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Dieting and Weight Control News
October 20, 2020

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Primate Brain Size Does Not Predict Their Intelligence

A research team has systematically investigated the cognitive abilities of lemurs, which have relatively small brains compared to other primates. Conducting systematic tests with identical methods ...

World First Study Links Obesity With Reduced Brain Plasticity

A world-first study has found that severely overweight people are less likely to be able to re-wire their brains and find new neural pathways, a discovery that has significant implications for people ...

Early Birds Vs Night Owls: For Diabetics, an Early Bedtime Is Best

Early to bed, early to rise ... while the old saying promises health, wealth and wisdom, new research confirms part of the adage holds true, as a world first study shows that people who go to bed ...

Spouses Shed More Pounds Together Than Alone

Weight loss is most successful in heart attack survivors when partners join in the effort to diet, according to new ...
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Could Excessive Sugar Intake Contribute to Aggressive Behaviors, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder?

New research suggests that conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and even aggressive behaviors may be linked with sugar intake, and that it may have an ...

Teen Brain Differences Linked to Increased Waist Circumference

Differences in the microstructure of the nucleus accumbens (NAcc), a region in the brain that plays an important role in processing food and other reward stimuli, predict increases in indicators of ...

Weight Stigma Predicts Emotional Distress and Binge Eating During COVID-19

New research shows that young adults who experienced weight stigma before the pandemic have higher levels of depressive symptoms, stress, eating as a coping strategy, and are more likely to binge-eat ...

Nutrition Labelling Is Improving Nation's Diet

Households eat more healthily when retailers display clear nutritional information on own-brand food products, say ...

Experts Urge Evaluation of Diet at Routine Check-Ups

Unhealthy dietary patterns are a leading cause of heart disease and stroke as well as other chronic diseases. Clinician-delivered diet counseling can improve diet behaviors and heart disease risk ...

Major Depressive Episodes Far More Common Than Previously Believed

The number of adults in the United States who suffer from major depressive episodes at some point in their life is far higher than previously believed, a new study ...

Food Supplements May Improve Brain Health Among Young Children in Low Income Countries

Giving nutritional supplements to young children in low income countries for around 6 months could improve their brain (cognitive) health, finds a new ...

Genes and Cardiovascular Health Both Affect Dementia Risk

A new study finds that genes and cardiovascular health can both raise or lower risk of ...

Does Eating Fish Protect Our Brains from Air Pollution?

Older women who eat more than one to two servings a week of baked or broiled fish or shellfish may consume enough omega-3 fatty acids to counteract the effects of air pollution on the brain, ...

Study Pinpoints Brain Cells That Trigger Sugar Cravings and Consumption

New research has identified for the first time the specific brain cells that control how much sugar you eat and how much you crave sweet tasting food. The study specifically identifies the brain ...

Lifting Weights Makes Your Nervous System Stronger, Too

Gym-goers may get frustrated when they don't see results from weightlifting right away, but their efforts are not in vain: the first few weeks of training strengthen the nervous system, not ...

Intelligence Is Impacted If Born Small for Gestational Age

People born small for gestational age (SGA) have a lower IQ throughout development, however the differences in IQ to those born appropriate for gestational age (AGA) reduce by adulthood. The effects ...

Vegetarians Tend to Be Slimmer and Less Extroverted Than Meat Eaters, Study Finds

The less animal products someone consumes, the lower his body mass index on average and the less he tends to be extroverted. A connection with depressive moods as other studies had found could not be ...

Engaging in Family Meals Starts With Healthy Family Communication

Engaging in family meals may be a matter of improving communication and support at home. A new study connects less family discouragement and better family communication with a higher likelihood to ...

COVID-19 Lockdowns Worsen Childhood Obesity, Study Finds

Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to new ...

Vision Loss Influences Perception of Sound

People with severe vision loss can less accurately judge the distance of nearby sounds, potentially putting them more at risk of ...

Children May Not Always Grow out of Being Picky Eaters

By age four, children could be established picky eaters, a new study suggests. And the more parents try to control and restrict children's diets, the more finicky they may become, according to ...

Scientists Identify Gene Linked to Thinness That May Help Resist Weight Gain

Researchers used a genetic database of more than 47,000 people in Estonia to identify a gene linked to thinness that may play a role in resisting weight gain in metabolically healthy thin people. ...

Inspiring Stories from Women Like Themselves Helped These Moms Improve Their Diet

When researchers asked prospective study participants who they would like to see in videos promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors, the answer was unequivocal: They wanted to see themselves -- that is, ...

Our Ability to Focus May Falter After Eating One Meal High in Saturated Fat

Fatty food may feel like a friend during these troubled times, but new research suggests that eating just one meal high in saturated fat can hinder our ability to concentrate -- not great news for ...

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