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Caffeine: how does it really affect our health?

Caffeine: how does it really affect our health? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The US population drinks 2-4 cups of coffee every day. Some studies have shown this can benefit our health, while others suggest otherwise. We look at both sides of the argument.
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The science behind food cravings

The science behind food cravings | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Exhibition examines the science behind food cravings
ClickTell Consulting's insight:

Notice the term “anti-trigger” used in the video (at 1:22). This is a way of avoiding a usually advertising/neuromarketing driven urge for a person to make an impulse purchase - such as suddenly stopping in a high street to buy certain food once that person has been exposed to a certain smell.

 

In our last year’s  blog post reply on the Centre For Connected Health we introduced a similar term referred to as “Counterising”, for counteracting advertising. You can read more from here:

 

http://chealthblog.connectedhealth.org/2014/02/03/making-health-addictive-employ-subliminal-messaging/#comment-4764

 

For your convenience the blog post reply in question is also reproduced below:

 

February 28, 2014 12:46 pm

Jo,

A great post. Blended delicately, neuroscience, marketing and advertising can produce the sweetest pill that preventive care of today could wish for.

 

A while back at my company we coined the term “Counterising”, for counteracting advertising. This came about as a result of trying to formulate an effective evidence-based model to encourage a healthy lifestyle in the field of chronic disorders.

 

Needless to say implemented properly insight of this nature offers a tremendously healthy ROI. Why else would companies such Coca-Cola & McDonalds spend as much money as they do in successfully trying to encourage us to buy into their message and product?

 

Sepe Sehati,
ClickTell Consulting

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Obesity linked to abnormal reward response to sugary foods

Obesity linked to abnormal reward response to sugary foods | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Preference for sweet treats is influenced by age and dopamine levels in healthy-weight people, but this is not the case for those who are obese.
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Common antimicrobial agent triclosan rapidly disrupts gut bacteria

Common antimicrobial agent triclosan rapidly disrupts gut bacteria | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that triclosan, an antimicrobial and antifungal agent found in many consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toys and even toothpaste, can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities found in the gut.
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Common antacid linked to accelerated vascular aging

Common antacid linked to accelerated vascular aging | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the aging of blood vessels, according to a published paper in Circulation Research (early online), an American Heart Association journal
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Research suggests diabetes drug acts differently from previous theories

Research suggests diabetes drug acts differently from previous theories | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A Mayo Clinic study suggests laboratory findings do not tell the whole story of how the diabetes drug metformin works to limit the level of glucose in the blood. The researchers found that metformin does not limit the actio
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Fasting no longer necessary before cholesterol test, experts say

Fasting no longer necessary before cholesterol test, experts say | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
In all countries except Denmark, patients have to fast before a cholesterol test. Now, after studying 300,000 people, experts say it makes little difference to cholesterol levels.
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What are the Health Benefits of Walnuts?

What are the Health Benefits of Walnuts? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Learn all about the health benefits of walnuts. This article provides both nutritional information and recipes for these single-seeded stone fruits.
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Persistent metabolic adaptation 6 years after “The Biggest Loser” competition - Fothergill - 2016 - Obesity - Wiley Online Library

Persistent metabolic adaptation 6 years after “The Biggest Loser” competition - Fothergill - 2016 - Obesity - Wiley Online Library | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
This is a brilliant study explaining why so many people fail to keep off the weight they lose.
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Watercress extract could protect smokers against cancer

Watercress extract could protect smokers against cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new clinical trial reveals that watercress extract is able to detoxify certain carcinogens in smokers, which could potentially shield them from cancer.
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Heartburn, stomach acid medication linked to serious kidney damage

Heartburn, stomach acid medication linked to serious kidney damage | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
New study links proton pump inhibitors, commonly taken for heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers, to raised risk of reduced kidney function, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure.
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Uncertainty is more stressful than pain, say neurologists

Uncertainty is more stressful than pain, say neurologists | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Most of us are familiar with the idea that uncertainty causes stress, but now research has quantified it, also suggesting that stress can be useful when it comes to judging risks.
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Live music shown to reduce stress hormones

Live music shown to reduce stress hormones | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Music is known to relax the mind, but can the changes be measured at a concert? For the first time, alterations in stress hormones have been documented at a live music event.
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Researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing butter with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease

Researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing butter with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A research team led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health has unearthed more evidence that casts doubt on the traditional "heart healthy" practice of replacing butter and othe
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Healthy vegetarian diet reduces type 2 diabetes risk substantially

Healthy vegetarian diet reduces type 2 diabetes risk substantially | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Vegetarian diets are known to be generally healthy. However, not all plant-based diets are equal. New research compares their impact on diabetes risk.
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Stress reduced with art-making, regardless of skill level

Stress reduced with art-making, regardless of skill level | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers found that adults who took part in a 45-minute art-making session experienced a reduction in levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol.
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Study finds that yoga and meditation can help minimize cognitive impairment

Study finds that yoga and meditation can help minimize cognitive impairment | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Inner peace and a flexible body may not be the most valuable benefits that yoga and meditation have to offer, suggests new research by a UCLA-led team of neuroscientists.
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Your Patient Engagement Team's curator insight, May 11, 11:03 AM

Yet another reason to consider yoga for better health. 

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How depression develops

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A novel study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics discloses how depression may develop.
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Antibiotics can promote 'bad' gut microbes by disrupting oxygen

Antibiotics can promote 'bad' gut microbes by disrupting oxygen | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study provides further insight into how antibiotics can paradoxically reduce infection and cause illness by disrupting conditions that alter good-bad gut microbe balance.
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Medical error 'causes more than 250,000 deaths in the U.S. annually'

Medical error 'causes more than 250,000 deaths in the U.S. annually' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers estimate that medical error is a cause of more than 250,000 deaths annually in the U.S., making it the third leading cause of death in the country.
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Yeast infection linked to mental illness

Yeast infection linked to mental illness | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
In a study prompted in part by suggestions from people with mental illness, Johns Hopkins researchers found that a history of Candida yeast infections was more common in a group of men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorde
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Alcohol and processed meat linked to stomach cancer

Alcohol and processed meat linked to stomach cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Drinking three or more alcoholic drinks a day, eating processed meat each day and being overweight or obese increase the risk of developing stomach cancer, according to new study.
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Loneliness and isolation linked to heightened risk of heart disease / stroke

Loneliness and isolation linked to heightened risk of heart disease / stroke | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Loneliness and social isolation are linked to around a 30 per cent increased risk of having a stroke or developing coronary artery disease—the two leading causes of illness and death in high income countries—finds a
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People with 'rage' disorder twice as likely to have toxoplasmosis

People with 'rage' disorder twice as likely to have toxoplasmosis | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
People with intermittent explosive disorder are more than twice as likely to have toxoplasmosis, an infection passed on through cat feces, undercooked meat or contaminated water.
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Chinese team uses CRISPR to genetically modify human embryo

Chinese team uses CRISPR to genetically modify human embryo | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers at Guangzhou Medical University in China has published a paper in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics describing their efforts to genetically modify a human embryo usin
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Future of Medicine: How Doctors Boost the Immune System to Fight Cancer [Video]

Future of Medicine: How Doctors Boost the Immune System to Fight Cancer [Video] | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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