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2012-02-06 22:18:31

Sanford-Burnham study shows that the pathway to losing fat is heavily influenced by a hormone produced in the heart It's well known that exercising reduces body weight because it draws on fat stores that muscle can burn as fuel. But a new study at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) suggests that the heart also plays a role in breaking down fat. In their study, published February 6 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Sheila Collins, Ph.D. and colleagues...

2012-02-06 22:16:43

Brown adipose tissue (often known as brown fat) is a specialized tissue that burns calories to generate body heat in rodents and newborn humans. Recently, adult humans have also been found to possess brown fat. This piqued the interest of researchers seeking to combat the obesity epidemic, the thought being that increasing the amount of brown fat a person has will make them lose weight. A team of researchers led by Sheila Collins, at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Orlando,...

2012-01-30 06:08:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Can brown fat make you thinner? A research team led by Andre Carpentier and Denis Richard at the Université de Sherbrook, in Quebec; attempted to find the answer. Brown adipose tissue also known as brown fat is a tissue known to burn calories and generate body heat in new born babies and rodents. Recently, adult humans were also found to have a small percentage of brown fat. The Canadian researchers were intrigued by the idea that if they could develop...

2012-01-24 22:02:49

Brown adipose tissue (often known as brown fat) is a specialized tissue that burns calories to generate body heat in rodents and newborn humans, neither of which shiver. Recently, adult humans have also been found to possess brown fat. This fact piqued the interest of researchers seeking to combat the obesity epidemic, the thought being that if they could develop ways to increase the amount of brown fat a person has that person will become slimmer. One hitch to this idea is it has never...

2012-01-12 21:43:00

Why do we like fatty foods so much? We can blame our taste buds. Our tongues apparently recognize and have an affinity for fat, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They have found that variations in a gene can make people more or less sensitive to the taste of fat. The study is the first to identify a human receptor that can taste fat and suggests that some people may be more sensitive to the presence of fat in foods. The study is available...

2012-01-05 11:06:23

Is obesity in infants “programmed” in the womb? Previously, researchers assumed that consumption of “bad” fats during pregnancy contribute to excessive infant adipose tissue growth and that “good” Omega 3 fatty acids prevent expansive adipose tissue development. An intervention study run by the Technische Universität München (TUM) showed no evidence to support this “perinatal programming” theory. Expectant mothers...

2011-11-02 21:54:09

The toxic byproducts produced by the breakdown of unsaturated fats lead to a higher likelihood of severe inflammation, cell death and multi-system organ failure among acute pancreatitis patients who are obese, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their findings, published online today in Science Translational Medicine, provide new insight into how fat can induce complications after sudden inflammatory, non-infectious illnesses. Doctors have observed that...

2011-10-31 07:00:00

Homeopathic fat-release system eHCG and Human Growth Hormone eHGH will now be available through Vitamin Wagon. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 Vitamin Wagon has added AnuMed's popular eHGH (Human Growth Hormone) to its already popular homeopathic fat-release formula, e-HCG. The eHGH (Human Growth Hormone) is a natural aid which helps to reduce wrinkles, enhance energy level, reduce fat, increase lean body mass, heighten sexual potency, sharpen the memory, improve sleep and...

2011-10-24 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE symbol: OME), a nutritional ingredient company and the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today announced that it has retained Lipid Technologies, LLC as a strategic advisor in connection with its omega-3 fish oil and omega-3 concentrate research and development efforts. Lipid Technologies is an analytical services and biotechnology consulting company that specializes in the...

2011-10-11 12:41:22

Activating a specialized type of fat, known as brown adipose tissue, may help combat obesity as well as result in better glucose control for type 2 diabetes, according to new research conducted by scientists at the UC Metabolic Diseases Institute. The current UC study suggests that activating brown adipose tissue through targeted inhibition of the cannabinoid receptor 1, also known as CB1, could effectively reduce body weight and blood glucose by increasing calorie burning in brown adipose...