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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop
... weight loss has as much to do with burning stored fat
reservesas it does with signaling the brain that t...hat bypass the leptin brain circuit and target the fat
cell itself. Duke researchers say their study, reported today in the journal Nature,is the first t...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...e conventional techniques such as reducing dietary fat
and increasing exercise." He emphasized that the b...ng an average of 34 percent of total calories from fat
to an average of 25 percent of calories from fat
can easily produce a deficit equal to or greater th...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...ysically active and eating a diet low in saturated fat
andcholesterol. Medical treatments, primarily cholesterol-lowering drugs, are alsoavailable." The 1998 Heart and Stroke Statistical Update includes a section to tiein with the AHA's effort to alert women of the dangers of heart disease andst...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...ncreased insulinlevels that cause higher levels of fat
deposition in the body, especiallyaround the abdomen. "People end up with that 'apple' body shape that researchers haveshown over and over again predisposes us to heart disease," says McEwen. Even the brain can be affected. "In fact," says McEwen,...
Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds
...n program designed by the scientists lowered total fat
in their blood byan average of 7 percent. Subjects...ure and other topics. Researchers measured fat
levels in the blood of children before andafter completing the program. Among middle-schoolers in th...
Fat: It's Not For Breakfast Anymore; Study Finds Fat Linked To Clotting
...s is best achieved by reducing the total amount of fat
ratherthan by changing fat
composition," says Mennen, who is now a researcher atINSERN, in France. Factor VIIa circula...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A common type of fat
found in red meats and cheeses may prevent diabete...ate. According to Belury, CLA is a polyunsaturated fat
found in meats and cheeses, and in lesser amounts in milk, yogurt, poultry, eggs and cooking oil. "I...
Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight
... "While such a robust system for defending fat
stores may have conferreda survival advantage during human evolution, it now poses a formidable challengefor the treatment of obesity," the authors state. "Individuals who suffer from aregulatory defect that results in the defense of an elevated leve...
More Bad News For Fast Food Fans
...d" cholesterol, a particularly harmful form of the fat
common in Westerndiets, could speed the clogging o...olesterol diet developed a 100 percent increase in fat
deposits in theiraortas -- the major artery that carries blood from the heart. According toIlona St...
Fast Food Can Speed Up Clogging Of The Arteries
...can oxidize cholesterol, leading to acollection of fat
called plaque. But the new study finds that foods...od anddamage tissues. Oxidized LDL cholesterol -- fat
particles that have beencombined with reactive oxygen -- plays a major role in the formation ofarter...
Old Drugs, New Tricks
...alls. Fibrates, a class of drugs that reduce blood fat
levels, have been used forabout a decade in the treatment of some forms of hyperlipidemia andatherosclerosis. Fibrates bind to PPARa, a receptor present in the liver andinvolved in fatty acid breakdown . PPARa acts as a messenger, allowing the bodyt...
Powerful AIDS Drugs May Promote Heart Disease
...seaserisk factors in some women: disfiguring extra fat
around the torso andpotentially harmful serum lipi...nter inProvidence, R.I., 21 complained of the body fat
changes, some as early as sixweeks into therapy. The women developed prominent pregnant-looking bell...
New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform
BOSTON, Mass.--A new dietary fat
substitute that government scientists saywill be g...been linked to heartdisease. Nu-Trim is the first fat
substitute designed specifically to meet U.S. Food andDrug Administration requirements for food prod...
New 'Body-Friendly' Fat Substitute
... A news briefing will be held on a new dietary fat
substitute thatgovernment scientists say will be good for your heart. The new product, to bemarketed as "Nu-Trim," contains high concentrations of beta-glucans, solublefibers found in oats and barley that are known to lower LDL cholesterol andtotal ...
Orlistat Is Not A Miracle Diet Pill
...ms that the new obesity drug orlistat, will enable fat
people to eat what they like and still lose weight...ng and that anyone taking orlistat who eats a high fat
diet will receive a powerful incentive to reduce their fat
intake (owing to foul smelling, fatty sto...
Steroids May Reverse Loss Of Substance Tied To Nervous-System Diseases
... the U. of I. Myelin is a white substance made of fat
and proteins that forms in aprotective spiral sheath around the axon of nerve fibers. The sheath isa vital component of the body's efficient and rapid nerve-communication system. When myelin fails to form, nerve signalingbreaks down, jeopardizing ...
Cherry Hamburgers Lower In Suspected Carcinogens
...ound that ground beef patties containing15 percent fat
and 11.5 percent tart cherry tissue had "significa... Measurements doneduring the study showed that the fat
content of cherry patties was lower thanthatof regular patties, but the moisture content was greater...
Want To Eat Less Fat? Resolve To Read Food Labels
...ure? Nutrition labels really do take a bite out of fat
intake, according toresearchers at the Fred Hutchi... their daily calories from fat. "The difference in fat
intake between label-readers and non-readers was evidenteven after adjusting for age, weight, sex, e...
Ultrasonography Predicts Heart Attack/Stroke Risk
...ts' degree ofatherosclerosis, a condition in which fat
and cholesterol are deposited inartery walls. The walls thicken and become less flexible, and the narrowedopening impedes blood flow. If an artery becomes blocked, a heart attack orstroke can occur. Atherosclerotic buildup is not uniform...
Soy May Decrease Cancer Risks, Wake Forest Researcher Says
...cularly Asians. "Asian diets typically containless fat
and a higher proportion of vegetables, including soy protein, whencompared to Western diets," he said. Striking differences in cancer ratesbetween Asians living in Asia and their cousins living in America has long beenknown. Perhaps more imp...
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