cell metabolism

Milk compound keeps you slim despite lazy lifestyle


June 15th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Traces of a cousin of vitamin B3, found in milk, produces startling health benefits such as keeping you slim inspite of a fatty diet and lazy ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Milk compound tough on waistline isolated


June 6th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have identified a natural milk compound that keeps obesity at bay in mice even as they continue to enjoy high-fat diets. "This is present in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Garlic beats antibiotics in quelling food-borne illness


May 4th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a compound in garlic that is a 100 times more potent than popular antibiotics in combating Campylobacter bacteria, one of the commonest causes ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Blocking brain chemical burns fat even if you gorge


March 7th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Blocking a brain compound may have a magical effect in burning fat, even if you gorge yourself and avoid the gym, a study reveals.For instance, mice ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Heart hormone helps shape fat metabolism


February 7th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Exercise brings down body weight because it draws on fat reserves that muscle can burn as fuel. But the heart also plays a similar role.Sheila Collins ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gene that clears fat from body identified


December 7th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Scientists have identified a "cream gene" that allows people to clear fat from their systems.For the study, researcher Jan Albert Kuivenhoven focused on two families with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Female sex hormone regulates weight


October 20th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Female sex hormone estrogen regulates appetite and body weight, while insufficient estrogen receptors in brain parts may lead to obesity.The findings are potentially important for millions ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Found! Hormone that makes you pile on pounds


October 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) A hormone like leptin could hold the key to why and how people pile on pounds.Our bodies secrete leptin in response to increasing fat deposits, said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Estrogen helps women pile on pounds


October 6th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Women often pile on the pounds as they age, with estrogen - a sex hormone - playing an unsuspecting part in this process.The finding potentially opens ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New gene could trigger osteoporosis


October 5th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) A new gene could increase chances of developing osteoporosis, a "silent" disease characterised by increased bone fragility and risk of fracture.Eighty percent of hip fractures are ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

A new drug to reverse diabetes?


October 5th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) American researchers are working on a drug that could help prevent or even reserve Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease linked to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Protein linked with heart failure discovered


May 24th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 24 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a protein switch which can trigger conditions culminating in heart failure, potentially opening the way for improved treatment.A study shows that the absence ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Side effects of popular diabetes drugs described


May 4th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has warned that drugs known as thiazolidinediones, or TZDs for short, which are widely used in diabetes treatment, have a large downside.The drugs have effects ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Turning ‘bad’ fat into ‘good’ could help cure obesity


May 4th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the bad 'white' fat in the body can be transformed into brown fat to burn off calories and weight, paving the way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Personalized cancer medicine now a step closer to reality


April 16th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have come one step closer to personalized cancer medicine.Identifying gene mutations in cancer patients to predict clinical outcome has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular switch behind development of fatty liver disease identified


April 6th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have identified a molecular switch that appears to be a common feature in the development of fatty liver disease.The discovery made in mice is consistent with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic switch that increases muscle blood supply identified


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a genetic switch that can increase the number ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nitrates in spinach make you big, strong


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) The humble spinach makes you big and strong, but that is thanks to the presence of nitrates not iron.Scientists say nitrates, found abundantly in green leafy vegetables, boost ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Popeye’s muscles were really down to spinach


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): 'Superfood' spinach actually gave 'Popeye the Sailor Man' his bulging muscles, suggests a new study.The new Swedish study has suggested that after eating leafy green vegetables, a source ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How the brain’s use of fatty acids is linked to obesity


January 5th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have established a link between how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulation of energy balance and body weight.Hong Wang of University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Critical tuning dial for controlling body energy identified


January 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found what they believe is a critical tuning dial for controlling whole body energy.When energy levels within cells drop, it sets ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birch bark ingredient has an array of metabolic benefits


January 5th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): New studies in animals have shown that an ingredient found in abundance in birch bark has an array of metabolic benefits.In mice, the compound known as betulin lowered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fly poo may reveal why pregnant women suffer from bloating, constipation


January 5th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): University of Cambridge researchers are using fruit flies to help understand aspects of human metabolism, including why pregnant women suffer from bloating and constipation, and even the link ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study exhibits the ‘couch potato effect’ in mice


December 1st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have used a couch potato mouse model to study muscle function.Daniel Kelly and his colleagues found that these mice maintain normal activity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diabetes can impact cholesterol synthesis in the brain: Study


December 1st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study from the Joslin Diabetes Center suggests that diabetes can affect how much cholesterol the brain can make.The brain contains more cholesterol than any other organ ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our body clocks determine how much fat we burn


November 16th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study could explain why people burn fat more efficiently at certain times of day.UC Irvine researchers have discovered that circadian rhythms - the internal body clock ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential new target for diabetes treatment identified


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): Researchers have identified a hormone produced and secreted by the liver as a previously unknown cause of insulin resistance.The discovery may be a new target for the treatment ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fruit fly study sheds light on core elements of obesity


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): Scientists say that fruit flies that grow obese after eating a diet loaded with fat could lead the way to the core elements of obesity.The demonstration that flies ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic elements that influence risk of type-2 diabetes identified


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists have captured the most comprehensive snapshot to date of DNA regions that regulate genes in human pancreatic islet cells, a subset of which produces insulin.The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fruit fly study reveals molecular link between obesity, heart disease


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have created a simple model using fruitflies to link high-fat diet, obesity and heart dysfunction.They discovered that a protein called TOR influences ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cell responsible for kidney failure in diabetics found


October 6th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Researchers have found a cell in the kidney that could be key to understanding why diabetes leads to kidney failure.Diabetes related kidney disease has previously been thought to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find ‘elixir of life’


October 6th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): An 'elixir of life' cocktail that could increase life expectancy has been created by scientists.A new study has found that when mice are given drinking water laced with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chili peppers may benefit those with high BP


August 4th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Chili peppers might just be the solution for those with high blood pressure, according to a study.The research in hypertensive rats has shown that while the active ingredient ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe