Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain

Often spending their days hunched over phones, tablets or computers and their free time at spin class or playing sports, millennials are the next generation poised to experience chronic pain. Even at their young age, millennials say acute and chronic pain are already interfering with their quality of life.

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How dietary fats' impact healthy or obese adults

Metabolically healthy obese adults consuming a diet high in unsaturated fat and low in saturated fat may be able to decrease their total cholesterol by 10 points, a new study suggests. However, there was little research evidence to support current dietary recommendations that replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat aids in weight loss, the researchers also reported.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Obese people lack cells with satiety hormones

Individuals with severe overweight have an inhibited sense of satiation -- they release fewer satiety hormones than people of normal weight. The reason: the responsible cells in the gastrointestinal tract of obese people are severely reduced. Surgical weight-loss procedures can repair this disorder.

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Obesity prevention guidelines are not followed for preschool children

In a study of nearly 400 preschool children, only one child adhered to obesity prevention guidelines over the course of a single day at child care and at home.

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Extreme exposure

Researchers have unraveled the negative effects of pesticide exposure on birth outcomes, such as weight, gestation and abnormalities.

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Moderate consumption of fats, carbohydrates best for health, international study shows

A diet that includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death, research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown.

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Strategies to optimize statin treatment for muscle symptoms

10 to 20 percent of patients taking statins report muscle-related symptoms including aches, pains and cramps that prevent the use of recommended doses. Patients who have difficulty taking statins have a high risk of cardiovascular events, resulting in higher health care costs. To address these concerns, researchers are providing approaches to optimize cardiovascular risk reduction for these patients.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Shedding consistent pounds each week linked to long-term weight loss

Those whose weights fluctuated the most during the first few weeks of a weight loss program had poorer weight loss outcomes one and two years later, compared to the men and women who lost a consistent number of pounds each week.

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Compounded Curcumin Emulsion Product for Injection by ImprimisRx: FDA Investigation - Serious Adverse Events Associated with Use

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Anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth

The long-term use of over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth in young, healthy individuals engaging in weight training, according to a new study.

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Early weight gain in pregnancy correlates with childhood obesity, first study of its size shows

Weight gain in early pregnancy has the greatest impact on infant size at birth, according to a new study. The study is the largest ever analysis of the effect that weight gain in early pregnancy has on infant size.

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Compounds in cocoa may help delay onset of type 2 diabetes

What if eating chocolate helped prevent and treat diabetes? It's crazy enough to laugh off. But here's the thing: Researchers have discovered certain compounds found in cocoa can actually help your body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better. Insulin is the hormone that manages glucose, the blood sugar that reaches unhealthy levels in diabetes.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Higher coffee consumption associated with lower risk of early death

Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of early death, according to new research. The observational study in nearly 20 000 participants suggests that coffee can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people.

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Gene therapy using ‘junk DNA’ could lower risk for heart disease

Researchers successfully used a gene that suppresses cholesterol levels as part of a treatment to reduce plaque in mice with a disorder called familial hypercholesterolemia. In a preclinical study, researchers found that the gene, LeXis, lowered cholesterol and blockages in the arteries, and the treatment appeared to reduce the build-up of fat in liver cells.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Microbes compete for nutrients, affect metabolism, development in mice

If our microbiome overindulges, we might not have access to the nutrients we need. That's the suggestion from new research that shows mice that harbor high levels of microbes that eat choline are deprived of this essential nutrient.

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This is how belly fat could increase your cancer risk

A new study now offers new details showing that a certain protein released from fat in the body can cause a non-cancerous cell to turn into a cancerous one. The research also found that a lower layer of abdominal fat, when compared to fat just under the skin, is the more likely culprit, releasing even more of this protein and encouraging tumor growth.

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Heart hormones protect against obesity and insulin resistance

By fleshing out how one signaling receptor contributes to causing obesity through its activity in fatty tissue but not in muscle cells, scientists have zeroed in on an important new avenue of exploration for combating metabolic disease. More than one-third of American adults are considered to be obese, which dramatically increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, high blood pressure, and multiple inflammatory conditions.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Hunter-gatherers' seasonal gut-microbe diversity loss echoes our permanent one

Scientists have examined the seasonal variations in the gut-microbial composition, or microbiota, of the Hadza, one of the world's few remaining traditional hunter-gatherer populations. The findings confirm that the Hadza microbiota is more diverse than, and substantially different from, that of industrialized countries' urban-dwelling denizens.

