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  • Early and ongoing experiences of weight stigma linked to self-directed weight shaming July 15, 2019
    Researchers surveyed more than 18,000 adults enrolled in the commercial weight management program WW International, and found that participants who internalized weight bias the most tended to be younger, female, have a higher body mass index (BMI), and have an earlier onset of their weight struggle.
  • Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia July 14, 2019
    Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person's genetic risk of dementia, according to new research.
  • Exercise improves brain function in overweight and obese individuals July 9, 2019
    New findings show that, on top of its benefits for metabolism, mood, and general health, exercise also improves brain function. In recent studies, researchers learned that obese and overweight individuals are prone to insulin resistance in the brain, where it provides information about current nutritional status, as well as the rest of the body. So […]
  • Unusual eating behaviors may be a new diagnostic indicator for autism July 9, 2019
    Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to researchers who found that atypical eating behaviors were present in 70 percent of children with autism, which is 15 times more common than in neurotypical children.
  • Unraveling the brain's reward circuits July 2, 2019
    Food, alcohol, and certain drugs all act to reduce the activity of hunger neurons and to release reward signals in the brain, but alcohol and drugs rely on a different pathway than does food, according to a new study. The findings could point researchers to new strategies to design weight-loss or anti-addiction drugs.
  • Infant mortality is higher for low-skilled parents June 27, 2019
    Infants of women with a short-term education are more likely to die within the first year of life. In more than half of cases, the cause of death is premature childbirth and low fetal weight.
  • ALS patients may benefit from more glucose June 26, 2019
    A new study has uncovered a potential new way to treat patients with ALS, a debilitating neurodegenerative disease.
  • Skinny self-image, heavy workouts in adolescence are warning signs, study shows June 22, 2019
    New research finds that adolescents who see themselves as puny and who exercise to gain weight may be at risk of so-called muscularity-oriented disordered eating behaviors.
  • Afraid of food? The answer may be in the basal forebrain June 18, 2019
    A brain circuit in the mouse basal forebrain that is involved in perceiving the outside world, connects with and overrides feeding behaviors regulated by the hypothalamus.
  • Biology of leptin, the hunger hormone, revealed June 18, 2019
    New research offers insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity. The findings advance knowledge about leptin and weight gain, and also suggest a potential strategy for developing future weight-loss treatments, they said.