Monthly Archives: September 2017

Brain Connectome Shows Strength of Parent-Child Relationship

[ad_1] Authors found that the more similar the brain connectome between parents and children, the more emotional synchrony existed in the parent-child relationship. As humans, we are inherently social. The term social synchrony refers to how the human brain is continuously coupled to those around us, influencing how we interact in the world. Social synchrony…

Colorectal Adenoma Risk Increases with High Omega-6 PUFAs

[ad_1] A recently published report shows that high intake of the dietary omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) arachidonic acid could increase your risk for colorectal adenoma (precancerous polyps that can develop into cancer). Colorectal cancer is the second most common type of cancer, accounting for 13% of all cancers.1 With improved endoscopic screening for adenomas,…

FTO Gene-Linked Obesity In Children Is Influenced By Dietary Habits

[ad_1] A new study has found that dietary protein and fat intake can influence, and indeed enhance the FTO gene-linked risk for obesity in children. Obesity is a complex trait that is influenced by the interplay of genetic, socioeconomic, cultural, psychological, and lifestyle-related factors. Studies have identified more than 430 genes that are associated with…

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Stress-related Hormones – What’s the Connection?

[ad_1] Basal levels of steroid hormones dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) are not significantly different in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder compared with non-trauma-exposed subjects. Approximately 10% of individuals exposed to traumatic events develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms of PTSD include re-experiencing the traumatic event, negative cognitive and mood changes, and hyper-reactivity. To…