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Alcohol Abuse, Eating Disorders Share Genetic Link

Alcohol Abuse, Eating Disorders Share Genetic Link

Alcoholism is the common term for an established physical dependence on the presence of alcohol inside the brain and body. In mental health terms, this dependence represents one form of a condition called alcohol use disorder. Both alcoholism and eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are known to stem partially from inherited genetic factors. […]

5 Stomach-Turning Side Effects of Sugar

5 Stomach-Turning Side Effects of Sugar

After climbing steadily for decades, America’s sweet tooth is finally showing signs of rehabilitation. Still, most adults in the U.S. consume 22 teaspoons (355 calories) of added sugar per day – a far cry from the American Heart Association’s recommendations of six teaspoons (100 calories) for women and nine teaspoons (150 calories) for men. Many […]

Addiction and the Obesity Epidemic

Addiction and the Obesity Epidemic

Few national health issues in the United States are as serious and as urgent as the obesity epidemic. The condition is easy for anyone to diagnose, but treatment for obesity continues to frustrate obese individuals and treatment professionals alike. Much of the problem stems from the fact that the exact nature and causes of obesity […]