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Work site wellness centers equate to weight loss and health care savings, expert says As employees and employers face higher health care costs, work site wellness are becoming increasingly more important to help control the costs of health care and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors among the workforce, a new study says.
Science Daily | Mar 26, 2015 01:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why drug for type II diabetes makes people fat Medication used to treat patients with type II diabetes activates sensors on brain cells that increase hunger, causing people taking this drug to gain more body fat, according to researchers. The study describes a new way to affect hunger in the brain and
Science Daily | Mar 25, 2015 5:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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New gene influences apple or pear shape, risk of future disease It's known that people who carry a lot of weight around their bellies are more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease than those who have bigger hips and thighs. But what hasn't been clear is how fat accumulates in different places to produce these
Science Daily | Mar 23, 2015 8:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cerebellar ataxia can't be cured, but some cases can be treated No cures are possible for most patients who suffer debilitating movement disorders called cerebellar ataxias. But in a few of these disorders, patients can be effectively treated with regimens such as prescription drugs, high doses of vitamin E and gluten
Science Daily | Mar 23, 2015 7:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Overeating and overweight? The weight-loss game may be rigged against you A researcher explains how food engineering has made it increasingly difficult for some to curb overeating and lose weight. For example, artificial sweeteners in diet soda is cited as one example of how foods may trick natural signals in the body, and how
Science Daily | Mar 23, 2015 6:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New low-calorie way to cook rice could help cut rising obesity rates Scientists have developed a new, simple way to cook rice that could cut the number of calories absorbed by the body by more than half, potentially reducing obesity rates, which is especially important in countries where the food is a staple.
Science Daily | Mar 23, 2015 11:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Special microbes make anti-obesity molecule in the gut Microbes may just be the next diet craze. Researchers have programmed bacteria to generate a molecule that, through normal metabolism, becomes a hunger-suppressing lipid. Mice that drank water laced with the programmed bacteria ate less, had lower body fa
Science Daily | Mar 22, 2015 12:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
From soda bans to bike lanes: Which 'natural experiments' really reduce obesity? Many public health researchers take advantage of 'natural experiments' -- comparing people's calorie consumption or physical activity levels, either before and after a policy or environmental change, or in contrast to a similar group of people not affecte
Science Daily | Mar 20, 2015 7:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Backup system that helps sustain liver during crisis discovered An antioxidant system that helps sustain the liver when other systems are missing or compromised has been discovered by scientists.
Science Daily | Mar 20, 2015 5:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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First stem cell-based approach to treat type 2 diabetes effective in mice A combination of human stem cell transplantation and antidiabetic drugs proved to be highly effective at improving body weight and glucose metabolism in a mouse model of type 2 diabetes. The findings could set the stage for clinical trials to test the fir
Science Daily | Mar 19, 2015 4:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend