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Pregnancy may increase the risk of developing binge eating disorder

September 06, 2007 Pregnancy may open a window of vulnerability for developing binge eating disorder, especially for women from lower socio-economic situations, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and colleagues in Norway. In a long-term study of 100,000 pregnant Norwegian women, the researchers saw an unexpected increase… Read more »

Estrogen protects pregnant women from choline deficiency

August 17, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Steven Zeisel Young women are less likely than men or post-menopausal women to suffer liver or muscle damage from a deficiency of the nutrient choline, according to a new study led by Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD, Kenan Distinguished University professor of nutrition in the UNC School of Public… Read more »

Daniel A. Okun presents lecture at Duke

November 10, 2004 Daniel A. Okun, Kenan Professor of Environmental Engineering, Emeritus made a presentation for the Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement in their Science & Technology Lecture Series: Environmental Issues. November 2, 2004. Title: “Why Are More Than a Billion people in Asia, Africa, and Latin America Without Safe Drinking Water?”For further information… Read more »