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Hold the stuffing: Low-glycemic diet may help keep weight off
...load the amount their blood glucose rises after a meal
rather than limit fat intake. The findings indicate that a low-glycemic diet may overcome the body's natural tendency to slow metabolism and turn on hunger cues to "make up" the missing calories. The low-glycemic-load (low-GL) diet reduces carbohydr...
'Jumping gene' helps explain immune system's abilities
...tein building similar to that of diners creating a meal
at a cafeteria, but how the immune system's 'a la ...or example, at a cafeteria, one diner could have a meal
of mashed potatoes, broccoli and a pork chop, and another French fries, salad and a hamburger, and s...
Drilled shells show extinction's lasting effects
...n author on the paper.The snails can get a quicker meal
by drilling through the thinnestpart at the shell's edge -- but risk getting their feeding proboscisnipped off by the closing shell. The pattern of drill holes in fossil shells can give insight intowhat life in the ocean was like millions of years ag...
Dietary Guidelines Alliance offers tools to help consumers understand new nutrition guidance
...r several days, instead of worrying about just one meal
or one day. Be Sensible: Enjoy all foods, just don't overdo it. Be Active: Walk the dog, don't just watch the dog walk. The Alliance continues to conduct consumer research and update the It's All About You education materials to help guide Amer...
Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor
...nd also collects adult females who've had a recent meal
of blood his own. He and Dudley are applying for grants to do a more systematic survey to see how common gliding is among the hundreds of species of canopy ants as well as other insects that live in the trees, and to explore the biomechanics of thei...
JCI Table of Contents, March 1, 2005
...ively to the arcuate nucleus of these rats reduced meal
size, and enhanced satiety. These findings shed new light on the mechanisms of food intake during individual meals and provide strong evidence for a hypothalamic action of leptin in modulating satiety signaling. TITLE: Leptin Action in the Forebra...
Virginia Tech patents advance microprocessors, vaccines, vision, vibration control, more
...sease resistance improves. Subsequently, a seaweed meal
was developed as a feed additive, an injection was developed, and the range of livestock increased to pigs and poultry, all with good results. The compound is licensed to Acadian Seaplants Limited. The patent, "Over-Expressing Homologous Antigen Vacc...
Hey, guys, they're not girlie-man portions, they're healthy portions
...re choosing not to invest large amounts of time in meal
preparation, and, when people eat in restaurants regularly, they're vulnerable to weight gain from the large portions that are usually served. "People tend to consume the amount of food that's placed before them," she said. Because packaged entrees a...
Wolves alleviate impact of climate change on food supply, finds new UC Berkeley study
...nner bell. Ravens and other scavengers know that a meal
is coming." The study adds a new twist to the wolves' ability to provide food for other animals. It highlights both the effects of global warming on Yellowstone's ecosystem and the importance of the wolf in helping animals cope with the climate cha...
Other highlights in the April 6 JNCI
...umans (disrupted circadian clock). They found that meal
timing reversed the disrupted circadian clock gene expression patterns and slowed tumor growth in chronic jet lagged mice. The authors conclude that the altered light/dark or feeding schedules modified the expression of circadian clock genes and gene...
Research news from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
...earch. 2004 Nov;12(11):1875-85. "Energy intake and meal
portions: associations with BMI percentile in U.S. children." Type of Dietary Fat May Influence The Growth Of Prostate Cancer Researchers investigating the role of fatty acids in the aggressiveness of early stage prostate cancer have found that hi...
Cholesterol-regulating protein maintains fat-storage, fat-burning balance
...at regulates fat metabolism. When an animal eats a meal
rich in nutrients, insulin levels in its body go up. Insulin signals to the SREBP-1c protein to activate subsequent components of the pathway, allowing the body to store incoming nutrients as fat. But Dr. Mangelsdorf's research group has shown that ...
Ancient enzyme guides healthy eating in mammals
...orous animals will consume substantially less of a meal
lacking a single essential amino acid, in comparison to an otherwise identical meal
that is nutritionally complete. To explore the role of GCN2 kinase in this feeding behavior, the res...
A healthy internal clock keeps weight off
...Mice typically sleep during the day and then eat a meal
at the beginning and at the end of their active no...Mice typically sleep during the day and then eat a meal
at the beginning and at the end of their active nocturnal day, akin to breakfast and dinner. Instead...
Researchers identify protein crucial for survival of Lyme-disease bacterium
...ks a specific protein that responds to an incoming meal
of blood, it is unable to be transmitted from the ...ng the BptA protein either can't utilize the blood meal
in the way the wild-type bacteria do, or something about the blood becomes hostile to them," said Dr...
A frog's life is food for thought
...d. "Within 36 hours of the ingestion of the first meal
the gut had all but returned to its pre-aestivatio...e, and by the completion of digestion of the first meal
the gut was operating on par with that of non-aestivating frogs," she said. "This rate of rectifica...
Highlights of the May 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... Mom always said breakfast was the most important meal
of the day, and a new review of recent scientific studies of children's breakfast consumption indicates she may have been on to something. A group led by researchers at the University of Florida examined the results of 47 studies to determine relatio...
Researcher gets NSF grant to create mutant maize lines
...elves contain maize, in the form of starch, sugar, meal
or oil," he says. "It's a $23 billion-a-year industry in the U.S. alone." Brutnell's colleagues include Erik Vollbrecht and Volker Brendel, both in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University in Ames; Brendel i...
Hydroxycitric acid slows glucose uptake, cuts insulin peaks/valleys a la South Beach Diet
..., rats were administered HCA prior to "mimicking a meal
by infusing sugar into the stomach," explained lead author Wielinga. "Compared with controls, which had no HCA, the test rats' rise in blood sugar was much slower, but over 2 hours all the sugar was absorbed." In addition, "HCA strongly attenuated p...
Highlights of the June 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...n-American girls more likely to skip their morning meal
than white girls, according to a study published i...ote the importance of eating a healthful breakfast meal
to children and adolescents and be aware that African-American girls may be particularly likely to o...
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