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New Discovery Helps Explain How Brown Fat Burns Energy

Investigators identify a major transcription factor that underlies thermogenesis ...

Study Shows How Effects of Starvation Can Be Passed to Future Generations

NEW YORK, NY — Evidence from human famines and animal studies suggests that starvation can affect the health of descendants of ...

Volunteers needed for research to control blood sugar levels

Our Department for Health is seeking local people who have problems controlling their blood sugar levels to take part in a research study to examine the benefits of making small lifestyle changes. ... Full story

Weighty Issue: Stress and High-Fat Meals Combine to Slow Metabolism in Women

Study estimates daily effect could add up to nearly 11 pounds in a year ... Full story

Ramadan Fasting Illuminates Health and Disease

The Muslim tradition of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan may provide insight into the human body’s metabolic processes, offering new clues into how obesity and type 2 diabetes develop, say researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. ... Full story

Joslin Scientists Identify Process that Affects Fat Distribution and Metabolic Syndrome

First Study to Reveal Mechanism Underlying Abnormal Fat Accumulation in HIV Patients ... Full story

Partnership with Spinoff Company May Soon Lead to Clinical Trials of Metabolic Syndrome Drug

(SALT LAKE CITY)—University of Utah researchers have discovered that an enzyme involved in intracellular signaling plays a crucial role in developing metabolic syndrome, a finding that has a U of U spinoff company developing a drug to potentially treat the condition. ... Full story

Bypassing BMI to build a better health profile for women

Nutrition experts at Massey University are bypassing the more traditional Body Mass Index (BMI) to build a better health profile based on body fat and the risk of chronic disease. ... Full story

Study “seas” what impact extract might have on blood sugar

Researchers in the University of Tasmania’s Division of Pharmacy are undertaking a study to investigate whether fucoidan, a commercially available seaweed extract, has an effect on blood sugar and other markers of heart and metabolic health. ... Full story

The ICEMAN study - how keeping cool could spur metabolic benefits

A new study being presented today at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago, demonstrates that ambient temperatures can influence the growth or loss of brown fat in people. Cool environments stimulate growth, warm environments loss. ... Full story

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