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  • Toddler sleep patterns matter February 22, 2021
    Researchers found that children with inconsistent sleep schedules have higher body mass index (BMI) percentiles. Her research also found that children from households with greater poverty had more overall inconsistent sleep onset times. But for families living in poverty, consistent bedtime scheduling may not be easily done, especially if a caregiver is the only parent, […]
  • Eating more refined grains increases risk of heart attack, early death February 19, 2021
    A new study found consuming a high number of refined grains, such as croissants and white bread, is associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular disease, stroke and early death.
  • Prediabetes may be linked to worse brain health February 12, 2021
    Researchers analyzed data from the UK Biobank of 500,000 people aged 58 years on average, and found that people with higher than normal blood sugar levels were 42% more likely to experience cognitive decline over an average of four years, and were 54% more likely to develop vascular dementia over an average of eight years […]
  • 'Gamechanger' drug for treating obesity cuts body weight by 20 percent February 11, 2021
    About one third (35 percent) of people who took a new drug for treating obesity lost more than one-fifth of their total body weight, according to a major global study.
  • Mediterranean-style diet linked to better thinking skills in later life February 10, 2021
    People who eat a Mediterranean-style diet -- particularly one rich in green leafy vegetables and low in meat -- are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study shows. Closely adhering to a Mediterranean diet was associated with higher scores on a range of memory and thinking tests among adults in their […]
  • Brain pressure disorder that causes headache, vision problems on rise January 20, 2021
    A new study has found a brain pressure disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, and the increase corresponds with rising obesity rates.
  • Fatty acid may help combat multiple sclerosis, study finds January 19, 2021
    The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of a specific fatty acid in fat tissue, according to a new study. The finding suggests that dietary change might help treat some people with the autoimmune disease.
  • How dietary choice influences lifespan in fruit flies January 19, 2021
    Giving flies a choice of foods changes the chemical messaging in their brain that is responsible for coordinating metabolism, shortening their lifespan as a result.
  • Successive governments' approach to obesity policies has destined them to fail January 19, 2021
    Government obesity policies in England over the past three decades have largely failed because of problems with implementation, lack of learning from past successes or failures, and a reliance on trying to persuade individuals to change their behavior rather than tackling unhealthy environments.
  • Scholars link diet, dentition, and linguistics January 14, 2021
    Anthropologists used a novel data analysis of thousands of languages, in addition to studying a unique subset of celebrities, to reveal how a soft food diet -- contrasted with the diet of hunter-gatherers -- is restructuring dentition and changing how people speak.