Direct link between REM sleep loss and the desire for sugary and fatty foods discovered

On December 8, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

It is not well understood what role sleep loss plays in affecting areas of the brain that control the desire to consume unhealthy foods. A new paper published in the journal eLife finds that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep loss leads to increased consumption of unhealthy foods, specifically sucrose…

Seasonal affective disorder: first human gene mutation discovered

On February 23, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Seasonal affective disorder is believed to be triggered by seasonal changes in daylight, with the condition most prevalent during winter months. But what makes certain people more susceptible to such changes? Researchers say they have uncovered a gene mutation that could be responsible. Researchers have uncovered the first human gene…