Health Science of the Week: 1/29/2016


Health Science of the Week

Time for more science to blow your minds! Who knew science could be this fun? Well use these tips from 5 of the coolest new studies to hit the media!

These studies have the capability to shape the very nature of what we consider healthy!

While one health science study doesn’t make anything concrete truth, it can lend credibility to a notion that helps us more efficiently improve our health! Check out this batch of health science of the week:

Health Science ExerciseWhy you won’t lose weight with exercise alone

“Exercise by itself isn’t always enough to take off the weight. Now, evidence helps to explain why that is: our bodies adapt to higher activity levels, so that people don’t necessarily burn extra calories even if they exercise more.”

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Health Science FoodWhy are habits so hard to break?

“Taming that sweet tooth for your New Year’s resolution might be harder than you think. New research suggests that forming a habit leaves a lasting mark on specific circuits in the brain, which in turn seems to prime us to further feed our cravings. The research deepens scientists’ understanding of how habits manifest and may suggest new strategies for breaking the bad ones.”

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Health Science Social Media (2)Being married might hurt your chances of weight loss after surgery

“Spouses ideally could play a key role in helping patients lose pounds and keep them off after weight-loss surgery, but being married might actually work against patients, researchers have found. The researchers concluded that the impact of weight-loss surgery extends to his or her romantic relationships and likely to the entire family.”

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Health Science Social Media (1)Social media use in young adults linked to sleep disturbance

“Young adults who spend a lot of time on social media during the day or check it frequently throughout the week are more likely to suffer sleep disturbance than their peers who use social media less, according to new research.”

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Health Science NutritionalResearch hints at a nutritional strategy for reducing autism risk

“Folic acid has long been touted as an important supplement for women of childbearing age for its ability to prevent defects in the baby’s developing brain and spinal cord. In fact, folic acid is considered so important that it is added as a supplement to breads, pastas, rice and cereals to help ensure that women are exposed to sufficient amounts of this nutrient even before they know they’re pregnant. Soon, another prenatal supplement could protect against a certain type of autism, according to research, called carnitine.”

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