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Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0131.
Drugs that act on 'fasting signal' may curb insulin resistance in obese
A report has found that a signal known to play a role during fasting also switches on early in the fat tissue of obese mice as they progress toward type 2 diabetes. Moreover, treatments that block that "fasting signal" in fat prevent the animals' resistance to insulin, according to the researchers
Why do women store fat differently from men?
It's a paradox that has flummoxed women for generations -- their apparent ability to store fat more efficiently than men, despite eating proportionally fewer calories. While it has long been suspected that female sex hormones are responsible, a University of New South Wales research review has for the first time drawn a link between one hormone -- estrogen -- and its impact on fat storage for childbearing
Names turn preschoolers into vegetable lovers
Do you have a picky preschooler who's avoiding their vegetables? A new Cornell University study shows that giving vegetables catchy new names -- like "X-Ray Vision Carrots" and "Tomato Bursts" -- left preschoolers asking for more
Health campaigns that promote exercise may cause people to eat more
New research from the University of Illinois suggests that weight-loss campaigns that promote exercise may actually cause people to eat more
Mayo studies squeaky hips, joint problems of superobese, shoulder relief for young and arthritic
Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons will contribute more than 100 presentations on their latest findings for improving orthopedic clinical care and scientific research at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in Las Vegas, Feb. 25-March 1
U of I study shows benefits of hormone found in fat tissue
It's called the obesity paradox. Although obese people are more apt to suffer from inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, they are also more likely to survive a major attack caused by one of those conditions.
New findings measure precise impact of fat on cancer spread
Researchers have precisely measured the impact of a high-fat diet on the spread of cancer, finding that excessive dietary fat caused a 300 percent increase in metastasizing tumor cells in laboratory animals
Ethnic differences found for fatty liver disease and insulin resistance
A new study suggests that the metabolic response to obesity and insulin resistance, particularly as it pertains to the liver, differs among ethnic groups in the US African Americans are more resistant to the buildup of fat in the abdominal adipose tissue and liver, and to high triglyceride levels associated with insulin resistance
Healthy food availability could depend on where you live -- so does the quality of your diet
The availability of healthy food choices and your quality of diet is associated with where you live. Researchers examined healthy food availability and diet quality among Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Md., residents and found that availability of healthy foods was associated with quality of diet and 46 percent of lower-income neighborhoods had a low availability of healthy foods
Diets that reduce calories lead to weight loss, regardless of carbohydrate, protein or fat content
In a randomized clinical trial led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System, a comparison of overweight participants assigned to four different diets over a two-year period showed that reducing calories achieved weight loss regardless of whether carbohydrate, protein or fat content was emphasized
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