Two papers appearing April 18 in the journal Cell Metabolism confirm that the circadian clock is an important factor in how the body responds to physical exertion. The studies focused on different components of exercise, thereby complementing each other. Based on this work alone, it’s too early to say when the best time is for… Continue reading Time of Day Effects Your Body’s Response to Exercise: Studies
My guest today is the inimitable David Jack, “International Man of Mystery!” When people ask “what does David Jack do?” the answer is often “he’s David Jack!” In truth, however, David is a deep pool of fitness knowledge. His impact, though, is delivered through his intuition, experience, love, passion and willingness to go where many… Continue reading Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with David Jack
Researchers using sophisticated MRI technology have found that higher levels of body fat are associated with differences in the brain’s form and structure, including smaller volumes of gray matter, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. The findings add important information to our understanding of the connection between obesity and negative health consequences… Continue reading Obesity Connected to Differences in Brain Form and Structure
Most people, at some point, would like to lose weight. Some people really want to lose weight! Some folks want to lose a lot of weight. If you are, or have been, one of these people, you’ve probably realized that losing weight in the modern world can be a challenge! You may even have thought… Continue reading Podcast: Five Weight Loss Diets (and One Diet Trend) That Suck
When you eat something super tasty, ever wonder why you really don’t want to stop even though you know you’ve eaten enough? Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine may have found the reason. In lab experiments, Thomas Kash, PhD, the John R. Andrews Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, and colleagues discovered a… Continue reading Snacking and Binge Eating: It’s the Brain’s Fault – Study
Preschoolers may not be as good at resisting large portions of everyday foods as was previously thought, according to Penn State researchers. In a study, the researchers examined whether children between the ages of three and five were susceptible to the portion size effect — the tendency of people to eat more when larger portions… Continue reading Serving Preschoolers Bigger Portions Trains Them to Eat More
Major depression, obesity and chronic pain are all linked to the effects of one protein, called “FK506-binding protein 51,” or FKBP51. Until now, efforts to inhibit this target have been hampered by the difficulty of finding something specific enough to do the job and not affect similar proteins. Now a research group has developed a… Continue reading Could Depression, Obesity and Chronic Pain All Be Treated by Suppression of One Protein?