— Childhood is the perfect time to start healthy eating habits, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. While children need fat in their diets to get the daily energy they need, too much fat can lead to health problems, especially if it’s in the form of saturated fat that can lead to heart disease later […]Continue Reading ...
High-resolution model of six insulin molecules assembled in a hexamer. Credit: Isaac Yonemoto/Wikipedia The neurobiotechnology research team of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón, Spain, headed by professor Ana María Sánchez, has proven the positive effects of a vegetable hormone, reversing brain alterations caused by high-fat diets, type-2 diabetes, obesity and physical inactivity. The […]Continue Reading ...
Experts believe that where on the body people store surplus fat, whether round their middle or round the liver, may be genetically determined. Exactly where extra fat is stored matters more than the amount when it comes to insulin resistance and risk of diabetes and other conditions. Now 14 new genetic variants that dictate where […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Higher levels of biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research published today in PLOS Medicine. The study, in more than 60,000 adults, was undertaken by an international consortium led by scientists at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, […]Continue Reading ...
In studies of mouse cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that low levels of cellular copper appear to make fat cells fatter by altering how cells process their main metabolic fuels, such as fat and sugar. The discovery, they say, adds to evidence that copper homeostasis could one day be a therapeutic target for metabolic […]Continue Reading ...
Russian tarragon and bitter melon supplements may be less helpful for women than men when it comes to combating metabolic syndrome, whose symptoms include high blood sugar, high blood pressure and excess fat around the waist. A study published in the journal Biology of Sex Differences found that female mice on a high-fat diet given […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Women with ovarian or endometrial cancer who followed the ketogenic diet for 12 weeks lost more body fat and had lower insulin levels compared to those who followed the low-fat diet recommended by the American Cancer Society, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of Alabama at […]Continue Reading ...
Diets high in carbohydrates reduce body weight and body fat and improve insulin function in overweight individuals, according to a new study published in Nutrients. In the 16-week randomized clinical trial, researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine placed participants in either a plant-based, high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet group or asked them to maintain their […]Continue Reading ...
Roger Sedres/Shutterstock.com”> Many rugby players are overweight, as defined by their BMI. Credit: Roger Sedres/Shutterstock.com For over a century, we have relied on a simplistic measure to determine if someone is a “healthy” weight or not. This is the body mass index (BMI) – the ratio of a person’s weight to the square of their […]Continue Reading ...
A protein being investigated for its potential role in cancer has emerged as a powerful regulator of metabolism, according to researchers at Georgetown University. Image Credit: Victor Josan / Shutterstock In a mouse model of obesity, forced expression of the protein FGFBP3 (BP3 for short) significantly reduced the animals’ fat mass. We found that eight […]Continue Reading ...
New research from York University on fat tissue is providing an important clue as to how females stay healthier than males, even as their body fat increases. Published today in Frontiers in Physiology – Vascular Physiology, the research focusses on the differences between abdominal fat in obese male and female mice. A team of researchers […]Continue Reading ...
Nancy Lainez (left) and Djurdjica Coss. Credit: I. Pittalwala, UC Riverside. Whether we like it or not, everyone accumulates fat. For women, it usually accumulates around the hips, resulting in a pear-shaped look. In men, fat tends to build up around the abdomen, creating an apple shape. As it turns out, it’s healthier to be […]Continue Reading ...
The Neurobiotechnology research team of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón, Spain, headed by professor Ana María Sánchez, has proven the positive effects of a vegetable hormone, helping reverse brain alterations caused by high-fat diets, type-2 diabetes, obesity and physical inactivity. The results of this work, developed by the Health Sciences Department, have been […]Continue Reading ...
When assessing whether preschoolers are overweight, health professionals should use other measures such as waist-to-height ratio in addition to the Body Mass Index (BMI). A study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research shows that this is because measuring the BMI of younger children often fails to identify those with excess stomach fat and […]Continue Reading ...
Muthu Periasamy, Ph.D., senior author of the paper and professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Lake Nona. Credit: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Ever wonder why you burn fat and heat up when you exercise or shiver? Now, researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have shown that sarcolipin, a […]Continue Reading ...
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