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August 15, 2020

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Healthy Eating Behaviors in Childhood May Reduce the Risk of Adult Obesity and Heart Disease

Encouraging children to make their own decisions about food, within a structured environment focused on healthy food choices, has been linked to better childhood nutrition and healthier lifelong ...

Revealing Links Between Education and a Good Diet

Educational status appears to have positive influence on a healthy diet, particularly in low income countries, according to new research examining European nutritional ...

Certain Foods Common in Diets of US Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Foods, such as French fries, cheese, cookies, soda, and sports and energy drinks, are commonly found in the diets of United States adults with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a new ...

Brain Insulin Sensitivity Determines Body Weight and Fat Distribution

Just where fat is deposited in the body and to what degree a person may benefit from a lifestyle intervention depends on how sensitive the brain is to insulin. If the person's brain responds ...

Which Foods Do You Eat Together? How You Combine Them May Raise Dementia Risk

It's no secret that a healthy diet may benefit the brain. However, it may not only be what foods you eat, but what foods you eat together that may be associated with your risk of dementia, ...

Specialized Nerve Cells Increase the Appetite for High-Fat Foods

Fat activates nociceptin neurons in the hypothalamus of ...

Link Between Obesity and Sleep Loss

Can staying up late make you fat? Researchers found the opposite to be true when they studied sleep in worms: It's not the sleep loss that leads to obesity, but rather that excess weight can ...

Diet May Help Preserve Cognitive Function

According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet - high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil -- correlates with higher ...

Sweet As: The Science of How Diet Can Change the Way Sugar Tastes

Researchers have discovered the basic science of how sweet taste perception is fine-tuned in response to different diets. While it has long been known that food can taste different based on previous ...

Women's Lifestyle Changes, Even in Middle Age, May Reduce Future Stroke Risk

Middle age may not be too late for women to substantially lower their stroke risk through lifestyle modifications. Middle-aged women who quit smoking, started exercising, maintained a healthy weight ...

Early Bedtime May Help Children Maintain Healthy Weight

Going to bed early and following a consistent bedtime routine may help reduce children's risk of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new study published in Acta ...

Researchers Suggest a Special Diet Against Asthma

Can a special diet help in certain cases of asthma? A new study at least points to this conclusion. According to the study, mice that were switched to a so-called ketogenic diet showed significantly ...

Lifestyle Changes Could Delay Memory Problems in Old Age, Depending on Our Genes

Researchers have shown that how we respond to changes in nutrients at a molecular level plays an important role in the aging process, and this is directed by some key genetic ...

To Reap Heart Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet, Avoid Junk Food

A new study suggests that people following a plant-based diet who frequently consumed less-healthful foods like sweets, refined grains and juice showed no heart health benefit compared with those who ...

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