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‘Gluttony gene’ forces you to gobble non-stop


March 19th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on a 'gluttony gene' that converts you into an eating machine even if you are full.Mice tests have demonstrated that a mutation on ... Read more...

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Found! Hormone that makes you pile on pounds


October 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) A hormone like leptin could hold the key to why and how people pile on pounds.Our bodies secrete leptin in response to increasing fat deposits, said ... Read more...

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Lambs offer clues to why kids born to obese mums are fat


March 15th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Lambs are helping researchers understand why babies born to obese mothers are more likely to become fat.A team from the universities of Wyoming and Texas found a ... Read more...

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New discovery opens way to fat busting pill


March 8th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) A new discovery in mice could potentially pave the way to a fat busting pill for humans.Harvard scientists found that reducing the function of a protein, ... Read more...

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Late to bed, early to rise way to heart attack


February 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Sleeping for less than six hours a night boosts the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke. But beware -- those who have too much sleep ... Read more...

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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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New study explains ‘yo-yo effect’ of slimming diets


January 13th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has found that the hormones related to appetite play an important role in the likelihood of regaining weight after dieting.The study found that people with ... Read more...

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Strict diet cuts risk of breast cancer


October 6th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) A strict diet two days a week comprising only vegetables, fruits, milk and a salty beverage could prevent breast cancer.Women who cut back to just 650 calories a ... Read more...

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Strict diet 2 days a week ‘cuts breast cancer risk by 40pc’


October 6th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 06 (ANI): A new study has indicated that a strict diet for two days a week consisting solely of vegetables, fruit, milk and a mug of Bovril could prevent breast ... Read more...

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Fat cells are not just dormant storage depots for calories, but an active organ


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): The fat tissue in those spare tires and lower belly pooches - is not just a dormant storage depot for surplus calories, but is an active organ that ... Read more...

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Exercise ‘makes you feel full’


August 25th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Brazilian researchers have discovered that exercise not only helps you shed kilos by burning calories but also makes you feel full by triggering neurons in the brain.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Sitting too long ‘ups death risk’


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has found that the more time people spent sitting down, the greater their risk of death.American Cancer Society researcher Alpa Patel says that irrespective of ... Read more...

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‘Physically fit teens have better appetite control and energy expenditure’


July 16th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A research reveals that children in good shape have better appetite control and energy expenditure.The study conducted at the Department of Physiology of the University of Granada revealed ... Read more...

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Brain-hormone circuit that helps police diabetes, female fertility unraveled


April 9th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): The hormones leptin and insulin work together in specific neurons in the hypothalamus region of the brain to affect both the regulation of blood sugar levels in the ... Read more...

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Pill that tells brain to stop eating in offing


January 27th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers are working to develop a pill composed of leptin, the protein that tells our brain to stop eating and, hence, reverse obesity. Leptin regulates appetite in mammals and ... Read more...

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Weight-loss pill on the anvil


January 27th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists from University of Montreal are developing an appetite suppressing pill composed of leptin, the protein that tells the brain to stop eating.Leptin regulates appetite in mammals ... Read more...

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Brain prods you into gorging on good food


September 14th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) The brain prods you into splurging on an extra ice-cream scoop or that second burger, practically sabotaging your efforts to get back into shape, a new study says. Findings ... Read more...

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Blame the brain for overeating


September 14th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): The next time you sabotage your efforts to get back on track after bingeing on an extra scoop of ice cream blame the brain, says a new study.A ... Read more...

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Neurons that control obesity identified in fruit flies


August 19th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): In a novel study conducted in fruit flies, researchers have identified two groups of neurons that control obesity.Lead researcher Kai Zinn, professor of biology at California Institute of ... Read more...

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Obesity ‘ups prostate cancer recurrence risk’


August 14th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin scientist, has shown that obesity increases risk of prostate cancer recurrence for both blacks and whites.Study's lead author Jayakrishnan Jayachandran, M.D. ... Read more...

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Fat synthesizing enzyme is key to healthy skin and hair


February 15th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A team of researchers at the Gladstone Institutes of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) has discovered that an enzyme linked to the synthesis of fat in the body is ... Read more...

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Fat synthesizing enzyme is key to healthy skin, hair


February 13th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Scientists have found that an enzyme associated with the synthesis of fat in the body is also the key to healthy skin and hair. The enzyme is DGAT1. ... Read more...

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Six new obesity genes found in brain


January 9th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified six new obesity genes that are active in brain cells.In addition to the FTO and MC4R genes already known, it ... Read more...

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How your mind can suppress hunger pangs


November 27th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): You might not be keeping a check on the amount of calories youre consuming during a party, but your brain will, say Yale University researchers, who have ... Read more...

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Obese mothers to be predispose babies to obesity as adults


November 5th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher at the University at Buffalo has found that the brains of obese mothers babies can get programmed to induce obesity in adulthood, while they ... Read more...

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If you are fat, the weather must be bad


July 13th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Everything under the sun has been linked to obesity. Now the sun itself, or the lack of it, is being blamed for people being fatty. A team of ... Read more...

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Combining exercise with leptin hormone could prevent weight gain


May 28th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Combining moderate exercise with leptin hormone, once heralded as a promising obesity treatment, can renew the hormones ability to prevent weight gain, says a new study.The study ... Read more...

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Brain circuits that control hunger discovered


November 14th, 2007 - 3:03 am ICT by admin
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