December 2018

Study Finds New Dopamine Response to Eating When Hungry

researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Germany used a newly developed positron emission tomography (PET) technique to not only find that two peaks of dopamine are actually released, but were also able to identify the specific brain regions associated with them

The fact that our brain’s response to food relies on a dopamine release system is not a recent discovery; however, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Germany used a newly developed positron emission tomography (PET) technique to not only find that two peaks of dopamine are actually released, but were also able to identify the specific brain regions associated with them.

Holiday Heart Attacks; New Study Finds Odds of Having a Heart Attack Increase on Christmas Eve

A new study in Sweden has found that the odds of having a heart attack increase by nearly 40% on Christmas Eve.

“Surviving the holidays” is a saying commonly used in jest to comment on the stress that comes with spending extended time with family, eating and drinking too much, and getting into arguments over who has a better cookie recipe. However, a new study in Sweden has found that the odds of having a heart attack increase by nearly 40% on Christmas Eve.

 

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