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Recent Survey Indicates “Looks Are More Important To Women Than Life”

The was survey conducted at British Universities by Dr Phillippa Diedrichs. The survey results were rather unnerving the college age women in the survey were willing to give up everything between giving up ten years of their life to a year’s salary. The Statistics of the Survey Thirty percent of the three hundred and twenty …

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Removal Of Muscle Genes Reduces Energy In Mice

A new Canadian research study has examined the effects of deleting 2 muscle genes in mice. These same mice that could usually be observed actively running about 8 kilometres per day on a wheel appeared instead to be tired and lethargic. The researchers determined that there was a 90 to 95 percent drop in their …

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Replacement Of Growth Hormone Increases Bone Density For Obese

According to a recent study at the University of Alabama, those with abdominal obesity may benefit from growth hormone replacement. Those who struggle with obesity often have a reduced level of growth hormone. This makes obese woman more apt to have osteoporosis. The study was done at the Birmingham campus of the college and spanned …

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Research Looks At The Cycles Of Over Eating And Obesity

“New research provides evidence of the vicious cycle created when an obese individual overeats to compensate for reduced pleasure from food. Obese individuals have fewer pleasure receptors and overeat to compensate,” according to a study by University of Texas at Austin senior research fellow and Oregon Research Institute senior scientist Eric Stice and his colleagues. …

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Research Shows There Could Be “Unique” Genetic Links To Eating Disorders

Research as shown more than once that eating disorders could be genetically linked to the suffer’s mother. When a person thinks of genetics, we automatically assume it is wired into our DNA. However, there is another type of “genetic link” that link is produced by learned behavior. Children and teens are extremely impressionable we all …

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Researchers Look For Link Between Obesity And Anorexia And Bulimia

Hormones In past years, researchers have connected three hormones to both obesity and eating disorders leptin, ghrelin, and the endocannabinoids. Leptin decreases food intake; ghrelin and the endocannabinoids increase a person’s food intake. Obesity Obese people have been found to have an abnormally high level of the hormone leptin in their bloodstream. People with anorexia …

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Researchers Testing New Drug For Treatment Of Obesity

Scientists have been getting positive results from testing a new drug on 3 different species of monkeys which destroys the blood supply to fatty tissue, resulting in rapid weight loss. The obese monkeys that received the drug were observed to lose an average of 11 percent of their total body weight in just under one …

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Researchers Uncover Link Between Abnormal Weight And Illegal Drug Use In Teens

Italian researchers have determined that there is an association between illegal drug use, and abnormal weight in teenagers. More than 33,000 Italian high school students between the ages of 15 to 19 were surveyed in this research study which is published in the online journal PLoS one. The researchers established that young people who are …

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Researchers Uncover Link Between Stress & Obesity

Researchers at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, Canada have uncovered a link between stress and the way the brain interprets its environment in order to regulate food intake. In a three year study using rats, researchers noticed that brain neurotransmitters that affect appetite function differently when the brain is exposed to …

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