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Sneezing is a universal reflex which has many different styles and intensities but in most people, serves the same purpose. The first sneeze may occur at any age often starting in infancy. Although sneezing can be annoying, especially when it occurs repetitively, it is an important defense mechanism.
Why do we sneeze?
Sneezing is a reflex response (occurs without conscious thought, through nerve networks between the brain and the upper airway) to a trigger which is often an aerosolized particle. It begins with a trigger stimulating nerve endings in the upper respiratory tract. The upper respiratory tract (URT) includes the nose, mouth, sinuses and throat.
Have you ever eaten something that made you sneeze? The reason why this occurs is because there are nerve based sensors in the nose and throat area which upon being stimulated by certain substances, rapidly send signals to the sneeze center of the brain. The sneeze center is located in an area of the brai...
Risk Factors In the United States, about 7 million females and 1 million males suffer from eating disorders. Age Eating disorders occur most often in adolescents and young adults. However, they are becoming increasingly prevalent among young children. Eating disorders are more difficult to identify in young children because they are less commonly suspected. Gender Eating disorders occur predominantly among girls and women. About 90 - 95% of patients with anorexia nervosa, and about 80% of patients with bulimia nervosa, are female. Race and Ethnicity Most studies of individuals with eating disorders have focused on Caucasian middle-class females. However, eating disorders can affect people of all races and socioeconomic levels. Personality Disorders People with eating disorders tend to share similar personality and behavioral traits, including low self-esteem, dependency, and problems with self-direction. Specific psychiatric personality disorders may put people at higher risk for eating disord...
Some earlier research seemed to suggest that if you spread your calories over a day or if you eat minimally during the day and consume most of your calories at night, you should not be at risk of gaining weight. According to the research, regardless of your eating pattern style, your weight should not fluctuate if you keep the calorie amount stable and it is balanced with your physical activity effort. Some studies in the past on animals have shown that timing of meals, exposure to light and sleep patterns might impact metabolism. According to a new study, people who snack after 8 pm have higher BMIs (body mass indexes) than people who don't snack at night, even if the night-time snackers do not eat "significantly" more calories at night.
Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago assembled a test group of 52 participants. The idea was to monitor sleep patterns and see the impact on eating patterns, particularly night-time eating patterns.&n...
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