SCIENCE DAILY: ARE YOU HARDWIRED TO ENJOY HIGH-CALORIE FOODS?
“For the first time, researchers have identified two genetic variants that interact to alter the brain responses to high-calorie foods, a tie that could aid in the development of targeted treatments for obesity and being overweight. Researchers found that two gene variants—FTO and DRD2—influenced activity in the brain reward system when looking at pictures of high-calorie foods.” Read full story.
WEB MD: Junk Food Not To Blame For Obesity Epidemic?
“Despite their bad reputation, junk food, fast food and soda aren’t the root cause of America’s obesity epidemic, Cornell University researchers contend. While these sugary and salt-laden foods may not be good for your health, the scientists found no significant difference in how much of these foods either overweight or normal weight people consumed. The real problem, according to the researchers: too many Americans eat too much.” Read full story.
Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to kick soda to the curb. Check out these 7 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda!
MEDICAL DAILY: THE ULTIMATE WAKE-UP PLAYLIST FOR ENERGY IN THE MORNING
“Science has shed a light on how we can wake up effortlessly. Spotify and music psychologist David M. Greenberg at the University of Cambridge in the UK created the ultimate wake-up playlist of songs that deliver an energy boost, positivity, and a strong beat.” Read full story.
YAHOO: 58% Of Americans Have Downloaded A Health App, But Almost Half Don’t Use Them Anymore
“There are currently around 40,000 health and well-being apps in the marketplace in the US. Fifty-three percent of them track physical activity, 48% relate to food consumption, 47% monitor weight loss and 34% give exercise instructions. Fifty-eight percent of respondents said they had already downloaded a health app, and 42% had downloaded 5 or more. Sixty-five percent used them daily.” Read full story.