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June 29, 2023

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Molecular Imaging Identifies Brain Changes in Response to Food Cues; Offers Insight Into Obesity Interventions

Molecular imaging with 18F-flubatine PET/MRI has shown that neuroreceptors in the brains of individuals with obesity respond differently to food cues than those in normal-weight individuals, making the neuroreceptors a prime target for obesity ...

Lean Body Mass, Age Linked With Alcohol Elimination Rates in Women

Research links women's lean body mass with how quickly they eliminate alcohol from their system. Women with obesity and those who are older eliminate alcohol from their bloodstreams faster than those of normal weight and those who are ...

Fewer Meals May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

When intermittent fasting became all the rage among Hollywood celebrities, skeptics balked at the idea of skipping meals. But new research suggests the celebs might not have been that far off. The review found that a specific type of restricted eating may reduce the chances of developing Type 2 ...

The Latest Weapon Against Cancer Is ... a Keto Diet?

Keto diets shrink pancreatic and colorectal tumors by starving them of the glucose they need to survive. But they also speed up development of a lethal wasting disease called cachexia. In mice, researchers have found that pairing keto with a corticosteroid prevents cachexia and increases ...

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动脉l Stiffness May Cause Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents Via an Increase in Fasting Insulin and LDL Cholesterol

动脉l stiffness may be a novel risk factor for metabolic syndrome in ...

Diet High in Fruit and Vegetables Linked to Lower Miscarriage Risk

A preconception and early-pregnancy diet that contains lots of fruit, vegetables, seafood, dairy, eggs and grain may be associated with reducing risk of miscarriage, a new review of research ...

Study Links Poor Diet to 14 Million Cases of Type 2 Diabetes Globally

A research model of dietary intake in 184 countries estimates that poor diet contributed to over 14.1 million cases of type 2 diabetes in 2018, representing over 70% of new diagnoses ...

Non-Biological Factors and Social Determinants of Health Important in Women's CVD Risk Assessment

A new scientific statement reviews research about racial and ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk factors among women in the U.S. In addition to traditional risk factors, women of ...

Bariatric Surgery May Reverse Diabetes Complications for People With Obesity

For more than 100 million Americans who are obese, bariatric surgery may reverse complications related to diabetes, including regenerating damaged nerves, a new study shows. Researchers say the ...

Fasting Diet Reduces Risk Markers of Type 2 Diabetes

A fasting diet which focuses on eating early in the day could be the key to reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, following one of the largest study in the world to ...

男性和女性均nt Obesity Drivers, Pointing to the Need for Tailored Interventions

A new study finds sex-specific brain signals that appear to confirm that different drivers lead men and women to develop obesity. The study combined data from several modes of MRI with patients' ...

People With Obesity Due to Genetic Predisposition Have Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

The risk of developing cardiovascular disease is lower in people with obesity who have a genetic predisposition for high BMI than people with obesity influenced mainly by environmental factors such ...

Study Shows How to Prevent a High-Fat Diet from Throwing Metabolism out of Whack

Eating lots of fats increases the risk of metabolic disorders, but the mechanisms behind the problem have not been well understood. Now, biologists have made a key finding about how to ward off ...

Obesity Turning Arthritic Joint Cells Into Pro-Inflammation 'Bad Apples'

Being overweight may be physically changing the environment within people's joints, as new research suggests that obesity is promoting pro-inflammatory conditions which worsen ...

Smells Influence Metabolism and Aging in Mice

Exposure to female odors and pheromones causes weight loss and extend the life spans of mice, which may have implications for humans, researchers have found. While it was already known that sensory ...


Obesity Treatment Could Offer Dramatic Weight Loss Without Surgery or Nausea

Imagine getting the benefits of gastric bypass surgery without going under the knife -- a new class of compounds could do just that. In lab animals, these potential treatments reduce weight ...

Shedding Pounds May Benefit Your Heart -- Even If Some Weight Is Regained

Weight loss was associated with decreased risk factors for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes for at least five years -- even if some weight was regained, according to a review of research on ...

Dieting: Brain Amplifies Signal of Hunger Synapses

Many people who have dieted are familiar with the yo-yo effect: after the diet, the kilos are quickly put back on. Researchers have now shown in mice that communication in the brain changes during a ...

Sweets Change Our Brain

Chocolate bars, chips and fries - why can't we just ignore them in the supermarket? Researchers have now shown that foods with a high fat and sugar content change our brain: If we regularly eat ...

Novel Drug Makes Mice Skinny Even on Sugary, Fatty Diet

Deleting a gene that promotes magnesium transport into mitochondria (which are cells' power plants) resulted in more efficient metabolism of sugar and fat in the energy centers. The result: ...

Study Shows 'Obesity Paradox' Does Not Exist: Waist-to-Height Ratio Is a Better Indicator of Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure Than BMI

New research has debunked the idea that there is an 'obesity paradox', whereby patients with heart failure who are overweight or obese are thought to be less likely to end up in hospital or ...

Diet and Exercise Programs Alone Won't Tackle Childhood Obesity

Focusing on immediate fixes such as diet and exercise programs alone won't curb the tide of childhood obesity, according to a new study that for the first time maps the complex pathways that ...

Obesity Risk May Pass from Mothers to Daughters

Women with obesity may share risk for the disease with their daughters, but not their sons, according to a new ...

Excess Calories During Development Alters the Brain and Spurs Adult Overeating

New research could help develop treatments to reduce cravings for unhealthy ...

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