Cardiology

Ultra-processed foods are breaking your heart

Ultra-processed foods account for 58% of total energy in the average U.S. diet, but diet is a modifiable risk factor in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). A study published in the Journal of the American College ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Tired at the office? Take a quick break; your work will benefit

Recent research shows that people are more likely to take "microbreaks" at work on days when they're tired—but that's not a bad thing. The researchers found microbreaks seem to help tired employees bounce back from their ...

Medical research

Astrocytes derived from patients with bipolar disorder malfunction

Brain cells called astrocytes derived from the induced pluripotent stem cells of patients with bipolar disorder offer suboptimal support for neuronal activity. In a paper appearing March 4th in the journal Stem Cell Reports, ...

Overweight & Obesity

The body produces new satiety factor during prolonged exercise

A drug that helps us to eat less could help the more than 650 million people around the world who live with obesity. One of the emerging drug candidates that interest researchers is the hormone GDF15 that, when given to rodents, ...

Oncology & Cancer

As seasons change, so should diet for breast cancer survivors

Just as the four seasons bring changes in nature, they also impact how our bodies assimilate and metabolize food. Research indicates winter brings higher metabolic rates compared with summer, and so it calls for energy efficient ...

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