Australian researchers have found a gene which when removed could allow a person to eat as much as they want but not get fat. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Reports. Regulator of Calcineurin 1 helps coordinate whole‐body metabolism and thermogenesis The gene in […]Continue Reading ...
It sounds too good to be true, but a novel approach that might allow you to eat as much food as you want without gaining weight could be a reality in the near future. When a single gene known as RCAN1 was removed in mice and they were fed a high fat diet, they failed […]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 ...
Our bodies contain two types of fat: white fat and brown fat. While white fat stores calories, brown fat burns energy and could help us lose weight. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge have found a way of making the white fat ‘browner’ and increasing the efficiency of brown fat. While their study was […]Continue Reading ...
— 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 ...
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 ...
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