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Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells
ANN ARBOR--New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has determined how a common holiday spice--cinnamon--might be enlisted in the fight against obesity. Scientists had previously observed that cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil that gives cinnamon its flavor, appeared to protect mice against obesity and hyperglycemia. But the mechanisms underlying the effect were not well understood. Researchers in the lab of Jun Wu, research assi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Disordered eating among young adults found to have long-term negative health e...
According to a recent study from the University of Helsinki, Finland, disordered eating among young adults has long-term effects on their health. Disordered eating among 24-year-old women and men was an indicator of higher body weight, larger waist circumference and lower psychological wellbeing as well as a lower self-evaluation of general health both at age 24 and ten years later. Disordered eating is often seen as harmless as it is so common. However, i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Simple test predicts diabetes remission following weight loss surgery
A new simple test that helps predicts which people with type 2 diabetes will benefit most from weight loss surgery has been developed by a UCL-led team. The study, published today in Diabetic Medicine , also reports that keeping the weight off after bariatric surgery is more important than which type of weight loss operation was done. Taken together, the findings should help maximise the health benefits obtained from weight loss surgery. Over 2 million peo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Mass media linked to childhood obesity
A task force from the European Academy of Paediatrics and the European Childhood Obesity Group has found evidence of a strong link between obesity levels across European countries and childhood media exposure. The experts review is published in Acta Paediatrica . The findings indicate that parents and society need a better understanding of the influence of social media on dietary habits. In addition, health policies in Europe must take account of the range ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Weight before pregnancy linked with children's neurodevelopment
A recent Obesity Reviews analysis of published studies found that, compared with children of normal weight mothers, children whose mothers were overweight or obese prior to pregnancy had 17 and 51 increased risks for compromised neurodevelopmental outcomes, respectively. Pre-pregnancy obesity was linked with a 62 increased risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a 36 increased risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder, a 58 increased risk of developmental ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Baby-boomers and millennials more afflicted by the opioid epidemic
Baby-boomers, those born between 1947 and 1964, experienced an excess risk of prescription opioid overdose death and heroin overdose death, according to latest research at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health. Individuals born between 1979 and 1992 were also at significantly increased risk for death from heroin overdose. The study findings, which were consistent for both men and women, are published online in the American Journal of Public ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Tempting your taste buds: Food cues entice consumers to overeat
ANN ARBOR--The mouth-watering aroma of juicy burgers and crispy fries, and the eye-catching menu signs with delicious food pictures can tempt many hungry patrons to stop at fast-food restaurants. But these food cues, which stimulate brain activity, can nudge some customers to overeat due to increased cravings and hunger, a new University of Michigan study suggests. Food-related cues can make people want or crave food more, but don t have as much of an impa ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Integrative medicine approaches for pain treatment -- can they be an alternati...
Nov. 21, 2017 - Can acupuncture and yoga help to fight the opioid epidemic These and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management, according to an article in the December issue of Anesthesia Analgesia -- a special thematic issue addressing the opioid crisis. In the current opioid crisis era, many integrative medical therapies can be used as complements to mainstream medicine to address p ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Certain popular cigars deliver more nicotine than cigarettes
Cigars may have a reputation for being safer than cigarettes, but they may be just as harmful and addictive, according to Penn State researchers, who add that small cigars have just as much if not more nicotine than cigarettes. The researchers analyzed the nicotine in smoke from popular brands of small or filtered cigars -- cigars that are almost identical to cigarettes except they re wrapped in leaf tobacco instead of paper. The researchers found that the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Legal analysis finds Arkansas law that bars protection of LGBTQ people unconst...
An original legal analysis by NYU College of Global Public Health finds an Arkansas law that prohibits local governments from enacting civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer LGBTQ individuals to be unconstitutional. The article, published in the December issue of the American Journal of Public Health , provides information in support of evidence-based policymaking in order to prevent the passage of similar laws in other ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
HIV-positive adults receive inferior cardiovascular care compared with those w...
People with both HIV and risk factors for heart disease and stroke were less likely to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and aspirin than patients without HIV. The researchers believe this to be the first national study comparing statin use in patients with and without HIV and the first extensive analysis using U.S. data. Statins and aspirin are frequently recommended to reduce the risk of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is emerging a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Poll: Most LGBTQ Americans report violence, threats, or sexual harassment
This report is part of a series titled Discrimination in America. The series is based on a survey conducted for National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. While many surveys have explored Americans beliefs about discrimination, this survey asks people about their own personal experiences with discrimination. Majority of LGBTQ people say they or an LGBTQ friend or family member have experienced ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
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