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The impact of exercise performance dissatisfaction and physical exercise on symptoms of depression

Edman, Lynch & Yates (2014) The impact of exercise performance dissatisfaction and physical exercise on symptoms of depression among college students: a gender comparison. Depression is a common psychological problem and females have been found to be at greater risk for this disorder than males. Although numerous studies have found that physical exercise is negatively associated with risk of […]

Physical education teacher effectiveness in a public health context

McKenzie & Lounsbery (2013) Physical Education teacher effectiveness in a public health context The health benefits of physical activity are well documented, and the important role that schools and physical education (PE) can play in reducing sedentary behavior and contributing to population health has been identified. Although effective teaching is ultimately judged by student achievement, […]

Obesity: Are lipids hard drugs for the brain?

Picard, Rouch, Kassis et al. 2014 Obesity: Are lipids hard drugs for the brain? Brain lipid sensing is necessary to regulate energy balance. Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) may play a role in this process. We tested if hippocampal LPL regulated energy homeostasis in rodents by specifically attenuating LPL activity in the hippocampus of rats and mice, […]

Smoking may dull obese women’s ability to taste fat & sugar

Pepino & Mennella. 2014 Smoking may dull obese women’s ability to taste fat & sugar Smoking and obesity are independently associated with high consumption of high-fat foods in women. We tested whether the co-occurrence of smoking and obesity associates with reduced oral fat perception. Four groups of women (14 obese smokers, 11 obese never-smokers, 10 […]