By blocking the expression of a certain gene in patients, University of Montreal researchers have contributed to the demonstration of great decreases in the concentration of triglycerides in their blood, even in various severe forms of hypertriglyceridemia and regardless of the base values or the treatment the patient usually receives.
–Universite de Montreal|2015-07-29
A group of researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has reached deep into the human gut, plucked out a couple enzymes produced by bacteria residing there and determined their biological activities and molecular structures -- details that should shed new light on how we digest many of the foods we eat.
–American Crystallographic Association (ACA)|2015-07-29
Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine will lead a collaborative four-year study aimed at understanding the neurological mechanisms responsible for changes in taste following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and also diet-induced obesity.
–University of Georgia|2015-07-27
Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a molecule that acts as an exercise mimic, which could potentially help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity.
–University of Southampton|2015-07-27
Approximately 30% of the population suffer from fatty liver disease, the commonest liver disease in the Western world. The disease can lead to inflammation and cirrhosis of the liver. A joint study by the University of Haifa and the Tel Aviv Medical Center has found that gym training, and not only aerobic exercises, can help reduce liver fat
–University of Haifa|2015-07-27
The brain’s effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it’s a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals with stress and metabolism.
–University of Florida|2015-07-23
A clinical study finds that regular consumption of beet juice had positive cardiovascular effects on subjects during exercise and led to increased endurance. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.
–American Physiological Society (APS)|2015-07-22
What’s in the newspaper today can predict how skinny or fat a country’s population will be tomorrow, says new research published in BMC Public Health.
Saint Louis University researchers showed a relationship between mom’s weight during her first uncomplicated pregnancy and problems with subsequent babies.
–Saint Louis University Medical Center|2015-07-20
Other topics include limb lengthening, Alzheimer's research, medical licensing, and more.
In the fight against childhood obesity, summer is one of the most challenging times of the year. Many children finish the school year in June fitter and leaner than when they go back to school in August
–Loyola University Health System|2015-07-17
In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about obese people attaining normal weight; circumcision’s link to health insurance; health care providers’ biases based on sexual orientation.
–American Public Health Association (APHA)|2015-07-16
In a recent study conducted by Prof. Micah Leshem of the University of Haifa, no correlation was found between salt intake and an increased sense of thirst or more drinking of water – “Tavern owners can reduce the amount of salt in their bar snacks without fear of a cutting down their customers’ consumption of drinks,” says Prof. Leshem
–University of Haifa|2015-07-16
It is mind over matter and here are tips to improve or maintain health this summer, says Allison Grupski, PhD, psychologist at Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care.
–Loyola University Health System|2015-07-15
...as a cost effective prevention of more serious cardiovascular-related health issues
Nutrient gaps exist in all ages of children under 18 but adolescents and food insecure children are at greatest risk because of their eating habits, according to a July 14 presentation at IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in Chicago.
–Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)|2015-07-15
High-fat feeding can cause impairments in the functioning of the mesolimbic dopamine system, says Stephanie Fulton of the University of Montreal and the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM.) This system is a critical brain pathway controlling motivation.
–Universite de Montreal|2015-07-14
A physical education program that brings commercial-grade fitness equipment to under-resourced schools, along with a curriculum based on boosting confidence and making participation more enjoyable, dramatically increases students’ performance on California’s standardized physical fitness test, a UCLA study has found.
–University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences|2015-07-14
The new Rush Center for Obesity and Bariatric Surgery at Rush University Medical Center offers the latest minimally invasive surgical procedures, comprehensive non-surgical approaches, support programs and research for the treatment of obesity.
–Rush University Medical Center|2015-07-13
The way food is produced, accessed and funded on tribal lands must be overhauled to combat the obesity and diabetes epidemics plaguing Native Americans, according to a report released Thursday.
–Voices for Healthy Kids|2015-07-09