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2011-06-27 14:19:41

Having a lower percentage of body fat may not always lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to a study by an international consortium of investigators, including two scientists from the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS). 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,...

2011-06-08 14:05:00

The mechanisms by which obesity leads towards metabolic co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, are poorly understood and of great public health interest. A study led by Matej OreÃ…¡ič from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland suggests that adaptation of fat cell membranes to obesity may play a key role in the early stages of inflammatory disorders. Millions of adults are diagnosed as obese each year, worldwide. Many of these people suffer...

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2011-06-08 13:21:37

Scientists claim that an apple a day helps to boost muscles and fight fat. Researchers discovered that ursolic acid - a waxy substance found in apple peel - has natural body building qualities and could help people stay toned and slender. The scientists found while performing experiments that apples boost muscle growth by up to 15 percent and reduces body fat by over half. According to the new study, it also helps reduce blood sugar levels, cholesterol and harmful fatty acids. Dr....

2011-06-08 06:49:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Millions of adults are diagnosed with obesity each year, but how do fat cell membranes adapt to this high body mass index? A study led by Matej Oresic, from VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, suggests that adaptation of fat cell membranes to obesity may play a major role in early stages of inflammatory disorders. Many of those diagnosed with obesity suffer from a disorder known as metabolic syndrome which includes symptoms such as hypertension and elevated blood...

2011-05-24 22:44:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. (HDL, Inc.), a CAP accredited leader in health management, announced today that it will expand its comprehensive test menu of risk factors and biomarkers for cardiovascular and related diseases through the acquisition of Harris Scientific, Inc., a company providing omega-3 fatty acid testing based on the research of Dr. William Harris. An internationally recognized expert on how omega-3 fatty acids can benefit...

2011-05-24 18:31:19

In a large study of men in Japan, the presence of fatty liver disease by ultrasonography showed an inverse ( reduced risk) association with the frequency of moderate alcohol consumption; however, there was some suggestion of an increase in fatty liver disease with higher volume of alcohol consumed per day. Moderate drinkers had lower levels of obesity than did non-drinkers, and both obesity and metabolic abnormalities were positively associated with fatty liver disease. These findings support...

2011-05-04 19:49:05

Research Holds Promise for Heart Failure Patients Contrary to what we've been told, eliminating or severely limiting fats from the diet may not be beneficial to cardiac function in patients suffering from heart failure, a study at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine reports. Results from biological model studies conducted by assistant professor of physiology and biophysics Margaret Chandler, PhD, and other researchers, demonstrate that a high-fat diet improved overall...

2011-04-27 13:17:42

A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that while black and white children with vitamin D deficiency both had higher fat levels, black children were more likely to have higher levels of fat just under their skin and white children were more likely to have higher levels of fat between their internal organs. Studies in adults and children have shown a link between obesity and vitamin D deficiency....

2011-04-18 15:07:00

Statement Highlights: - Diet and lifestyle changes that include substituting healthy fats for unhealthy saturated and trans fats, engaging in regular physical activity and losing excess weight can reduce triglycerides - a blood fat - by 20 percent to 50 percent. - New clinical recommendations include reducing the optimal triglyceride level from <150 mg/dL to <100 mg/dL, and performing non-fasting triglyceride testing as an initial screen. DALLAS, April 18, 2011...

2011-04-14 12:24:29

Animal cell membranes are a bilayer of phospholipids (charged fat molecules) made up to various degrees of fatty acids that must be acquired from the diet. The essential polyunsaturated fatty acids have been shown to be important in resistance to a variety of diseases and in coping with changes in body temperature. It is generally believed that mammals are unable to alter the proportions of essential fatty acids in their cell membranes except by changing their diets. Furthermore, mammals are...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.