2011 STUDY: Abortion tied to sharp decline in women’s mental health

A provocative new study shows that women who have an abortion face an increased risk for mental health problems including substance abuse, anxiety, and depression.

“Results indicate quite consistently that abortion is associated with moderate to highly increased risks of psychological problems subsequent to the procedure,” the authors wrote in the study, published in the September 1 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.

For the study, researchers analyzed data on 877,000 women, including 164,000 who had an abortion. They found women who had an abortion experienced an 81 percent increased risk for mental problems.

Women who had an abortion were 34 percent more likely to develop an anxiety disorder, 37 percent more likely to experience depression, 110 percent more likely to abuse alcohol, 155 percent more likely to commit suicide, and 220 percent more likely to use marijuana.

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(Studies) Internet pornography akin to cocaine – A chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuits — Brain atrophy – less connectivity between the right caudate and left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the seat of executive functions

Internet pornography—akin to cocaine

A chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuits.

Nicole M. King and Bryce J. Christensen | May 8 2018

The progressives who brought the world the sexual revolution assure one and all that that Internet pornography poses no threat to social or personal well-being; indeed, they argue that Internet pornography deserves the same legal protections afforded expressions of political opinion. But the progressive view on pornography appears ever less credible as evidence accrues showing that addiction to Internet pornography looks very like addiction to cocaine and carries consequences that may prove just as harmful for individuals and families. Continue reading “(Studies) Internet pornography akin to cocaine – A chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuits — Brain atrophy – less connectivity between the right caudate and left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the seat of executive functions”

Study: Intermittent fasting promotes brain health – like ‘exercising your brain muscles’ — Reducing food intake to approximately 500 calories per fasting day yields optimal effects

Continue reading “Study: Intermittent fasting promotes brain health – like ‘exercising your brain muscles’ — Reducing food intake to approximately 500 calories per fasting day yields optimal effects”

Your beer belly may kill you – even if you’re skinny everywhere else — Twice the mortality risk!

Your beer belly may kill you

…a new study concludes that excess belly fat, even if you are skinny everywhere else, may be even more deadly than being obese or overweight.
And that’s saying something when you know that being obese already increases your likelihood of having a heart attack, a stroke, diabetes or even cancer.

Continue reading “Your beer belly may kill you – even if you’re skinny everywhere else — Twice the mortality risk!”