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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

MicroRNAs as Potential Link Between Obesity and Heart Disease

Aug. 26, 2016 — Results from a new study suggest that small molecules known as microRNAs may be part of the pathway connecting inflammation with increased heart disease risk in obese ... read more

Could the Paleo Diet Benefit Heart Health?

Aug. 26, 2016 — Findings from a small study suggest that people who followed the Paleo diet for only eight weeks experienced positive effects on heart ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — A protein often located on the surface of fat droplets within cells -- and especially abundant in the muscles of endurance athletes -- can kick-start the more efficient and healthful breakdown of ... read more

Diet, Exercise, Both: All Work Equally to Protect Heart Health

Aug. 24, 2016 — For those who need to lose weight, taking off a few pounds by dieting, exercising or both is powerful protection against cardiovascular ... read more

Diets Avoiding Dry-Cooked Foods Can Protect Against Diabetes, Say Researchers

Aug. 24, 2016 — Simple changes in how we cook could go a long way towards preventing diabetes, say researchers. A new study found that obese individuals with signs of insulin resistance showed improvement simply by ... read more

Standing Desks Lower BMI, Research Shows

Aug. 23, 2016 — Standing desks lower the BMI trajectory in elementary-aged children over a two-year span--by an average of 5.24 percentile points, a landmark study has ... read more

Researcher Takes Close Look at 'Inflamm-Aging'

Aug. 23, 2016 — Scientists have investigated the role of the ghrelin receptor, growth hormone secretagogue receptor, or GHSR, in age associated adipose tissue inflammation and insulin resistance in ... read more

Children Should Eat Less Than 25 Grams of Added Sugars Daily

Aug. 22, 2016 — New recommendations are designed to keep kids healthy, experts recommend children consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars per day. Children and teens should limit their intake of ... read more

Severe Obesity Revealed as a Stand-Alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

Aug. 22, 2016 — A study of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as ... read more

One Approach Can Prevent Teen Obesity, Eating Disorders, New Guidelines Say

Aug. 22, 2016 — A single approach can prevent both obesity and eating disorders in teenagers, according to new ... read more

Citrus Fruits Could Help Prevent Obesity-Related Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes

Aug. 21, 2016 — Oranges and other citrus fruits are good for you -- they contain plenty of vitamins and substances, such as antioxidants, that can help keep you healthy. Now a group of researchers reports that these ... read more

MRI Technology Quantifies Liver Response in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Patients

Aug. 19, 2016 — Researchers have found that a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that non-invasively measures fat density in the liver corresponds with histological (microscopic tissue analyses) responses in ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Obesity and type 2 diabetes are associated with vascular stiffening and the development of cardiovascular disease. Obese and diabetic premenopausal women are most at risk -- even more than men of the ... read more

Polyunsaturated Fat in Adipose Tissue Linked to Lower Mortality

Aug. 18, 2016 — The fatty acid linoleic acid (Omega 6) in subcutaneous adipose tissue was linked to lower mortality among older men followed over a 15-year ... read more

Free Sports Physicals Reveal High Rates of Obesity in Student Athletes

Aug. 17, 2016 — Student-athletes were found to have similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings as the general adolescent ... read more

Duration of Adulthood Overweight, Obesity Linked to Cancer Risk in US Women

Aug. 16, 2016 — The duration of overweight and obesity in women's adult lives is associated with cancer risk, according to a longitudinal ... read more

New Study Reveals a Novel Protein Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Aug. 16, 2016 — A possible new explanation as to why most people who are obese develop insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes has been revealed by researchers. A minority of obese individuals, the so-called healthy ... read more

Personalized Nutrition Is Better Than a 'One Size Fits All' Approach in Improving Diets

Aug. 16, 2016 — People receiving personalized nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits including consuming less red meat and reducing their salt intake, a study has ... read more

China Facing Epidemic of Heart Disease, Stroke

Aug. 15, 2016 — A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study. Increasing body mass index (BMI), ... read more

Fruit-Fly Diet Impacts Descendants, Researcher Finds

Aug. 15, 2016 — For a fruit fly, what its grandparents ate may affect how much it weighs. But the passing down of a body type based on diet is not a simple cause and effect, a researcher has ... read more

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