HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Smoking, eating and thinking: New research on the brain, hormones, and behavior

PITTSBURGH Certain hormones may make it more difficult for some to quit smoking, according to results of a study presented at the 6th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN 2006) in Pittsburgh June 19 22 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Other research reported includes animal research indicating what may be responsible for that yen for sweets.

Following are summaries of the studies' findings and one giving perspective on the use of estrogen therapy for improving memory and brain power in women during menopause.

Hormones make it even harder for some to kick the habit If quitting smoking weren't already hard enough, researchers are now saying that for some, kicking the habit may be even more difficult due to changes in levels of certain stress hormones.

Prior studies led researchers to believe that cortisol, a stress hormone that can contribute to depression, may make quitting more of a challenge. However, a Yale University School of Medicine study has found that cortisol levels alone may not be as useful for predicting the ability to quit as the ratio of DHEA (another stress hormone) to cortisol. Indeed, research has shown that DHEA may protect the brain against some potential deleterious effects of cortisol. Participants who relapsed eight days after abstinence from cigarettes were more likely to have a drop in the ratio between DHEA and cortisol as measured in their plasma than smokers able to maintain abstinence. According to lead researcher Ann Rasmusson, M.D., director of the neuroendocrine laboratory in Yale's department of psychiatry, this finding indicates that the DHEA/cortisol ratio may prove to be a useful diagnostic tool for determining who is likely to have a more difficult time kicking the habit and also may serve as a potential target for smoking cessation treatment interventions.

One lump or two? Oxytocin influences a sweet tooth We all have weaknesses for certain kinds of food. Some of
'"/>


20-Jun-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies
2. Smoking, diabetes predict different forms of peripheral artery disease
3. Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
4. Tumor cell activity may provide clues for treating breast cancer in young women
5. Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders
6. Help for pediatricians in treating behavioral health problems only partially successful
7. Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO
8. ECP may be effective in treating Crohns disease
9. New guideline for treating Lyme disease
10. Indoor smoking bans: Are they creating unhealthy outdoor zones for secondhand smoke?
11. Certain combination therapy found more effective for treating malaria in African children

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/17/2019)... ... September 17, 2019 , ... ... "Pacifica Experience" Open House day on Pacifica's Lambert Campus, 249 Lambert Road, ... Depth Psychology, the Humanities, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Mythological Studies. Program ...
(Date:9/12/2019)... Ohio (PRWEB) , ... September 12, 2019 , ... ... on both a local and national scale in two recent and well-renowned listing ... country’s fastest-growing privately held businesses for the 2019 year. , Dr. Jeffrey ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... , ... A September 2 article on CBS News details a ... likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and heart disease versus a control ... surgery specialists Dr. Feiz and Associates says the study adds further evidence to an ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... September 11, 2019 , ... ... will exhibit at the 2019 AHIMA Health Data and Information Conference in Chicago, ... stop by booth #505 to learn more about GRM’s healthcare information management ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... September 11, 2019 , ... ... challenges facing specialty healthcare, announces the issuance of a patent to reduce the ... payment plan for both time-of-service and post visit patient statements. , At the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/14/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... September 14, 2019 , ... ... of four plaintiffs living with peritoneal mesothelioma, a jury in Middlesex County found ... consolidated trial of plaintiffs alleging their mesotheliomas were caused by asbestos-containing J&J talc ...
(Date:9/12/2019)... CITY (PRWEB) , ... September 12, 2019 , ... ... are collaborating to help make the services of CPESN’s clinically integrated network of ... and payers. CPESN USA’s participating pharmacies provide high quality clinical service programs ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... FALLS CHURCH, Va. (PRWEB) , ... September 11, ... ... explosion is revolutionizing image analysis, with many companies developing technologies to evaluate medical ... segments. , Unless one understands the approaches the FDA is taking to AI-based ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: