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self-confidence

Science-based Suggestions for self-confidence

A recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world. Those findings could be empowering since even small changes to your self-care routine can significantly boost your self-confidence. The study by researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business found […]

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Make the most of your brain as you age

(BPT) – It is important to remember the health of our most complex organ: our brain. While the brain constantly changes throughout our lives, it’s critical that we take steps to help us stay on top of our game as we age. Help give your brain a boost in the right direction by implementing these […]

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Make the most of your brain as you age

(BPT) – It is important to remember the health of our most complex organ: our brain. While the brain constantly changes throughout our lives, it’s critical that we take steps to help us stay on top of our game as we age. Help give your brain a boost in the right direction by implementing these […]

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5 smart steps to preserving brain health

(BPT) – Everyone knows aerobic exercise gets the heart pumping and lifting weights keeps muscles strong. But when it comes to keeping the brain healthy, most people are unsure what to do. As you age, brain health and maintaining memory functions becomes a top concern. Turns out, these issues may begin sooner than you think. […]

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The brain-belly connection: Scientists find key genetic triggers in weight-regulating brain cells

The little voice inside your head that tells you to eat, or stop eating, isn’t a little voice — it’s actually a cluster of about 10,000 specialized brain cells. And now, an international team of scientists has found tiny triggers inside those cells that give rise to this “voice,” and keep it speaking throughout life. […]

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High-fat diet alters behavior and produces signs of brain inflammation

High-fat diets have long been known to increase the risk for medical problems, including heart disease and stroke, but there is growing concern that diets high in fat might also increase the risk for depression and other psychiatric disorders. A new study published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry raises the possibility that a […]

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Could gut microbes help treat brain disorders? Mounting research tightens their connection with the brain

The trillions of microbes that inhabit the human body, collectively called the microbiome, are estimated to weigh two to six pounds — up to twice the weight of the average human brain. Most of them live in the gut and intestines, where they help us to digest food, synthesize vitamins and ward off infection. But […]

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Immune cells in brain respond to fat in diet, causing mice to eat

Immune cells perform a previously unsuspected role in the brain that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. When the researchers fed mice a diet high in saturated milk fats, microglia, a type of immune cell, underwent a population explosion in the brain region called the hypothalamus, which […]

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Brain mechanism that drives us to eat glucose discovered

Scientists have discovered a mechanism in the brain that may drive our appetite for foods rich in glucose and could lead to improved treatments for obesity Glucose is a component of carbohydrates, and the main energy source used by brain cells. By studying rats, a team at Imperial College London identified a mechanism that appears […]

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Liver, brain communicate in order to regulate appetite

The liver stores excess glucose, sugar, in the form of glycogen — chains of glucose — , which is later released to cover body energy requirements. Diabetic patients do not accumulate glucose well in the liver and this is one of the reasons why they suffer from hyperglycemia, that is to say, their blood sugar […]

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