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Obesity: Are lipids hard drugs for the brain? Why can we get up for a piece of chocolate, but never because we fancy a carrot? Research has demonstrated part of the answer: triglycerides, fatty substances from food, may act in our brains directly on the reward circuit, the same circuit that is involv
Science Daily | Apr 15, 2014 12:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lower salt intake likely to have had key role in plummeting cardiovascular disease deaths in past decade The 15 percent fall in dietary salt intake over the past decade in England is likely to have had a key role in the 40 percent drop in deaths from heart disease and stroke over the same period, concludes research. But average intake across the nation is st
Science Daily | Apr 14, 2014 11:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Long-term antibiotic treatment for Q fever causes weight gain Scientists have unearthed still more evidence that antibiotics can contribute to obesity. Research suggests that patients on long-term antibiotic treatment gained weight and had significant changes in their gut microbiota. The study followed 48 patients w
Science Daily | Apr 14, 2014 4:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Women who gain too much or too little weight during pregnancy at risk for having an overweight child Gaining both too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a study. In one of the largest studies to examine current Institute of Medicine recommendations regarding pregnan
Science Daily | Apr 14, 2014 1:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Vigilance for kidney problems key for rheumatoid arthritis patients, study finds Rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease, and more severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid use, high blood pressure and obesity are among the risk factors, n
Science Daily | Apr 10, 2014 12:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Are chromium supplements helpful in lowering blood sugar levels? Nearly three decades of data were studied on the effect of chromium supplementation on blood sugar. The results conclude that chromium supplements are not effective at lowering fasting blood sugar in healthy individuals, or diabetics. Chromium is a minera
Science Daily | Apr 10, 2014 12:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Green is good: Natural compound from green tomatoes increases muscle, protects against muscle wasting Using a screening method that previously identified a compound in apple peel as a muscle-boosting agent, a team of scientists has now discovered that tomatidine, a compound from green tomatoes, is even more potent for building muscle and protecting agains
Science Daily | Apr 9, 2014 5:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Novel approach to accelerate metabolism could lead to new obesity treatment By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells' energy-burning abilities, investigators have made a novel discovery that could lead to a new therapy to combat obesity and diabetes. The new findings show that reducing the amount of nicotinamide
Science Daily | Apr 9, 2014 5:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Specific causes of brown fat cell 'whitening' found New information about the consequences of overeating high-calorie foods has been identified by researchers. Not only does this lead to an increase in white fat cell production, the type prominent in obesity, but it also leads to the dysfunction of brown f
Science Daily | Apr 9, 2014 1:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Glucosamine promotes longevity by mimicking low-carb diet, study finds The widely used food supplement glucosamine promotes longevity in aging mice by approximately 10 percent due to improved glucose metabolism. Researchers find that the compound does so 'by mimicking a low-carb diet in elderly mice reflecting human retirees
Science Daily | Apr 8, 2014 4:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend