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Primates Expend Less Energy
2014-01-14 07:54:31

[ Watch the Video: Half The Legs Equals Half The Energy ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Humans and other primates burn 50 percent fewer calories each day than other mammals, and their slower metabolisms could explain why they mature slowly and live longer lives, according to a study published in Monday’s edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Furthermore, an international team of researchers led by Hunter College...

Researchers Advise New Plan Against Obesity
2012-07-05 05:36:37

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The bubonic plague. Influenza. These are both examples of illnesses that have affected the U.S. population in the past. However, more and more research has shown that the new illness of concern is obesity. As such, scientists are working together to create a possible solution. Recently, obesity researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado revealed that the U.S. needs to develop a new plan to combat the...

2012-01-31 02:00:00

HØRSHOLM, Denmark, January 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The new generation of VELUX roof windows sets new standards for energy efficiency and comfort in roof windows The VELUX Group - the global leader in roof windows and skylights - is launching a new generation of roof windows that take energy efficiency, daylight, and comfort to new and higher levels. "We have been working intensively during the past years to develop the new generation of VELUX roof...

2011-11-18 02:54:24

There is no doubt that eating a balanced diet is essential for maintaining a healthy body weight as well as appropriate arousal and energy balance, but the details about how the nutrients we consume are detected and processed in the brain remain elusive. Now, a research study discovers intriguing new information about how dietary nutrients influence brain cells that are key regulators of energy balance in the body. The study, published by Cell Press in the November 17 issue of the journal...

2011-09-06 22:09:26

Scientists have discovered a biological switch that gives energy-storing white fat the characteristics of energy-burning brown fat. The findings could lead to new strategies for treating obesity. The animal study by researchers at The Ohio State University Medical Center shows that the change is due to the activation of a nerve and biochemical pathway that begins in the hypothalamus, an area of the brain involved in energy balance, and ends in white fat cells. This pathway, called the...

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2011-06-07 08:00:04

Researchers decode an important mechanism through which insulin in the hypothalamus controls the body's energy balance Fat-rich food makes you fat. Behind this simple equation lie complex signaling pathways, through which the neurotransmitters in the brain control the body's energy balance. Scientists at the Cologne-based Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research and the Cluster of Excellence in Cellular Stress Responses in Ageing-associated Diseases (CECAD) at the University of Cologne...

2010-11-09 15:06:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As obesity rates and the cost of healthcare continue to be on the rise, the 2010 mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. is bringing together industry thought leaders, researchers, and policy makers to discuss the opportunities to address pressing public health issues utilizing mobile health technology. BodyMedia Inc., the pioneer in developing wearable body monitoring systems, recently announced the findings from two clinical studies that yielded...

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2010-05-05 14:00:00

The recent start of the North American cycling season marks the beginning of a physically demanding time for elite and professional bicycle racers who participate in multi-day stage races. Previous research has found that competitive cyclists have significantly lower bone mineral density (BMD) than other endurance athletes, making them more susceptible to fractures. The reasons for the reduced bone mass in elite cyclists are not fully understood, but one explanation is an imbalance between...

2009-11-04 14:05:24

Significant behavioral changes needed to maintain weight loss, according to commentary in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association Americans continue to get heavier. Most weight control methods short of bariatric surgery are generally considered ineffective in preventing obesity or reducing weight. The term energy gap was coined to estimate the change in energy balance (intake and expenditure) behaviors required to achieve and sustain reduced body weight outcomes in individuals and...

2009-10-27 15:42:03

Results reported today at the Obesity Society conference A nutrition professor at the University of Rhode Island studying the effects of chewing sugar-free gum on weight management has found that it can help to reduce calorie intake and increase energy expenditure. Kathleen Melanson, URI associate professor of nutrition and food sciences, compared gum chewing to non-gum chewing in healthy adult volunteers who came to her lab for two standardized tests in random order. When study subjects...