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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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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