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Stress during Pregnancy may cause Female Children to Exhibit binge-eating-like behaviour in Adulthood: Study

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New York, June 1, 2017: Stress during pregnancy may cause female children to exhibit binge-eating-like behaviour in adulthood, a study conducted on mice has showed.

Although stressed mothers passed along binge eating-related epigenetic tags on their DNA, the mouse pups’ tendency to binge surfaced only when they too were subjected to stressful situations, the researchers said.

“The price we pay later in life — whether it’s psychiatric disorders, metabolic syndromes, or heart-related illnesses — is heavily impacted by the way your brain was programmed early in life,” said Alon Chen, a neurobiologist at the Weizmann Institute in Israel.

“We have established a model where we can actually show that early life stress increases the likelihood of binge eating in females,” Chen said.

For the study, detailed in the journal Cell Metabolism, the researchers genetically engineered a line of mice, where they manipulated the hormone system that controls cortisol — stress hormones — release to increase the anxiety levels of pregnant mothers during their third trimester.

The mouse pups’ tendency to binge only surfaced when they were placed in a stressful situation where the researchers restricted their access to food.

In addition, measuring the eating habits of stressed mice showed that those born to stressed mothers were more likely to eat large amounts of food during short windows of time.

However, putting the young mice on a diet with “balanced” levels of nutrients such as Vitamin B12 and folate, the researchers were able to prevent their binge eating.

All of this underscores the importance of avoiding stressful situations as much as possible during pregnancy, the researchers added. (IANS)

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  • vedika kakar

    All those grandmother sayings have finally come true!
    But these habits develop later on and this cld be a way of putting the mother only to blame which is incorrect

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25 Funny jokes That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

It can be hard to be funny sometimes. Everyone's sense of humour is different, however there are some classic funny jokes which everyone loves to laugh at

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Funny jokes to make you laugh out loud. Pixabay
Funny jokes to make you laugh out loud. Pixabay
  • Laughter is the best medicine and rightly so
  • Everyone loves hearing and sharing jokes on WhatsApp
  • Jokes can instantly lighten your mood up

Who doesn’t like a good laugh? Life can get stressful at times, all we need in those depressing moments is a good laugh. Laughing is very healthy for us, and it has been proven multiple times by multiple people. Everyone likes a person who can tell a good joke.

Everyone likes to be around a person who can tell a good joke. Pixabay
Everyone likes to be around a person who can tell a good joke. Pixabay

It can be hard to be funny sometimes. Everyone’s sense of humour is different, however there are some classic funny jokes which everyone loves to laugh at. Here is the list of such 25 funny jokes which will make you laugh out loud :

Some clever word play, which will get you laughing your heart out

1. Why was the little strawberry crying? His mom was in a jam.

2. What did one hat say to the other?

You stay here. I’ll go on ahead

3. What do you call a pony with a cough?

A little hoarse

4. What did the cop say to his stomach?

Stop! I’ve got you under a vest!

5. What do you do with a sick boat?

Take it to the doc already.

6. What do baby kangaroos wear when it’s cold out?

Jumpsuits.

7. What’s the most famous creature in the ocean?

The starfish.

8. Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party ?

He had no body to go with him.

Also Read : The Funny Side: Strange stories of Robbers and their Getaways

Dumb statements often make for really funny jokes, Pixabay
Dumb statements often make for really funny jokes, Pixabay

Dumb statements which actually make for very funny jokes

9. What does a grape say after it’s stepped on?

Nothing. It just lets out a little wine.

10. What happens when a frog’s car breaks down?

It gets toad away.

11. Did you hear about the guy who broke both his left arm and left leg?

He’s all right now.

12. What’s the tallest building in the world?

The library, cause it has the most stories.

13. Why did the scarecrow keep getting promoted?

Because he was outstanding in his field.

14. How do trees get online?

They log in.

15. Why shouldn’t you write with a broken pencil?

There’s no point.

16. What do you call someone wearing a belt with a watch attached to it?

A waist of time

Laughter can get you out of your life's stress. Pixabay
Laughter can get you out of your life’s stress. Pixabay

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Some other funny jokes to make you laugh 

17.  If you’re ever feeling chilly, it actually helps if you go stand in the corner for a while. They’re usually around 90 degrees.

18. Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up on it’s own? Because it was two tired.

19. “Dad, can you write in the dark?”

“I think so. What is it you want me to write?”

“Your name on this report card.”

20. Teacher: “Why was the computer  tired when it got home?”

Student: “Because it had a hard drive!”

21.Teacher: “Write a short essay on football match.”

All students were busy but one student was free..

Teacher: “Why are you not writing anything?”

Student: “Ma’am, the match cancelled due to rain..”

22. What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer?

A bad lawyer can let a case drag out for several years. A good lawyer can make it last even longer.

23. Guy: You know, it’s at moments like these where I wish I had been listening to what my mother has always been trying to tell me.

Girl: What did she say?

Guy: I don’t know, I wasn’t listening.

24. “Doctor, please hurry. My son swallowed a razor-blade.”

“Don’t panic, I’m coming immediately. Have you done anything yet?”

“Yea, I shaved with the electric razor.”

25. Doctor: “The pain in your leg is simply due to old age.”

Patient: “I don’t think so! My other leg is just the same age and it feels fine.”