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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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Slimming before pregnancy ensures healthier births


April 15th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Even if obese women eat healthy during pregnancy, their babies may suffer future health problems. So it is advisable to lose body weight before going in ... Read more...

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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...

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How leptin therapy improves type 1 diabetes


October 20th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A novel role for the brain in mediating beneficial actions of the hormone leptin in type 1 diabetes has been found by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers."Our findings ... 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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Bones may have bigger role in diabetes than believed


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Two new studies have analysed the interplay between bone and blood sugar, suggesting that bones play a more important role in the onset of diabetes than previously thought.Mice ... Read more...

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Successful dieting may be all in the mind


July 7th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A protein found in cells throughout the body must exist in a specific set of brain neurons to prevent weight gain after chronic feeding on high-calorie meals, revealed ... Read more...

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Fat hormone linked to Alzheimer’s disease


December 16th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new medical study, a hormone that helps to prevent over-eating may also protect against Alzheimer’s disease.Researchers from Boston University Medical Center in the US ... Read more...

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Anticipation of sweets ’causes muscles to start taking up more blood sugar’


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Even the anticipation of bingeing on donuts, ice cream and chocolate truffle can cause your muscles to start taking up more blood sugar, scientists have said.According to researchers, ... Read more...

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New brain pathway for regulating weight, bone mass identified


September 24th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Yale researchers have claimed that hormone leptin, which is critical for normal food intake and metabolism, appears to regulate bone mass and suppress appetite.The hormone appears to regulate ... Read more...

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Nursing mums who have too much fructose-sweetened drinks ‘have fat kids’


June 12th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Women who drink excessive amount of fructose-sweetened beverages during pregnancy or breast-feeding are more likely to have obese kids.Fructose, as in high-fructose corn syrup, is widely found in ... Read more...

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Soon, drugs that make people more willing to exercise


June 3rd, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): Scientists from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts are working on developing a drug that would one day encourage people to exercise.In the study conducted using mouse model, researchers showed ... Read more...

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Leptin behind obesity-related cardiovascular disease


November 11th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Ohio University has revealed that obesity raises levels of the hormone leptin, which can be a big threat to the cardiovascular ... Read more...

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Genetic switch in the brain that regulates body weight and fertility identified


September 1st, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, September 1 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have uncovered a master switch in the animals brain that controls both body weight and fertility. ... Read more...

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Junk food during pregnancy can harm unborn baby: study


July 1st, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Smoking and drinking in pregnancy are known to harm the baby, but new research indicates that junk food may also sow the seeds of heart disease and diabetes ... Read more...

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Junk food diet during pregnancy may harm your babys health


July 1st, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Eating a poor diet when pregnant may cause long-lasting, irreversible damage - from heart disease to diabetes - in offspring, finds a new study in mice.During the ... Read more...

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Researchers develop treatment to retain weight loss


June 21st, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Researchers are developing treatment that helps individuals retain their weight loss, as the bulk of them soon regain whatever they have lost. Besides, the obese are also known ... Read more...

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Heres what undermines successful weight loss


June 21st, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center in New York have gained fresh insights into the critical link between the hormone leptin and the brains response to weight ... Read more...

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Scientists map out genetic locus for triglycerides


April 26th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A group of researchers have mapped out a region on human chromosome 1 that contributes to genetically elevated blood triglyceride levels, a major risk factor for heart ... Read more...

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Dietary oil-hormone combo may curb weight loss side effects


April 10th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): An oil derived from natural fatty acids, used as a weight-loss supplement at times, may curb side effects accompanying weight loss if combined with hormones or other ... Read more...

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Study on rare syndrome sheds light on obesity, blood pressure


March 4th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers focussing on the rare genetic disorder Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), have identified a clue to show how resistance to the hormone leptin might disrupt the brain signals ... Read more...

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Obesity may be wired into the brain


February 6th, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Obesity isnt just about unhealthy eating habits; it may also have genetic roots in the brain, according to a new study conducted on rats.Scientists at the University of ... Read more...

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Appetite-controlling hormone enhances immune function


February 5th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study in mice conducted by researchers at the Michigan State University has found that an appetite-controlling hormone, leptin, plays a big role in the immune system.Scientists ... Read more...

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Kids with Down syndrome more likely to have higher levels of obesity-related hormone


November 14th, 2007 - 2:55 am ICT by admin
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