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November 25, 2015

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

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

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

Impact of High-Fat Diet on Red Blood Cells May Cause Cardiovascular Disease

Nov. 16, 2015 — Researchers have discovered the negative impact a high fat diet has on red blood cells and how these cells, in turn, promote the development of cardiovascular ... read more

How Depleting the Gut Microbiota Protects from Obesity

Nov. 16, 2015 — By studying mice without microbiota, scientists were able to demonstrate how the absence of microbiota has a remarkable effect against obesity. Indeed, it triggers a surprising metabolic mechanism: ... read more

Healthy Diet May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer in African-American Women

Nov. 13, 2015 — A healthy diet may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women, according to new ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — Eating sweet foods causes the brain to form a memory of a meal, according to ... read more

Dietary Potassium May Help Prevent Kidney, Heart Problems in Diabetics

Nov. 13, 2015 — Higher levels of urinary potassium excretion, which closely correlate with intake amounts, were linked with a slower decline of kidney function and a lower incidence of cardiovascular complications ... read more

Researchers Identify Liver Pathway Linked to Negative Impacts of High-Fat, High-Cholesterol Diet

Nov. 12, 2015 — It's no secret that a high-fat, high-cholesterol "junk food" diet has been linked to major health problems, including high blood cholesterol and the buildup of plaques in the arteries, ... read more

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Reverses Type 2 Diabetes in 95 Percent of Teens, Achieves Major Weight Loss and Improves Quality of Life

Nov. 11, 2015 — New research shows that three years after undergoing bariatric surgery, adolescents experienced major improvements in their weight, metabolic health, and quality of ... read more

Scientists Identify Genetic Factors That Influence Body Weight and Neurological Disorders

Nov. 11, 2015 — Genetic factors that influence motor performance and body weight in a genetically diverse group of mice have been identified in a new study. The researchers also found the genes identified in the ... read more

Perfluorooctanoic Acid Exposure in Utero Linked to Child Adiposity, Faster BMI Gain

Nov. 11, 2015 — A study of more than 200 Cincinnati households finds that the children of mothers who experienced higher levels of exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) while pregnant had higher body fat and ... read more

Teasing Girls About Weight Is More Than a Playground Joke, Study Finds

Nov. 10, 2015 — A practice that may seem like a harmless playground antic, but could have long-lasting and harmful effects to a young girl's perception of herself and of food, has been the focus of recent ... read more

Childhood Obesity Linked to Poverty, Parenting Style

Nov. 10, 2015 — With childhood obesity rates on the rise, a team of based researchers embarked on a study to show how authoritarian parenting and household income combine to affect kid's obesity ... read more

The Gut Microbiota Can Influence the Effectiveness of Dietary Treatments

Nov. 10, 2015 — Why a dietary treatment works for some but not others seems to depend on interactions between the gut microbiota and the diet. A new study shows that people with better control of blood sugar after ... read more

Low Energy Sweeteners Help Reduce Energy Intake and Body Weight, Evidence Shows

Nov. 10, 2015 — Use of low energy sweeteners (LES) in place of sugar, in children and adults, leads to reduced calorie intake and body weight - and possibly also when comparing LES beverages to water -- according to ... read more

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