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Identified a brain circuit that could indicate the risk of developing Alzheimer's
The first brain changes associated with Alzheimer disease may appear years before the first symptoms. A study has provided evidences that a poor neuronal connection between the brainstem and cerebellum may be predictive of the risk of developing Alzheimer's. (2020-02-12)

Scents regulate fat storage without affecting eating behavior
Researchers discovered that, in the lab worm C. elegans, certain scents dynamically regulate fat mobilization by interacting with specific olfactory neurons through specific receptors. (2020-04-16)

High levels of iron may increase the risk of heart attacks
High levels of serum ferritin, a measure of bodily stores of iron, are associated with an increased risk of heart attacks in elderly people with other cardiovascular risk factors, according to a new case-control study. Eating iron-containing foods such as red meat can increase serum ferritin levels. (1999-06-01)

Eating disorder cutoffs miss some of sickest patients, Stanford/Packard study finds
Diagnostic cutoffs for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa may be too strict, a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital has found. Many patients who do not meet full criteria for these diseases are nevertheless quite ill, and the diagnosis they now receive, (2010-04-12)

Lack of sleep makes your brain hungry
New research from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that a specific brain region that contributes to a person's appetite sensation is more activated in response to food images after one night of sleep loss than after one night of normal sleep. Poor sleep habits can therefore affect people's risk of becoming overweight in the long run. The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2012-01-18)

Why are some people more attached to their phones than others?
Some people frequently check and re-check their mobile phones. Once this impulse is triggered, it may be more a question of not being able to leave the device alone than actually hoping to gain some reward from it. These insights are drawn from a study by psychologists Henry Wilmer and Jason Chein of Temple University in the US and are published in Springer's journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. (2016-03-16)

Dietary compound linked to heart disease may be influenced by gut microbiome
A Cornell study recently published online in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research reports new results that raise questions about whether circulating TMAO causes heart disease or whether it is simply a biomarker, or a sign, of developing disease. (2016-08-11)

Pitt researcher receives NIH funding for technology-enhanced weight-loss program
Pitt's study is one of seven NIH-funded clinical trials -- receiving a total of $36 million over five years -- which will use the Web, cell phones, wearable technology, and social networking to promote good health in young adults. (2010-11-30)

Added sugar in raisin cereals increases acidity of dental plaque
Elevated dental plaque acid is a risk factor that contributes to cavities in children. But eating bran flakes with raisins containing no added sugar does not promote more acid in dental plaque than bran flakes alone, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (2009-12-18)

The search for obesity drugs targets hunger's complex chemistry
Discoveries of hormones related to weight and appetite in the '90s helped spur a search for obesity treatments targeting those hormones -- with disappointing results. Now scientists are taking a new tack that could finally yield promising treatments, according to a story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) that was produced in collaboration with the American Chemical Society's open-access journal ACS Central Science. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of ACS. (2017-03-29)

Study finds racial differences in smoking patterns, screening
New research from the Yale School of Public Health reveals that differences in smoking habits between African Americans and whites may lead to a disparity in screening for lung cancer. The paper was published online March 15 in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. (2016-03-15)

Lower socioeconomic status is linked to obesity through distress and emotional eating
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Porto, Portugal, shows that lower socioeconomic status is associated with higher body-mass index (BMI) through its effects on distress and subsequent emotional eating. (2017-05-17)

Family members play important role in managing chronic illness
Family members often play an important role in managing chronic illnesses, and a family approach may produce more effective, long-term benefits for the patient, according to a Penn State researcher. (2017-10-16)

Food for thought
From the standpoint of heart health, the Tsimane are a model group. A population indigenous to the Bolivian Amazon, the Tsimane demonstrate next to no heart disease. They have minimal hypertension, low prevalence of obesity and and their cholesterol levels are relatively healthy. And those factors don't seem to change with age. (2018-11-02)

Kids twice as likely to eat healthy after watching cooking shows with healthy food
Television programs featuring healthy foods can be a key ingredient in leading children to make healthier food choices now and into adulthood. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, found kids who watched a child-oriented cooking show featuring healthy food were 2.7 times more likely to make a healthy food choice than those who watched a different episode of the same show featuring unhealthy food. (2020-01-03)

How anorexia nervosa alters body awareness
People with anorexia nervosa have a distorted relationship with the dimensions of their body. A study by the team at the Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at LWL University Hospital at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) has shown that, in addition to the conscious body image, what is known as the body schema - unconscious body awareness - is also distorted. It normally adapts to the current situation. (2021-01-12)

To ward off cancer and other diseases we need to change our lifestyle and focus on innovation
The key factor in preventing non-communicable diseases is lifestyle management at the individual level with a focus on such innovations, which can help increase the awareness of risk factors management in society, claim an international team of researchers, among them - scientists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania in a recent study. According to them, the management of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases requires many strategies from several perspectives and on different levels. (2021-01-25)

Deer help disperse seeds--including noxious weeds
Ecologists at Cornell University have discovered a significant role in seed dispersal by deer that browse on vegetation wherever they wish and deposit seeds, in their pellet-like feces, to germinate and produce new plants up to two miles away. (2003-08-08)

Holiday tip sheet from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
The Holiday Tip Sheet for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center includes tips on: 1) Coping with diabetes during the holidays; 2) Coping with depression and dress during the holidays; 3) Successful weight management during the holidays; 4) Coping with loneliness and grief during the holidays; and 5) Coping with alcohol dependency during the holidays. (2000-11-16)

