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Premature birth linked to withdrawn personality

New research indicates that adults born very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn and display signs of autism. The study was led by Professor Dieter Wolke at the department of psychology and Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick. The results showed that the adults born very preterm scored highly for displaying a socially […]

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Just an hour of TV a day linked to unhealthy weight in kindergartners

New research shows that it doesn’t take much for kids to be considered couch potatoes. Kindergartners and first-graders who watched as little as one hour of television a day were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who watched TV for less than 60 minutes each day, according to a study to […]

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Low childhood vitamin D linked to adult atherosclerosis

Low levels of 25-OH vitamin D in childhood were associated with subclinical atherosclerosis over 25 years later in adulthood, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The importance of vitamin D for cardiovascular health has been the focus of increasing interest. Low levels of vitamin D […]

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Sleep apnea linked to poor aerobic fitness

People with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea may have an intrinsic inability to burn high amounts of oxygen during strenuous aerobic exercise, according to a new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The study, reported in the current issue of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, shows that […]

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Time spent preparing meals at home linked to healthier diet

Time may be one of the most essential ingredients for a healthy diet, finds new research in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Spending more time at home preparing meals is associated with several indicators of a better diet, such as eating more fruits and vegetables. Conversely, spending less than an hour a day preparing […]

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Early to mid-life obesity linked to heightened risk of dementia in later life

Early to mid-life obesity appears to be linked to heightened risk of dementia in later life, researchers report. There is a threefold risk for those with severe obesity in their 30s, the observational study indicates. But the age at which a person is obese seems to be a key factor, the findings show, with an […]

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Lead linked to obesity in mice exposed by mothers

When we think of ill effects from lead exposure various neurologic problems usually come to mind. Now researchers at the University of Michigan say another health impact can be added to the list: obesity. Even at low levels, lead is associated with obesity in mice whose mothers were exposed to the chemical, researchers at the […]

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Cell signaling pathway linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes

A Purdue University study shows that Notch signaling, a key biological pathway tied to development and cell communication, also plays an important role in the onset of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, a discovery that offers new targets for treatment. A research team led by Shihuan Kuang, associate professor of animal sciences, found that blocking […]

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Pesticide DDT linked to slow metabolism, obesity and diabetes, mouse study finds

Exposure of pregnant mice to the pesticide DDT is linked to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and related conditions in female offspring later in life, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis. The study, published online July 30 in the journal PLOS ONE, is the first to show […]

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Appreciation for fat jokes, belief in obese stereotypes linked

From movies to television, obesity is still considered “fair game” for jokes and ridicule. A new study from researchers at Bowling Green State University took a closer look at weight-related humor to see if anti-fat attitudes played into a person’s appreciation or distaste for fat humor in the media. “Weight-Related Humor in the Media: Appreciation, […]

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