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Enzyme produced in the liver promotes obesity, fatty liver disease and insulin resistance

In mice that are given a high-fat diet, an increased production of the enzyme DPP4 by the liver promotes an increase in body fat, the development of fatty liver disease and insulin resistance.

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Gene therapy with BMP4 protects against weight gain and insulin resistance in mice

There was no weight gain, despite a higher energy intake, and insulin sensitivity was increased. These are the results from experiments on mice that had elevated levels of the protein BMP4 following gene therapy.

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Ticks and Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Lyme disease is on the rise. How can you prevent it? What are the symptoms, and what should you do if you think you or your pet have it?

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Comparing food allergies: Animals and humans may have more in common than you think

Not only people, but mammals like cats, dogs and horses suffer from symptoms and problems of food intolerance and allergies. Scientists have now condensed the knowledge about human and animal food allergies and intolerance into a new European position paper. It highlights the strong similarities in symptoms and triggers of adverse food reactions and stresses the need for more comparative studies on mechanisms and diagnosis of food intolerance.

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New guidelines point way toward more effectively addressing hypertension in kids, teens

The first new national guidelines since 2004 on identifying and treating high blood pressure in children and adolescents (aged 3-18 years old) have now been published. The report offers a series of evidence-based recommendations for pediatricians derived from a comprehensive review of nearly 15,000 medical studies published since 2004.

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Psychotic disorders and obesity: New report shows big waistlines are to blame

A number of factors, including obesity, shorten the lifespan for those with schizophrenia by 20 years and by 10 years for those with bipolar disorder compared to the general population. In the first study to compare long-term weight gain across psychotic disorders, researchers show that expanding waistlines and the way body fat is distributed are largely to blame.

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Liquid nutrition may benefit children with Crohn's disease

An analysis of published studies indicates that exclusive enteral nutrition -- when individuals receive only liquid nutrition -- may be an effective treatment for children with Crohn's disease.

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Canadian children's nutrition suffers during school hours

Canadian children don't eat enough vegetables, fruit and dairy products during school hours, causing them to fall short of several daily dietary recommendations on school days, a new study has found.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Vitamin C regulates stem cell function, curbs leukemia development, scientists discover

Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern has found that stem cells take up unusually high levels of vitamin C, which then regulates their function and suppresses the development of leukemia.

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Getting fat to 'talk' again could lower blood glucose and weight

Researchers are exploring a novel approach to treating diabetes: implanting a polymer sponge into fat tissue. Their study has shown that in obese mice with symptoms resembling Type 2 diabetes, the implant reduced weight gain and blood-sugar levels -- by getting the fat to 'talk' again.

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Brain's self-regulation in teens at risk for obesity

In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting 'food cues,' researchers report that reduced activity in the brain's 'self-regulation' system may be an important early predictor of adult obesity.

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Is childhood obesity a psychological disorder?

A team of researchers used fMRI to investigate neural responses to food cues in overweight compared with lean adolescents.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Federal snack program does not yield expected impacts

A research team examined the US Department of Agriculture's Smart Snacks in School regulation. The federal mandate was intended to replace unhealthy school snacks and beverages with more wholesome options, including fruits, vegetables, and packaged treats low in fat, sugar, and sodium.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Population health impact of infants born small for gestational age in low- and middle-income countries

Researchers have used the first international, multi-ethnic birth weight standard, known as the INTERGROWTH-21st, to describe the global burden of suboptimal fetal growth.

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College freshmen who weighed themselves daily lost body fat

A new study found that female college-aged students who reported at least one period of daily self-weighing over a two-year study saw a drop in their body mass index.

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Cholesterol crystals are sure sign a heart attack may loom

A new study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person's cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

In a nutshell: Walnuts activate brain region involved in appetite control

Double-blind test bolsters observational data that walnuts promote feelings of fullness. Results provide a quantitative measure for testing other compounds' ability to control appetite, including potential medications for the treatment of obesity.

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Energy dense foods may increase cancer risk regardless of obesity status

While there is a proven link between obesity and certain types of cancer, less is known about how the ratio of energy to food weight, otherwise known as dietary energy density (DED), contributes to cancer risk. To find out, researchers looked at DED in the diets of post-menopausal women and discovered that consuming high DED foods was tied to a 10 percent increase in obesity-related cancer among normal weight women.

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Healthy Breakfasts for Kids: It's All About Balance

Healthy breakfasts are a must for kids and help keep them going strong all day. This article and short video provide tips on making it happen.

