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Hormone pits fat against fat to reverse obesity


October 5th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) A hormone that makes fat fight fat could be a novel way of battling the obesity epidemic.The hormone, called orexin, prevents obesity in mice by activating ... Read more...

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Socialising with friends can help you slim


September 7th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A busy social life with lots of friends could be helpful in being slimmer than spending hours on a treadmill, scientists have found.According to scientists, who ... Read more...

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A tissue that burns oodles of flab


September 5th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 5 (IANS) 'Brown fat', a wondrous tissue, can burn oodles of flab and help us stay slim and trim. Brown fat is present in most, if not all, ... Read more...

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Study: Central heating could be making you fat


January 26th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have warned that central heating may add some fat to your body.In a new study, it was determined that by not giving the body the chance ... Read more...

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Using heaters at home can make you fat


January 26th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Scientists have some chilling news for those using heaters at home - keeping our homes cosy actually prevents us from burning up calories to warm up our bodies. ... Read more...

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Burning brown fat could be the key to tackling obesity


December 21st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new discovery may pave way for treating obesity not just by diet and exercise, but simply by burning the right kind of fat - brown fat.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Brain chemical boosts body heat, helps burn excess calories


July 7th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): An enzyme in the brain known as PI3 kinase might control the increased generation of body heat that helps burn off excess calories after eating a high-fat meal, ... Read more...

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Daylight could help fight obesity


August 22nd, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at The University of Nottingham, has suggested that daylight could help control weight.Previous studies have revealed that the activity of calorie-burning 'brown ... Read more...

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Adults’ calorie-burning ‘brown fat’ is actually good for health


June 12th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): Want to shed your baby fat? Wait, don't do it just yet, for a new study has revealed that such a fat is good - as long as ... Read more...

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Energy-burning brown fat’s presence in adults offers new obesity treatment strategy


April 17th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Swedish researchers have found that adults use brown fat to convert energy into heat, a finding that may lead to novel treatments for overweight and obesity.Sven Enerback, ... Read more...

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‘Good’ energy burning fat exists in adults too


April 9th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): American scientists have shown that adults too have a type of "good" fat that is generally thought to be present only in babies and children.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Controlling blood vessels could help combat obesity


January 8th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Scientists have found that controlling blood vessel development may help fight obesity and diabetes.As the growth of fat cells and their metabolism depend on oxygen and blood-borne ... Read more...

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Researchers stumble on calorie burning ‘good’ fat !


August 21st, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Weight watchers and the obese can take cheer from the surprise discovery of a calorie-burning brown fat that can be produced experimentally from muscle precursor cells in ... Read more...

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”Master switch” for ”good” fat may harbour obesity cure


August 21st, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified a long-sought ''master switch'' in mice for the production of calorie-burning brown fat, which raises the prospect of new ways ... Read more...

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Lack of heat-generating tissue might have caused dino extinction


April 24th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): The discovery that birds lack a tissue which is specialized to generate heat has lead scientists to speculate on the possibility of dinosaurs disappearing form the face ... Read more...

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