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A plant-based diet boosts weight loss twice as effectively as a traditional di...
WASHINGTON--All calories may not be created equal, at least when it comes to utilizing dietary patterns for weight loss. A new controlled study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition finds a plant-based vegetarian diet leads to greater weight loss compared to a calorie-equivalent diabetes diet. A group of 74 adults with type 2 diabetes, split nearly equal among men and women, adopted a 500-calorie reduced diet for six months. Half ad ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Major new appetite regulator successfully manipulated in mice
Researchers from Imperial College London and colleagues have found a potential way to target the receptors that specifically control appetite in mouse brains, potentially without causing other side effects. Thyroid hormone receptors TRs are spread widely throughout the body and interact with circulating thyroid hormones to regulate functions such as appetite, the nervous system, body temperature, and cholesterol levels. Thus, any drug targeting thyroid hor ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Body contouring is only for the rich and insured
Only a small percentage of obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to help them control their weight follow up this procedure with further plastic surgery to reshape their bodies and remove excess rolls of skin. Such body contouring surgery is generally only affordable to patients with adequate insurance and income, says Maria Altieri of Stony Brook University Hospital in the US, lead author of a study in Springer s journal Obesity Surgery . Al ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Study provides further support for genetic factors underlying addictions
Boston -- Impairment of a particular gene raises increases susceptibility to opioid addiction liability as well as vulnerability to binge eating according to a new study. Dysfunction of the gene, casein kinase1-epsilon CSNK1E , increases opioid s euphoric response and produces a marked increase in sensitivity to binge eating in a female experimental model but not in the male. Similar to opioid addiction, very little is known regarding the genetic basis of ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Common periodontal pathogen may interfere with conception in women
According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, Finland, a common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women. This finding is novel previous studies have shown that periodontal diseases may be a risk for general health, but no data on the influence of periodontal bacteria on conception or becoming pregnant have been available. Our results encourage young women of fertile age to take care of their oral health and attend periodo ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Pregnancy problems not necessarily tied to Zika viral load or Dengue fever
FINDINGS UCLA-led researchers have found that Zika viral load and the degree of Zika symptoms during pregnancy were not necessarily associated with problems during pregnancy or fetal abnormalities at birth. They also found that the presence of antibodies to previously acquired dengue fever was not necessarily connected to abnormalities during pregnancy or at birth. BACKGROUN D Congenital Zika virus syndrome -- a pattern of birth defects found among fetuses ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Beilock Named President of Barnard College
Barnard College has hired APS Fellow Sian L. Beilock as its new president, effective July 1. Beilock, an expert on how people learn and perform at their best, particularly under stress, leaves her post as the Stella M. Rowley Professor of Psychology and an Executive Vice Provost at the University of Chicago. Beilock was tapped as president of the women s liberal arts college at Columbia University following a 5-month search process, according to the school ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jun 13
Motor vehicle crash risk for teens with ADHD much lower than previously reported
Adolescent drivers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD have a 36 percent higher crash risk than other newly licensed teens. Although elevated, this risk is far lower than previous reports of being four times higher. This is the first large-scale study to provide detailed information on crash risk of adolescents with ADHD compared to other newly licensed young drivers. The study appears today in JAMA Pediatrics . Researchers from Children s H ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Burden of physical health conditions linked to increased risk of suicide
Ann Arbor, MI, June 12, 2017 - Suicide continues to be a major driver of mortality in the United States. Each year, more than 45,000 people die by suicide and in the past 15 years, the suicide mortality rate has risen by an alarming 24 . A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine examines how illness plays a role in suicide risk. Researchers found that 17 physical health conditions, ailments such as back pain, diabetes, and heart disease, w ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Long after 1980s farm crisis, farmers still take own lives at a high rate
The number of suicides among farmers and farmworkers in the United States has remained stubbornly high since the end of the 1980s farm crisis, much higher than workers in many other industries, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. The study examined suicides and homicides among farmers and agricultural workers across the country from 1992 to 2010 and found 230 farmers committed suicide during that time, an annual suicide rate that ranged f ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Study reveals sweetened drinks during pregnancy puts infants at higher risk fo...
A recent Danish study of children born to women with gestational diabetes, found that maternal daily consumption of artificially-sweetened beverages during pregnancy was associated with a higher body mass index score and increased risk of overweight obesity at 7 years. Artificial sweeteners are widely replacing caloric sweeteners, due to the health concern related to sugar-sweetened beverages SSBs within the general population. Artifically sweetened bevera ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Obesity increases risk of complications after shoulder joint replacement surgery
June 8, 2017 - For patients undergoing shoulder joint replacement surgery arthroplasty , higher body mass index is linked to increased complications--including the need for revision surgery, reports a study in the June 7 issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer . Increasing BMI is strongly associated with increased rates of revision surgical procedures and postoperative complications after sho ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
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