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Binge eating disorder — characterized by episodes of uncontrollable eating and diagnosed in about 3% of the U.S. population — may be linked to a higher density of gray matter in the brain’s centers for reward and inhibition. (Photo/iStock)

USC experts discover brain differences in young children with binge eating disorder

The study suggests that binge eating disorder is wired in the brain from an early age, says lead author Stuart Murray, director of the Eating Disorders Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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vitamin C fasting cancer
Scientists from USC and the IFOM Cancer Institute in Milan studied whether a fasting-mimicking diet could complement high-dose vitamin C tumor-fighting action by creating an environment that would be unsustainable for cancer cells but safe for normal cells. (Photo/iStock)

Fasting plus vitamin C proves effective for hard-to-treat cancers

A USC study found that a combination of a fasting-mimicking diet plus vitamin C delayed tumor progression and even caused disease regression in mice.