NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
September 6, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that less than one-third of melanomas arise from existing moles, while the vast majority appear on the skin as new spots, a study in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has found?


Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
This Nut Trains Your Brain to Be Sated
Bonnie and Steve: Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. In a new brain imaging study, researchers in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism have demonstrated that consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and cravings. This is one of the first studies to reveal the neurocognitive impact these nuts have on the brain.

We have seen this effect in clients with certain mutations in our mood and cognition, as well as weight maintenance and metabolism, genetic panels.

We don't often think about how what we eat impacts the activity in our brain. In the study, it was pretty surprising to see evidence of activity changing in the brain related to food cues, and by extension, what people were eating and how hungry they felt.

Participants reported feeling less hungry during the week they consumed walnut-containing smoothies than during the week they were given placebo smoothies.

While in the fMRI machine, study participants were shown images of desirable foods like hamburgers and desserts, neutral objects like flowers and rocks, and less desirable foods like vegetables.

When participants were shown pictures of highly desirable foods, fMRI imaging revealed increased activity in a part of the brain called the right insula.

This area of the insula is likely involved in cognitive control and salience, meaning that participants were paying more attention to food choices and selecting the less desirable or healthier options over the highly desirable or less healthy options.

See, food is medicine!
Safely Utilize Your Estrogen
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Pure Genomics Genetic Wellness:
Cognition and Mental Health

Bonnie and Steve: 
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