Tag: "obesity" at biology news
Researchers isolate new risk marker for overweight children
...s. Proctor and his colleagues, including U of A obesity
researcher Dr. Geoff Ball, believe that apoB48, which is found exclusively in a type of cholesterol produced in the intestine called chylomicrons, may complement LDL cholesterol as a marker that doctors should look for when gauging a patient's risk o...
Link between obesity and enlarged heart discovered by University of Arizona researchers
...ts. The findings may guide physicians who study obesity
and cardiac function. Drs. Movahed and Martinez presented the results of their study at the 18th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) in Seattle, Wash. The meeting concludes June 20. These results are anothe...
Fat fish put obesity on the hook
...l, researchers describe the first genetic model of obesity
in a fish. Having this model should greatly accele...ger Cone, Being able to model human disorders like obesity
in zebrafish allows scientists to understand the molecular basis of disease. This may ultimately in...
Inflammation is at the origin and progression of diseases such as diabetes or cancer
...of the disease. Inflammation is also linked to obesity
and type 2 diabetes. The presence of excessive fat activates the production of cytokines, proteins involved in inflammatory processes that end up promoting insulin resistance. There are currently several drugs in clinical testing that inhibit cytokin...
Cytokine resistance contributes to pathology of type 2 diabetes
...ething happens. And its worse in those people with obesity
or diabetes and lasts longer than it does in others, Freund said. Why" The imbalance may be the elevation in pro-inflammation. But it probably also includes a loss of anti-inflammatory function. ...
Chemical Society Boston meeting, Aug. 19-23, focuses on health, wellness, energy, environment
...ins New approaches for preventing and treating obesity
Polymers and surfactants for personal, home, and health care Biofuels New advances in fuel cell and solar cell technology Using silicone polymers in skin care products...
Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?
...d activities from plant extracts against diabetes, obesity
and psoriasis. Professor Alan Harvey, Director of SIDR said: We are delighted to be working with CABI and to have access to their fantastic source of fungal samples. We hope that this novel source of chemical diversity will contain new compounds ...
Hormone that signals fullness also curbs fast food consumption and tendency to binge eat
...mylin Pharmaceuticals clinical research program in obesity
includes several ongoing studies that test pramlintide in combination with other hormones involved in weight control, such as peptide YY and leptin, Weyer said. Research in obese rats suggests that amylin may restore the response to leptin, which is ...
Largest ever study of genetics of common diseases published today
...rt in identifying the clearest genetic link yet to obesity
and three new genes linked to type 2 diabetes, published in April in advance of the main study. It has found independently a major gene region on chromosome 9 identified by independent studies on coronary heart disease. Researchers analysed DNA sam...
Uncovering the molecular basis of obesity
...be a promising target for controlling diet-induced obesity
in humans. Spontaneous physical activity, subcon...ce, might serve as a basis for new ways to prevent obesity
and resulting diseases such as cardiovascular conditions and diabetes in humans. Bsx is a promising ...
New techniques redefine assessment of liver disease
...haracterized by high blood sugar) in patients with obesity
and NAFLD to evaluate whether cell signaling pathw...y predict resolution of important complications of obesity
such as DM. "Recognition of specific cell signaling pathways using Reverse Phase Protein Microarra...
Spotlight on liver disease: Improving today's treatments
...ther related illnesses, including type-2 diabetes, obesity
and high blood pressure, among others. Research presented today at Digestive Disease Week 2007 (DDW) explores the many unknowns of liver disease by examining new liver biomarkers, understanding disease complications and assessing novel treatments fo...
Clock gene plays role in weight gain, study finds
...could potentially lead to therapies for inhibiting obesity
and for treating its effects on health. The study is published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and is available at: http://www.pnas.org/ "Its been known for some time that there are many links between the c...
IMS updated recommendations on postmenopausal hormone therapy
...il age 60), and is also positively associated with obesity
and thrombophilia. By avoiding first-pass hepatic metabolism, transdermal estrogen may avert the risk associated with oral HT. The impact on the risk of a thromboembolic event may also be affected by progestogen, depending on the type. Late starters ...
100 percent juice not associated with overweight in children
...l and Prevention (CDC) uses to confirm the rise in obesity
rates, researchers have concluded that 100 percent juice is not associated with young children being overweight or at risk for becoming overweight The research abstract, presented today at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Toronto,...
Keeping the immune system from starting a 'food fight'
... chronic, low-grade inflammation characteristic of obesity
and other metabolic diseases, the researchers sugg...rol," effectively unlinking chronic overeating and obesity
from other symptoms of metabolic disease. He cautioned, however, that the realization of such a trea...
First research to show that diabetes damages DNA in men's sperm and may affect fertility
...es is increasing rapidly worldwide. While diet and obesity
are known to be key factors in the increase of type 2 (or late onset) diabetes, type 1 diabetes which is usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescence, is increasing by three per cent a year in European children, although the reason for this is not e...
A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors
...arch is being carried out in animals prone to both obesity
and diabetes. The study's lead author is E. Mit...s that have Type 2 diabetes, both with and without obesity
and in the presence of low-fat and high-fat diets. They will look at whether tart cherries have an i...
Cherries may help reduce metabolic syndrome and heart disease risk factors
...ith metabolic syndrome characterized by abdominal obesity
(or belly fat), high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, which remains the nation's top killer. Previous studies have shown that the compounds i...
'Exercise pill' switches on gene that tells cells to burn fat
...ome. Sometimes called syndrome X, this consists of obesity
and the often dire health consequences of obesity: high blood pressure, high levels of fat in the blood, heart disease, and resistance to insulin and diabetes. Dr. Evan's Experimental Biology presentation on April 30 is part of the scientific pro...
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