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Psychiatric disorders shouldn't disqualify youth with severe obesity from weig...
WASHINGTON - June 1, 2018 - Psychiatric disorders, a common comorbidity of severe obesity, especially for youth, should not disqualify an adolescent with severe obesity from bariatric surgery. According to a study published in Pediatrics , identifying anxiety, depressive disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders, while still a crucial pre-surgical evaluation step, had no predictive value for how much post-surgical weight loss an adolescent would achieve. This ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Study offers new hope for the fight against genetically determined obesity
Around two to six per cent of all people with obesity develop obesity already in early childhood it s in their genetic cards. Obesity-causal mutations in one of their appetite genes gives them a strong genetic predisposition for developing obesity, also called monogenic obesity. Their experience of hunger is overruling and their feeling of satiety limited. In addition, this group of people with obesity respond less well to existing treatments than others. ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Researchers: A power failure in your fat cells could short-circuit your health
A specialized fat molecule, called cardiolipin, that is made within the body s own fat cells, is far more significant to the body s overall state of health than previously realized. Large amounts of cardiolipin produced in the fat cells mitochondria - or so-called powerhouses - result in stronger calorie-burning while low amounts of the molecule are related to obesity and type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen shows. - Brown ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Insufficient sleep, even without extended wakefulness, leads to performance im...
Millions of individuals obtain insufficient sleep on a daily basis, which can lead to impaired performance and other adverse physiological outcomes. To what extent these impairments are caused by the short sleep duration or corresponding extended wakefulness was unknown. A team of researchers from BWH have isolated the impacts of short sleep and extended wakefulness on vigilant performance decline and their results are published in PNAS . If somebody is ro ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Eating at night, sleeping by day swiftly alters key blood proteins
Staying awake all night and sleeping all day for just a few days can disrupt levels and time of day patterns of more than 100 proteins in the blood, including those that influence blood sugar, energy metabolism, and immune function, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research published in the journal PNAS this week. This tells us that when we experience things like jet lag or a couple of nights of shift work, we very rapidly alter our normal p ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Can weekend sleep make up for the detriments of sleep deprivation during the w...
In a recent Journal of Sleep Research study, short, but not long, weekend sleep was associated with an increased risk of early death in individuals under 65 years of age. In the same age group, either short sleep or long sleep on both weekdays and weekends showed increased mortality when compared with consistently sleeping 6-7 hours per day. The link between sleep duration and mortality seems to be easier to understand when considering the analysis of the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Evening use of light-emitting tablets may disrupt healthy sleep
A new Physiological Reports study reveals that evening use of light-emitting tablets can induce delays in desired bedtimes, suppress secretion of melatonin the hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness , and impair next-morning alertness. Nine healthy adults participated in a randomized and counterbalanced study comparing 5 consecutive evenings of unrestricted use of light-emitting tablet computers versus evenings reading from printed materials. On even ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Will treating sleep apnea with CPAP improve sexual quality of life?
Bottom Line Long-term use of continuous positive airway pressure CPAP treatment for obstructive sleep apnea was associated an improvement in sexual quality of life for women, but not men. Why The Research Is Interesting Obstructive sleep apnea reduces sexual quality of life QOL as a result of reduced libido and intimacy, erectile dysfunction and several other factors. Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea may improve sexual QOL. Who and When 182 patients w ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
In helping smokers quit, cash is king, e-cigarettes strike out
PHILADELPHIA - Free smoking cessation aids, such as nicotine patches and chewing gum, are a staple of many corporate wellness programs aimed at encouraging employees to kick the habit. But, new research shows that merely offering such aids for free does not help employees quit, whereas supplementing them with financial incentives is three times more effective. The study, led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvani ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Why we fail to understand our smartphone use
Checking your phone dozens of times a day indicates unconscious behaviour, which is extremely repetitive say psychologists. A study by Lancaster University and the University of Lincoln is unique in that it is one of a few studies that examined smartphone usage based on what people do rather than what they can remember. Existing research is yet to conclude whether people really are addicted to their smartphones due to over reliance on people s own estimate ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
People with family history of alcoholism release more dopamine in expectation ...
Philadelphia, May 23, 2018
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Using Facebook to help young adults quit smoking
A national clinical trial testing a smoking cessation intervention for young adults that was conducted entirely on Facebook has found that smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit after three months with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were referred to an online quit-smoking program. It is the first study to test the effectiveness of a smoking intervention delivered entirely on Facebook and to also use biochemically-verified abstinence from smok ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
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