Your Day in Health: January 10

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SCIENCE DAILY: Time-Restricted Feeding Study Shows Promise In Helping People Shed Body Fat

"This new research, funded by a TOS Early Career Research Grant awarded in 2014, suggests that eating a very early dinner [2 p.m.], or even skipping dinner, may have some benefits for losing weight, although further studies need to take place to confirm that theory. Previous animal studies showed that [early time-restricted feeding] helped rodents burn more fat. The human body has an internal clock, and many aspects of metabolism are at their optimal functioning in the morning. Therefore, eating in alignment with the body's circadian clock by eating earlier in the day may positively influence health. " Read full story.

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MEDICAL DAILY: Effects Of Alcohol On The Brain: Heavy Drinking Leads To Bad Decisions

"So, how does alcohol lead to drunkenness, frequent bathroom breaks, and infamous decisions? In the latest video, 'How Does Alcohol Get You Drunk?' the American Chemical Society explains ethanol slows down our brain, and begins to control our thoughts and actions, by binding to two kinds of receptors — GABA and NMDA. GABA inhibits our behavior, so when ethanol binds to the GABA receptor, the neural message firing slows down, making us feel more calm, relaxed, and loosened up. Meanwhile, ethanol blocks NMDA receptors, which can make us feel tired, and interfere with our memory. The more ethanol we have, the less we'll remember, which is the cause of blackouts." Read full story.

DON’T MISS: The 30 Unhealthiest Frozen Meals on the Planet


"From rarefied medicine to colonial invader to public health menace, the story of the world’s most influential flavor. If you want to understand Western history, you have to understand sugar. And vice versa. Because sugar’s not just something sweet: over the centuries it’s been a medicine, a spice, a symbol of royalty, and an instrument of disease, addiction, and oppression. Here’s a selective highlight reel of just how sugar has shaped our world, from India to Hawaii and everywhere in between." Read full story.

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