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2010-11-07 00:16:27

Bestselling author of "The Zone," Dr. Barry Sears, to address international gathering of medical and nutrition professionals in Mexico. Marblehead, MA (PRWEB) November 5, 2010 Dr. Barry Sears, the bestselling author of "The Zone," will give a talk entitled "The Impact of Early Nutrition in the Health of the Adult" at the International Fetal Symposium to be held in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, Nov. 18-21, Zone Labs announced. "It is now being recognized that mother's nutrition during pregnancy...

2010-11-03 15:12:26

It's no secret that obesity is hard on the heart. More than 30 percent of Americans are obese, and many of them are also at increased risk for cancer, diabetes and heart disease. However, there are numerous causes of obesity and other risk factors for each of these conditions, making it difficult to tease them apart. At Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), a team led by Sean Oldham, Ph.D., and Rolf Bodmer, Ph.D., recently created a simple model to link high-fat diet,...

2010-10-20 18:59:53

Unique Relationship Observed Between Grain Intake and Visceral Adipose Tissue People who consume several servings of whole grains per day while limiting daily intake of refined grains appear to have less of a type of fat tissue thought to play a key role in triggering cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Researcher Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University observed lower volumes of Visceral Adipose Tissue...

2010-10-14 00:51:24

Scientists are reporting new evidence that the fat tissue in those spare tires and lower belly pooches "” far from being a dormant storage depot for surplus calories "” is an active organ that sends chemical signals to other parts of the body, perhaps increasing the risk of heart attacks, cancer, and other diseases. They are reporting discovery of 20 new hormones and other substances not previously known to be secreted into the blood by human fat cells and verification that fat...

2010-09-29 05:00:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega-3 pioneer and industry leader Nordic Naturals announced today that its commitment to producing only the natural triglyceride form of fish oil has been reconfirmed and heightened this week by new scientific research in this field. Dr. Jorn Dyerberg and Danish co-workers demonstrated that the bioavailability of omega-3s in the re-esterified triglyceride form was 70 percent higher than omega-3s in the ethyl ester form, according to new...

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2010-09-03 12:49:27

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the molecular mechanism that makes omega-3 fatty acids so effective in reducing chronic inflammation and insulin resistance. The discovery could lead to development of a simple dietary remedy for many of the more than 23 million Americans suffering from diabetes and other conditions. Writing in the advance online edition of the September 3 issue of the journal Cell, Jerrold Olefsky, MD, and colleagues...

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2010-07-24 07:30:42

Researchers have known that overweight children tend to have "flatter" feet than their normal-weight peers, but it has not been clear whether the problem is because of a potential problem in the structure of the foot bone or simply extra fat padding. A new study suggests it could be both. Generally, people with flat feet have a lowered arch at the inside of the foot, which typically makes them leave a complete footprint on a flat surface. All babies and toddlers have flat feet, with the arch...

2010-07-15 02:59:05

Study is first to look at trans fat trends in major fast food chains Five major fast food chains have significantly decreased trans fats in the oils they use to cook food, according to new research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The latest research findings suggest that major fast food chains may have been responsive to health concerns from the public and that potential future marketplace shifts to watch for in response to current nutrition concerns include changes...

2010-07-12 12:35:10

New research being presented today (12 July) at the UK National Stem Cell Network Annual Science Meeting in Nottingham shows that adding fat to mouse stem cells grown in the lab affects their response to the signals that push them to develop into one or other of the main types of fat storage cells "“ subcutaneous (under the skin) or visceral (around the organs). Visceral fat "“ the so-called "pot-belly" "“ indicates a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2...

2010-07-01 16:25:06

Better understanding of body's response to fasting may lead to therapies for metabolic disorders Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have found that an enzyme with several important roles in energy metabolism also helps to turn off the body's generation of fats and cholesterol under conditions of fasting. The report in Genes & Development describes how SIRT1, one of a group of enzymes called sirtuins, suppresses the activity of a family of proteins called SREBPs, which...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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