There may be factors beyond diet and exercise that have contributed to the rise in obesity, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. When Jennifer Kuk and her team analyzed dietary and physical activity data of Americans from 1988 to 2006, they found that a person in 2006 who consumed the same amount of calories and nutrients and exercised the same amount as someone from 1988 “would have a BMI that was about 2.3 points higher.”
Kruk says there may be several factors that make it harder for people today to stay thin, including exposure to certain chemicals, prescription drugs, and microbiomes. Read the article here.
The president emerita of the University of Chicago. A former U.S. Senate Majority leader. A Fortune 500 company CEO. Other leaders from the worlds of higher education, public health and design.
They are part of “The Power of the Liberal Arts,” a symposium that is prelude to the inauguration of Clayton S. Rose as the 15th president of Bowdoin College, convenes a roster of thought leaders for two panel discussions to be held 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Friday, October 16, 2015. Read more about symposium.
The same amount of time can feel very different depending on whether you’re waiting in the check-out line with a bag of groceries or watching your favorite show with your best friend. Psychology explains why time seems to fly by — or slow to a crawl — depending on the context of the situation, but what about the science behind our warped perception of time? Vanessa Hills breaks it down into “a charming animated synthesis of six major studies that shed light on this cognitive perplexity.” Watch the video.