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April 23, 2017

Nutrition Label Readers Favor Food Quality Over Quantity

Apr. 18, 2017 — Although nutrition-label users eat roughly the same amount of food as less-discerning diners, the two groups diverge when it comes to the quality of the food they eat, suggests a new ... read more

Intestinal Bacteria May Protect Against Diabetes

Apr. 11, 2017 — A high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the serum protects against type 2 diabetes, shows a new study. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production ... read more

Obesity in Hispanic Adolescents Linked to Nearly Sixfold Increase in High Blood Pressure

Apr. 11, 2017 — Obesity raises the prevalence of high blood pressure among adolescents but the increase is particularly pronounced among Hispanics compared to white, African-American or Asian ethnic groups, ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Too much of a protein already associated with prostate cancer appears to also diminish the energy burning power of brown fat, scientists ... read more

Patients Uncertain About How to Best Manage Their Cholesterol, Survey Finds

Apr. 10, 2017 — People who have high cholesterol may understand they need to manage their condition, but many aren’t sure how to do that, nor do they feel confident they can, according to a new ... read more

Big Women Have Nearly Threefold Greater Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Apr. 7, 2017 — Big women have a nearly threefold greater risk of atrial fibrillation than small women, according to new research. The study included 1.5 million women who were followed-up for more than 30 ... read more

To Eat or Not to Eat (Before Exercising): That Is the Question

Apr. 6, 2017 — Exercise enthusiasts often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. A new study is the first of its kind to show the effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in ... read more

Expanding Waistlines and Metabolic Syndrome: Researchers Warn of New 'Silent Killer'

Apr. 6, 2017 — For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers now make the case that metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of three of more risk factors that ... read more

New Cause of High Plasma Triglycerides Discovered

Apr. 6, 2017 — People with hypertriglyceridemia often are told to change their diet and lose weight. But a high-fat diet isn't necessarily the cause for everyone with the condition. Researchers have discovered ... read more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease May Be Linked, Suggests Research

Apr. 5, 2017 — Patients who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for more than two decades have a higher risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), new research ... read more

As Kids' Weight Climbs, Power of Healthy Fat Supplements Drops

Apr. 5, 2017 — Body weight plays a significant role in how much benefit children may get from consuming “good” fats, new research suggests. The study highlights the need for weight-appropriate dosing of ... read more

Biological Age-Predicting 'Epigenetic Clock' for Studying How to Extend Lifespan

Apr. 5, 2017 — In order to measure and test the effects of interventions in the lab, investigators have developed an age-predicting clock designed for studies in mice. The new clock accurately predicts mouse ... read more

Sodium Citrate Spray Could Temporarily Restore Sense of Smell

Apr. 5, 2017 — A substance commonly used to treat bladder issues could temporarily treat people who have lost their sense of smell, according to new ... read more

Love It or Hate It: Marmite May Affect Brain Function

Apr. 5, 2017 — A potential link between eating Marmite and activity in the brain has been identified by researchers, through the apparent increase of a chemical messenger associated with healthy brain function. ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — Drawing on evidence from a Pennsylvania power plant located upwind of New Jersey, a group of researchers studied live singleton births that occurred from 1990 to 2006 in the area downwind of the ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — A short-term fast appears to counteract increases in blood sugar caused by common cancer drugs and protect healthy cells in mice from becoming too vulnerable to chemotherapy, according to new ... read more

Birth Weight Is Risk Factor for Fatty Liver Disease in Children

Apr. 4, 2017 — The impact of low and high birth weights in developing Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), a chronic disease that often leads to a need for organ transplantation, has been demonstrated in a ... read more

Participation in a Weight Management Program Reduces Job Absenteeism

Apr. 4, 2017 — Individuals with obesity who enrolled in a structured weight loss program report fewer hours missed from work after six months in the program, according to a study being presented Sunday at the ... read more

Even 'Healthy' Weight Gain Raises Pregnancy Diabetes Risk

Apr. 4, 2017 — Mothers who gain weight in the years leading up to pregnancy have an increased risk of gestational diabetes. Women gaining more than 2.5 percent of their body weight each year tripled their risk of ... read more

Paternal Nutrition Affects Offsprings' Mental Fitness, Laboratory Study Shows

Apr. 4, 2017 — The father's lifestyle affects the cognitive skills of his offspring -- at least in mice. Scientists have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine and vitamin ... read more

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