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Read a new study from Stephanie Greer (UC Berkeley) published in Nature Communications about how lack of sleep affects our brain and our desires for high-calorie food.
Our most recent COAST/UCOP Seminar "Optimal Diets for Longevity: The Science, Not the Hype" featured Dean Ornish, PhD, Lynda Frasetto, MD, and Stephen Phinney, PhD. You can watch the seminar here
Robert Lustig discusses the dangers of eating foods "Generally Recognized As Safe" by the FDA.
Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found that although there's been an increase in physical activity, there have also been increases in obesity rates over the last decade.
Researchers from McMaster University found the FTO gene, which is associated with obesity and also linked to an 8% decrease in a person's chances of developing depression.