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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

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

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

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 — 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

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

Manipulating Gut Microbes May Reverse the Negative Effect of a High Fat

July 12, 2016 — Did you know that your gut sends neural messages to the brain to tell it when it is full? Researchers have now found that chronic consumption of high fat foods disturbs these neural messages in rats ... read more

Water Intake Overlooked in Obese Individuals, Study Shows

July 12, 2016 — People who are obese and have a higher body mass index (BMI) are more likely to be inadequately hydrated and vice versa, new research ... read more

Consuming Probiotics Promotes Weight Loss, Reduces BMI

July 11, 2016 — Consuming probiotics, so-called ‘good bacteria’, can reduce body weight and body mass index (BMI) according to a new ... read more

Diabetes Reversal After Bypass Surgery Linked to Changes in Gut Microorganisms

July 11, 2016 — Studies have shown that bariatric surgery can lead to remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in rodents and humans, but this beneficial effect cannot be explained solely by weight loss. In a ... read more

Weight Loss from Bariatric Surgery Appears to Reverse Premature Aging

July 8, 2016 — Weight loss from bariatric surgery appears to reverse the premature aging associated with obesity, according to new research. Patients had longer telomeres and less inflammation two years ... read more

July 7, 2016 — The process by which a mother's diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring's attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced by genetic variation in an unexpected ... read more

How Obesity Contributes To, Blocks Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

July 6, 2016 — Investigators have discovered the mechanism by which obesity increases inflammation and desmoplasia -- an accumulation of connective tissue -- in the most common form of pancreatic cancer and also ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Parent-child diet quality and calories consumed are related in significant ways, research indicates. This discovery could lead to better strategies as the nation works to address the growing public ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Neurons in the brain that control hunger are regulated by AMPK, a protein activated during fasting, report researchers. The study sheds light on the biological mechanisms that regulate feeding ... read more

Global Obesity Estimates May Miss More Than Half a Billion Worldwide

July 6, 2016 — Current standard methods for estimating obesity fail to take into account vast differences in body types, leading to a highly inaccurate view of global obesity levels and incorrect prioritization of ... read more

Obese Preschoolers Have 60 Percent Higher Healthcare Costs Than Healthy Weight Children

July 6, 2016 — Obese children aged 2-5 years old are two to three times more likely to be admitted to hospital and have 60 percent higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children, a study an Australian ... read more

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