Study Shows Weight Loss, Dietary Changes Achievable For Many Older People
Older adults with high blood pressure can be quite successful at changing their eating and exercise habits ­ and can often stop taking blood pressure medicine as a result, researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and three other medical centers reported in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (1998-03-18)

Commercial marketing in schools may discourage healthy nutrition environment for students
Commercial activity permitted in schools, such as soft drink ads; the use of Channel One broadcasts in classrooms; sales incentives from soft drink bottlers; and exclusive beverage contracts, may discourage a (2006-12-13)

Sweet tooth? Flies have it too -- new study shows how they know what to eat and when to stop
In studying the eating behavior of fruit flies, scientists have discovered a set of throat neurons that regulate food intake based on how hungry the flies are and whether they've had enough sugar. A similar neural circuit may exist in vertebrates, like us. (2016-03-31)

Why do we stick to our bad habits?
Why do we ignore public warnings and advertisements about the dangers of smoking, drinking alcohol, overeating, stressing out and otherwise persist in habits and behaviours that we know aren't good for us? (2006-11-06)

Fruit and vegetables aren't only good for a healthy body -- they protect your mind too
Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed meats, is associated with preventing the onset of depression, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. A large study of 15,093 people suggests depression could be linked with nutrient deficits. (2015-09-16)

Personalized nutritional information sent through mail helps improve diets
Researchers led by Kim Gans, associate professor and co-director of the Institute for Community Health Promotion, have found that sending customized nutritional materials through the mail helped low-income ethnically diverse people eat more fruits and vegetables and improve their diets. Details are highlighted in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. (2009-05-08)

Study shows how body dissatisfaction can lead to eating disorders
Just being unhappy with their bodies is not enough to lead most women into eating disorders - it takes additional factors, according to a new study. Women are more likely to have eating disorders when their body dissatisfaction is accompanied by other issues - most importantly, a tendency to obsessively examine their bodies and think about how they appear to others. (2004-06-14)

Free Program On The World Wide Web Lets Users Analyze What They Eat
People concerned about what they eat can now use a Web-based program developed by the University of Illinois to analyze the nutrients in more than 5,200 common food items (1997-03-13)

Scientists discover recipe for life: eating the 'Polymeal' cuts heart disease by 76%
Scientists in this week's Christmas issue of the BMJ have discovered the 'Polymeal', a set of ingredients which cuts the risk of heart (cardiovascular) disease by 76% and significantly increases life expectancy. (2004-12-16)

Computer game could help children choose healthy food
A simple brain-training game could help children choose healthy snacks instead of chocolate and sweets, according to a new study. (2017-05-17)

Posture impacts how you perceive your food
Standing just for a few minutes while eating can mute taste buds, impacting taste evaluation, temperature perception and overall consumption volume. (2019-06-06)

How brain biology promotes starvation in patients with anorexia nervosa
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in brain circuitry that contribute to starvation and weight loss in people with anorexia nervosa. (2020-03-12)

Diabetes in dogs may indicate elevated risk of type 2 diabetes in their owners
Owners of a dog with diabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than owners of a dog without diabetes. No shared risk of diabetes could be detected for cat owners and their cats. These novel findings, from a register-based study conducted at Uppsala University in collaboration with three other universities, have now been published in The BMJ. (2020-12-10)

The better to eat you with? How dinosaurs' jaws influenced diet
Just how bad was T. rex's bite? New research from the University of Bristol has found that the feeding style and dietary preferences of dinosaurs was closely linked to how wide they could open their jaws. (2015-11-03)

GVSU study: Are football players too obese?
In the world of American football, there is a stigma that players need to increase their overall body size to make an impact on the field. But, new research from a Grand Valley State University movement science professor suggests that being bigger doesn't mean being better -- or healthier. Jeffrey Potteiger, professor of exercise science, and Maggie McGowan-Stinski, senior athletic training major, set out to determine how body size has changed in college and professional football players over the past 70 years. (2016-01-22)

Eating disorders linked with financial difficulties in female students
Experiencing financial difficulties at university may increase the risk of female students developing an eating disorder, according to new research from the University of Southampton and Solent NHS Trust. (2015-02-16)

Study examines meditation programs of psychological well-being
Mindfulness meditation programs may help reduce anxiety, depression and pain in some individuals, according to a review of medical literature by Madhav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H., of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and colleagues. (2014-01-06)

Night owls at risk for weight gain and bad diet
Staying up late every night and sleeping in is a habit that could put you at risk for gaining weight. People who go to bed late and sleep late eat more calories in the evening, more fast food, fewer fruits and vegetables and weigh more than people who go to sleep earlier and wake up earlier, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. They also had a higher body mass index, a measure of body weight, than normal sleepers. (2011-05-04)

Cooking and masculinity in Sweden
In a newly published study in The Sociological Review, researchers from Uppsala University and Stockholm University have explored how everyday domestic cooking is part of a (self-)understanding of men in Sweden and how the expressed sociality of cooking is intertwined with masculinity. (2016-11-21)

Data Support Idea That Zinc Plays Key Role In Fight Against Anorexia
People who don't consume zinc may become seriously anorexic, with little desire and even a repulsion for eating. For many young, weight-conscious women, and often the elderly, not eating becomes a state of mind and is considered a serious psychiatric disorder. A series of projects involving food intake and zinc deficiency at the University of Illinois are unwrapping the biological-brain mystery. (1998-09-04)

Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber
It may be possible to get the disease-fighting benefits of bran -- without having to eat bowlsful of the stuff -- by switching to smaller amounts of certain fruits and vegetables, says a University of Illinois scientists (1997-04-03)

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