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UC Berkeley Study Links Sleep Deprivation to Junk Food Cravings

August 9, 2013


Study Links Sleep Deprivation to Junk Food Cravings

A UC Berkeley has linked sleep deprivation to junk food cravings, finding that high-level brain regions required for complex judgments and decisions become blunted by a lack of sleep, while more primal brain structures that control motivation and desire are amplified. Berkeley — A sleepless night makes us more likely to reach for doughnuts or […]

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Regular Exercise Induces Changes in DNA

August 1, 2013

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Exercise Changes Expression of Our Innate DNA

A study from scientists at Lund University found that exercise induces genome-wide changes in DNA methylation in human adipose tissue, potentially affecting adipocyte metabolism. Exercise, even in small doses, changes the expression of our innate DNA. New research from Lund University in Sweden has described for the first time what happens on an epigenetic level […]

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Researchers Move Closer to a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease

July 29, 2013


A Potential Blood Test for Alzheimers

A newly published study reveals that doctors are moving closer to a potential blood test for detecting Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers in Germany have made new steps towards a potential blood test for Alzheimer’s by studying molecules called miRNA circulating in the blood. The research is published on 29 July in the journal Genome Biology. Currently, […]

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