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Image credit: Brain regions showing significantly greater activation in the high-trauma-exposed group in response to stress cues, compared to the low-trauma-exposed group / 2015 J. Elsey et al., Nature Publishing Group

Trauma in Childhood Is Found to Alter Neural Responses to Stress

It is said that earlier experience of trauma in life has been attributed to anxiety, depression, obesity as well as substance abuse in later stage of life. After the examination of brain scans of 64 teenagers, researchers have confirmed that such psychiatric disorders or risky behaviors might result in changed […]

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Albino Lab Mouse. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Genetically Modified Bacteria Keep Mice in Shape

The microbes appear to live in the gut and prevent obesity for up to four weeks. To feed mice with a genetically altered version of E. coli, a bacterium living naturally in human and mice guts, the researchers were capable of preventing mice from gaining weight in their efforts to design the microbes […]

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Gut bacteria E. coli, one of the many bacteria present in the human gut. Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH.

The Irish Rugby Team Has Exceptional Guts

According to the new study published in the latest edition of the journal Gut, scientists have found that professional rugby players do have very diverse gut microbiomes in comparison of ordinary people of the same size, but seldom engage in exercises. As the authors wrote in their paper, it was the […]

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Does Recommended Calorie Information on Menus Actually Improve Consumer Choices?

Does Recommended Calorie Information on Menus Actually Improve Consumer Choices?

–Carnegie Mellon study says NO! More and more menus and food packaging start to label calories of foods, but does the calorie information really help people make healthy choices on foods? Recently, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University provided diners with recommended calorie intake information along with the menu items to […]

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Staying Up Late Can Lead to Weight Gain

Staying Up Late Can Lead to Weight Gain

The research on the influence of staying up late on weight gain has some new results, at least for males. The official publication of the Obesity Society, Obesity Journal, published a new research several days ago that some Swedish researchers found that males who had no sleep for last night […]

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Why Is It So Difficult to Lose Weight?

Why Is It So Difficult to Lose Weight?

Everyone knows that the best way to deal with obesity is to eat less and exercise more. However, it is easy to become fat from being lean, while it is difficult to do in the opposite way. So eating less and exercise more is not a simple issue to be […]

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