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Study shows marine omega-3 fatty acids have positive effect on muscle mass
...pontaneously eat 10% less food to achieve the same weight
gain," points out Thivierge. Restoring insulin sensitivity through the use of marine omega-3 fatty acids could also prevent the loss of muscle mass in older people and, by the same token, prevent the various health problems associated with it, beli...
Fat screen delivers plant-derived chemical with antidiabetic effects
...imited by adverse effects such as fluid retention, weight
gain, congestive heart failure, liver toxicity, and potential cancer risks, the researchers said. Therefore, alternative approaches to treating insulin resistance are needed. The researchers speculated that other small molecules that promote fat ti...
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers awarded $27M for TB research
...begins with a chronic cough, night sweats, loss of weight
and a characteristic cavity (i.e. hole) in the lung found on chest x-ray. Left untreated, TB is fatal. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative bacterium, is spread person-to-person by droplets expelled from the lungs by coughing. According to Wo...
New study suggests beverage patterns may 'make or break' your diet
...ces like lowfat milk, which may be affecting their weight
and diet quality, suggests a new study presented t... sweetened beverages may play a beneficial role in weight
management, particularly among preteen and teenage girls and women." Additionally, the new analys...
How does soy promote weight loss? University of Illinois scientist finds another clue
Research shows that when soy consumption goes up, weight
goes down. A new University of Illinois study may help scientists understand exactly how that weight
loss happens. "We wanted to compare the effects of soy protein hydrolysates and soy peptides with ...
'Exercise pill' switches on gene that tells cells to burn fat
...s in, calories burned) makes the mice resistant to weight
gain on a high fat diet. The hope, Dr. Evans tol...ble to create a mouse with an innate resistance to weight
gain and twice the physical endurance of normal mice. Because they were able to run an hour longer ...
Pioneering research on sleeping sickness wins MERIAL Award for Parasitology
...f TNF leads to symptoms such as anemia and extreme weight
loss, which can result in death. The search for a vaccine These findings have led Magez and his colleagues to try to prevent the over-production of TNF. To do this, they have formulated vaccines that target the components of trypanosoma that ind...
Landmark study highlights complex genetic risk factors behind type 2 diabetes
...dual risk of type 2 diabetes through its effect on weight
and obesity. Type 2 diabetes occurs as a result of a failure of the body to produce enough insulin to maintain normal levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. This failure is usually compounded by a reduction in the capacity of the insulin releas...
Female ticks have market on gluttony
...truly gluttonous" female ixodid tick increases her weight
an astounding 100 times her original size after sh...t is about copulation that triggers such a massive weight
gain. In a new research paper published in the Journal of Insect Physiology, Dr. Reuben Kaufman, f...
Humans aren't the only ones with obesity problems
... in horses." Obesity in horses not only causes weight
gain but also endocrine problems, including insuli...condition that often affects the front hooves. The weight
of the bone is suspended in the hoof with connecting tissue forming a structure similar to a swing o...
More nutritious, less toxic
...ents available to them, they are able to gain more weight
relative to the amount of toxin they get from their food. This is what results in the process of diluting the toxin by rapid growth." This study is one of a number of ongoing research projects at Dartmouth that look at methylmercury and other toxi...
Lean for life
...laden diet, while those from untreated dams gained weight
and developed diabetes. The difference boils down to energy expenditure. The offspring of leptin-treated mothers burn up more energy. 'The infants are permanently inefficient in terms of using energy,' says Cawthorne. Leptin-based products may a...
Difficult births in obese women due to uterus failure
...to require a Caesarean for slow labour than normal weight
women. Obese women who gave birth vaginally wer...e bleeding following delivery compared with normal weight
women (3%). This blood loss was also attributed to poor uterine activity in the obese group. Heav...
Geisinger launches extensive study on obesity and related liver problem
...donated from patients who have undergone bariatric weight
loss surgery. That work has been made possible through collaboration among Geisinger researchers, clinicians and surgeons. Thanks to the very high participation rate of patients, the size of Geisinger's liver tissue and blood sample collection is...
No sign that ethnic groups' genes cause diabetes, international research team says
...diet, reduced physical activity, stress, low birth weight
and other factors associated with poverty all contribute to the high rate of diabetes in these groups," said Yin Paradies, epidemiologist at Australia's Menzies School of Health Research and co-author of the study. Montoya's recent work has found t...
Major genetic study identifies clearest link yet to obesity risk
...g more but doing less exercise, and so the average weight
is increasing, but within the population some people seem to put on more weight
than others," explains Professor Andrew Hattersley from the Peninsula Medical School. "Our findings ...
Study finds dietary fat interacts with genes
...eat bread will not make a difference in their body weight
if the foods have the same amount of calories. W... more problematic for people in this group to lose weight
through dietary changes if they do, in fact, become obese. Our findings demonstrate that although ge...
Milk beats soy for post-weighlifting muscle gain
... protein young men gained after completing a heavy weight
workout followed by consumption of equivalent amounts of protein as either fluid skim milk or a soy drink. "Our thinking going into the study was that milk would be better than soy. We suspected this would be the case because of work done by Fren...
Study examines calorie restriction and glycemic load
...n glycemic load can result in comparable long-term weight
loss. The study, part of the multi-center Comprehe...our pilot study achieved and maintained comparable weight
loss after one year, regardless of whether they were on a low-glycemic-load or a high-glycemic-load ...
Leanest teens are biggest energy users and consumers
...to be males who participated in activities such as weight
lifting and organized sports as well as activities they could do alone or with a friend such as running and swimming. Parents can help improve their children's habits by improving their own eating and physical activity habits, the researchers...
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