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Moderate Consumption of Sugary Drinks Has Little Impact on Adolescents’ Metabolic Health, MU Study Finds

Physical activity may protect against negative effects of consuming sweetened beverages ...

Study suggests grandparents could leave a big, fat inheritance

A University of Queensland study is one of the world’s first to investigate whether obesity and chronic diseases can be passed down ...

MU Researchers Offer First Analysis of New Human Glucose Disorder

Findings are informing human research into rare, sometimes fatal disease ... Full story

Fat feedback

Lipids, not calories, trigger a strong Insulin response ... Full story

New test could identify infants with rare insulin disease

A rare form of a devastating disease which causes low blood sugar levels in babies and infants may now be recognised earlier thanks to a new test developed by researchers from The University of Manchester ... Full story

Scientists discover new clues to how weight loss is regulated

DALLAS – A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, UT Southwestern Medical Center obesity researchers have found. ... Full story

Optical control of insulin secretion

LMU researchers have chemically modified an anti-diabetic agent so as to make its action dependent on light. The resulting prototype compound, termed JB253, induces release of insulin only when pancreas cells are exposed to blue light. ... Full story

Adenosine can melt "love handles"

Researchers at the University of Bonn discover a new signaling pathway to combat excess body weight ... Full story

New Research Could Pave the Way for Fructose Tolerance Test

A new study identifies a hormone stimulated by fructose ingestion ... Full story

Drinking Decaf Coffee May Be Good for the Liver

Researchers from the National Cancer Institute report that decaffeinated coffee drinking may benefit liver health. Results of the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that higher coffee consumption, regardless of caffeine content, was linked to lower levels of abnormal liver enzymes. This suggests that chemical compounds in coffee other than caffeine may help protect the liver. ... Full story

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