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Does Metabolic Syndrome Affect Cognitive Abilities?

New Rochelle, NY — A new study of U.S. adolescents shows an association between metabolic syndrome and impairments in reading, attention, and ...

Scientists outline biochemistry of xanthohumol - an avenue to treat metabolic syndrome

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental advance in understanding xanthohumol – a compound found in hops ...

TSRI Team Finds Potential Drug Candidates that Could Intervene in Deadly Diseases

LA JOLLA, CA – In a new study, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified drug candidates that can boost a cell’s ability to catch the “typos” in protein production that can cause a deadly disease called amyloidosis. ... Full story

Study Finds Restricting Certain Amino Acids Improves Metabolic Health

Madison, Wisconsin - Humans and mice seem to agree: not only do low-protein diets show significant health benefits, but protein quality matters as much as amount. ... Full story

Is 'when we eat' as important as 'what we eat'?

In a review of research on the effect of meal patterns on health, the few studies available suggest that eating irregularly is linked to a higher risk of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity). The limited evidence highlights the need for larger scale studies to better understand the impact of chrono-nutrition on public health, argue the authors of two new papers, particularly with the rise in shift workers and ‘social jetlag’ where many of us live by social clocks rather than our internal body clocks. ... Full story

What foods can help fight the risk of chronic inflammation?

A new study by the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease has identified food stuffs that can help prevent chronic inflammation that contributes to many leading causes of death. ... Full story

Got good fat?

University of Bonn researchers have discovered a new method to measure the activity of energy consuming brown fat cells ... Full story

Tape measure vs. body scanner: study investigates relationship between abdominal volume and metabolic state

Examiners Marie-Kristin Kusnierz and Elektra Polychronidou demonstrating part of the examination. ... Full story

Is Sleeve Gastrectomy a Good Choice for People with a Sweet Tooth?

New Rochelle, NY —Sleeve gastrectomy is a novel bariatric surgical procedure showing promising weight loss results, even among individuals classified as moderate or severe sweet eaters before the surgery. Evidence suggesting that preoperative sweets consumption is not predictive of sleeve gastrectomy results are reported in a study published in Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques (JLAST), a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free for download on the JLAST website until June 12, 2016. ... Full story

How fasting helps fight fatty liver disease

 Jointly with colleagues from Helmholtz Zentrum München, scientists at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg have new information on what happens at the molecular ... Full story

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