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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
Fasting plasma glucose and insulin are determinants of dietary weight loss suc...
San Diego, CA and Copenhagen, Denmark, June 11, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, together with colleagues from the University of Colorado, Tufts University, Centro de Investigaci 243 n Biom 233 dica en Red de Fisiopatolog 237 a de la Obesidad y Nutrici 243 n CIBER OBN and Gelesis, Inc., presented new data demonstrating that blood sugar glucose and or fasting insulin should be used to select the right diet, particularly for people with ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Chemical composition and microhardness of human enamel treated with fluoridate...
Aesthetic treatments are always widely sought by dental patients, especially dental whitening, in order to get whiter smiles. The big demand for this type of procedure raises the concern in the dental research community that this type of treatment has the potential to make dental alterations that cause damage to the dental structure and if there are suitable components that can be added to dental bleaching agents to reduce such effects. Fluorine is one of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
New study finds more than 2 billion people overweight or obese
STOCKHOLM - Globally, more than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from these health conditions, according to a new study. They are dying even though they are not technically considered obese, researchers found. Of the 4.0 million deaths attributed to excess body weight in 2015, nearly 40 occurred among people whose body mass index BMI fell below the thr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study finds
Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition has found. Losing muscle fat improves glucose and lipid metabolism so this finding is particularly important for people with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, says lead author, Dr. Hana Kahleov 225 , Director of C ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Social jet lag is associated with worse mood, poorer health and heart disease
Preliminary results of a new study show that social jet lag has emerged as an important circadian marker for health outcomes. Results show that social jet lag, which occurs when you go to bed and wake up later on weekends than during the week, is associated with poorer health, worse mood, and increased sleepiness and fatigue. Each hour of social jet lag also is associated with an 11-percent increase in the likelihood of heart disease. These effects are ind ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Sleep disturbances predict substance use among college athletes
Preliminary results of a new study show that sleep disturbance is strongly related to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs among student athletes in college. Results show that student athletes with sleep difficulties were 151 percent more likely to use cigarettes, 36 percent more likely to drink alcohol, and 66 percent more likely to smoke marijuana. Sleep difficulties also predict an increased use of controlled, illegal, and banned substances. F ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Anti-nausea drug could help treat sleep apnea
An old pharmaceutical product may be a new treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, according to new research presented today by University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University scientists at the SLEEP 2017 annual meeting in Boston. David Carley, professor of biobehavioral health sciences, medicine and bioengineering at UIC Phyllis Zee, professor of neurology at Northwestern University and their colleagues have discovered that dronabinol, approv ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Irregular sleeping patterns linked to poorer academic performance in college s...
BOSTON, MA - Previous research has analyzed variations in sleep patterns including number of hours slept, quality of sleep, and sleep-wake times, and found an association with cognitive impairments, health and performance however, few studies have considered or accurately quantified the effects of regular sleep patterns. In a new study at Brigham and Women s Hospital, researchers objectively measured sleep and circadian rhythms, and the association to acad ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Status epilepticus: An overview
Seizures can be divided into three major groups focal, generalised and unknown. Among all form of seizures, status epilepticus SE is a serious neurological condition affecting 50 million people around the world. SE is a neurologic emergency wherein an individual suffers from continuous or repetitive seizures in the brain, each lasting five minutes or more without regaining consciousness between seizures. In these conditions, immediate and effective treatme ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Insomnia genes found
An international team of researchers has found, for the first time, seven risk genes for insomnia. With this finding the researchers have taken an important step towards the unravelling of the biological mechanisms that cause insomnia. In addition, the finding proves that insomnia is not, as is often claimed, a purely psychological condition. Today, Nature Genetics publishes the results of this research. Insomnia is probably the most common health complain ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
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