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World’s first anti-obesity shot promising


July 9th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) The world's first anti-obesity vaccine has shown promising results in boosting weight loss, according to a study.Keith Haffer from Braasch Biotech LLC, south Dakota, who developed ... Read more...

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Sedentary life style invites heart diseases, cancers


March 1st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 1 (IANS) Sedentary life is not only an invitation to obesity, but is also linked with something much worse - heart diseases and cancers, research said.Particularly overweight office ... Read more...

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Toxins from formula food found in babies


October 6th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) High levels of toxins from formula food have been detected in infants, which could increase their chances of developing diabetes, say researchers.These toxins are called Advanced ... Read more...

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Early nutrition can program person’s metabolism, health for future


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that nutrition during the first days or weeks of life may have long-term consequences on health, potentially via a phenomenon known as the metabolic ... Read more...

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Poor sleep linked to worse health outcomes in diabetics


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that people with diabetes who sleep poorly have higher insulin resistance, and a harder time controlling the disease.The result suggests that poor sleep may contribute ... Read more...

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Fruit fly’s response to starvation could help regulate human appetite


April 1st, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): A new study has identified the molecular mechanisms triggered by starvation in fruit flies that enhance the nervous system's response to smell, and which could help regulate human ... 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...

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Caring robot to keep Kiwi elderly entertained


February 7th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Christchurch (New Zealand), Feb.7 (ANI): Christchurch-based gaming company Stickmen Studios has developed a game - Kung Fu Funk - that can help rehabilitate people who have suffered brain injuries.Stickmen Studios and the ... Read more...

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This robot will be elderly people’s caregiver


February 7th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 7 (IANS) A company in New Zealand has developed a robot that reminds the aged people about their medication, monitors their vital signs, and will soon be able to ... Read more...

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Nearly 25 percent UK kids are obese by age 4


December 26th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Britain is facing a growing weight crisis among primary school children with a quarter already overweight or obese when they start school at the age of four, revealed ... 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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Injectable, oral contraceptives ‘don’t affect glucose, insulin levels’


December 21st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has found that glucose and insulin levels are not adversely affected by injectable or oral contraception.There's only slight increase among women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate ... Read more...

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A quarter of Brit kids are overweight or obese by the age of 5


December 16th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new report has revealed that a quarter of Brit children are already overweight or obese when they start school at the age of 4.And by the time ... Read more...

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New forms of dietary fiber could be a boon to health


December 9th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): New types of dietary fiber are under development, which can make high fiber foods tastier and more appealing to consumers.An article in current issue of Chemical & Engineering ... Read more...

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Being fat by age 9 ups heart disease risk


November 26th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Children who are overweight by the age of nine have greater chances of developing heart disease. By the time they are 15, they have higher blood pressure, ... Read more...

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Obese kids show signs of heart disease aged just 15


November 26th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that kids who have a high body mass index (BMI) between 9 and 12 years of age are more likely to have high ... Read more...

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Skipping breakfast risky for the heart


October 27th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) A new study shows that leaving the house on an empty stomach leads to obesity, larger fat stores around the stomach and higher cholesterol levels -- all major ... Read more...

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Skipping breakfast too often ‘ups heart disease risk’


October 26th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Leaving the house on an empty stomach increases the risk of potentially deadly heart disease, says a new research.It shows that regularly skipping breakfast leads to obesity, larger ... Read more...

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Insulin resistance may be linked to stroke risk


October 12th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin produced by the body becomes less effective in reducing blood glucose levels, is associated with ... Read more...

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A missing link from obesity to infertility discovered


September 12th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanism responsible for the link between obesity and infertility."There was a sense that the reproductive dysfunction was due to insulin resistance," said Andrew Wolfe ... Read more...

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Four cups of coffee a day keeps gout at bay


September 10th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 10 (ANI): A new research have revealed that four cups of coffee a day can more than halve the risk of gout in women.Researchers found that women who drink that ... Read more...

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Study Shows Sniffing Insulin May Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients


July 19th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a study which was released on Wednesday, evidence showed that squirting insulin into the nose of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease seemed to improve their memory. United ... Read more...

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Discovery offers new approach for diabetes therapy


July 13th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Scientists have 'cured' laboratory mice of mild, diet-induced diabetes by stimulating the production of a particular enzyme.According to researchers, the findings could offer a new approach to diabetes ... Read more...

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Group weight-loss program helps reduce diabetes risk: Study


May 21st, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new study has claimed that attending periodical sessions of weight loss programs in groups can benefit overweight or obese people and reduce risk of diabetes.Researchers found that ... Read more...

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Diabetes in your genes makes obesity inevitable


May 11th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Healthy people with a genetic predisposition to Type 2 diabetes gain more weight overeating over the short term than their non-genetically-prone counterparts, say researchers.In a 28-day study undertaken ... Read more...

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Differences in disease risk for men and women start in the womb


May 7th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Disease risk in later life differs for women and men and now scientists have shown that this may start in the womb.Pregnancy places competing demands on a mother's ... Read more...

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Ground-breaking inflight health monitor on the anvil


April 23rd, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 23 (ANI): Scientists are developing a system by which passengers will be able to monitor their risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), by using a new do-it-yourself test.According to ... Read more...

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Obese children likely to have stiffer arteries


April 13th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Children with more body fat and less endurance than their fitter, leaner counterparts have stiffer arteries at a young age, says new research. Stiff arteries are a hallmark ... Read more...

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Vitamin D can help you tide over a bleak winter


March 9th, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) A daily dose of vitamin D may just be what helps you tide over a long, bleak winter when you are mostly indoors, says new research. "Vitamin D deficiency ... Read more...

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Vitamin D lifts mood during winters


March 4th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Taking a dose of Vitamin D everyday could help people to better combat the long winter, according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing ... Read more...

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‘Normal’ blood sugar levels may not be safe for baby, mum


March 1st, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Two to three times more pregnant women may soon be diagnosed and treated for gestational diabetes. These findings are based on new norms for determining risky blood sugar levels ... Read more...

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Why one cookie is never enough


February 27th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 27 (ANI): Ever wondered why munching one cookie is not enough to satisfy your taste buds? Well, researchers have found the answer for you: the culprit is glucose-fructose syrup.The ... Read more...

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Genetic discovery offers hope for diabetics


January 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): An international team of researchers have identified 13 new genetic variants that appear to play a vital role in insulin and glucose regulation.Five of these genes have also ... Read more...

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Leptin-controlled gene may help control diabetes


January 6th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has found that fat hormone leptin might help control diabetes.The researchers found that the hormone controls the activity of a gene known as IGFBP2 in ... Read more...

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Red wine may help treat diabetes


October 15th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): The much touted naturally produced molecule called resveratrol, found in red wine, may help squeeze out diabetes, says a new study.In the study, resveratrol has been shown to ... Read more...

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