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December 1, 2015

More Than One in Four Older Indians on Low and Middling Incomes Have Midriff Bulge

Nov. 27, 2015 — More than one in four middle-aged Indians on low and middling incomes now has an unhealthy midriff bulge, with women most likely to carry a spare tire, reveal the results of a nationally ... read more

New Diet Provides Hope for Treating Patients With Drug Resistant Epilepsy

Nov. 25, 2015 — A specific diet can be used to help treat patients with uncontrolled epilepsy, a new study indicates. The findings reveal how the ketogenic diet acts to block seizures in patients with drug-resistant ... read more

The Myth About L-Trypophan in Turkey

Nov. 24, 2015 — Turkey itself doesn’t make you sleepy after a Thanksgiving meal. What makes you sleepy is eating very large quantities of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie. Turkey does contain tryptophan, but so ... read more

Fat Cells Originating from Bone Marrow Found in Humans

Nov. 24, 2015 — Fat cells produced by stem cells from the bone marrow may be linked to chronic illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and some cancers, researchers ... read more

Investigational Drug May Prevent Life-Threatening Muscle Loss in Advanced Cancers

Nov. 24, 2015 — New data describes how an experimental drug can stop life-threatening muscle wasting (cachexia) associated with advanced cancers and restore muscle health. The experimental agent, known as AR-42 ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells, according to new ... read more

Breastfeeding Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Following Gestational Diabetes

Nov. 23, 2015 — Women with gestational diabetes who consistently and continuously breastfeed from the time of giving birth are half as likely to develop type 2 diabetes within two years after delivery, according to ... read more

Heart Failure Improvements With Diet and Exercise

Nov. 21, 2015 — Doctors have shown the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise in patients with heart ... read more

Diabetes Drug Could Be Used to Combat Fatty Liver Disease, Research Shows

Nov. 19, 2015 — Findings from a new study present the possibility of new therapies for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, for which there is no current licensed treatment. The trial was the first of ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — This National Diabetes Month, there is some good news for people with eye complications from diabetes. A network of researchers has found that the drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) can be highly effective ... read more

Children Born to Women After Bariatric Surgery at Higher Risk of Obesity, Diabetes

Nov. 19, 2015 — Weight-loss surgery can boost fertility in women and reduce the risk of pregnancy complications that commonly occur in obese women. However, a new study in rats suggests that weight-loss surgery ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Weight loss surgery curbs the sweet tooth by acting on the brain's reward system, according to a new study. The researchers found that gastrointestinal bypass surgery, which is used to treat ... read more

Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Benefit Patients at Risk for Diabetes

Nov. 18, 2015 — The drug sildenafil, sold as Viagra and other brand names, improves insulin sensitivity in people at risk for diabetes, researchers ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Diabetes in elderly, lean animals has a different cause -- and potential treatment -- from obesity-associated type 2 diabetes, new research shows. Traditionally, diabetes has been grouped into the ... read more

Coconut Oil Can Control Overgrowth of a Fungal Pathogen in GI Tract, Study in Mice Suggests

Nov. 18, 2015 — Coconut oil controlled the overgrowth of a fungal pathogen called Candida albicans (C. albicans) in mice, new research shows. In humans, high levels of C. albicans in the gastrointestinal tract can ... read more

To Reduce Risk of Infant Death, Shed Excess Pounds Before Becoming Pregnant

Nov. 17, 2015 — Achieving a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy significantly reduce the risk of the baby dying in his or her first year of life, ... read more

Researchers Devise New Diabetes Diagnostic Tool

Nov. 17, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new test to help diagnoses diabetes, which they say will lead to more effective diagnosis and patient care. The research shows how a genetic test can help doctors to ... read more

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Harm Bone Health

Nov. 17, 2015 — In a new animal study, researchers examined how the development of obesity and insulin resistance contribute to bone-fracture risk and whether exercise prevents weight gain and diabetes and protects ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Researchers have identified a mechanism that allows cancer cells to respond and grow rapidly when levels of sugar in the blood rise. This may help to explain why people who develop conditions in ... read more

Endurance Athletes Who 'Go Against the Grain' Become Incredible Fat-Burners

Nov. 17, 2015 — Elite endurance athletes who eat very few carbohydrates burned more than twice as much fat as high-carb athletes during maximum exertion and prolonged exercise in a new study -- the highest ... read more

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