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Brain chemical NPGL controls appetite and body fat composition: Beneficial for our ancestors; potential cause of obesity pandemic

NPGL, a recently discovered protein involved in brain signalling, has been found to increase fat storage by the body – even when on a low-calorie diet.

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Estrogen-mediated brain protection directly linked to intake of fatty acids found in oils

Scientists are increasingly appreciating estrogen's role in brain health. The latest research connecting DHA synthesis to estrogen production, and consequentially brain health, backs up further the old adage that a daily intake of fish oil is good for you.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

NIH study uncovers specialized mouse neurons that play a unique role in pain: ​​​​Previously unknown category of neuron responds to pulling of a single hair  

Hair follicle

NCCIH scientists identify sensory neurons that may offer insights into new approaches to pain therapy.

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NCCIH Researchers Describe Specialized Neurons That Play a Unique Role in Mechanical Pain

Illustration showing a class of sensory neurons in a human body being activated by pulling of a single hair

A new study in mice, conducted at the National Institutes of Health, has identified nerve cells that may play a role in pain and touch.

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Weight-gain receptor linked to antipsychotic drugs, report researchers

Many schizophrenic and depressed patients experience weight gain and type 2 diabetes in their quests for the life-changing benefits of a major class of antipsychotic drugs. Now researchers may know why.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

'Fat but fit' are at increased risk of heart disease

Carrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Link between biological clock and aging revealed

Scientists studying how aging affects the biological clock’s control of metabolism have discovered that a low-calorie diet helps keep these energy-regulating processes humming and the body younger.

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High sugar consumption gives rise to dental treatment costs in the billions

Worldwide, people are eating far too much sugar. This has negative consequences for their teeth and for their purses: seen at the global level, the costs of dental treatment are currently running at around $172 billion (€128 billion).

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean-up crew

Eating almonds on a regular basis may help boost levels of HDL cholesterol while simultaneously improving the way it removes cholesterol from the body, according to researchers.

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New strategies to optimize and slow cardiovascular aging

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and growing older is the greatest—and most inevitable—risk factor for it. So what, if anything, can we do to keep our hearts and arteries as healthy as possible for as long as possible?

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A personalized approach to Alzheimer's disease prevention

Medical researchers have examined potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

May 23 Webinar on Hearing Aids: The Basic Information You Need to Know

In this webinar, FDA audiologist Sue-Chen Peng, Ph.D., offers consumers basic information on hearing loss and hearing aids.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

A metabolic pathway that feeds liver cancer

A little-studied gene may explain how some liver cancer cells obtain the nutrition they need to proliferate, according to new research.

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Aging is exacerbated by alterations of stem cell circadian rhythm

Two new studies refute the scientific dogma associating aging with the loss of stem cell circadian rhythm. The studies show that during aging, stem cells continue to show rhythmic activity but reprogram their circadian functions. The team also demonstrate that a low-calorie diet delays alterations in the rhythmic functions of stem cells and slows down ageing.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmium

Through a five-year observational study, researchers found that women with increased levels of cadmium -- a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, liver and shellfish as well as tobacco -- also had an increased risk of endometrial cancer. It's an observation the researchers hope could lead to new treatments or interventions to prevent the fourth most common cancer in women.

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Weight loss surgery's effects on bone marrow fat and bone mass

Bone marrow fat is thought to regulate bone metabolism, and high levels of marrow fat are seen in states of low bone mass, severe underweight, and diabetes.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Shown To Be Cost Effective for Chronic Low-Back Pain

Woman in mediation pose

Results of a new NCCIH-supported study suggest group sessions of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are cost-effective for chronic low-back pain.

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Study links unhealthy segregated neighborhoods to childhood asthma

Researchers have had trouble explaining why black children are much more likely than other children to suffer from asthma. A new study strongly suggests that much of the answer lies in persistent residential segregation, which traps minority children in unhealthy, polluted neighborhoods.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Limiting access to fast-food restaurants unlikely to reduce obesity

Living near fast-food restaurants and supermarkets has little impact on an individual's body mass index, according to new research. The researchers used results from the largest national study ever conducted of the connection between residential environments and BMI.

