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Obesity may shorten life expectancy up to eight years 'Tis the season to indulge. However, restraint may be best, according to a new study. The researchers examined the relationship between body weight and life expectancy. Their findings show that overweight and obese individuals have the potential to decrea
Science Daily | Dec 5, 2014 2:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Intestinal immune system controls body weight, study shows A group of researchers has identified an unsuspected mechanism impacting the development of obesity and diabetes type 2 after following a diet with a high dose of fat nutrition. The important discovery is related to the essential role of the intestinal im
Science Daily | Dec 5, 2014 2:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Type 2 diabetes risk starts in pregnancy The risk of developing type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease is affected by exposures in the uterus, research shows. Experts are now calling for updated guidelines in light of research evidence from the past decades. The fetal programming h
Science Daily | Dec 5, 2014 2:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Smoking and higher mortality in men An association between smoking and loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells has been demonstrated by recent research. The researchers have previously shown that loss of the Y chromosome is linked to cancer. Since only men have the Y chromosome, these resul
Science Daily | Dec 4, 2014 7:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Satiety hormone' leptin links obesity to high blood pressure Leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain, according to researchers.
Science Daily | Dec 4, 2014 7:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
High-sugar diet in fathers can lead to obese offspring Increasing sugar in the diet of male fruit flies for just one or two days before mating can cause obesity in their offspring through alterations that affect gene expression in the embryo. There is also evidence that a similar system regulates obesity susc
Science Daily | Dec 4, 2014 7:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
3-D printing to the rescue of gastronomy for frail seniors Researchers are now developing personalised food for elderly people with chewing or swallowing problems, by working on printable versions of meat and vegetables.
Science Daily | Dec 4, 2014 12:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Professors weigh effectiveness of soda tax Several states and cities have and continue to propose a tax on soft drinks to curb obesity. In November, voters in Berkeley, California, were the first to approve such a tax. But researchers question whether it will have the desired effect.
Science Daily | Dec 3, 2014 8:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Overweight and obesity in pregnancy linked to greater risk of infant death Overweight and obesity in early pregnancy are associated with increased risks of infant mortality, with the greatest risks seen among severely obese mothers, finds a study.
Science Daily | Dec 3, 2014 1:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mediterranean diet linked to longer life Eating a Mediterranean diet might help extend your lifespan, suggests a study.The diet appears to be associated with longer telomere length -- an established marker of slower aging.
Science Daily | Dec 3, 2014 1:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend