Artificially inducing peripheral inflammation in mice triggered the sudden onset of delirium-like cognitive dysfunction, and this was mediated by a disturbance in energy metabolism.
Blood samples reveal unique metabolic signatures in over 50% of children on the autism spectrum.
Researchers discover an important function of gamma-secretase in cells that is critical for lipid homeostasis in the brain.
Consumed alone, artificial sweeteners do not appear to have a negative impact. However, when consumed with carbohydrates, insulin sensitivity changes and the brain has a decreased response to sweet tastes.
Losing weight isn't just a case of restricting the foods or calories you eat, it also comes down to when you eat. Skipping breakfast and snacking late at night delays the body's fat-burning mechanisms.
In the short term, a ketogenic diet can help improve health as well as assist in weight loss. However, the negative effects of the keto diet start to appear after one week. Mice who were fed a ketogenic-style diet for more than seven days consumed more fat than they could burn, and had an increased risk of developing diabetes and obesity.
Chronobiologists warn changing to daylight savings can have serious effects on both brain and general health. The change in time during spring was linked to a 24% increase in severe cardiovascular events in women. Researchers also noted the sudden change in time alters circadian rhythms, reduces the production of natural melatonin, impacts cognitive function, and may also foster tumor growth.
Researchers explore the biology behind hangovers, including how excessive alcohol consumption alters glutamate, serotonin, and dopamine. The paper also examines how to reduce the effects of a heavy night's drinking.