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Postpartum Obesity May Be Reprogramming Of Energy

During normal pregnancy, mothers always gain body weight within a proper range. However, many women worry that extra pounds put on during pregnancy will not be lost after childbirth and, in fact, past studies have shown that excessive gestational weight gain is associated with immediate postpartum weight retention. 

Decreased Deep Sleep May Lead To Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers have uncovered part of the explanation for why poor sleep is linked to Alzheimer's disease. They found that older people who have less slow-wave sleep the deep sleep you need to consolidate memories and wake up feeling refreshed have higher levels of the brain protein tau. Elevated tau is a sign of Alzheimer's disease and has been linked to brain damage and cognitive decline.