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  • Antibiotic use linked to greater risk of heart attack and stroke in women April 25, 2019
    Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research carried out in nearly 36,500 women.
  • Time-restricted eating shows benefits for blood glucose April 24, 2019
    By restricting the time period during which they could eat, researchers have seen promising results for controlling blood glucose levels in men at risk of type 2 diabetes. In a small study, researchers assessed the effects of time-restricted eating (TRE) in 15 men for one week.
  • The neurobiology of noshing: Why is it so easy to overeat calorie-rich tasty foods? April 24, 2019
    When you eat something super tasty, ever wonder why you really don't want to stop even though you know you've eaten enough? Scientists may have found the reason. In lab experiments, They have discovered a specific network of cellular communication emanating from the emotion-processing region of the brain, motivating mice to keep eating tasty food […]
  • Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity? April 24, 2019
    Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that's widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk of obesity and diabetes, according to new research.
  • Smelling with your tongue April 24, 2019
    Scientists report that functional olfactory receptors, the sensors that detect odors in the nose, are also present in human taste cells found on the tongue. The findings suggest that interactions between the senses of smell and taste, the primary components of food flavor, may begin on the tongue and not in the brain, as previously […]
  • Obesity linked with differences in form and structure of the brain April 23, 2019
    Researchers using sophisticated MRI technology have found that higher levels of body fat are associated with differences in the brain's form and structure, including smaller volumes of gray matter, according to a new study. The findings add important information to our understanding of the connection between obesity and negative health consequences such as dementia.
  • Improved WIC food packages reduced obesity risk for children, study finds April 23, 2019
    A decade ago, the U.S. federal government overhauled nutrition standards for food packages in its primary food assistance program for young mothers and their children. The change reduced obesity risks for 4-year-olds, according to a new study.
  • Mediterranean diet deters overeating, study finds April 23, 2019
    A new study finds that nonhuman primates on a Mediterranean diet chose not to eat all the food available to them and maintained a normal weight.
  • How lifestyle affects our genes April 23, 2019
    In the past decade, knowledge of how lifestyle affects our genes, a research field called epigenetics, has grown exponentially. Researchers have summarized the state of scientific knowledge within epigenetics linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
  • With abdominal etching, plastic surgeons help patients get 'six-pack abs' April 22, 2019
    Even with a good diet and workout routine, some men and women have trouble getting the toned abdominal appearance they want. For these patients, a technique called abdominal etching can help in creating the classic 'six-pack abs' physique in men or three-vertical-line abdomen in women, reports a new study.