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Why is visceral fat worse than subcutaneous fat?

Sharon Parmet - Researchers have long-known that visceral fat – the kind that wraps around the internal organs – is more dangerous ...

Increased BMI During Adolescence Predicts Fatal Cardiovascular Events In Adulthood

Nationwide study of 2.3 million Israeli adolescents examined from 1967 through 2010 finds association between elevated BMI in late adolescence and subsequent ...

Brown fat keeps blood sugar in check

Garvan scientists have shown that brown fat – a special type of fat that burns energy to keep us warm – may also help to keep blood sugar steady in adults. Their findings suggest new avenues for diabetes therapies that target brown fat. ... Full story

Parenting helps to explain the link between maternal education and children’s BMI

Parenting practices help to explain why mothers with low levels of education are likely to have children with a high body mass index (BMI), according to new research.parent and young child hand-in-hand ... Full story

Researchers at the University of Bonn boost fat-burning

If Gq proteins are blocked, fat deposits change into energy-consuming brown fat cells ... Full story

Mindful Eating, Meditation May Lead to Better Metabolic Health

Study Shows Mindfulness Training May Boost Other Benefits of Weight-Loss Program ... Full story

No Dramatic Shifts in BMI for Overweight Girls a Year After Receiving Fitness Assessment

Teens being classified as overweight in school fitness reports does not appear to have any impact on short-term changes in body mass index, finds a new study by New York University’s Institute for Education and Social Policy, the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and Columbia University. ... Full story

Physical activity reduces the risk of the metabolic syndrome this much

Only a minute’s worth of training per day is actually enough to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. A study by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy and GIH, has studied how risk decreases when inactivity is exchanged with physical activity, depending on the intensity level. ... Full story

Cellular Aging Process Unexpectedly Enhances Insulin Secretion

Researchers find that a cell aging program causes human and mouse pancreatic beta cells to work harder and secrete more insulin ... Full story

To burn sugar or not to burn sugar: How eggs store fuel for embryo development

Baltimore, MD— Reproduction is highly dependent on diet and the ability to use nutrients to grow and generate energy. This is clearly seen in women, who must provide all the nutritional building blocks required to support a growing embryo. ... Full story

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