Archive for November, 2006

The good news behind our mindless eating. Cornell Food & Brand Lab – Do you hate Brussels sprouts because your mother did? Does the size of your plate determine how hungry you feel? Why do you actually overeat at healthy restaurants? “You can ask your smartest friend why he or she just ate what they […]

Penn State – A new research report from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business finds that modest in-school lessons revealing the goals and effects of alcohol advertising can reduce the likelihood that adolescents will drink. Dozens of research studies done over the past 20 years have found a correlation between alcohol advertising and underage drinking. […]

Keep Alzheimer’s patients on track in eating, sleeping patterns. People with Alzheimer’s disease often develop problems with their diet because of confusion, physical changes or inability to focus on eating.Dr. Roger Rosenberg, professor of neurology and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center, offers the following tips:  Offer the person the […]

DALLAS — Hearty feasts and couch-potato marathons are holiday traditions, but UT Southwestern Medical Center experts warn that packing on pounds and not exercising could be deadly for the 6 million Americans who have diabetes and don’t even know it. Diabetes, a metabolic disorder linked with obesity, can be a silent killer because its symptoms […]

Vietnam veteran study: exposure to dioxins influences male reproductive system. DALLAS — A dioxin toxin contained in the herbicide Agent Orange affects male reproductive health by limiting the growth of the prostate gland and lowering testosterone levels, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a cohort study of more than 2,000 Air Force […]

A muscle-bound male is the stereotype of a steroid abuser, but a rising number of young girls also abuse steroids to try to boost athletic performance or physical appearance, says Dr. Richard Auchus, an endocrinologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Girls who take steroids often are unaware or misinformed of associated health dangers. “Steroid abuse by females […]