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What babies eat determines risk of obesity


August 31st, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Baby rats which get normal levels of dietary fat right after birth, even though their mothers were fed high-fat diets, avoid obesity and related disorders as ... Read more...

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Peaches, plums put obesity, diabetes on the run


June 19th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Peaches and plums have bioactive compounds that can fight off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, says a new study. The study showed that the compounds in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New compound staves off obesity


April 5th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A compound present in red wine, grapes and other fruits could potentially stave off obesity by blocking the development of fat cells. Kee-Hong Kim, assistant professor ... Read more...

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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 |

Sitting down makes your bum bigger


December 5th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) If you happen to sit more often you are more likely to have a bigger bottom. Experts say that the pressure put on areas of the ... Read more...

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Chilling out does promote obesity


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 2 (IANS) Stretching out in front of your TV screen can be promoting 'active inactivity', causing you to pack on the pounds, reveals a study.Such inactivity encourages ... Read more...

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Drug helps monkeys shed weight, holds hope for humans


November 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Obese rhesus monkeys lost on average a little more than a tenth of their body weight four weeks after taking an experimental drug that selectively destroys ... Read more...

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Fighting gum disease easier when fat cells disappear


November 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) The human body is better geared to fighting gum disease when fat cells, which trigger inflammation, go away.Inflammation that continues to brew in the body can ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Less sleep among teens may cause weight gain


October 24th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Sleeping less than eight hours a night may cause weight gain in teenagers. "Sleep is food for the brain. When teens do not get enough sleep, ... 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...

Posted in Health |

Molasses extract helps in reducing obesity


July 12th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Supplementing your diet with a molasses extract could help you shed weight or reduce obesity, say researchersThe study, conducted on mice by Richard Weisinger at the ... Read more...

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Why a class of diabetes drugs boosts weight gain


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have determined why a certain class of diabetes drugs boost weight gain and have found that the molecular system involved (PPAR-gamma found in the brain) is also ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fat removed by liposuction shows up after a year!


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the fat removed by liposuction returns and gets "redistributed upstairs" - around the shoulders, arms and upper abdomen after a year.Rudolph Leibel, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men drinking tap water at risk of turning pear-shaped


April 21st, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): A new study has warned that men could start turning pear-shaped from drinking tap water.Experts are starting to link chemicals called "foreign oestrogens" - that get into the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mum’s stress in pregnancy ‘puts female offspring at obesity risk’


April 13th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A mother's nutritional or psychological stress during pregnancy and breast-feeding may prompt changes in her infant's genes that increase the child's risk of obesity later in life, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blueberries could help fight the flab


April 11th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Blueberries have shown potential to have a positive effect on everything from aging to metabolic syndrome.Now, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher suggests that blueberries could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Dual switch’ that regulates fat formation may harbour obesity cure


April 9th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 09 (ANI): A new study has identified a key regulator of fat cell development that may provide a target for obesity and diabetes drugs.The scientists at the Scripps Research Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fasting ensures good health, protects heart


April 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Do you know that fasting, long associated with religious rituals, diets and political protests, also ensures good health and protects your heart?New evidence from the Intermountain ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Routine periodic fasting good for health, heart


April 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): Routine periodic fasting may help promote health and reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a new study.Cardiologists with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Micro-RNA that regulates insulin in obesity identified


April 1st, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Body weight influences the risk of developing diabetes and short ribonucleic acid molecules, known as micro-RNAs, appear to play an important role in this mechanism, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ultrasound waves that can zap that flab off your body!


March 7th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 7 (ANI): British scientists have developed a new fat removal technique that uses ultrasound waves to destroy fat cells and could help dieters shift those pounds.The technique, known as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How the brain may fail to tell the body ‘it is full’ after a meal


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how the brain sometimes may fail to tell the body that 'it is full' after a hearty meal.Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New medical treatment freezes away extra body fat


February 10th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A Harvard University scientist has developed a new medical treatment that freezes extra fat and tightens the skin.The one-hour treatment called Zeltiq is the brainchild of Rox Anderson ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Six pack abs with surgery? It’s illusionary but real!


February 1st, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Phew! Still huffing and puffing away in a gym to get six pack abs like your favourite actors Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan? ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Kids staying up late at weekends likely to be obese


January 24th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Kids staying up late at weekends are more likely to be obese, says a new study. Those who are told to go to bed early on weekend nights ... Read more...

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Kids who stay up late at weekends ‘more likely to be obese’


January 24th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A Chicago University study has found that kids who are allowed to stay up late at weekends are more likely to be obese.The study suggested that those who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New findings may lead to a novel treatment for obesity


January 12th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have added a new twist to the body of evidence suggesting human obesity is due in part to genetic factors.While studying hormone receptors in laboratory mice, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Clinical trials under way to test anti-obesity compound on humans


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Researchers have begun clinical trials to find out how well an anti-obesity compound derived from a Chinese herb works in humans.South Dakota State University researcher Gareth Davies, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cells derived from fat cells could be useful in tissue reconstruction


December 24th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Two new studies have suggested that stem cells derived from adipose (fat) cells could be used in plastic surgery and tissue reconstruction.A team of researchers from several institutions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Site in brain where leptin may trigger puberty identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have pinpointed a tiny site in the brain where the hormone leptin may help trigger the onset of puberty.The findings in mice indicate that a site ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Designer probiotics could help in the fight against obesity


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists from the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC), Cork, University College Cork and Teagasc, in Ireland say that specially designed probiotics can modulate the physiology of host fat cells.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

‘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...

Posted in Health Science |

Polluted air ‘ups obesity risk in young animals’


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research showed that exposure to polluted air early in life led to an accumulation of abdominal fat and insulin resistance in mice even if they ate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How fat cells respond to mechanical stress


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new method to look at how fat cells - which produce the fat in our bodies - respond to mechanical loads.This ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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