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Media portrayals of pregnant women, new moms unrealistic

Media portrayals of pregnant, postpartum women unrealistic, women said in a new study. Exposure to unrealistic images and messages fostered a host of negative emotions, such as self-consciousness about their bodies and feelings of depression, frustration and hopelessness when they were unable to lose weight as rapidly after childbirth as celebrities purportedly do.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

On the early human's menu: Mammoth and plenty of raw vegetables

Scientists have studied the diet of anatomically modern humans, and are able to refute the theory that the diet of early representatives of Homo sapiens was more flexible than that of Neanderthals. Just like the Neanderthals, our ancestors had mainly mammoth and plants on their plates. The researchers were unable to document fish as part of their diet. Therefore, the international team assumes that the displacement of the Neanderthals was the result of direct competition.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Protein-rich diet may help soothe inflamed gut

The combination of a bacterium that normally lives in the gut and a protein-rich diet promotes a more tolerant, less inflammatory gut immune system, according to new research. The findings, in mice, suggest a way to tilt the gut immune system away from inflammation, potentially spelling relief for people living with inflammatory bowel disease.

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Of mice and cheeseburgers: Experimental drug reverses obesity-related liver disease

An experimental drug protected mice from one of the many ills of our cheeseburger and milkshake-laden Western diet -- non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The drug reversed liver inflammation, injury and scarring in animals fed a high fat, sugar and cholesterol diet. The diet was designed to replicate the Western fast food diet and recreate the features of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease found in people. The research team plans further testing to move it into human trials.

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The AMPT Life, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of AMPT Coffee due to the Presence of Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Undeclared Milk

AMPT Life, LLC voluntarily recalls all lots of AMPT Coffee to the consumer level due to presence of erectile-dysfunction-treating drugs, as well as milk.

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Gene therapy via skin could treat many diseases, even obesity

Scientist have now overcome challenges that have limited the use of gene therapy. They demonstrate how their novel approach with skin transplantation could enable a wide range of gene-based therapies to treat human diseases. The researchers provide 'proof-of-concept,' treating mice with two common related human ailments: type-2 diabetes and obesity.

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Should You Put Sunscreen on Infants? Not Usually

For infants under age 6 months, it's best to cover them up and keep them well shaded. An FDA pediatrician tells how to protect babies from dangerous ultraviolet rays.

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Fat shaming in the doctor's office can be mentally and physically harmful

Medical discrimination based on people's size and negative stereotypes of overweight people can take a toll on people's physical health and well-being, according to a recent review.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

NIH Funding for Research on Suicide Predictors and Prevention

In this blog post, Dr. Eve Reider discusses an NIH FOA that focuses on linking data from health care system records to mortality data to obtain a more accurate understanding of risk factors related to suicide.

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It's not just what you eat, it's what's eating you

Restricting how much you eat without starving has been shown to robustly extend lifespan in more than 20 species of animals including primates. How this works is still unclear. A new study shows that it's not just what or how much you eat that matters. Smelling food in addition to consuming calories could influence the aging process. And, what's 'eating' you or more specifically your cells may provide clues to healthy aging.

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Millions may face protein deficiency as a result of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions

If CO2 levels keep rising as projected, the populations of 47 countries may lose more than 5 percent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other staple crops, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers. They estimate an additional 250 million people may be at risk of protein deficiency because of elevated CO2 levels. This is the first study to quantify this risk.

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Obesity linked to better outcomes following heart procedures: Confirmed

Research has confirmed a link between elevated body mass index (BMI) and patients having better survival outcomes following percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Brain 'switch' tells body to burn fat after a meal

Scientists have found a mechanism by which the brain coordinates feeding with energy expenditure, solving a puzzle that has previously eluded researchers and offering a potential novel target for the treatment of obesity.

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Characteristics of metabolically unhealthy lean people

Compared to people who are of normal weight and metabolically healthy, subjects who are of normal weight but metabolically unhealthy have a three-fold higher risk of mortality and/or cardiovascular events. Scientists have now addressed characteristics determining metabolic health in lean, overweight and obese people, showed that a reduced accumulation of fat in the lower body puts lean people at risk and highlighted implications of their findings for personalized prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic diseases.

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Health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are confirmed, but just for the upper class

The Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease but only if you are rich or highly educated. This is the surprising finding by researchers who performed a study on over 18,000 subjects.

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Babies of overweight, obese, or diabetic mothers have an increased risk of lung problems

Babies born to women who are overweight, obese or have diabetes during their pregnancy have less mature lungs than babies of normal weight pregnancies.

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Good Dog, Bad Food: Foods for People That Are Bad for Your Dog

Some foods that are meant for people can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog.

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