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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Research Hits from the Interwebz

1:07 PM Posted by Tiffany Taft , ,
Here are some of our favorite stories from the research world this week:

  • Researchers in the UK have identified a potential link between overuse of antibiotics in childhood and later development of inflammatory bowel disease.  Published in the journal PediatricsRead more...
  • Understanding the psychology behind portion sizes, which are a leading contributor to America's obesity epidemic.  How much we expect a certain food to fill us up can influence how much we eat - or overeat.  Read more...
  • A 2005 theory about the causes of Alzheimer's Disease, which some are calling "Type 3 Diabetes," is gaining momentum as new evidence becomes available linking poor diet and this debilitating disease.  Read more... 
  • The American Psychological Association (APA) discusses the importance of psychotherapy as a first line treatment for depression rather than going straight to anti-depressant medications.  Read more...
  • Keeping with the Alzheimer's-and-healthy-habits theme, researchers have found that a combination of regular exercise and melatonin may slow the development of the disease in mice.  Read more...
  • The obesity rate in African Americans is 50% higher than in Whites in the U.S.  One reason may be the role chronic stress plays.  Read more...
  • And from the oddities file, remember kids - hydrate or die.  Teen hospitalized for dehydration after playing XBOX for 4 straight days. Read more...