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Is Calcium Test the Best Way to Check Heart Risk? - From Web MD

An imaging test that identifies calcium in the coronary arteries of the heart is a more accurate indicator of heart attack risk in seemingly healthy people than a widely used test that measures inflammation, a new study shows.

Fat Around Heart May Be Linked to Clogged Arteries - From Web MD

Fat packed around the heart may predict narrowed arteries, even in people who have don't have symptoms of heart disease, a new study shows.
Studies suggest that where people tend to store their extra calories as fat may be at least as big a threat to health as how much total fat they have.

Teen Pregnancy 'Contagious' Between Sisters: Study - Reuters

Facebook: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Web MD

Exercise a 'Wonder Drug' for Cancer Survival - From Web MD

Cancer patients can reduce the risks of side effects and cancer recurrence by exercising regularly, a new report shows.
The report, "Move More: Physical activity the underrated 'wonder drug,'"from Macmillan Cancer Support in the U.K., says that 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week, the amount recommended by the U.K.'s four chief medical officers, is the minimum amount required to see the benefits.

Blood Test May Spot Alzheimer's Before Symptoms Appear

From Web MD:
A new blood test for Alzheimer's disease is 96% accurate at identifying the disease and can perhaps detect it even before symptoms such as memory loss appear, says the test's developer.

Brain Shrinkage Linked to Smoking, Obesity, Diabetes

From Web MD:
People who smoke, are overweight, and have other health problems in middle age may be at increased risk of developing signs of brain shrinkage and diminished planning and organization skills as they age, new research indicates.

How Does Your Brain Process Food?

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Brain’s Response to Food
In the paper, the researchers present three brain processes that are associated with both overeating and obesity: food reward, inhibitory control, and time discounting.
Food reward, which includes both the pleasure of eating and the motivation to eat, has been linked to the same brain processes that control our urges for sex, gambling, and substance use. People with a greater reward sensitivity will likely have stronger food cravings, particularly for fatty and sweet foods, the researchers write.

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