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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.

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.

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.

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.

2011-07-05 12:21:46

Recent studies have revealed potato chips and french fries to be the worst contributors to weight gain – and with good reason.

2011-06-28 07:30:15

Having a lower percentage of body fat may not always lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to this study.

2011-06-27 14:19:41

Having a lower percentage of body fat may not always lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes.

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.


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