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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...

2010-06-18 12:45:44

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that Sfrp5, which refers to secreted frizzled-related protein 5, is an anti-inflammatory adipokine whose expression is disrupted in animal models of obesity and type 2 diabetes. The findings, which currently appear on-line in Science, may provide a new way of targeting metabolic disease, specifically obesity. Obesity is a predisposing factor for metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes, which is often associated...

2010-06-14 18:30:00

CHICAGO, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) voted today at its Annual Meeting to adopt the following new public health policies: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081209/AMALOGO) Public Health Lessons from the Gulf Oil Spill New policy adopted today will pair the AMA with the appropriate federal agencies to convene an expert panel to address the immediate and long-term human and environmental health impacts of the massive oil spill in the...

2010-05-10 08:59:12

Recent decades have seen a huge increase in type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This is a result of people being less active and eating fattier diets, which can lead to obesity and, in turn, diabetes. In a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, researchers have discovered properties of insulin which reduce inflammation caused by obesity and can therefore lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. When you put on weight, your fat tissue grows and begins to...

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2010-05-09 09:08:01

Inflammation enzyme regulates the production of brown fat tissue Love handles, muffin tops and stomach tires "“ white fat tissue forms the typical curves in the notorious problem areas to store energy. Exactly the opposite happens in brown fat tissue: Instead of being stored, energy gets transformed into heat. To the dismay of many people, adults have only small amounts of this energy burner. By contrast, babies and animals in hibernation have lots of it in their bodies where it serves...

2010-04-15 05:00:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Baby's DHA from Nordic Naturals is the safe and effective way to ensure that growing babies from 5 to 35 pounds receive the important omega-3 essential fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Scientific research shows that an adequate intake of DHA is vital for the healthy development of the brain, eyes and nervous system in infants. Packaged in a 2 oz. glass bottle with measured dropper, Baby's DHA is made from Nordic Naturals Gold Standard Arctic Cod...

2010-04-06 11:35:35

Last year, researchers made a game-changing realization: brown fat, the energy-burning stuff that keeps babies warm, isn't just for the youngest among us. Adults have it, too (if they are lucky, anyway), and it is beginning to look like the heat-generating tissue might hold considerable metabolic importance for familiar and irritating trends, like our tendency to put on extra weight as we age. If we can find a way to hold onto, make more, or activate brown fat, it might be one way to help...

2010-03-25 12:45:32

It has been a common opinion that inflammation in adipose tissue may cause insulin resistance, and thereby type 2 diabetes. However, recent research from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, question the theory that inflammation in the body fat is only pernicious. Instead the findings suggest that a certain form of body fat inflammation is necessary for fat cell turnover in the lean, healthy state. In 2008 the same group of...