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Mohanlal expresses wish to donate his organs


July 21st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 21 (IANS) Superstar Mohanlal Saturday expressed his desire to donate his organs, citing the case of a school-girl who recovered from a severe liver disease because her aunt ... Read more...

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Bingeing on soda, sweets makes you a dim wit


May 16th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Don't be surprised if you lose your mental acuity after bingeing on soda and sweets for as little as six weeks while cramming for your midterms ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Obesity, not alcohol, greater risk for fatty liver


May 31st, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Being overweight and resistant to insulin makes for a greater risk for a fatty liver than moderate amounts of alcohol, warn researchers. It has long been ... Read more...

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Tangerines help prevent obesity, protect against heart disease


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): A substance in tangerines that not only prevents obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for most heart attacks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecules act as ’shift workers’ to protect liver from accumulating fat


March 11th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Researchers have known for decades that fat production by the liver runs on a 24-hour cycle, the circadian rhythm, and is similar to the sleep-wake cycle.Now, a ... Read more...

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Fatty liver ‘independently increases Type 2 diabetes risk’


February 25th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that individuals with fatty liver were five times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those without fatty liver.This higher ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular ’switch’ that contributes to cellular aging process identified


December 1st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A team from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found a molecular "switch" that can "turn off" some cellular processes that are protective against aging and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

French fast food chain launches foie gras burger for just 5 euros


November 27th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): A fast food chain in France has launched a limited-edition foie gras burger for just 5 euros.The product is believed to be very expensive but a favourite Christmas ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lifestyle intervention can do wonders for obese people


October 27th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Two new studies have suggested that lifestyle interventions such as physical activity and structured weight loss programs can lead to significant weight loss in obese people.In a one-year ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obesity key cause of liver problem in India


September 18th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Obesity is contributing to steep rise in liver problems in the country, a liver transplant surgeon said Saturday. Lack of exercise, lifestyle and rich diet are the main causes ... Read more...

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Fructose-rich Western diets fuel growth of pancreatic cancers


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A new study by researchers at UCLA has found that pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose, common in the Western diet, to activate a key cellular pathway that ... Read more...

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Pancreatic cancers use fructose to fuel their growth


August 4th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 04 (ANI): A new study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose to activate a key cellular pathway that drives ... Read more...

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Drinking coffee regularly may offset diabetes risk


June 10th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Drinking coffee regularly may help prevent diabetes, according to new evidence found by Japanese scientists. They fed either water or coffee to a group of lab mice commonly ... Read more...

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Drinking coffee ‘can cut diabetes risk’


June 10th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A new study has offered fresh evidence that drinking coffee may help prevent diabetes and that caffeine may be the ingredient largely responsible for this effect.Previous studies ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin E may help treat common liver disease


May 1st, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Vitamin E can help treat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an obesity-associated chronic liver disease that can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and death, according to a new study.The often ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Missing protein helps mice on high-fat diet stay slim


April 16th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Mice lacking a protein involved in the response to low oxygen stay slim and healthy while on a high-fat diet, a new American research has found.The study conducted ... Read more...

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Winslet lends voice for PETA campaign against foie gras


April 14th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Oscar-award winning actress Kate Winslet has lent a narrative for a video campaign for animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), highlighting the abuse ... Read more...

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Russian could have died of over-drinking: Police


March 22nd, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) A 33-year-old Russian woman who was found dead in a hotel room here last week could have died due to excessive consumption of alcohol, police said Monday. Speaking ... Read more...

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Obesity may protect against metabolic syndrome


March 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): While metabolic syndrome is apparently related to obesity, researchers have said that the link is not just negative.Metabolic syndrome is characterised by-insulin resistance, high cholesterol, fatty liver, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ultimate before and after ad: Man sheds 150 kg after surgery (With Images)


October 7th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Manish Bharvesh could easily be called India's biggest loser - literally. The 34-year-old who weighed a whopping 260 kg is now 110 kg, thanks to a bariatric surgery ... Read more...

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New fat-fighting pathway could help control liver disease, diabetes


April 2nd, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a method that can manage the amount of fat that cells store for use as a back-up energy source, and can eventually lead to therapies ... Read more...

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Fat controller found in the gut


March 16th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): A team of American scientists has discovered a fat controller in the gut that may help fight obesity.According to researchers, by disabling the enzyme that helps the ... Read more...

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Foie gras may up Alzheimers risk, warns researcher


February 11th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): There is a chance that humans are increasing their risk of developing Alzheimers disease (AD) and Type II diabetes by eating certain meats, an American researcher has ... Read more...

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Moderate exercise can reduce fatty livers in diabetics


September 20th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): Moderate aerobic exercise on a bike or treadmill, or a brisk walk, combined with some weightlifting, can cut down levels of fat in the liver by up ... Read more...

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How hormones contribute to fatty liver uncovered


September 10th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 10 (ANI): While the body''s own glucocorticoid hormones like cortisol are known to promote the development of fatty liver, scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have for the ... Read more...

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Overeating, rather than obesity, may be metabolic syndrome trigger


April 17th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Its long been thought that obesity is the trigger to a collection of heath risk factors called metabolic syndrome. However, a new study states that the actual ... Read more...

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Too much junk food and no exercise can harm the liver


February 14th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): A new study has revealed that eating too much of fast food and doing very little exercise can harm the liver.The study was conducted on a group of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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