Tag: "obesity" at biology news
Researchers discuss revised Food Guide Pyramid and what it will mean for the food industry
...anson, University of Mississippi. "As the child obesity
rate continues to reach new heights, the Food Guide Pyramid can play a vital role in teaching children how to make appropriate dietary decisions," said Swanson.Although the Food Guide Pyramid is a great foundation for one's nutritional needs, Dr. Sus...
Croatian skeletons reveal changing status of cancer in Europe across the centuries
... (estimated to cause 30% of all cancer deaths) and obesity
/ dietary factors (estimated to be responsible for a further 30% of all cancer deaths) but these factors often take many years to lead to the development of symptomatic tumours, so aging populations naturally show a higher incidence of the disease. ...
JCI table of contents, 1 July 2004
...PPAR for the Course Diabetes is often promoted in obesity
by higher concentrations of free fatty acids in the blood. Understanding how this process works currently remains very limited. Free fatty acids are generated when glycerol is broken down in the liver or in fat tissue. One gene family thought to be i...
Highlights of the July Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...d by some people for the rise in excess weight and obesity
in this country. However, according to a commentary by researchers from Tufts University, it's not the Pyramid that is to blame for the rise in weight in this country but ourselves for not following the Pyramid's guidelines. The authors say larger po...
Infusion of two peptides acts to accelerate appetite satisfaction
..., 2004) Bethesda, MD Concurrent with the national obesity
epidemic has been a rise in the discoveries about ...e in healthy volunteers, and also in patients with obesity
or Type II diabetes. To further explore potential interactions between these two well-known satiety ...
In the obese, metabolic adaptations post-weight loss lead to regaining of shed pounds
...these obesity-prone rats throughout five stages of obesity
development, treatment, and recurrence. Those sta...lly and represent a group of rats with established obesity
(established obesity, EO). These rats were then placed on a low fat, energy restricted diet that wou...
Study: Artificial sweetener may disrupt body's ability to count calories
...ntal psychobiologist. "Incidence of overweight and obesity
has also increased markedly during this period," she said. "Our hypothesis is that experience with these foods interferes with the natural ability of the body to use sweet taste and viscosity to gauge caloric content of foods and beverages. When you ...
Mice with hyperactive Wnt10b gene eat all they want, but have half the body fat of normal mice
...ut this work may also improve our understanding of obesity
and its complications." "We've seen the potent effect of Wnt10b on fat in mice, but we don't know if it would work the same way in humans," Longo adds. "And, if the results we see in the skin of the transgenic mice are any indication, I'd say we have...
Gestational diabetes not found to alter the metabolic processes in obese pregnant women
...ortant to American women because the prevalence of obesity
(defined as body mass index greater than 30) now a...demic proportions. Given the strong association of obesity
with decreased insulin sensitivity, researchers prospectively evaluated changes, over an extended ti...
'Rolling Store' provides model for overcoming barriers to healthy foods and better health outcomes
...verty line. Residents also rank high nationally in obesity
and in increased mortality from diseases known to be associated with poor nutrition, including cancer,diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Barriers to better nutrition in the Lower Mississippi Delta may include money; on a cost per calorie basis, fr...
Fat cells could provide the key to a longer life
With the threat of an obesity
crisis looming, a study led by UCL researchers reveals today that fat tissue isn't always the enemy. Reporting in the journal Science they show that a molecular signalling pathway in fat tissue is an important mediator in extending lifespan. The stud...
Obesity and hypertension: Two epidemics or one?
...uch as diabetes and hypertension. The link between obesity
and hypertension is well known, but the exact natu...ity and Hypertension With the significant rise in obesity
in this last decade comes a corresponding increase in the prevalence of hypertension. Almost 29 per...
Maybe not so sweet, after all
...d to increase food intake, thereby contributing to obesity
in susceptible populations." Teff notes that this pattern of hormonal responses is similar to that observed after consuming a high-fat meal, and continues, "Based on our previously published work, this metabolic profile resembles that of fat consump...
Study links diabetes and colorectal cancer
...ndently of diabetes and such other risk factors as obesity
and cigarette smoking and do so at concentrations...archers had noted the prevalence of overweight and obesity
in the U.S. and much of the Western world leading contributors to the development of type-2 diabete...
Scientists discover way to regulate the body's energy expenditure
... of fat stored in the body, offering new clues for obesity
treatments. The research, published in this ...y could provide a novel approach to developing new obesity
treatments. By reducing the levels of RIP140, it is possible to increase the activity of the UCP1 ge...
JCI table of contents, 1 June 2004
...'s health. TITLE: Splanchnic lipolysis in human obesity
AUTHOR CONTACT: Michael D. Jensen Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, USA Phone: 507-255-6768; Fax: 507-255-4828 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . View the PDF of this article at: https://www.the-jci.org/press/21047.pdf ACCOMPANYING COMMENTARY: Th...
Gene maps of simpler life forms point the way to human disease gene
... that causes blindness, mental retardation, severe obesity
and many other problems. The genetic comparison was arranged by Susan Dutcher, Ph.D., professor of genetics and of cell biology and physiology at Washington University. Dutcher studies cilia in the green alga Chlamydomonas. The work will be published...
From algae, weeds and people: new genetic clues to complex obesity syndrome
...ific learning disabilities, uncontrolled appetite, obesity
and diabetes, retinal degeneration and some kidney problems, says Katsanis....
Motion that powers sperm provides key to unravelling rare genetic disorder
...standing of the cause of more common diseases like obesity
and diabetes." Dr. Beales' lab is funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council (MRC)....
Research points to potential obesity treatment
...cals that mimic MSH -- as potential treatments for obesity
(U.S. Patent #6,716,810). Brennan is an associate ...lance. We think it's got significant potential for obesity
therapies." MSH research pioneer Victor Hruby, agrees. "It's clear that the POMC gene and its produc...
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