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Variation of FTO gene linked to weight gain and obesity in children
SILVER SPRING, Md.--Researchers have discovered that children who do not have obesity, but who are at risk for the chronic disease due to a common genetic variant eat more, according to a new study to be published in the June 2019 issue of Obesity . Early identification of the physiology and behaviors that constitute early risk factors for subsequent weight gain will help inform best practices for intervention and prevention of obesity in children, said st ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Researchers reveal new strategy for preventing holiday weight gain
SILVER SPRING, Md.--To avoid putting on extra pounds at the holidays, researchers have found that U.S. adults who engage in daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain, according to a new study to be published in the June 2019 issue of Obesity . The study examined 111 adults between the ages of 18 and 65 implementing the new intervention from mid November 2017 to early January 2018. Researchers then engaged in a 14-week follow-up period after the i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain
Athens, Ga. - Researchers at the University of Georgia have shown that a simple intervention - daily self-weighing - can help people avoid holiday weight gain. Participants in a 14-week UGA study who weighed themselves daily on scales that also provided graphical feedback showing their weight fluctuations managed to maintain or lose weight during and after the holiday season, while a control group gained weight. Researchers speculate that participants cons ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Trinity researchers find stark social inequalities in children's body mass ind...
Researchers at Trinity College have found that socio-economic inequalities in children s body mass index BMI emerge during the pre-school years and widen across childhood and into early adolescence. These are the striking findings of a study published in the international, peer-reviewed journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology [Monday, May 20]. The findings arise from Trinity s involvement with the LIFEPATH project, an EU-funded consortium project inv ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Women with sleep apnea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men
A study of more than 19,000 people has found that women with obstructive sleep apnoea OSA are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men with the condition, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal [1]. OSA, where the airways close completely or partially many times during sleep, reduces the levels of oxygen in the blood, and common symptoms include snoring, disrupted sleep and feeling excessively tired. The new study sugge ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Eliminating extended work shifts improves sleep duration for senior resident p...
Getting a good night s sleep is important for everyone -- including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ACGME set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who worked extended-duration work shifts 24 hours or more to those who worked rapid-cycling work shifts. B ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Why lack of sleep is bad for your heart
In recent years, numerous studies have shown that people who don t get enough sleep are at greater risk of stroke and heart attack. A new University of Colorado Boulder study, published in the journal Experimental Physiology , helps explain why. It found that people who sleep fewer than 7 hours per night have lower blood levels of three physiological regulators, or microRNAs, which influence gene expression and play a key role in maintaining vascular healt ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Jaw movement and machine learning may diagnose sleep apnea
ATS 2019, Dallas, TX -- Using machine learning to analyze jaw movements during sleep, doctors may be able to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in patients with mild to severe OSA with an accuracy comparable to polysomnography, the gold standard for OSA diagnosis, according to research presented at ATS 2019. The researchers said this unique diagnostic method is promising because it provides information about respiratory effort during sleep, can be used at ho ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Exercise may help teens sleep longer, more efficiently
Getting more exercise than normal - or being more sedentary than usual - for one day may be enough to affect sleep later that night, according to a new study led by Penn State. In a one-week micro-longitudinal study, the researchers found that when teenagers got more physical activity than they usually did, they got to sleep earlier, slept longer and slept better that night. Specifically, the team found that for every extra hour of moderate-to-vigorous phy ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
The effect of sleep quality on peptic-ulcer relapse in older adults
Poor sleep quality and peptic ulcer disease PUD, a condition when sores known as ulcers develop on the lining of your stomach or in the first part of your small intestine are both major public health problems that affect the physical and psychological wellbeing of older adults. Poor sleep quality can be caused by age-related increases in chronic health conditions, medication use, sleep behavior changes, and other issues. It affects around one-third of all ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
5 Things an Alien Scientist Would Find Weird About Humans
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Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 22
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Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 22
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