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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 ...

Got good fat?

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

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

How fasting helps fight fatty liver disease

Neuherberg, Germany - Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have new information on what happens at the molecular level when we go hungry. Working with the Deutsches Zentrum für Diabetesforschung (German Center for Diabetes Research - DZD) and the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center - DKFZ) they were able to show that upon deprivation of food a certain protein is produced that adjusts the metabolism in the liver. ... Full story

Why is visceral fat worse than subcutaneous fat?

Sharon Parmet - Researchers have long-known that visceral fat – the kind that wraps around the internal organs – is more dangerous than subcutaneous fat that lies just under the skin around the belly, thighs and rear. But how visceral fat contributes to insulin resistance and inflammation has remained unknown. ... Full story

Increased BMI During Adolescence Predicts Fatal Cardiovascular Events In Adulthood

Nationwide study of 2.3 million Israeli adolescents examined from 1967 through 2010 finds association between elevated BMI in late adolescence and subsequent cardiovascular mortality in midlife ... Full story

Brown fat keeps blood sugar in check

Garvan scientists have shown that brown fat – a special type of fat that burns energy to keep us warm – may also help to keep blood sugar steady in adults. Their findings suggest new avenues for diabetes therapies that target brown fat. ... Full story

Parenting helps to explain the link between maternal education and children’s BMI

Parenting practices help to explain why mothers with low levels of education are likely to have children with a high body mass index (BMI), according to new research.parent and young child hand-in-hand ... Full story

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