Monday, February 20, 2006
Besides being anywhere that serves food from Happy Valley, another good time not to eat may be when studying or taking an exam. Research suggests that the hormone ghrelin, previously associated with hunger and metabolism, may modulate memory such that being hungry could trigger memory recall.
Seen the ads for Cortislim, or some other diet pill that claims to make you lose weight by blocking cortisol? Well, in a completely unshocking revelation, research indicates that it's not that simple. Elevated cortisol may be a result of weight gain or of what causes weight gain, but not its cause.
And in case you somehow missed it: fat kids get bullied more (but also seem to do more bullying themselves), and green tea is good for you (now it seems to improve cognitive function in the elderly).