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Worldwide obesity is on the rise. Although its negative influence on our health has already been proven many times, the number of people affected by obesity is steadily increasing. Why do people gain weight and why is it so difficult for many of us to lose the excess weight? Neuroscientists and psychologists have investigated this very question while looking for the causes of obesity. They examined the influence of high-calorie, high-sugar and high-fat diets on the brain, as well as their influence on behavior, and compared them with other drugs. The characteristics of addiction are defined as loss of control, tolerance and withdrawal symptoms. Those affected consume substances in an uncontrolled manner and must increase their dosage in order to achieve the desired effect, as they develop a tolerance over the course of their addiction. At the same time, stopping the intake results in serious physical and mental withdrawal symptoms. The fifth edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical
Throughout our entire lives, our diet directly affects our health. For our bodies to function properly, our diets need to be balanced and based on our needs; rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. With advanced age, the risk of malnutrition increases due to a combination of different factors. Malnutrition can occur in two forms: the quantitative form and the qualitative form, in which either the amount of energy supplied or the composition of the foods are inadequate. Consequently, the risk of obesity or malnutritio
age-related energy and nutritional requirements
Unexplained fever, heavy night sweats and unwanted weight loss are summarized as B symptoms and occur in a variety of malignant and infectious diseases. This symptom triad is often found in advanced tumor diseases and is considered to be prognostically unfavorable. The cause is the high energy requirements of dividing tumor cells and the chemical agents released by them. In a recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in the British Journal of General Practice, researchers from Oxford and Exeter Universities
A lot of people highly value a slim waist and a healthy diet. For this reason, new food trends and alternative diets are becoming more and more popular. As soon as Spring starts, the media releases numerous articles about new "Superfoods" and "miracle diets" - always promising easy and long-lasting weight loss, as well as positive side effects for our health. Yet the example of the popular "Atkins diet" from a few years ago reminds us that dietary trends should always be scrutinized. Currently, the ketog
The concept of digitization has become indispensable in today's world. At the end of the 20th century, a process based on technological advances and increasing digitization accelerated and fundamentally changed many aspects of life. In the style of the industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries and the associated economic, political and social changes, digitization is already being referred to as the "digital revolution". Above all, the Internet is the engine and hub of this change. Along with