energy expenditure

‘Hunter-gatherers, modern men use same energy levels’


July 26th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Surprisingly, hunter gatherers and their current day counterparts expend the same energy levels, says a new finding, upsetting one of the most entrenched popular notions that ... Read more...

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Cannabis can help treat obesity


July 8th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Two cannabis compounds can raise the quantum of energy the body burns and keep obesity at bay. Called THCV and cannabidiol, they were found to have ... Read more...

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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...

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Liver’s role vital in regulating body clock


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) Jet setters, shift workers and even obese people stand to gain from a key discovery about the liver playing a vital role in managing the body's ... Read more...

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Protein, not sugar, key to keeping us alert and thin


November 17th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) In a finding that could have bearing on obesity and sleep disorders, researchers say it's protein, not sugar, that stimulates cells keeping us awake and thin ... Read more...

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TV viewing more risky for heart than using computers


November 17th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) High levels of TV viewing by kids can elevate their chances of developing heart disease later in life, but significantly high use of computer does not. ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Blame sedentary jobs for piling on fat


May 30th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) The global obesity epidemic today may be linked to sedentary jobs, as they hardly involve any physical effort, says a study. Only one-fifth of private jobs ... Read more...

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Higher metabolic rate can make you age faster!


April 28th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has suggested that higher metabolic rates can predict early natural mortality, indicating that higher energy turnover may accelerate aging in humans.To investigate whether higher ... Read more...

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Hot red pepper can help burn unwanted calories


April 26th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Spicing up the daily diet with some red pepper can curb appetite and help burn unwanted calories, a study says."We found that consuming red pepper can ... Read more...

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Eating moderate quantity of red pepper can help curb appetite


April 26th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that eating a moderate quantity of red pepper can help curb appetite.According to research from Purdue University, the peppers especially work for those who ... Read more...

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Brain molecule may play key role in obesity and diabetes


April 20th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Einstein researchers have found a molecule in the brain that may contribute to obesity and one of its major complications - type 2 diabetes.Nerve cells in the ... Read more...

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Wii fit can actually keep you fit: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has suggested that playing Wii Fit video games could provide adequate exercise to improve health and physical fitness.These Wii Fit games, Step and Hula, 'can ... Read more...

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Interactive digital exercise games may help kids burn calories


March 8th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that middle school-aged children who participated in interactive digital gaming activities that feature player movement (exergaming), such as dancing or boxing, increased ... Read more...

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Rising indoor winter temperatures associated with obesity


January 25th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Increases in winter indoor temperatures in developed countries may be contributing to rises in obesity in those populations, according to UCL research.The review paper examines evidence of a ... Read more...

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Study reveals possible interventions for cancer, obesity


January 11th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new research may have opened doors to significant implications in the treatment and intervention of cancer and obesity.Dr. Jan-Ake Gustafsson at the University of Houston (UH) reported ... Read more...

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Missing one night of sleep ‘is equal to walking almost 2 miles’


January 5th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A new study by a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking ... Read more...

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‘Famine survival gene’ offers clues to cause of obesity


December 16th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Apart from junk food, desk jobs, and inactivity, there is one more thing behind those unwanted pounds - our genome, which has apparently not caught up with the ... Read more...

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Cutting back on sleep ‘cuts dieting benefits’


October 5th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 05 (ANI): A new study has shown that cutting back on sleep reduces the benefits of dieting.When dieters in the study got a full night's sleep, they lost the same ... Read more...

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Diet, not exercise, key to losing weight


September 16th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Exercising is not the best way to lose weight because our activity levels are the same as they were 20 years ago. Rather a balanced diet is instrumental ... Read more...

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High-fat diet prevents brain from burning calories


September 10th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) Some people who eat a high-calorie fat-rich diet remain slim, yet others pile on the weight. A high-fat diet in some people causes the brain cells to become ... Read more...

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Brain cells, not lack of willpower, determine obesity: Study


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Ever wondered why some people who eat a high-fat diet remain slim, yet others pile on the weight? Well, an international study seems to have found the answer.The ... Read more...

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Stretching prior to running may lower endurance


September 8th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that distance runners who stretch before running may not to be able run as far-and yet spend more energy doing it.The study was ... Read more...

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Exercise sensitises nerve cells into feeling full


August 25th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Scientists have come up with another good reason why we must exercise. It helps us feel full too. Besides burning calories, exercise also sensitises nerve cells (neurons) into a ... Read more...

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Exercise ‘makes you feel full’


August 25th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Brazilian researchers have discovered that exercise not only helps you shed kilos by burning calories but also makes you feel full by triggering neurons in the brain.Researchers at ... Read more...

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‘Energy efficient’ orangutans need less food fuel than we do


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Orangutans are more economical - in terms of food fuel needs, than any other primate, including humans, a new study has found.According to the research, orangutans need less ... Read more...

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‘Physically fit teens have better appetite control and energy expenditure’


July 16th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A research reveals that children in good shape have better appetite control and energy expenditure.The study conducted at the Department of Physiology of the University of Granada revealed ... Read more...

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New weight-loss pill made of hot chili peppers may help fight obesity


July 9th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 9 (ANI): A new weight-loss pill that is made from hot chili peppers is said to be so effective that it can help dieters shed loads of flab ... 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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Water increases alertness, regulates blood pressure


July 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Water doesn't just quench thirst - it can keep you alert and regulate your blood pressure too, says a new study.David Robertson, and colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Rs 235.35 crore for energy efficiency mission


June 24th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved the implementation plan of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency which could lead to reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and savings ... Read more...

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‘VI Fit’ to help blind children exercise via video games


May 30th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A new video game research project, called VI Fit, at the University of Nevada, Reno, could help children who are blind become more physically active and healthy.The human-computer ... Read more...

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