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All sugars are not equally desirable, new study finds

Researchers examine how the brain and body respond to glucose and fructose ...

Two compounds target the gut to lower blood sugar

(Toronto ) – Researchers at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute have discovered metformin, (the most widely prescribed type 2 diabetic medication), ...

Researchers Identify Calorie-Burning ‘Beige’ Fat in Humans

Those extra pounds around your belly that no amount of exercise seems to shake off? That's not just fat; it's what scientists call white fat – unhealthy, energy-storing fat. ... Full story

Maternal Age at Childbirth May Affect Glucose Metabolism in Their Adult Male Children

Washington, DC - A mother’s age at childbirth may affect her male baby’s birth weight as well as his adult glucose metabolism, new research shows. The results will be presented Friday, March 6, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego. ... Full story

New fat cells created quickly, but losing them

Once fat cells form, they might shrink during weight loss, but they do not disappear, a fact that has derailed many a diet. Yale researchers in the March 2 issue of the journal Nature Cell Biology describe how — and just how quickly — those fat cells are created in the first place. ... Full story

How Fat Breakdown – Yes, Breakdown! – Contributes to Insulin Resistance

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shed light on how chronic stress and obesity may contribute to type 2 diabetes. The findings point the finger at an unexpected biological perpetrator – the breakdown of fat. ... Full story

Breakfast Habits Affect Teens’ Metabolic Responses to Protein-packed Morning Meals

Routine breakfast skippers should gradually increase protein intake in the morning ... Full story

Molecule hijacks enzyme to boost alcohol metabolism

An experimental compound empowers an enzyme to help process acetaldehyde, a toxic metabolite of alcohol, according to new research supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The findings, now online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), might lead to new treatments to help people with impaired ability to metabolize acetaldehyde and other toxic substances. NIAAA is part of the National Institutes of Health. ... Full story

Acetic acid inhibits insulin secretion

Acetate receptor inhibitors could improve diabetes therapy ... Full story

All body fat isn't created equal, Colorado State University research shows

FORT COLLINS - What makes one fat deposit “good” and the other so “bad”? ... Full story

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