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Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...l disease. Our study shows that people who develop fat
around the middle have more atherosclerotic plaque...tribute to atherosclerotic plaque buildup, whereas fat
around your hips doesnt appear to increase risk for cardiovascular disease at all, Dr. de Lemos said...
Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
...mammals have high levels of TNFa secreted by their fat
cells. For Hung, the Cell paper is part of an ongoing effort to define the cancer-inducing activity of IKK and its sibling, IKKa. He has found that the two, known to have a cancer-inducing affect working together, also have separate effects individ...
Hormone regulates fondness for food
... might be the key. The hormone leptin is made by fat
cells and circulates in the bloodstream to reach the brain where it acts to reduce hunger and increase fullness. The authors studied patients with a rare genetic disorder resulting in a complete lack of leptin. These patients eat excessively, like al...
To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk: study
... milk drinking group had lost nearly twice as much fat
- two pounds - while the carbohydrate beverage gro...hydrate beverage study participants. The loss of fat
mass, while expected, was much larger than we thought it would be, says Phillips, associate professo...
Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers
...have found that multiple, distinct compartments of fat
in the face age at different rates. The findings... hundreds of years, everyone has believed that the fat
on the face is one confluent mass, which eventually gets weighed down by gravity, creating sagging s...
Young children's taste preferences may be influenced by fast-food branding
...alds french fries, about three ounces of 1 percent fat
milk (or apple juice for one child who was not allowed to drink milk) and two baby carrots. Parents completed a questionnaire including their childs race/ethnicity, age, exposure to McDonalds food and toys and television viewing habits. A total o...
Study finds HIV protease inhibitor drugs may adversely affect the scaffolding of the cell nucleus
... syndrome and regional losses of some of the bodys fat
tissue. These side effects occur in up to one-thi...disease phenotypes, including partial loss of body fat
depots and metabolic syndrome. The fact that HIV protease inhibitors block ZMPSTE24 and have been ...
How to market diet pills: Prescription and over-the-counter pills may increase unhealthy behavior
...ht into consumer thinking about health remedies. A fat
absorption pill, Alli has labeled itself as an ove...r eating low-fat foods when a drug exists to fight fat
for me" Drugs also appear to weaken consumers beliefs in their ability to live a healthy lifestyle b...
Low-carb diets' effects linked to rise in newly identified 'starvation hormone'
...shift is characterized by an increased reliance on fat
stores as an alternative source of fuel when gluco...hwestern Medical Center found that FGF21 mobilizes fat
in food-restricted animals and those with chronically elevated concentrations of the liver hormone. ...
Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
...d been fed a ketogenic diet high in both saturated fat
and unsaturated fat
and practically devoid of carbohydrates. Despite the high fat
content of this diet, the study an...
What's the fat content? Whether or not you notice depends on how you think
...food section, collectivists paid more attention to fat
content than when the low-fat cookie was shelved t...cookies. In contrast, individualists perceived the fat
content uniformly across contexts. Collectivists consider context information in their product cat...
Benefits of school-based fitness programs fade after summer
...liters per kilogram per minute. Percentage of body fat
increased by an average of 1.3 percent, and fasting insulin levels also increased. Developing and evaluating interventions to influence students opportunities for healthful choices has been a focus of school-based health promotion research, includ...
Study examines characteristics of female high school students who report steroid use
...s are body-shaping agents and cause a loss in body fat
and an increase in lean tissue; therefore, their association with unhealthy weight loss practices was not surprising, the authors write. The findings highlight important associations among girls who use steroids, the authors conclude. Across all gr...
Hot flashes may be welcome sign in women with breast cancer, study says
...t high in vegetables, fruits and fiber, and low in fat
on the recurrence of breast cancer. The WHEL participating institutions are University of California, San Diego and Davis, Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente in Oakland and Portland, University of Arizona at Tucson, and the University of Texas MD...
Exercise lowers insulin in breast cancer survivors
...hrough changes in insulin levels and/or changes in fat
mass or deposition, said Ligibel. "Exercise has benefits all through treatment and afterwards. It's an investment in a woman's health and hopefully will prove to lower her risk of dying from breast cancer." ...
Fat protein cuts blood vessel inflammation, may help heart, Jefferson scientists find
PHILADELPHIA - A natural substance secreted by fat
cells can protect blood vessels from the damaging ...tein found in the bloodstream that originates from fat
tissue, and circulates as large complexes. Low levels of adiponectin are associated with obesity, di...
Cedars-Sinai endocrine researchers to discuss gene that may be linked to polycystic ovary syndrome
...cts on androgen production by hormones secreted by fat
tissue (adipokines) are being studied at Cedars-Sinai, and several researchers will present related findings at the meetings. Researchers also will present preliminary evidence that the level of androgens produced by the adrenal glands of pre-adolesc...
Soy nuts may improve blood pressure in postmenopausal women
...LC) diet, consisted of 30 percent of calories from fat
(with 7 percent or less from saturated fat), 15 pe...erol per day. The other diet had the same calorie, fat
and protein content, but the women were instructed to replace 25 grams of protein with one-half cup ...
COX inhibitors may weaken protective qualities of estrogen hormone therapy
...t estrogen acts via COX-2dependent prostacyclin, a fat
that has a role in limiting blood clotting. Estrogen in this animal model acts via prostacyclin to decrease clotting and oxidative stress in cells and to limit hardening of the arteries. "We were prompted to perform these studies while exploring t...
'Supersize me' mice research offers grim warning for America's fast food consumers
... studied the effects of a diet that was 40 percent fat
and replete with high fructose corn syrup, a sweet...ind of diet many Americans subsist on, so the high fat
content is about the same you'd find in a typical McDonald's meal, and the high fructose corn syrup ...
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