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  • 052219-Constanti

    How Your Gut Bacteria Influences Onset of Type 2 Diabetes

    The bacteria in your gut affect blood insulin levels and may influence your chances of developing type 2 diabetes Developing type 2 diabetes is for a large part influenced by your diet but also genes. However, a recent study has now shown that your gut microorganisms might also play an important role in the risk of developing type 2
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  • 052119-Bierens

    Should we offer yoga classes as early as kindergarten?

    Yoga practice has become very popular in the last two centuries. In most western countries, yoga studios are booming. For example, Dutch practitioners are said to spent 325 million euros per year on yoga classes, clothes and events. In scientific research, yoga and its beneficial effects on physical and mental health, have also become a
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  • 052019-Kvalvik

    Does maternal diet effect ADHD development in the womb?

    MoBa is short for The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study which is a large pregnancy observational study. During the years 1999-2008 pregnant women in Norway were recruited to the study. The study is conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Questionnaires regarding health, diet and environment were sent out to the women
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    How to help mental health with yoga.

    The popularity of yoga practice has risen sharply in recent years. In 2006, already 2.6 million people in Germany practiced yoga regularly (1). The arguments for yoga are widely spread in the population, for example the energy and immune function are increased and back pain, arthritis and stress are relieved (2). For others, the practice of
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  • Woman eating pizza

    What makes us crave junk food?

    Why do some people have a higher craving for carbohydrate-rich and junk-food than others? Why are weight-loss programs more effective in some individuals than others? And why are some people more physically active? The dopamine system in the brain plays an important role in regulating how much you eat and whether or not you gain weight.
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  • 050619-Schweren

    Why do we eat what we eat? The role of genetics.

    We, human beings in Western society, make over 200 food choices each day (1). That’s a lot! Fortunately (or, according to others, unfortunately), we don’t actually have to think about each and every one of them, or at least not consciously. If our food choices are not so much a conscious decision, then how do we make them? A lot has been
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  • 043019-Siegl

    How to Plan a “Healthy Diet” – Modeling the Long Life of the Okinawa Islands

    Have you ever heard of the Okinawa Islands, located between Japan and Taiwan, which host one of the longest living people in the world? Even compared with the rest of Japan, to which the islands belong, people grow older on Okinawa. On average, women become 86 years, men 78 years (1). And more than that, people there maintain a good health
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  • 042919-Bague

    Eating Disorder Treatments Can Improve Emotion Regulation Abilities

    Emotion regulation difficulties, such as rumination, deficits in acceptance and problem solving, are observed in eating disorders. However, few studies have explored whether emotion regulation improves after treatment of the eating disorders, and whether difficulties in emotion regulation are different for various eating disorder
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  • Gut Bacteria

    A 3-Minute Pitch on Gut Bacteria and ADHD

    Recently, I participated in the Radboud Talks 2019, a scientific pitch competition, where I was lucky to be one of the eight finalists. Why Radboud Talks? It is a perfect opportunity to share my work/ideas with the world and to gain more experience regarding presentation skills. They organized two workshops beforehand, where I had the
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  • 041619-Bosch

    ADHD & Dietary Treatments

    In every classroom, approximately two children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They struggle with attention problems and hyperactive and impulsive behavior. This has negative consequences for these children. For example, they can have difficulties learning, it puts them at risk for other psychiatric
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