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July 12, 2020

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People With High Cholesterol Should Eliminate Carbs, Not Saturated Fat, Study Suggests

An international team of experts on heart disease and diet say there's no evidence that a low-saturated fat diet reduces cholesterol in people with ...

Vegetarians Tend to Be Slimmer and Less Extroverted Than Meat Eaters, Study Finds

The less animal products someone consumes, the lower his body mass index on average and the less he tends to be extroverted. A connection with ...
Scientists have recently identified a small mitochondrial uncoupler, named BAM15, that decreases the body fat mass of mice without affecting food intake and muscle mass or ...
Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to ...
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Bacteria in Infants' First Stool May Indicate Their Risk of Obesity

Meconium--the earliest stool of an infant -- is composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus. A new study found that the types of normal bacteria found in the ...

People Who Eat a Late Dinner May Gain Weight

Eating a late dinner may contribute to weight gain and high blood sugar, according to a small ...

Scientists Identify Gene Linked to Thinness That May Help Resist Weight Gain

Researchers used a genetic database of more than 47,000 people in Estonia to identify a gene linked to thinness that may play a role in resisting weight gain in metabolically healthy thin people. ...

Inspiring Stories from Women Like Themselves Helped These Moms Improve Their Diet

When researchers asked prospective study participants who they would like to see in videos promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors, the answer was unequivocal: They wanted to see themselves -- that is, ...

Foolproof New Test to Track the Fats We Eat

A team of researchers has developed a reliable and accurate blood test to track individual fat intake, a tool that could guide public health policy on healthy ...

Repurposed Drug Helps Obese Mice Lose Weight, Improve Metabolic Function

An off-label experiment in mice using disulfiram, which has been used to treat alcohol use disorder for more than 50 years, consistently normalized body weight and reversed metabolic damage in obese ...

Coffee Linked to Lower Body Fat in Women

Women who drink two or three cups of coffee a day have been found to have lower total body and abdominal fat than those who drink less, according to a new ...

How the Body Makes Triglycerides

Researchers discovered the 3D structure and mode of action of DGAT1, the enzyme that synthesizes ...

Our Ability to Focus May Falter After Eating One Meal High in Saturated Fat

Fatty food may feel like a friend during these troubled times, but new research suggests that eating just one meal high in saturated fat can hinder our ability to concentrate -- not great news for ...

Revealing Links Between Education and a Good Diet

Educational status appears to have positive influence on a healthy diet, particularly in low income countries, according to new research examining European nutritional ...

Viruses from Feces Can Help Combat Obesity and Diabetes

Fecal transplants are currently used to treat certain types of antibiotic-resistant diarrhea and has also been attempted to treat e.g. inflammatory bowel disease. A new study suggests that ...

Reduced Obesity for Weighted-Vest Wearers

Scientists have found a new method of reducing human body weight and fat mass using weighted vests. The new study indicates that there is something comparable to built-in bathroom scales that ...

Higher Thrombus Risk in Men With Obesity in Adolescence

Men with a history of obesity in their late teens are, in adult life are more at risk of a blood clot (thrombus) in a leg or lung, according to a new study. The risk rises successively and is highest ...

Childhood Obesity and High Blood Pressure Warn of Future Heart Disease

A large study in adolescents and children, some as young as 3 years of age, shows a link between obesity, high blood pressure, and later damage to blood ...

People With Brown Fat May Burn 15% More Calories

Short-term cold exposure may help people with brown fat burn 15% more calories than those without, according to a small ...

Traffic Officer Protein Governs Speed of Sugar/fat Conversion Pathway

Scientists have identified a protein sensor that restricts how much sugar and fat our cells convert into energy during periods of starvation. It is possible, the scientists say, that the sensor could ...

Brain Insulin Sensitivity Determines Body Weight and Fat Distribution

Just where fat is deposited in the body and to what degree a person may benefit from a lifestyle intervention depends on how sensitive the brain is to insulin. If the person's brain responds ...

An Obesity Protein Discovery May Lead to Better Treatments

By determining the structure of a key receptor in obesity, scientists have unlocked an opportunity for the development of new ...

Dietary Counselling Introduced in Infancy Leads to Better Cardiovascular Health in Adults

Scientists investigated the long-term effects of dietary counseling on cardiovascular health. The individuals, who had participated in the trial between ages 7 months and 20 years, were invited to a ...

Specialized Nerve Cells Increase the Appetite for High-Fat Foods

Fat activates nociceptin neurons in the hypothalamus of ...

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