Researchers identify new pathway that controls fat formation

In work suggesting new therapeutic targets to fight obesity, UT Southwestern researchers have identified a novel mechanism that regulates the creation of fat in mammals. “Obesity is a global health problem that represents a major risk for several chronic diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer,” said Dr. Joshua Mendell, Professor of Molecular […]

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How circadian rhythms underlie energy production in the ‘good form of fat’

Circadian rhythms orchestrate a vast number of life’s processes through the activity of a 24-hour internal clock: hormone flow, blood pressure, sleep and wake cycles, and even the timing of hibernation among marmots and bears, are controlled by a biological timepiece. At the University of Pennsylvania, a team of scientists has been exploring the circadian clock and its relationship to […]

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Body fat distribution linked to higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer

In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and prostate cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may lead to a better understanding of the relationship between […]

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How interval training affects ‘belly fat’ in obese 70-year-olds

By today’s estimates, one-third of adults aged 65 or older are obese. This growing obesity trend, along with the decrease in our level of physical activity as we age, seriously raises our risk of diseases and death. We know that aging leads to a gradual decrease in lean body mass (LBM). Put simply, LBM is the entire weight of your […]

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Diet-helpers: Apple cider vinegar stimulates the metabolism and helps in Slimming

How does Apple cider vinegar on weight loss? In recent years, there have been statements that Apple cider vinegar helps against several health problems. Experts noted that Apple cider vinegar can also activate the metabolism, causing the body to use fat for the production of energy, instead of storing this fat, Obesity and obesity can lead. The scientists of the […]

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Meghan Markle's Response to Being Called a "Fat Lady" Was Perfect

Royal pregnancies are subject to endless scrutiny and there are bound to be at least one or two, uh, awkward moments. The key is to take it all in stride, and that’s exactly how Meghan Markle responded to being called a “fat lady” during a visit to an animal shelter on Wednesday. The Duchess of Sussex, who happens to be […]

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