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June 28, 2022

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No More Binge Eating: Signal Pathway in the Brain That Controls Food Intake Discovered

Researchers have developed a novel approach to treating eating disorders. The scientists showed that a group of nerve cells in the hypothalamus ...
Researchers have identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise and can effectively reduce food intake and obesity ...

A Single Hormone Directs Body's Responses to Low-Protein Diet

A single hormone appears to coordinate the lifespan extension produced by a low-protein diet. Low-protein diets produce beneficial metabolic effects in aged mice, improving metabolic health, reducing ...

Microbes Help Orchestrate How the Gut Uses Its Genes

The microbes that help break down food actually tell the gut how to do its job better, according to a new study in mice. The researchers said it appears that the microbes are able to influence which ...
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Study Shows People 'Right Size' Portions of High-Calorie Foods

New research has revealed that humans moderate the size of energy-rich meals they eat, suggesting people are smarter eaters than previously ...

Weight Loss With Bariatric Surgery Cuts the Risk of Developing Cancer and Death from Cancer

A new study shows that among adults with obesity, weight loss achieved with bariatric surgery was associated with a 32% lower risk of developing cancer and a 48% lower risk of cancer-related death ...

What Will It Take to Transform Obesity Care for All?

A new framework for managing obesity care in primary care settings, and efforts to educate clinicians about the appropriate use of obesity medications, aim to improve care for this chronic ...

Scientists Discover a Potential New Marker to Personalized Therapy for Breast Cancer

A new study has discovered that 'crown-like structures' surrounding breast tumors in overweight and obese patients could hinder their response to therapy. The findings of this study could ...

Weights Can Be Weapons in Battle Against Obesity

Despite the commonly held belief aerobic exercise is essential for weight loss, a new study has found resistance training can have equally positive results -- in conjunction with reducing calorie ...

Obesity in Pregnancy Increases Risk of Lifelong Cardiovascular Disease in Offspring

Maternal obesity impairs heart health and function of the fetus according to a new study in mice. The study found that maternal obesity causes molecular changes in the heart of the fetus and alters ...

Scientists Study Links Between Obesity, Age and Body Chemistry

A team of scientists is making inroads in understanding the relationship between certain enzymes that are normally produced in the body and their role in regulating obesity and controlling liver ...

Diets High in Fiber Associated With Less Antibiotic Resistance in Gut Bacteria

Healthy adults who eat a diverse diet with at least 8-10 grams of soluble fiber a day have fewer antibiotic-resistant microbes in their guts, according to a new study. The results lead directly to ...

'New and Improved' Supermarkets Trim Childhood Obesity in NYC

Access to newer supermarkets that offer fresh foods in some of New York City's poorest neighborhoods was linked to a 1% decline in obesity rates among public school students living nearby, a new ...

Vegan Diets Boost Weight Loss, Lower Blood Sugar in Adults With Overweight or Type 2 Diabetes

An analysis of 11 randomized trials finds that adhering to vegan diets for at least 12 weeks may boost weight loss and glucose control in adults with overweight or type 2 ...

Obesity Threatens U.S. Military Readiness, Experts Say

A new article outlines the research and practices needed to combat the US obesity epidemic and its impact on military ...

Cutting Calories and Eating at the Right Time of Day Leads to Longer Life in Mice

In a study that followed hundreds of mice over their lifespans, calorie restriction combined with time-restricted eating boosted ...

Active Brown Adipose Tissue Protects Against 'Pre-Prediabetes'

In a prospective study of young, lean adults, PET/CT imaging revealed that higher levels of active brown adipose tissue (also known as 'brown fat') are more prevalent in individuals who ...

Diet Type Can Increase Potentially Harmful Gas in the Gut

Scientists looked at colonic hydrogen sulfide -- a toxic gas in the body that smells like rotten eggs -- production in people in response to animal- and plant-based diet ...

Brain Networks Can Play Role in Weight-Loss Success

When it comes to weight loss, the old adage it's all in your head may be true. Scientists have shown that two specific networks in the brain can strongly influence how successful a person will ...

Combination of Drugs for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes May Be More Effective Than a Single Therapy

Researchers have identified new drug combinations to treat people with obesity and Type 2 diabetes. The goal is to develop personalized prescriptions that are more effective than single drugs and ...

Study Finds Children With Vegetarian Diet Have Similar Growth and Nutrition Compared to Children Who Eat Meat

A study of nearly 9,000 children found those who eat a vegetarian diet had similar measures of growth and nutrition compared to children who eat meat. The study also found that children with a ...

A Novel Therapy Ameliorates Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet

A novel therapy ameliorates obesity and Type 2 diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet. The therapy acts through sustained release of nitric oxide, a gaseous signaling chemical whose most important ...

New Article Outlines the Characteristics of a 'Longevity Diet'

In a new article, researchers describe the 'longevity diet,' a multi-pillar approach based on studies of various aspects of diet, from food composition and calorie intake to the length and ...

'Keto' Molecule May Be Useful in Preventing and Treating Colorectal Cancer, Study Suggests

Beta-hydroxybutyrate, an alternative-energy molecule produced by the body in response to starvation or low-carb diets, strongly suppresses the growth of colorectal tumors in lab experiments, ...

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