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2011-09-26 15:12:58

By measuring the radioactive isotope carbon-14, scientists at Karolinska Institutet have revealed an association between lipid cell dysfunction and diseases such as obesity, diabetes and blood lipid disorders. The study, which is presented in the journal Nature, can lead to new approaches to combating metabolic diseases. The results show that fat cells in overweight people have a higher capacity for storing fats but a lower capacity for ridding themselves of them. "One might intuitively...

Trans Fats From Ruminant Animals May Be Beneficial
2011-09-08 04:51:33

  A Canadian review, published in the latest edition of Advances In Nutrition suggests that trans fatty acids from ruminant animal sources, dairy, beef and lamb, may have beneficial health effects including reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. Spencer Proctor, one of the review authors and Director of the Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases Laboratory at the University of Alberta in Canada says, “The body of evidence clearly points to a change needed...

2011-09-06 22:16:12

When mice are given a more engaging place to live with greater opportunities for social stimulation, some of their energy-storing white fat is transformed to energy-burning brown fat. As a result, the animals expend more energy and lose weight even as they eat more. The findings reported in the September Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, point to the powerful effect that animals' social and physical environments can have on their metabolisms. "I'm still amazed at the degree of fat...

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...

2011-08-08 11:15:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL has partnered with "Weird Al" Yankovic for the World Premiere of "'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! - The Alpocalypse Tour," the Grammy® Award-winning artist's first special since 1999, as well as the release of an extended, feature-length cut of the concert film on DVD and Blu-Ray via Paramount Home Entertainment and across DTO platforms, it was announced today by David Bernath, executive vice president, program strategy and...

2011-07-05 12:21:46

UCI study helps explain why potato chips, french fries are complicit in weight gain Recent studies have revealed potato chips and french fries to be the worst contributors to weight gain "“ and with good reason. Have you ever wondered why you can't eat just one chip or a single fry? It's not just the carbohydrates at fault. UC Irvine researchers Daniele Piomelli, Nicholas DiPatrizio and colleagues found that fats in these foods make them nearly irresistible and trigger a surprising...

2011-06-28 07:30:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Having a lower percentage of body fat may not always lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to this study. The Institute researchers, Douglas P. Kiel, M.D., M.P.H., and David Karasik, Ph.D., who are working with the Framingham Heart Study, identified a gene that is linked with having less body fat, but also with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, examples of so-called "metabolic diseases." "We've uncovered a truly fascinating...


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