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Investigational obesity drug, oxytocin, weakens brain's reward signals for food

 

The hormone oxytocin reduces the communication between different brain areas involved in the cognitive, sensory and emotional processing of food cues that people with obesity demonstrate when they look at high-calorie foods.

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches

 

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers report.

Eating later in the day may be associated with obesity

 

Eating later in the day may contribute to weight gain, according to a new study.

In healthy young women, sleep quality varies throughout the menstrual cycle

 

Young women are more likely to experience sleep disruption in the days leading up to their menstrual period, according to a new study.

No evidence that calcium increases risk of AMD

 

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a study by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI). AMD is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness among people age 65 and older in the United States. The study findings are published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

BMI, but not age at puberty, tied to risk of multiple sclerosis

 

Some studies have suggested that people who are younger when they enter puberty are more likely to later develop multiple sclerosis (MS). But a new study attributes that link to body mass index (BMI).

Many pet owners keen to have vegan pets

 

A growing number of pet owners is interested in feeding their pets plant-based diets.

Healthy fats improve nerve function in obese mice

 

Swapping dietary saturated fats for monounsaturated fats reverses nerve damage and restores nerve function in male mice, finds new preclinical research. These data support further investigation of diets rich in healthy fats as a potential treatment for the nerve damage that occurs with diabetes, known as diabetic neuropathy.

ACC/AHA guidance for preventing heart disease, stroke released

 

Adopting a heart healthy eating plan, getting more exercise, avoiding tobacco and managing known risk factors are among the key recommendations in the 2019 Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease guideline from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Also, it is recommended that aspirin should only rarely be used to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people without known cardiovascular disease.

Diet-induced changes favor innovation in speech sounds

 

Diet-induced changes in the human bite resulted in new sounds such as 'f' in languages all over the world, a study by an international team led by researchers has shown. The findings contradict the theory that the range of human sounds has remained fixed throughout human history.

IQ a better predictor of adult economic success than math

 

IQ in childhood is a better indicator of adult wealth than math for very preterm and very low-weight babies, according to a new study.

Alzheimer's-like symptoms reversed in mice

 

A diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice genetically programmed to develop the disease.

Daily intake of nutritional supplements cannot prevent depression

 

The largest randomized clinical trial to study the effects of nutritional strategies on the prevention of major depressive disorder concludes that daily intake of nutritional supplements cannot prevent depression.

Want a healthy heart? Turn off the TV and eat a good breakfast

 

The small lifestyle choices we make each day add up when it comes to heart health. In a new two-pronged study, people who spent less time watching TV and regularly ate an energy-rich breakfast showed significantly less plaque and stiffness in their arteries, indicating a lower chance of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke.

Gaining a little weight after quitting tobacco is offset by the benefits for people with diabetes

 

People with diabetes who quit smoking tobacco may have a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases -- and weight gain following smoking cessation does not mitigate the health benefits among these patients, according to one study. Long-term, heavy smoking is a risk factor for cognitive decline, researchers found in an unrelated study.

Soda, sugar-sweetened beverages linked to more severe symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis

 

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), drinking around 290 calories per day of soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages, or the equivalent of about two cans of non-diet soda, may be tied to more severe symptoms and a higher level of disability compared to people with MS who seldom consume sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a preliminary study.

Integrated therapy treating obesity and depression is effective

 

An intervention combining behavioral weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved weight loss and depressive symptoms compared with routine physician care.

How celastrol sensitizes brains to leptin, curbing hunger and obesity

 

Celastrol's potent anti-obesity effects were widely reported in 2015. Derived from the roots of the thunder god vine, the drug curbed food intake in obese mice by nearly 80 percent, producing up to a 45 percent weight loss.

Does extra sleep on the weekends repay your sleep debt? No, researchers say

 

Insufficient sleep and untreated sleep disorders put people at increased risk for metabolic problems, including obesity and diabetes. But is extra sleep on the weekends enough to reduce those risks? The short answer, according to new findings is 'no.'

Junk food is linked to both moderate and severe psychological distress

 

The study revealed that California adults who consumed more unhealthy food were also more likely to report symptoms of either moderate or severe psychological distress than their peers who consume a healthier diet.

Hormone therapy may increase cardiovascular risk during gender transition

 

People receiving hormone therapy during gender transition had an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, such as strokes, blood clots and heart attacks. Findings underscore the importance of counseling and close monitoring of transgender patients receiving hormone therapy.

Diet drinks may be associated with strokes among post-menopausal women

 

In a large observational study, women who reported drinking more than one diet soda or other artificially sweetened drink a day had a higher risk of strokes caused by a blood clot. The association between diet drinks and stroke risk was stronger in obese women and in African-American women.

Sitting in front of the TV puts kids in the obesity hotseat

 

The simple act of switching on the TV for some downtime could be making a bigger contribution to childhood obesity than we realize, according to new research.

Healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression

 

An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression.

Persistent low body weight in young kids increases risk for anorexia nervosa later, study finds

 

A new study has found that a persistent low body mass index (BMI) in children, starting as young as age 2 for boys and 4 for girls, may be a risk factor for the development of anorexia nervosa in adolescence.

Want healthier eating habits? Start with a workout

 

Researchers have found that formerly sedentary young adults who were instructed to exercise regularly for several weeks started choosing healthier foods without being asked to.

Exploring the connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline

 

A new study adds to a growing body of evidence that hearing loss is associated with higher risk of cognitive decline.

Updated treatment guidelines for atrial fibrillation recommend a new class of blood thinners to help prevent stroke

 

Newer anticoagulants, known as non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs), are recommended over the traditional warfarin to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Weight loss is recommended for overweight or obese people with AFib.

What you eat could impact your brain and memory

 

High levels of a satiety hormone could decrease a person's likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease. For individuals who have higher levels of the hormone, their chance of having mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease decreased by 65 percent.

Women gain weight when job demands are high

 

Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education. This is shown in a study of more than 3,800 people in Sweden.

New insights into why we crave fatty foods when dieting

 

Researchers have identified new brain circuits that may act as a brake on binge eating and junk food craving. In rats who had spent a month eating a low-fat diet, researchers successfully inhibited the fatty food seeking behaviors.

Body size may influence women's lifespan more than it does men's

 

Body size-height and weight- may influence women's lifespan far more than it does men's.

Wired for obesity

 

Researchers have discovered a set of genes that help to establish brain connections governing body weight.

Personality type could shape attitudes toward body weight of others, researchers say

 

Researchers found that personality traits have significant bearing on a person's attitudes toward obesity, their implicit theories of weight and their willingness to engage in derisive fat talk or weight discrimination.

Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain size, study finds

 

Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage, according to new research. For the study, researchers determined obesity by measuring body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio in study participants and found those with higher ratios of both measures had the lowest brain volume.



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