level binge drinking habits in ... read more

Childhood Binge Eating: Families, Feeding, and Feelings

June 28, 2016 — In order to put childhood binge eating into context, a new systematic review identifies two potential risk factors for binge eating in children under the age of 12. With family being the most ... read more

Obesity Linked to Increased Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

June 28, 2016 — Individuals who are obese in early adulthood face a heightened risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new ... read more

Drunkorexia 101: Increasing Alcohol’s Effects Through Diet and Exercise Behaviors

June 27, 2016 — While many people view college drinking as the norm, less understood is that how students drink can place them at a higher risk for multiple problems. Drinking on an empty stomach usually means that ... read more

Hey! You Stole My Food!: Abnormal Eating Behaviors in Frontotemporal Dementia

June 22, 2016 — Frontotemporal dementia is associated with a wide variety of abnormal eating behaviors such as hyperphagia, fixations on one kind of food, even ingestion of inanimate objects, making an already ... read more

Americans Spent $30.2 Billion out-of-Pocket on Complementary Health Approaches

June 22, 2016 — Americans spent $30.2 billion -- $28.3 billion for adults and $1.9 billion for children -- out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches, according to a nationwide survey. These approaches include ... read more

New Link Found Between Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

June 21, 2016 — Drugs used to treat diabetes could also be used to treat Alzheimer's disease, and vice versa, according to new research. This is also the first study of its kind to show that Alzheimer's ... read more

June 21, 2016 — SORLA is a protein that influences the balance of metabolic processes in adipose tissue, a particular form of fat. Too much of it makes fat cells overly sensitive to insulin, which leads them to ... read more

Researchers Link Childhood Hunger, Violence Later in Life

June 20, 2016 — Children who often go hungry have a greater risk of developing impulse control problems and engaging in violence, according to new ... read more

Sharing Treatment Decisions Challenges Doctors, Parents of Young Children With Autism

June 20, 2016 — Parents of young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may experience significant difficulties in discussing treatment options with the child's pediatrician, according to new ... read more

June 16, 2016 — The absence of a one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice, researchers report. By adding this bacteria species back to the guts of affected mice, the researchers were able ... read more

June 15, 2016 — As young people reach adulthood, their preferences for sweet foods typically decline. But a research team has found that for people with obesity, the drop-off may not be as steep, and the ... read more

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