Children with Working Moms Are Six Times More Likely to be Overweight

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Working mothers have less time to prepare more nutritious meals

Children whose mothers work are six times more likely to be overweight, research shows.  They believe that a diet of fatty ready meals and snacks eaten unsupervised after school is causing them to pile on the pounds.

 

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Fatty Foods May Have a Drug-Like Effect on Your Brain

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Do you need a ‘fix’?

Telling your friends that you’re “addicted” to, say, waffle fries may feel a bit less funny after reading the latest research on high-calorie foods. The way they turbo-boost, and then let crash, your brain’s pleasure centers is a bit like narcotics.

The study, out of the Scripps Research Institute, in Jupiter, FL, found that the neuro-chemistry leading to compulsive overeating can resemble that of a brain that’s been stimulated by drugs—at least in studying rats—according to one of the published study’s authors.

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