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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

11/12/14 Health News:DIRTY DOZEN LIST FOR FOOD ADDITIVES ♦ Pathway leading to obesity ♦ High-fat diets during pregnancy influence brain functioning &behavior of children

The Environmental Working Group – famous for its list of produce most likely to be contaminated with pesticides – has now released a “Dirty Dozen” guide for food additives. There are more than 10,000 additives in food distributed in the U.S., and EWG is trying to highlight “some of the worst failures of the regulatory... Continue Reading
Piecing together signaling pathway leading to obesity
A team of researchers has now drawn connections between known regulators of body mass, pointing to possible treatments for obesity and metabolic disorders. As scientists probe the molecular underpinnings of why some people are prone to obesity and some to leanness, they are discovering that weight maintenance is more complicated than the old “calories in, calories out” adage. Continue Reading
Research suggests high-fat diets during pregnancy could influence brain functioning, behavior of children

A diet high in fat can increase one’s risk for diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome; however few studies have assessed the effects of a maternal high fat diet on offspring. New research suggests that a high-fat maternal diet during pregnancy and while breastfeeding could have significant and lasting detrimental effects on the brain function and behavior of children. The study is one of few basic science studies conducted to measure the direct effect of a high-fat maternal diet on the cognitive functioning on offspring. Continue Reading

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