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Good intentions, bad execution

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Written by Monday, 23 August 2010 11:35
Veni research into planning strategies for healthy behaviour If you think motivation alone is enough to stick to good intentions, you’re sadly mistaken. Doing more exercise, eating more healthily, using sunscreen when you sunbathe: there’s a considerable gap between intending to do something and actually going through with it. The…
Self-control. This is where it often falls apart for obese people who struggle to lose weight, and then to maintain their new weight. So help is needed, says Anita Jansen, Professor of Eating disorders at the Department of Experimental Clinical Psychology. And not only in the form of dieticians, but…
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a method for testing embryos for genetic defects or chromosome abnormalities before they are implanted in the uterus. It is an alternative for prenatal diagnosis and selective termination of pregnancy in couples with a high risk of transmitting an inherited condition, such as Huntington’s disease…

Putting the brakes on arteriosclerosis

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Written by Wednesday, 02 June 2010 00:00
Christian Weber holds the Molecular Cardiology chair at RWTH Aachen University and a professorship at UM’s School for Cardiovascular Diseases (CARIM). He was awarded the Vici grant for his project proposal ‘Putting the brakes on arteriosclerosis’. Arteriosclerosis is caused by an inflammation in the arteries that leads to fatty plaques…
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