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‘Gut bugs help in getting more from food’


September 13th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Some of the food we consume is shared with microbes populating our digestive tracts and they promote the absorption of dietary fats in the intestine leading ... Read more...

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Soy protein can lower fat accumulation in liver


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Eating soy protein could significantly lower fat accumulation in the livers of obese patients by partially restoring the function of a key signalling pathway in the ... Read more...

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Beware! Fatty acids could lower quality of semen


March 14th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) The type of fatty diets men consume could lower the quality of semen, a study reveals.The study of 99 males, 71 percent of whom were overweight ... Read more...

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Re-heating cooking oil could be toxic for health


February 27th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) Re-heating cooking medium such as sunflower oil could release toxic compounds, which could be linked with brain diseases and some types of cancer.Researchers from the University ... 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...

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Will power keeping fasting Hazare in form: Doctors


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) He has not had food for a week, but Anna Hazare is apparently going strong despite weakening health. The 74-year-old anti-corruption campaigner seems to have ... Read more...

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Anna loses five kg as fast enters seventh day


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare had lost five kg of weight as he entered his seventh day of fast for a strong anti-corruption bill Monday, Team Anna ... Read more...

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Natural vitamin E protects brain cells after stroke


July 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A natural form of Vitamin E called alpha-tocotrienol can activate mechanisms that clear toxins from nerve cells, preventing their death following a stroke. This process is ... Read more...

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Asses’ milk - latest in weight reduction armoury


May 27th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Asses' milk happened to be the secret lotion in Cleopatra's beauty armoury, but now scientists say its consumption could help you lose weight effectively, while ... Read more...

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Renewable petroleum one step closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Scientists are a key step closer to making renewable petroleum fuels using bacteria, sunlight and dioxide.University of Minnesota graduate student Janice Frias made the critical step by figuring ... Read more...

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Plant oil may be a key in the fight against obesity


March 24th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found a plant oil that may be able to reduce belly fat in humans.Belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, ... Read more...

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Eating red meat may be good for you


February 19th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 19 (ANI): Previous studies have linked red meat to an increased risk of having a heart attack or cancer, but a new report has demolished the 'myths and misconceptions' surrounding ... Read more...

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Brain insulin plays critical role in development of diabetes


February 17th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel function of brain insulin.Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that impaired brain insulin action may be the cause of the ... Read more...

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Omega-3 deficiency may explain depressive behaviours


January 31st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): A new study has said that dietary insufficiency in omega-3 fatty acid may explain deleterious consequences on synaptic functions and emotional behaviours.These fatty acids are "essential" lipids because ... Read more...

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Soon, a pill that would help women fight ‘monthly blues’


January 17th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Dreadful mood swings and late-night cravings for chocolate in women with pre-menstrual tension may soon become a thing of the past as scientists come a step closer to ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Aging process in mice linked to hyperactive cellular pathway


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have linked hyperactivity in the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) cellular pathway, to reduced ketone production, which is a well-defined physiological trait of aging in ... Read more...

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American ’stroke belt’ fuelled by too much of fried fish


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Fried fish is a major reason as to why people in Alabama and across the "stroke belt" states are likelier than other Americans to die of a stroke, ... Read more...

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Common dairy foods may cut diabetes risk


December 21st, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a natural substance in dairy fat that may substantially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.The compound, trans-palmitoleic acid, is a fatty acid found in ... Read more...

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Pomegranate juice could be key to new cancer therapies


December 13th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): New therapies for preventing cancer may be on their way as scientists have identified components in pomegranate juice that inhibit the movement of cancer cells.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Eating oily fish keeps blindness at bay


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A diet rich in oily fish could hold the key to preventing blindness in the elderly, a study says.The Omega-3 group of fatty acids, found in oily fish ... Read more...

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Engineered plants ‘could be turned into green plastics someday’


November 9th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Scientists have engineered a plant that produces industrially relevant levels of compounds that could potentially be used to make plastics."The raw materials for most precursors currently come from ... Read more...

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Variety in food could cut down risk of diseases


October 19th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) A wide range of food that contains anti-oxidants, wholegrains and vital fatty acids can cut the risk of illnesses like heart disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes.Scientists found that ... Read more...

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Variety in meals holds key to a long and healthy life


October 18th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Food containing anti-oxidants, wholegrains and vital fatty acids are likely to cut the risk of killer illnesses including heart disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes, a new study has suggested.Scientists ... Read more...

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Study to find whether leptin helps type 1 diabetic patients


October 11th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): To determine whether adding the hormone leptin to standard insulin therapy might help rein in the tumultuous blood-sugar levels of people with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes, a clinical ... Read more...

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New research holds promise for development of novel osteoporosis drug


October 5th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a group of substances in the body that play a key role in controlling bone density.On the basis of ... Read more...

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Maternal diet high in trans fats ‘doubles excess body fat risk in babies’


September 30th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Mothers who consume a diet high in trans fats double the likelihood that their infants will have high levels of body fat, a new University of Georgia study ... Read more...

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Food poisoning bacteria may be key to future of renewable energy


September 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): Unlike the popular correlation of E. coli with sickness and food poisoning, the malevolent bacteria may also be the key to the future of renewable energy, study suggests.Desmond ... Read more...

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Grapefruit shows promise in treating diabetes


August 26th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Grapefruit has shown promise in the treatment of diabetes, thanks to the presence of an antioxidant in it. Naringenin, which gives grapefruit its bitter taste, can do the same ... Read more...

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Eating grapefruit could help treat diabetes


August 26th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Grapefruit could hold the key to tackling diabetes, a new study has found.Naringenin, an antioxidant derived from the bitter flavor of grapefruits and other citrus fruits, may cause ... Read more...

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Delaying fat digestion could be key to curbing appetite


August 20th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists at Institute of Food Research have discovered an unexpected synergy that helps break down fat-delaying digestion of fatty acids to curb appetite.The discovery provides a focus to ... Read more...

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Dream discovery: eat ‘healthy’ junk food


August 19th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Here's hope for all those battling the bulge - and the temptation to eat junk food. Scientists have found a way to make fatty foods like ice cream ... Read more...

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Junk food causing surge in illnesses and allergies in UK: Study


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): Britain is facing a spike in allergies and illnesses across the country - courtesy junk food, says a new study.Evidence suggests, according to experts, that 'industrialised' Western diets ... Read more...

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Britain’s first ‘halal’ cosmetics


July 25th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A Muslim businesswoman in Britain has launched the country's first range of "halal" cosmetics which is free from alcohol and animal products. Halal means any food or consumable goods ... Read more...

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