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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016 — Mature fat cells produce a hormone that regulates the differentiation of nearby stem cells in response to glucocorticoid hormones and high-fat diets, researchers have ... read more

Iron Supplements in the Fight Against Lead

Oct. 26, 2016 — Lead is a toxic heavy metal that was added to gasoline for use in cars until as recently as 25 years ago. It is particularly harmful to the developing brains of infants, children and teenagers, and ... read more

Halloween Candy Deconstructed: Ingredients of a Few Popular Halloween Candies

Oct. 25, 2016 — It Halloween time. The costumes, the candy, the candy, the candy, and lots of it. Maybe it’s time to forget the calories for a movement and take a look at the ... read more

Would People Be Happier (and Healthier) If We Could Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?

Oct. 21, 2016 — At the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, scientists, doctors, chefs and food scientists discuss flavor perception and quality of life for people who can't enjoy ... read more

Discrimination Based on Weight Doubles Health Risks

Oct. 21, 2016 — How society treats overweight people makes health matters worse, a new study has found. Among the findings, authors note that people who experience weight discrimination often shun social interaction ... read more

Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Unlikely to Encourage Healthy Eating, Finds Study

Oct. 20, 2016 — Researchers show why fast-food menu calorie counts do not help consumers make healthy choices in a new ... read more

Exchanging Sedentariness for Low-Intensity Physical Activity Can Prevent Weight Gain in Children

Oct. 20, 2016 — As little as 10 minutes of high-intensity physical activity per day reduces the amount of adipose tissue and enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in 6-8-year-old children, according to a new study. The ... read more

Metabolism: What Is It and Can It Be Controlled?

Oct. 19, 2016 — “I have a fast metabolism; I can eat and eat and stay skinny.” Most of us have heard someone say this. But what is metabolism, and can we make ours run a bit faster? A new article helps break ... read more

Study Finds Link Between Childhood Cancer, Poor Dietary Quality in Adulthood

Oct. 19, 2016 — Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds. Diets lacking essential nutrients may exacerbate the chronic disease burden in a group ... read more

A New Player in Appetite Control

Oct. 18, 2016 — Brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior, neuroscientists have discovered. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these ... read more

Study Reveals High Levels of Vitamin D Inadequacy in UK Adolescents

Oct. 18, 2016 — A new study finds high prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy in 14 to 18 year olds at a time of the year when vitamin D levels should be at their peak (post-summer). The research identifies the level of ... read more

Replacing Diet Beverages With Water May Help Diabetic Patients Lose Weight

Oct. 17, 2016 — In a study of 81 overweight and obese women with type 2 diabetes who usually consumed diet beverages and were on a weight loss program, those who substituted water for diet beverages after their ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — In the development of obesity and diabetes, signals from the brain play an important role. Here an important neurotransmitter is dopamine. Scientists have investigated how mutations in the obesity ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — "Coffee" was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. between mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by "beer" then "pizza". Besides hinting at which foods are popular, ... read more

Fruit-Rich Mediterranean Diet With Antioxidants May Cut Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk by More Than a Third

Oct. 17, 2016 — People who closely follow the Mediterranean diet – especially by eating fruit – may be more than a third less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, ... read more

High Cholesterol Triggers Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress Leading to Osteoarthritis

Oct. 14, 2016 — High cholesterol might harm more than our cardiovascular systems. New research using animal models suggests that high cholesterol levels trigger mitochondrial oxidative stress on cartilage cells, ... read more

Soy Protein Early in Life May Help Prevent Bone Loss in Adulthood

Oct. 14, 2016 — Move over milk, soy protein early in life might be what's needed for strong, healthy bones in adulthood. New research reports that early dietary nutrition heavy in soy protein isolate can ... read more

New Molecule May Help Fight Obesity by Converting 'Bad' Fat to 'Good' Fat

Oct. 14, 2016 — New research suggests that activation of a chemical called Beta-LGND2 by the estrogen receptor Beta (ER-Beta) reduces obesity and metabolic diseases in mice by converting bad fat (white fat) to good ... read more

Rise in Obese Pregnant Women Takes Its Toll on Mother, Child Both

Oct. 14, 2016 — A medical doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in high-risk pregnancies. There are no standard guidelines for the management of obesity in pregnancy. The American College of ... read more

Small Dietary Changes Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk by More Than a Quarter

Oct. 14, 2016 — Exchanging few commercially regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality reduces total and LDL cholesterol. A new double-blind randomized controlled trial suggests almost 30% reduction in ... read more

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