Tag: "fat" at medical news
Obesity is associated with less favorable outcome after radiation therapy for prostate cancer
...higher mortality rates. Researchers postulate that fat
tissue influences concentrations of various significant signaling molecules, such as testosterone, estrogen, insulin and insulin-like growth factor, which play a role in prostate cancer development and progression. There is already a body of scientif...
Race may be risk factor for insulin resistance
... based on body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat
based on height and weight. A BMI of less than 25 ...ance have a higher percentage of body fat, or body fat
that is distributed differently, from the Caucasian or Hispanic women. Other potential areas of res...
Growth hormone stimulators improve physical function in older adults
...prove their physical function and lower their body fat
percentage, according to study results that will b...th hormone. Researchers measured the participants' fat
and lean body (muscle) mass, as well as their performance in physical tests like stair climbing and ...
Hormones could be prescription for living longer
...ged 20 to 102 suggest a small protein derived from fat
tissue may be an important determinant of longevit...may hold clue to longevity A protein derived from fat
tissue may be an important determinant of longevity, suggests a study of 133 women, including 25 age...
Warm blanket lessens chances of false-positives in cancer scans
...r any PET facility to implement." Osman says brown fat
serves an important physiological role it keeps t...ignancies during PET/CT scans that appear in brown fat
can mimic cancer or even mask the appearance of cancer in areas such as the lymph nodes. New resear...
'Food insecure' Appalachians more likely to be obese, diabetic, study finds
... as fast food "are lower in cost, usually are high fat
and high sugar and taste good," which makes it easier for families to rely on these foods. He also pointed to preliminary studies conducted elsewhere that show that malnourishment at a young age can result in adults whose metabolism works more slowly...
RBP4 predicts type 2 diabetes
...sulin resistance develops when the body's muscles, fat
and liver cells lose the ability to respond to the hormone insulin. Because insulin is necessary to enable the body to take up sugar from blood and convert it into energy, this impairment results in a buildup of glucose in the bloodstream. "Insulin r...
Vitamin A deficiency linked to major intestinal surgery
...aused by poor absorption or abnormal metabolism. A fat
soluble vitamin, it is absorbed through the small intestine as either retinol or carotene, and stored in the liver for up two years and transported to tissues as needed. Vitamin A is essential for the healthy working of the photosensitive pigment and...
The brain, hormones and behavior focus of briefings at international meeting June 19-22
...ports that adiponectin, a small protein derived in fat
tissue, may be an important determinant of longevity, while a University of Washington-led study suggests boosting growth hormone can extend the time that the elderly can live independently. The placebo-controlled study involved nearly 400 men and wo...
Trans fat leads to weight gain even on same total calories, animal study shows
...d heart disease may be accelerated by eating trans fat
such as partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, acco...niversity School of Medicine. "Diets rich in trans fat
cause a redistribution of fat
tissue into the abdomen and lead to a higher body weight even when the...
Gut microbes' partnership helps body extract energy from food, store it as fat
...lonized with both organisms had significantly more fat
than animals colonized with either microbe alone. M. smithii also benefited thanks to B. thetaioatomicron, it received increased amounts of formate, a product of polysaccharide fermentation that it covets and uses. "The presence M. smithii improved ...
JCI table of contents, June 8, 2006
...fat: ghrelin hormone promotes storage of energy as fat
The hormone ghrelin is produced at high levels in...rats may "prime" adipose tissue to store energy as fat
by altering the expression of genes that code for adipocyte enzymes involved in nutrient metabolism....
Researcher develops better way to detect shock
...eam addressed variables like skin pigmentation and fat
while considering what the military would need in the device, like stable output that's not interrupted during a medical evacuation. Though it's user friendly, Soller said she wants to make future versions of the sensor lighter and more portable for...
Negative body image related to depression, anxiety and suicidality
...eight and shape ie: thinking one's thighs are too fat
or one's waist is too big. The study found that one third of inpatient adolescents had problematic body image concerns, and that these patients were more severely ill than other adolescent inpatients in a number of important domains. Specifically, ...
Politics weighs in: Obesity dominates in the former Soviet bloc
... cheaper foods that are pre-packaged and higher in fat
and calories. Now there are more fast food restaurants and more and more cars." Rabin's research found the weight of women was higher and particularly associated with the economic indicators, high-fat food, city life, cars, gas prices, roads and gove...
Neuroendocrinology Congress June 1922 to report new research on brain, hormones, behavior
...eport that adinopectin, a small protein derived in fat
tissue, may be an important determinant of longevity, while an American study suggests giving oral growth hormone could help extend the time that the elderly can live independently. Results of this placebo-controlled study involving nearly 400 men an...
Unfavourable blood fat levels predict rheumatoid arthritis up to 10 years later
... blood bank in The Netherlands. They analysed the fat
content of 1078 deep frozen blood samples from 79 ...ich the artery walls are thickened and hardened by fat
deposits. This might help to explain the link between an increased risk of cardiovascular disease ...
New model makes diagnosing osteoporosis easier
... muscle mass, which increases bone density. Higher fat
content, ironically, was linked to weaker bones, w... by building muscle, not by gaining weight through fat
accumulation. Along similar lines, obese individuals could lessen their osteoporosis risk by losing ...
Exercise reverses unhealthy effects of inactivity
..., including waist size, physical fitness, visceral fat
levels, body mass index, cholesterol levels, insul...ound that waist size, time to exhaustion, visceral fat
and metabolic syndrome scores deteriorated significantly during the six-month period of inactivity d...
Treating obesity may improve the efficacy of therapy for hepatitis C
...f the underlying abnormalities caused by excessive fat
tissue are corrected. Weight loss, medications to ...peginterferon alpha and ribavirin activity. First, fat
tissue actively secretes hormones that can modulate the immune system. Increases in fat
tissue may d...
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