• Neonatal Paraben Use and Childhood Obesity

    In a recent study, mothers who used parabens had children who were more likely to be overweight in their childhood years, and it was more common in the girls. The parabens in the cosmetic products were able to be directly measured in their urine. When they conducted this study with mice, they showed a higher food intake and more weight gain in female offspring, as well. With the mice, the effect was due to a genetic modification that changed their appetite regulation. View Post
  • 4 Questions About Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

    “What’s this I hear about linking sleep deprivation to obesity?” I thought you’d never ask! It’s a well-known fact that you’re not you when you’re tired. Being drowsy throughout the day can lead to a lack of focus, an irrational temperament, and zombie-like shuffling. The issue isn’t getting up o... View Post