Which show up in the current problem of the American Journal of Preventive Medication.

African-American women who live in more dense cities gain less weight Researchers from Boston University College of Medicine’s Slone Epidemiology Center have found that African-American women who all reside in more densely populated cities gain less pounds than those in more sprawling auto-oriented areas. The results, which show up in the current problem of the American Journal of Preventive Medication, were based on data gathered in the Dark Women’s Health Study, a continuing study of the health of 59,000 African American females conducted by the researchers since 1995.While this study couldn’t prove cause and impact, those boys who faced family complications during those early years were more likely to have despair and anxiety at ages 7, 10 and 13, the researchers said. They also were much more likely to have lower volume of a kind of tissue known as ‘gray matter’ in the mind by the time they reached ages 18 to 21. ‘The finding that childhood experiences make a difference the mind highlights early childhood not only as an interval of vulnerability but also an interval of opportunity,’ Barker’s group wrote.