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OBJECTIVE Food intake is regulated by factors that modulate caloric requirements as well as food's reinforcing properties. In this study, we measured brain glucose utilization to an olfactory stimulus (bacon scent), and we examined the role of food restriction and genetic predisposition to obesity on such brain metabolic activity. METHODS Zucker obese(More)
UNLABELLED Cancer is one of the main health problems in western countries. In 2008, it represented the first cause of death in men and the second one in women. When there is a diagnosis or suspicion of cancer, performing diagnostic imaging studies has an important role in the clinical activity and may have an elevated psychological impact. OBJECTIVE The(More)
Ebastine and its active metabolite carebastine show potent antagonism of histamine H1-mediated phenomena in a wide variety of in vitro and in vivo non-clinical experimental models. By contrast, activity is not seen against histamine H2- or H3-mediated, nor acetylcholine- or serotonin-mediated phenomena, and both compounds are virtually without effect in(More)
A non-pharmacological method to reduce anxiety is "progressive relaxation" (PR). The aim of the method is to reduce mental stress and associated mental processes by means of progressive suppression of muscle tension. The study was addressed to evaluate changes in brain glucose metabolism induced by PR in patients under a stressing state generated by a(More)
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