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Diet, exercise, and mental stimulation can keep our brains healthy as we age.
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Diets high in fat and low in carbohydrates can reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures.
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Mark Mattson reveals the surprising brain benefits of fasting.
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The holidays are an excuse to enjoy your favorite treats! But what happens to your brain when you over-indulge?
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What can "sweet-blind" mice tell us about sugar and our brain?
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True or False: Fructose, a sugar used in many processed foods, may fail to fill us up and can even make us hungrier.
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How does your brain absorb the nutrients from your food?
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The season of giving is often also the season of over-indulging at the dinner table. But what happens when you overeat?
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The California Fish and Game Commission has banned crab fishing until further notice after detecting high levels of a neurotoxin in Dungeness and rock crabs. The toxin, domoic acid, is produced by certain types of planktonic algae, and it becomes concentrated in tissue of crabs and other marine organisms during plankton blooms.
What happens in the brain when we eat?
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Today's New York Times has a nice video showing how stimulating a small set of neurons in the amygdala can turn off a rat's motivation to eat. The stimulation relies on a newly discovered technology called 'optogenetics'.
The contents of your dinner plate can have profound effects on your brain and nervous system.
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