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Predatory sea snails produce weaponized insulin

University of Utah biologists say the discovery may help reveal secrets of insulin function and energy metabolism in people. ...

Oxidative stress: Alternative utilization of glucose ensures survival of the cell

Oxidative stress in the cell blocks the normal sugar metabolism. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Heidelberg Institute ...

Epigenomics Analysis Reveals Surprising New Clues to Insulin Resistance

Findings offer promising new direction for drug development ... Full story

CWRU scientists find key to vitamin A metabolism

Enzymatic activity essential for vision may provide target for drug transport ... Full story

To trigger body’s energy-burning brown fat, just chill

BERKELEY - Those who overindulged during the holidays may want to get a shot of cold air to kick-start some extra fat-burning activity for the new year. ... Full story

Hacking Fat Cells’ Metabolism Does Not Affect Insulin Resistance

Mouse study also suggests inability to burn fat in “brown fat” doesn’t lead to weight gain ... Full story

Fructose More Toxic than Table Sugar in Mice

Sensitive Toxicity Test Used Sugars in Doses Like What We Eat ... Full story

Do Caffeine's Effects Differ With or Without Sugar?

New Rochelle, NY - Consuming caffeinated or sugary drinks can affect the body's metabolism, causing changes in heart and respiratory rate and weight gain. The results of a new study exploring whether individuals respond differently to caffeinated drinks that do or do not contain sugar and to sugar alone are published in Journal of Caffeine Research: The International Multidisciplinary Journal of Caffeine Science, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Journal of Caffeine Research website until January 16, 2015. ... Full story

Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention

BOSTON − Parents of children involved in an elementary scho

Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention

BOSTON − Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in in its health benefits. A new analysis of Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart Play Hard™ shows an association between being exposed to the intervention as a parent and a modest decrease in body mass index (BMI) compared to parents in two similar control communities. ... Full story

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