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Air pollution may trigger arrhythmias in healthy adolescents

Breathing particulate matter (i.e., tiny particles suspended in the air) air pollution may trigger irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) in healthy teenagers, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access, peer-reviewed journal…

Study reveals gut-brain circuits drive cravings for fatty foods

In a recent study published in the journal Nature, researchers explored the neural basis for fat preference and identified receptors and neuronal elements mediating its development. Study: Gut-Brain Circuits for Fat Preference. Image Credit: Pikovit / Shutterstock Background The current global obesity…