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Change in tube feeding practice improves nutrition for ICU patients, audit finds While the importance of enteral nutrition, or feeding patients through a tube, in an intensive care unit is well understood, underfeeding is still common. A practice of a certain amount of feeding per hour can be interrupted by tests, procedures, or emerg
Science Daily | Aug 26, 2014 4:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Discovery explains how receptor regulates fat accumulation in obesity The sensitivity of fat cells to signals that increase the breakdown of fat is linked to the receptor ALK7, according to a study. The discovery suggests that ALK7 might be an interesting target for future strategies to treat obesity.
Science Daily | Aug 26, 2014 12:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
High insulin levels tied to obesity pathway A crucial link between high levels of insulin and pathways that lead to obesity has been discovered by researchers, a finding that may have important implications when treating diabetes. The discovery was made by studying mice engineered to lack receptors
Science Daily | Aug 25, 2014 10:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Racial, ethnic stereotypes may contribute to obesity among minorities For members of minority groups, maintaining a healthy weight can be especially difficult, says an experimental social psychologist who reports that it is common for minorities in the United States to endure negative stereotypes and pervasive messages that
Science Daily | Aug 25, 2014 4:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Playing hunger games: Are gamified health apps putting odds in your favor? For many people, finding motivation to exercise is a challenge. Thankfully, there are Zombies chasing you. At least that's the approach of Zombies, Run! -- one of more than 31,000 health and fitness apps on the market today, and one of the growing number
Science Daily | Aug 22, 2014 12:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Low birth weight linked to higher incidence of type 2 diabetes in African American women African American women born at a low or very low birth weight may be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The findings may explain in part the higher occurrence of type 2 diabetes in African American populations, which has a high prevalence of
Science Daily | Aug 22, 2014 12:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Early to mid-life obesity linked to heightened risk of dementia in later life Obesity is linked to a heightened risk of dementia in later life, reveals an observational study. But the age at which a person is obese seems to be a key factor, the findings show, with an apparent tripling in risk for people in their 30s. Estimates sugg
Science Daily | Aug 21, 2014 1:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Adherence to diet can be measured from blood New results show that it's possible to assess dietary compliance from a blood sample. This is especially useful in controlled dietary intervention studies investigating the health benefits of specific diets. So far, such studies have mainly relied on the
Science Daily | Aug 21, 2014 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Teen sleeplessness piles on risk for obesity Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class. According to new research, risk of being obese by age 21 was 20 percent higher among 16-year-olds who got less than six hours of sleep a night,
Science Daily | Aug 20, 2014 3:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How parents juggle work hours may influence kids' weight The way parents balance their work schedules may affect their adolescent children's eating habits, according to researchers. For example, parents who spend time with their adolescent kids after school may increase the likelihood that those children will e
Science Daily | Aug 20, 2014 12:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend