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April 26, 2015

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April 26, 2015

Apr. 23, 2015 — An enzyme secreted by the body's fat tissue controls energy levels in the brain, according to new research. The findings, in mice, underscore a role for the body's fat tissue in controlling ... read more

Alginate-Enriched Bread Shown to Reduce Fat Digestion and Absorption in Patients With NAFLD

Apr. 23, 2015 — Alginate-enriched bread has the potential to inhibit fat digestion and circulatory lipids in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver ... read more

Clinical Studies Show 'CHORI-Bar' Results in Broad Scale Health Improvements

Apr. 22, 2015 — A fruit-based micronutrient and fiber-dense supplement bar was shown in clinical trials to improve metabolism in overweight/obese otherwise healthy adults in ways that are consistent with reduced ... read more

How to Develop Healthy Eating Habits in a Child: Start Early and Eat Your Vegetables

Apr. 17, 2015 — A healthy diet promotes success in life -- better concentration and alertness, better physical health that translates into good mental and emotional ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — After just five days of eating a high-fat diet, the way in which the body's muscle processes nutrients changes, which could lead to long-term problems such as weight gain, obesity, and other ... read more

Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Heightened Risk of Heart Disease

Apr. 8, 2015 — Pesticide exposure, not obesity alone, can contribute to increased cardiovascular disease risk and inflammation in premenopausal women, according to a new ... read more

Rats Fed a Dietary Fiber Supplement Had Better Weight Control

Apr. 8, 2015 — Rats fed a fiber supplement while on a high fat and high sugar diet show a much lower weight gain than those who did not eat the fiber, a study shows. A team of researchers says the study helps ... read more

New Piece in the 'French Paradox' Diet and Health Puzzle: Cheese Metabolism

Apr. 8, 2015 — Figuring out why the French have low cardiovascular disease rates despite a diet high in saturated fats has spurred research and many theories to account for this phenomenon known as the 'French ... read more

Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Diet, Epstein-Barr

Apr. 8, 2015 — A new study is shedding light on the connection between diet and a common childhood disease. Using national health data, the researchers determined children who ate certain types of food or dealt ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the Western world. A new study shows that exercise, regardless of frequency or intensity, benefits obese ... read more

Obese Patients Improve Physically, Mentally After Bariatric Surgery

Apr. 8, 2015 — Bariatric surgery, or reduction of gastric capacity, is one of the longer lasting options to achieve considerable weight loss in obese people. A researcher has participated in a study that confirms ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — A commonly-used drug to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease, has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in obese mice, potentially identifying the gut immune system as a ... read more

New Study Questions Role of Breast Milk in Obesity Prevention

Apr. 7, 2015 — A new study supports human milk as the optimal first food for babies, but the study raises questions about whether breast milk protects children from becoming ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — In a bid to help physicians guide obese and overweight patients who want to try a commercial weight-loss program, researchers reviewed 4,200 studies for solid evidence of their effectiveness but ... read more

Stress and Obesity: Your Family Can Make Your Fat

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new study suggests a relationship between long-term exposure to three specific types of family stressors and children becoming obese by the time they turn ... read more

High-Fat Dairy Products Linked to Reduced Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Apr. 2, 2015 — Consumption of high-fat yoghurt and cheese are linked to a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as a fifth, according to new research. High meat consumption, on the other hand, is ... read more

Critical Windows to Turn Away Junk Food Craving

Apr. 2, 2015 — Researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for female ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The little voice inside your head that tells you to eat, or stop eating, isn’t a little voice – it’s actually a cluster of about 10,000 specialized brain cells. And now, scientists have found ... read more

Low Testosterone Not Just in Males: Testosterone, Atherosclerosis and Obesity May Be Linked in Females

Apr. 1, 2015 — While testosterone replacement therapies may be controversial in males, new research may extend this controversy to females too. That's because research involving mice suggests that there is an ... read more

'Beige' Fat-Burning Cells in Humans Identified

Apr. 1, 2015 — For the first time, a research team has isolated energy-burning 'beige' fat from adult humans, which is known to be able to convert unhealthy white fat into healthy brown fat. The ... read more

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