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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

July 22, 2016 — The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A new study offers a compelling hypothesis explaining poor prognosis for obese cancer patients: researchers found that leukemia stem cells "hide" in fatty tissue, even transforming this ... read more

Home-Cooked Meals for Infants Not Always Better Than Shop-Bought Ones

July 19, 2016 — Home-cooked meals specifically designed for infants and young children, are not always better than commercially available baby ... read more

Eating Healthy Fats in Place of Carbs or Saturated Fats Improves Risk Factors for Diabetes

July 19, 2016 — Eating more unsaturated fats in place of either dietary carbohydrate or saturated fat reduces blood sugar, insulin levels, and other metrics related to type 2 diabetes, according to a new ... read more

High Fat Diet Improves Cartilage Repair in Mice

July 19, 2016 — Obesity is a well-known risk factor for osteoarthritis, but its effects on cartilage repair are unknown. In a recent study in a mouse model of cartilage repair, a high fat diet and increased body ... read more

July 19, 2016 — When we exercise, our body’s oxidation of fat and carbohydrates depends on the intensity and duration of the activity. A new study analyses the effect of consuming an alkaloid, p-synephrine, on the ... read more

Modified Rye Bread Helps Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

July 18, 2016 — Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation. In a new study, ... read more

Bariatric Surgery for Teens Associated With Improved Mobility, Less Walking Pain

July 18, 2016 — Does bariatric surgery for severely obese teens help them gain better mobility and reduce musculoskeletal pain? New research suggests that it ... read more

Moderate Exercise Might Be More Effective at Combatting Pre-Diabetes

July 18, 2016 — Walking briskly on a regular basis may be more effective than vigorous jogging for improving glucose control in individuals with pre-diabetes, according to research from Duke ... read more

Malnutrition, Shaping Up to Be a First World Problem

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that a bad diet has consequences on your immune system even before you notice an increase in body weight. Mice were fed a Western-style high fat diet for nine weeks. They ... read more

Losing Weight Lowered Levels of Proteins Associated With Tumor Growth

July 14, 2016 — Overweight or obese women who lost weight through diet or a combination of diet and exercise also significantly lowered levels of proteins in the blood that help certain tumors grow, according to a ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Being overweight or obese is associated with a higher risk of dying prematurely than being normal weight -- and the risk increases with additional pounds, according to a large international ... read more

July 13, 2016 — People with serious weight problems who are not interested in or candidates for bariatric surgery can turn to physician-supervised weight-loss programs go beyond diet and exercise to tackle obesity ... read more

Adipose Analysis on Microfluidic Chips

July 13, 2016 — Scientists have developed a microfluidic chip where more than one hundred apidose-derived adult stem cell cultures can grow and divide. In the human body, adipose tissue acts as a primary energy ... read more

Fat Cells May Play Key Role in Battle Against Breast Cancer

July 13, 2016 — New research highlights how fat cells could help determine the most effective way to fight breast cancer, including using exercise to combat the disease. For nearly a half century, researchers have ... read more

July 13, 2016 — If you've ever seen a friend have good results from a diet but then not been able to match those results yourself, you may not be surprised by new findings in mice that show that diet response ... read more

Your Diet Plan Isn't Working? New Research Explains Why

July 12, 2016 — Dieters tend to adopt the wrong strategies, often planning to ditch their favorite foods and replace them with less-desirable options, according to new research. Conversely, successful dieters focus ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Obesity is believed to be a risk factor for many cancers, and each 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI is associated with an increase of 10 percent in cancer-related deaths, studies show. Now researchers have ... read more

Are Brain Changes Fueling Overeating in the Obese?

July 12, 2016 — Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new ... read more

Overeating in Obese Mice Linked to Altered Brain Responses to Food Cues

July 12, 2016 — Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new study by ... read more

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