June 4, 2010

Also Helps Reduce Obesity

1 Protein for Breakfast Curbs Teens’ Hunger

Obesity statistics indicate that nearly one in three children are overweight or obese, dramatically increasing their risk for diabetes and heart disease. But new research shows that one way to curb the often ravenous appetite of the typical teen is to ensure that they eat breakfast daily and that they include protein in that meal. Researchers found that teens who included protein in their first meal of the day ate an average of 130 fewer calories at lunch and were less hungry between meals. "We observed that eating breakfast, regardless of composition, led to increased feelings of fullness. However, when the adolescents ate a breakfast rich in protein, they also experienced a reduction in hunger, thus maximizing the beneficial effects of protein," says study author Heather J. Leidy.

More at EurekAlert.org | Posted 7 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Sleep Deprived Teens and Tweens Risk Obesity

Tags: Childhood Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, Protein, Heather J. Leidy, Breakfast, Curbing Appetite, Teenage Obesity

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Good Movie; Bad Doctor

2 Breast Cancer Survivors Angry at Sex and the City

“Sex and the City” might provide entertainment but don’t look to it for medical advice. Many breast cancer survivors are upset with some misleading information in the storyline. In the movie, Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall, takes hormones. She tells her friends, “I’m leading the way through the menopause maze. I’ve tricked my body into thinking it’s younger…No hot flashes. No mood swings. And my sex drive is right back to where it was.” Unfortunately, most doctors wouldn’t prescribe hormones because Samantha had breast cancer, and hormones could increase the chances of having a recurrence. Courtney Bugler, executive director of the Young Survival Coalition, says “It drives me crazy that some woman out there might think this is OK.” New Line Cinema has declined to comment.

More at CNN Health | Posted 7 years ago by Marty Shaw

Previously: Vaccine Targets Breast Cancer Protein

Tags: Breast Cancer, Hormones and Cancer, Sex and the City

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Pot and Bears Don't Mix

3 Marijuana Smoker Gets Workers' Compensation

"Why are people always so quick to blame pot for someone's stupidity?"
- Al in the comments

A man who was attacked when he tried to feed a grizzly bear at a tourist attraction in Montana after smoking marijuana has won in Workers' Compensation Court, reports Yahoo! News. Brock Hopkins admits to smoking pot prior to reporting to his job at Great Bear Adventures, near Glacier National Park, in 2007. While high on weed, Hopkins walked into the grizzly bear's pen where he was attacked. He was hospitalized from wounds received in the bear attack. While the park owner argued that Brock was a volunteer and his pot smoking caused the accident, the Workers' Compensation Court ruled that Brock was due payment because pot wasn't the "main cause" of the attack. Also, Brock was paid for his work, so the Court said that made him an employee.

More at Yahoo! News | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Feed a Grizzly Bear, Great Bear Adventures, Glacier National Park, Workers' Compensation Court Ruling, Workers' Compensation Court Rules in Favor of Pot Smoker, Brock Hopkins, Grizzly Bear Attack

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Puberty Hormone Increases Risk

4 Possible Biologic Cause for Eating Disorders Found

Michigan State University researchers have found that a type of estrogen called estradiol may influence other genetic factors in the development of eating disorders in pubertal girls. The pilot study examined the levels of the hormone, which is responsible for the growth of reproductive organs, in about 200 sets of female twins from the MSU Twin Registry. Those with higher levels of estradiol had a greater chance of developing disordered eating. Lead investigator Kelly Klump says that previous research has established that eating disorders are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors once a girl hits puberty. Although the specific genes are unknown, increases in estradiol appear to activate certain genetic risk factors. Larger studies are needed to confirm the results.

More at Red Orbit | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Childhood Abuse May Lead to Severe Binge Eating, New Program Outlines Help for Binge Eaters

Tags: Eating Disorder, Eating Disorders, Puberty, Estrog

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