Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains

Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains, according to research published in the European Heart Journal today. The study examined the associations between seven vascular risk factors and differences in the structures of parts of the brain. The strongest links were […]

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American women have better control of high blood pressure but are more obese than men

The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford examined rates and management of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and smoking and found that while there had been some improvements, women were now more likely to be obese and men less likely to have their blood pressure and diabetes under control. “The good […]

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Micro-control of liver metabolism

Researchers at TIFR have discovered molecular anticipation of feeding in the liver that is essential to ensure that the body, after fasting, adapts to utilize incoming nutrients upon re-feeding. Their findings, published in the international journal Cell Reports, show that very small RNA molecules called microRNAs control major metabolic pathways by inhibiting synthesis of proteins, and thus contribute to maintenance […]

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Lost saturation: A faulty messenger in the brain leads to Obesity

How misguided saturation of the cranial nerves plunge into a crisis The global Obesity crisis today is at a record high, and rising. Research groups are desperately in search of new insights and therapeutic possibilities of intervention, in order to counteract this development. German Researchers have found a type of switch in the brain, the nerves, the function of Saturation […]

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New diet study: Breakfast waiver allows us to lose weight easier!

Weight loss on Breakfast? The statement that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for people who are trying to remove, doesn’t really seem to apply. Previously it was said that people take in the morning, a balanced Breakfast, slimming successful, compared with people who consume no Breakfast, but an Australian research team comes to a different […]

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Identity crisis of satiety neurons leads to obesity

Obesity − as research in the past decade has shown − is first and foremost a brain disease. Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, partners in the German Center for Diabetes Research, have now discovered a molecular switch that controls the function of satiety neurons and therefore body weight. The findings were published in the journal Nature Metabolism. The worldwide epidemic […]

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Americans concerned about weight, but don’t understand link to heart conditions, health

A Cleveland Clinic survey finds that while most Americans (88 percent) understand that there is a connection between a healthy heart and a healthy weight, most aren’t doing enough — or anything — to combat their own weight issues. The survey found 74 percent are concerned about their weight and 65 percent are worried about getting heart disease due to […]

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Bad cholesterol: ‘Slim down’ fat-carrying particles to reduce its spread

The enzyme that ‘loads up’ fat-carrying particles in the liver before they are transported around the body has been identified for the first time by scientists at the University of Warwick. The discovery also reveals how to ‘slim down’ these particles to reduce the amount of the worst type of ‘bad’ cholesterol distributed throughout the body and could pave the […]

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Screen time before bed puts children at risk of anxiety, obesity and poor sleep

Pre-teens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep, a new study reveals. The risk is comparatively lower for children who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all before bedtime. Pre-sleep device use The study by researchers from […]

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Those with inadequate access to food likely to suffer from obesity

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, over one-third of U.S. adults are obese. At the same time, obesity is the second leading cause of premature death in the North America and Europe. A recent study by public policy professors Alexander Testa and Dylan Jackson at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) assesses the link between […]

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