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Let Us Eat Cake: The Paradox of Scarcity

Let Us Eat Cake: The Paradox of Scarcity | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Two University of Miami marketing experts, Juliano Laran and Anthony Salerno, are now offering a new and provocative idea about why Americans make poor food choices, along with some preliminary evidence to back it up.
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Sleeping in During the Weekend Can Make You Fat

Sleeping in During the Weekend Can Make You Fat | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
After a busy week with short nights, many use the weekend to make up for lost hours of sleep. Not a healthy habit, says researcher Paulien Barf of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

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Treating Fat with Fat | The Scientist

Treating Fat with Fat | The Scientist | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Is brown fat ready for therapeutic prime time? Brown fat, found only in mammals, has long been known to play a role in keeping hibernating animals and newborns warm by directing the conversion of calories into heat, rather than chemical energy, within the mitochondria. Three decades ago, however, researchers uncovered the tissue’s link to metabolism, revealing a whole new function for brown fat.

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