Fighting obesity with square bowls full of empty promises

Are you looking for a new nudge before Christmas? Neurocopiae reviews an underrated life hack of 2017

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It’s that time of the year again. It’s not only a good time to indulge one’s favorite treats; it is also the perfect time to look back at 2017’s best life hacks. Such little “nudges” could perhaps help to avoid the weight gain that often comes along with the feast (Helander et al., 2016). The nudging idea is so powerful that it earned Richard H. Thaler a Nobel prize this year, so this post will be quintessential 2017 science.

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Cereal killer: Is eating breakfast the new smoking?

Is breakfast dangerous? Neurocopiae swings the cereal club to protect your health.

It is difficult to see a week peacefully pass by without headlines pointing out how terribly wrong our diet or eating patterns have been so far. This week, stern.de joined the clickbait race by asking whether eating breakfast is the new smoking. Have we been all misled for decades? Fooled by froot loops? The post is based on a new book titled “Breakfast is a Dangerous Meal” by Terence Kealey. In his book, Kealey suggests that eating breakfast has a devastating effect on insulin sensitivity in the long run. My first thought was: If this is true, how could I miss the emerging evidence while doing research on insulin sensitivity and diabetes? Continue reading “Cereal killer: Is eating breakfast the new smoking?”