Understanding the Links Between Circadian Rhythms and Healthy Weight Maintenance

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Earlier this week, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three American scientists for their discoveries of physiological mechanisms that control circadian rhythms. In 1984, they isolated a fruit fly gene that regulates the physiological response to light and dark. The gene codes for a protein that accumulates in the cell during the night and is degraded during ...

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Using Nutrition to Combat Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed functional gastrointestinal disorder, affecting between 10 and 15 percent of all people around the world. Ironically, IBS is also one of the least well-understood medical conditions. In some cases, the symptoms can be difficult to recognize.  In other cases, IBS is simply a diagnosis of last resort — that is, the doctor makes the diagnosis simply by ruling out the other ...

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Maintaining Your Health Through Hurricane Season

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For weeks, the news about hurricanes has been nonstop. First, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, other parts of Texas, and areas of Louisiana. Then, Hurricane Irma caused chaos in Florida and even led to the first tropical storm warning in Atlanta’s history. Together, these natural disasters have caused devastation across the South, and their effects on Atlanta are palpable. Obviously, the heavy rains ...

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