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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop
...ypothalamus, a brain structure that regulates food intake
and metabolism,among other functions. When leptin binds with receptors on these neurons, it sends asignal to the body to decrease food intake. In addition, the Duke team showed that leptin alsostimulates the sympathetic nervous system to release nora...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
... Local media advise residents to increase fluid intake
and decrease physical activity. "Citizens with air-conditioning are urged to check on elderly relatives, friends or neighbors and take them in as guests." "Health Department inspectors visit nursing homes and personal care homes to check fo...
Fat: It's Not For Breakfast Anymore; Study Finds Fat Linked To Clotting
...isk of heartdisease. "Factor VIIa increases after intake
of dietary fat," says Mennen, thestudy's lead auth...hat the factor VIIa response to a high dietary fat intake
is independent of thetype of fat," says Mennen, who adds that this response would probably occurafte...
First Patients Enrolled In NIH Clinical Trial On Effects Of Marijuana In HIV Patients
...teractions, the research team will monitor caloric intake
of patients andconduct tests of body composition to see if THC has any effect on weightgain or increase in appetite. Patients also will be evaluated for theeffect on hormone levels, particularly testosterone, in the blood. "With this study, Bay Area...
Fast Food Can Speed Up Clogging Of The Arteries
...ogenesis, anddietary modification that reduces the intake
of dietary oxidized cholesterol mayhave a role in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis," says Staprans. The scientists examined two sets of rabbits with similar genetic makeup. One set was fed a higher amount of oxidized cholester...
Study Finds St. John's Wort Can Cut Alcohol Consumption
... moderate depression in Europe, also reducealcohol intake
in laboratory animals, University of North Carolin...the scientistsaid. "We then measured their alcohol intake
every two hours, and found thatthose receiving the compound drank less, about 50 percent less than t...
Wine Drinkers May Be At Lower Risk Of Certain Cancers Than Beer Or Spirits Drinkers
...at there seems to be a strong link between alcohol intake
and cancers of the upper digestive tract, because ...and colleagues from Denmark report that a moderate intake
of wine is better than beer or spirits, which increase the risk of upper digestive tract cancers con...
Orlistat Is Not A Miracle Diet Pill
...l receive a powerful incentive to reduce their fat intake
(owing to foul smelling, fatty stools). Garrow exp... well supervised outpatient dieting whereby energy intake
is reduced. The author highlights the potential irony if orlistat succeeds in its aims by exactly th...
Fructose Consumption May Accelerate Aging: Skin's Elasticity And Softness May Be Affected
...ead of fructose. The rats' average daily fructose intake
was 12.5 g/kg(grams per kilogram of body weight.) By comparison, a person drinking a quartof cola consumes about 45 grams fructose, which amounts to approximately .6g/kg in an adult weighing 70 kg., and 1.2 g/kg in a child weighing 35 kg.Fructose c...
Want To Eat Less Fat? Resolve To Read Food Labels
...ir daily calories from fat. "The difference in fat intake
between label-readers and non-readers was evidente...here was no association between reading labels and intake
offruits and vegetables. The researchers believe this may be because there simplyare no labels on pr...
Cancer Added To Hangover Headaches
... The new research suggests that"prolonged alcohol intake
beyond the capacity of detoxification of acetaldehydein the body may increase cancer risk," says Shinya Shibutani, Ph.D., one of thepaper's authors and a faculty member at the State University of New York atStony Brook. DNA is made up of chemicals ca...
Soy May Decrease Cancer Risks, Wake Forest Researcher Says
.... "The contribution of vegetable and fiber intake
to lower cancer risk isclear. However the degree to which one can attribute the anticancer effect toplant-derived estrogenic compounds is still uncertain." Cline said not all women would benefit equally from consuming estrogensin the soy, bec...
Wine Drinkers Consume Heart-Smart Diets
... is that there is a strong association between the intake
ofwine and healthy food habits. Studies showing wi...o average number of drinks per month. Frequency of intake
of foods considered indicators ofa healthy diet were determined from the questionnaire. For the purp...
Lo-Cal Diet Slows Prostate Cancer In Animals, New Research Finds
...nstrated in two differentanimal models that energy intake
influences the growth ofprostate tumors," said Steven Clinton, director of cancerprevention and control at the Ohio State University ComprehensiveCancer Center, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital andRichard J. Solove Research Institute. "Our findings pr...
Postmenopausal Women Reap Heart Benefits From Foods Containing Vitamin E
...hat the potential benefits of antioxidant nutrient intake
may bederived from food alone." In a study of 54 postmenopausal women, a higher intake
of vitamin E from foodwas linked to reduced oxidation of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL or...
News About Osteoporosis: Fruits And Vegetables Prevent Bone Decay
...D, and provides yetanother reason to emphasize the intake
of fruits and vegetables." According to Dr. Douglas Kiel, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Director of Medical Research atHebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, "Normal digestion produces increased acidity. In t...
Can We Prevent Hearing Loss In Elderly Women?
...vestigators also analyzed dietary and supplemental intake
of vitamin B-12 and folate and found thatcompared to women with impaired hearing, those with normal hearing consumed about twice as much folate and vitamin B-12. The concept behind this study is not newvitamins and minerals frequently make headlines ...
Female Soccer Players Perform Best On A High-Fat Diet, UB Study Finds
...t is greatest, Horvath said. Carbohydrate intake
was highest -- 63 percent of total calories --during the energy-bar diet, and lowest -- 51 percent -- during the peanut diet. Fat was highest during the peanut diet -- 35 percent -- versus 24 percent on theenergy-bar diet. Protein and calorie intake,...
Advertising May Influence Physicians' Choice Of Blood Pressure Drugs
...e through such lifestyle changes as reducingsodium intake
and losing weight, some need to use medication to keep their bloodpressure at safe levels. The most established of these antihypertensive drugsare diuretics, which rid the body of excess fluids and salts, and beta blockers,which reduce the heart rat...
New book on osteoporosis covers preventing and treating 'The Aging Disease' in consumer language
...is essential for bone health. It promotes calcium intake
andmaturation of bone cells. Good sources are sunlight and a daily multiplevitamin. The best diet to maintain bone mass is moderately high in protein, withplenty of fruits and vegetables. Men and women who perform weight-bearing exercise (walking...
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