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Child Development Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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Avid appetite in childhood linked to later eating disorder symptoms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The study looked at survey data from 3,670 young people in the UK and the Netherlands to investigate how appetite traits in early childhood might relate to the likelihood of developing eating disorder symptoms up to 10 years later. The researchers found that a particularly high food responsiveness, defined as the urge to eat when you see, smell or taste palatable food, at the ages of four and five was linked to a higher likelihood of reporting a range of eating disorder symptoms at ages 12 to 14.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition Today's Healthcare
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Could ultra-processed foods be the new 'silent' killer?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Hundreds of novel ingredients never encountered by human physiology are now found in nearly 60 percent of the average adult's diet and nearly 70 percent of children's diets in the U.S. An emerging health hazard is the unprecedented consumption of these ultra-processed foods in the standard American diet. This may be the new 'silent' killer, as was unrecognized high blood pressure in previous decades. Physicians provide important insights in a battle where the entertainment industry, the food industry and public policy do not align with their patients' needs.

Bipolar Disorder Children's Health Chronic Illness Depression Mental Health Research
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Understanding the relationship between our sleep, body clock and mental health      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Problems with our sleep and internal body clock can trigger or worsen a range of psychiatric disorders, according to a new review of recent research evidence. The review suggests gaining a better understanding of the relationship between sleep, circadian rhythms and mental health could unlock new holistic treatments to alleviate mental health problems.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition Obesity
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Protein-rich breakfast boosts satiety and concentration      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study has explored the link between diet and cognitive function, and the results reveal that a protein-rich breakfast can increase satiety and improve concentration. This is important knowledge in a society with increasing obesity rates and lifestyle-related diseases.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Fitness
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Understanding rapid weight loss in older women: Message from the heart      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Unexplained rapid weight loss in older people could be a sign of underlying disease and can be linked with increased risk of falls and fractures, as well as a poorer long-term prognosis.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition Obesity
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Study urges people to think twice before going on a diet      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new qualitative study highlights the negative interpersonal and psychological consequences associated with 'yo-yo dieting,' also known as weight cycling. The work underscores how toxic yo-yo dieting can be and how difficult it can be for people to break the cycle.

Depression Dieting and Weight Control
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'Furry fruit' improves mental health -- fast      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Kiwifruit has proven itself as a powerful mood booster and new research has shown just how fast its effects can be.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Healthy Aging Nutrition
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Scientists identify how dietary restriction slows brain aging and increases lifespan      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Restricting calories is known to improve health and increase lifespan, but much of how it does so remains a mystery, especially in regard to how it protects the brain. Scientists have now uncovered a role for a gene called OXR1 that is necessary for the lifespan extension seen with dietary restriction and is essential for healthy brain aging.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition
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Drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes reduce alcohol cravings, use in individuals with obesity      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

An analysis of those posts, together with a remote study of individuals with obesity who reported using semaglutide and tirzepatide, found that the drugs decreased cravings and reduced alcohol consumption, according to a new study.

Child Development Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Healthy Aging
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Hearing loss increases the risk of dementia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In a new study featuring data from 573,088 people, researchers have found a link between hearing loss and the development of dementia. The study is the largest of its kind to date.

Bipolar Disorder Children's Health Chronic Illness Depression Mental Health Research Today's Healthcare
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Bipolar disorder linked to early death      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Having bipolar disorder -- a serious mental illness that can cause both manic and depressed moods -- can make life more challenging. It also comes with a higher risk of dying early. Now, a study puts into perspective just how large that risk is, and how it compares with other factors that can shorten life.

Bipolar Disorder Children's Health Depression Mental Health Research
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Connection between light levels and mental health -- climate change could also have an impact in the future      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In Finland, there is a clear increase in the number of sick days taken due to depression, anxiety and sleep disorders in October and November, whereas the number of absences is lower than expected between June and September. In late autumn, the number of sick days taken is almost twice as high as in the summer and about a quarter higher than in early autumn. On the other hand, manic episodes related to bipolar disorder occur more frequently than expected during the spring and summer, when there are more daylight hours, and less frequently than expected during darker times of year.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Today's Healthcare
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Spinal cord injury causes acute and systemic muscle wasting      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) patients lose body weight and muscle mass, despite being on a high-calorie diet while in the intensive care unit. Their muscle wasting is substantial and extends beyond what can explained by inactivity or denervation (loss of nerve supply) alone. Research sheds new light and decodes early muscle loss after SCI to provide an unprecedent first understanding that muscle wasting is rapid and severe; a systemic phenomenon and glucocorticoid dependent.

Child Development Children's Health Depression Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Fitness Mental Health Research Obesity
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Body dissatisfaction linked with depression risk in children      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Body dissatisfaction at age 11 is linked to increased risk of depression by age 14, finds a new longitudinal study.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Healthy Aging Nutrition Obesity
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Fat flies live longer on a diet at any age      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Putting even elderly, obese flies on a restricted calorie diet extends their lifespan markedly, suggesting obese humans might get similar benefits from cutting calories, even at advanced age.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Fitness Nutrition Staying Healthy
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Survey finds Americans struggle to maintain healthy habits during the holiday season      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The holiday season is a time for joy and celebration but many Americans admit the endless flurry of activities make it difficult to eat healthy, exercise and get adequate rest, according to a new survey.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition
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From the first bite, our sense of taste helps pace our eating      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

When you eagerly dig into a long-awaited dinner, signals from your stomach to your brain keep you from eating so much you'll regret it -- or so it's been thought.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Fitness Healthy Aging Staying Healthy
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Poor work performance among Japanese employees strongly associated with insufficient sleep      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

This study examined the association between work performance and lifestyle habits among Japanese employees. The results revealed that insufficient sleep was the predominant factor affecting work performance in men and women, followed by lack of regular exercise and eating late-evening meals. Furthermore, the study indicated that men were more likely to exhibit lifestyle habits that impacted work performance than women.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition Staying Healthy
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Following a Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of cognitive decline in older people      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Old people who follow a Mediterranean diet are at a lower risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study. The study provides new evidence for a better understanding of the biological mechanisms related to the impact of the diet on cognitive health in the aging population.

Chronic Illness Diabetes Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition Obesity
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Obesity linked to neurodegeneration through insulin resistance      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered a link between obesity and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease. Using the common fruit fly, the research shows that a high-sugar diet -- a hallmark of obesity -- causes insulin resistance in the brain, which in turn reduces the ability to remove neuronal debris, thus increasing the risk of neurodegeneration.