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Big data says food is too sweet
PHILADELPHIA June 24, 2019 - New research from the Monell Center analyzed nearly 400,000 food reviews posted by Amazon customers to gain real-world insight into the food choices that people make. The findings reveal that many people find the foods in today s marketplace to be too sweet. This is the first study of this scale to study food choice beyond the artificial constraints of the laboratory, said study lead author Danielle Reed, PhD, a behavioral gene ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Yale-led study reveals biology of leptin, the hunger hormone
New Haven, Conn. -- In a new study, Yale researchers offer insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity. Their findings advance knowledge about leptin and weight gain, and also suggest a potential strategy for developing future weight-loss treatments, they said. The study, led by investigators at Yale and Harvard, was published the week of June 17, 2019, in the journal PNAS . Leptin, which is secreted by fat cel ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
The gym proving too expensive or time consuming?
How much do you exercise Government guidelines suggest that, in order to stay healthy, adults should perform at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week - that s exercise that gets your breathing and heart rate up. A new study, published in The Journal of Physiology investigated a home-based high-intensity interval training Home-HIT programme and studied its benefits for clinically obese individuals with an elevated risk of heart disease. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
22% of young men, 5% of young women engage in 'disordered eating' to bulk up
Adolescents who see themselves as puny and who exercise to gain weight may be at risk of so-called muscularity-oriented disordered eating behaviors, say researchers led by UCSF Benioff Children s Hospitals. The researchers found that 22 percent of males and 5 percent of females ages 18-to-24 exhibit these disordered eating behaviors, which are defined as including at least one of the following eating more or differently to gain weight or bulk up, and use o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Researchers find new mutation in the leptin gene
San Antonio, Texas June 19, 2019 - The global obesity epidemic is so far-reaching it now has an overarching name globesity. Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing hunger called leptin. This new mutation could help researchers understand why people develop excess of body fat. Dr. Bastarrachea s research is aimed at helping tackle metabolic ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
New reports provide guidance for obesity care
SILVER SPRING, Md.--Advocates for obesity prevention and treatment have designed two new resources for medical educators, healthcare providers and community programs that will enhance the level of care for patients, according to two new studies published online today in Obesity , the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The resources include the first set of competencies for how to care for patients with obesity for undergraduate and graduate medical e ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?
Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate brown fat , the body s own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. The pioneering study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports , is one of the first to be carried out in humans to find components which could have a direct effect on brown fat functions, an important part of the human body which plays a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Even people with well-controlled epilepsy may be at risk for sudden death
MINNEAPOLIS - People with epilepsy have a rare risk of sudden death. A new study shows that risk may apply even to people whose epilepsy is well-controlled, which is contrary to previous, smaller studies that showed the risk was highest among those with severe, difficult-to-treat epilepsy. The new study is published in the June 19, 2019, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Sudden unexpected death in epi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
'Goldilocks' neurons promote REM sleep
Every night while sleeping, we cycle between two very different states of sleep. Upon falling asleep, we enter non-rapid eye movement non-REM sleep where our breathing is slow and regular and movement of our limbs or eyes are minimal. Approximately 90 minutes later, how-ever, we enter rapid eye movement REM sleep. This is a paradoxical state where our breath-ing becomes fast and irregular, our limbs twitch, and our eyes move rapidly. In REM sleep, our brai ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Burnout: Sleepless firefighters at risk of exhaustion and mental health condit...
Sleep disturbances and mental health challenges are putting close to half of America s firefighters at high risk of emotional fatigue and exhaustion, new research shows. The research was conducted by Monash University in Australia in collaboration with Brigham and Women s Hospital in Boston, USA. Of the 6,307 firefighters from 66 fire departments across the USA that took part in this cross-sectional study, 49 exhibited high levels of physical and emotional ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Study ties poor sleep to reduced memory performance in older adults
A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the ability of older adults to recall information about past events. The study also found unexpected racial differences in the type of sleep patterns tied to lower memory performance across both younger and older African American research participants. Although further investigation will be needed to confirm the results of the pilot study, the fin ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Study finds alcohol and tobacco appear frequently in UK reality television
A new study in the Faculty of Public Health s Journal of Public Health finds that tobacco and alcohol usage are extremely common in British reality television shows. The researchers measured depictions of alcohol and tobacco products on Celebrity Big Brother, Made in Chelsea, The Only Way is Essex, Geordie Shore, and Love Island, all airing on UK channels for a total of 112 episodes between January and August 2018. The researchers measured the number of on ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
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