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2011-04-05 18:02:44

Researchers have identified a molecular switch that appears to be a common feature in the development of fatty liver disease.

2011-03-23 20:22:59

Scientists have known for years that belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke.

2011-03-10 23:17:56

The liver normally makes and stores fat, which is required in moderation for normal body function.

2011-03-09 13:48:33

Scientists have shed light on why some people are apple-shaped and others are pear-shaped.

2011-02-02 14:45:00

ALBANY, Ga., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new 2010 Dietary Guidelines address the American obesity epidemic by telling consumers to "maintain calorie balance over time" and to do it by "consuming nutrient-dense foods" such as peanuts.

2011-02-01 17:28:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week the U.S. government released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans with few changes since the 2005 version.

2011-02-01 17:43:42

Two lasers are better than one in a new technique called label-free stimulated Raman scattering microscopy that allows researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard University to identify the genes that regulate fat storage in the body.

2011-02-01 06:16:00

Limiting Saturated and Solid Fat Intake Can Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a country where cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing, dietary changes are critical.

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2011-01-27 10:25:00

According to a Spanish study published Wednesday, eating “junk foods” - foods with high levels of trans-fats and saturated fats - increases the risk of depression confirming previous studies.

2011-01-27 08:46:39

Eating foods pumped full of trans-fats and saturated fats increases the risk of suffering from depression, according to a new study.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.