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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

Most Plastic Surgeons Now Use Fat Grafting as Part of Facelift Surgery

June 29, 2015 — In recent years, a large majority of US plastic surgeons have adopted fat grafting techniques as part of their approach to facelift surgery, reports a study. Fat grafting—transferring small amounts ... read more

Muscadine Grape Seed Oil May Help Reduce Obesity

June 29, 2015 — Most of the seeds and skin from grapes used for wine production winds up in waste streams. But scientists have found that the oil extracted from Muscadine grape seeds produces a form of Vitamin E, ... read more

Lean but Not Hungry: Molecular Switch for a Healthy Metabolism Discovered

June 29, 2015 — The protein complex mTORC1 is a central regulator of cell metabolism. In the active state, it stimulates anabolic processes and increases the production and storage of proteins and lipids. ... read more

Weight Loss, Combined With Vitamin D, Reduces Inflammation Linked to Cancer, Chronic Disease

June 24, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplementation, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone. Chronic ... read more

Dietary Guidelines for Americans Shouldn't Place Limits on Total Fat Intake

June 23, 2015 — Researchers call on the American federal government to drop restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for ... read more

Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Improve Incontinence

June 22, 2015 — For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence. This study is the first to examine the longer-term ... read more

Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity in the United States

June 22, 2015 — More than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, according to new estimates. Overweight and obesity are associated with a variety of chronic health conditions, which could ... read more

Grandparental Support Helps Reduce Risk of Child Obesity

June 22, 2015 — According to an English saying, it takes a whole village to raise a child. A new study has shown how important the support from grandparents could be. According to the study, emotional support from ... read more

Obesity: Small Intestine Contributes to Chronic Inflammation

June 22, 2015 — Obesity is caused by numerous and complex factors, some of which are as yet unsuspected. Scientists have now shown that severe obesity is accompanied by inflammation of the small intestine and ... read more

Drug Improves Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease-Mouse Model in Spite of Diet

June 19, 2015 — Long-term administration of a drug that mimics the hunger-signaling hormone ghrelin protected Alzheimer’s disease-model mice from memory deterioration, despite a high-glycemic-index diet, ... read more

Scientists Turn White Fat Into Obesity-Fighting Beige Fat

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning 'beige' fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. ... read more

Weighing Yourself Daily Can Tip the Scale in Your Favor

June 17, 2015 — For those wishing to lose weight and keep it off, here’s a simple strategy that works: step on a scale each day and track the results. A two-year study found that frequent self-weighing and ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of ... read more

Human Cell Models Accelerate Research Into Brown Fat

June 16, 2015 — A team of researchers has created cell lines of human brown and white fat precursor cells that will help investigators to pick apart the factors that drive the development and activity of each type ... read more

SCOPE Program Developed to Engage Communities in Preventing Childhood Obesity

June 16, 2015 — A multidisciplinary group of Canadian researchers has developed a participatory action research program to help address healthy body weight in children. The SCOPE program promotes 'Live ... read more

Hyperlipidemia, Caused by a High-Fat Diet, Aggressively Accelerates Organ Rejection

June 16, 2015 — Two studies demonstrate that hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and high triglycerides in the blood) caused by a high-fat diet accelerates heart-transplant rejection in mice. The researchers also found ... read more

Existing Drug Used in Transplants Causes Older Rats to Lose Weight

June 15, 2015 — Aging can cause many changes to the body, including obesity and a loss of lean mass. Now, a group of researchers has discovered that an existing drug reduces body fat and appetite in older rats, ... read more

June 15, 2015 — While weaker bones are clearly not a good thing, scientists suspect that, based on a recent mouse study, somewhere in the conversation between the genetically engineered mouse's skeleton and the ... read more

Unique Role of Nerve Cells in Body’s Use of Energy

June 11, 2015 — While it is well-known that weight gain results from an imbalance between what we eat and our energy expenditure, not so obvious is the role the nervous system plays in controlling energy balance. ... read more

June 11, 2015 — In a study that seems to defy conventional dietary wisdom, scientists have found that adding high salt to a high-fat diet actually prevents weight gain in mice. The findings highlight the profound ... read more

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