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Can This Drug Control Appetite And Help With Weight Loss?
2012-07-27 11:43:28

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Elastic bands and exercise programs are a few of the many avenues available to consumers who would like to lose weight. However, new studies have been conducted on treatments that could lead to long-term weight loss. Researchers believe that the drug could help in losing weight and keeping weight off for longer periods of time. The drug, which ups the body´s sensitivity to the hormone leptin, is featured in a recent edition...

2012-07-16 23:03:54

A recent study by researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), published in the July 3 issue of Cell Metabolism, has identified the link between metabolic disease and cancer. Senior author Barbara Kahn, MD, a scientist at BIDMC and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, stated that “Maintaining normal body weight requires tight control of energy homeostasis, which necessitates a constant flow of metabolic input to the hypothalamus in the form of nutrients...

2012-07-08 23:00:51

Flawless Beauty is proud to be one of three American distributers of new weight loss system. Asbury Park, NJ (PRWEB) July 08, 2012 Flawless Beauty & Skin, an online retailer for beauty and health products is now a proud provider of the Leptin Slimming Coffee line. Flawless Beauty is one of three authorized distribution centers for Smart Sense, the makers of Leptin Slimming Coffee and other unique slimming supplements. “The Leptin Green Coffee works by reducing appetite and...

2012-06-25 21:17:07

A pre-diet measurement of two hormones related to weight regulation can help predict which dieters will be more likely to maintain their weight loss and who will not, according to a new study. The results will be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. With obesity rates in many countries steadily climbing, more people are turning to diets to lose weight. But, for many people, maintaining the weight loss can be extremely difficult, leading to a...

Appetite Control With New Brain Receptor
2012-06-08 06:08:39

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Losing weight and eating healthier have gone hand-in-hand for some time. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) recently discovered how to help people in their goals for weight loss; a brain receptor that was found to have abilities to help regulate appetite. The study, published in the online edition of Cell, could help create new drugs focused on combating obesity. "We've identified a receptor that is intimately involved in...

2012-05-22 09:17:51

Neurogenesis spurred by a high-fat diet encourages more eating and fat storage, animal study suggests New nerve cells formed in a select part of the brain could hold considerable sway over how much you eat and consequently weigh, new animal research by Johns Hopkins scientists suggests in a study published in the May issue of Nature Neuroscience. The idea that the brain is still forming new nerve cells, or neurons, into adulthood has become well-established over the past several...

2012-05-03 09:06:03

It seems improbable that a baby born underweight would be prone to obesity, but it is well documented that these children tend to put on weight in youth if they're allowed free access to calories. Now, researchers believe they understand why this happens. A new animal model study at UCLA has found that in low—birth-weight babies whose growth was restricted in the womb, the level of appetite-producing neuropeptides in the brain's hypothalamus – the central control of the...

Lack  Of  Sleep Is Linked To Obesity, New Evidence Shows
2012-04-17 08:59:06

Under 6 hours of sleep can impact appetite regulation and increase BMI Can lack of sleep make you fat? A new paper which reviews the evidence from sleep restriction studies reveals that inadequate sleep is linked to obesity. The research, published in a special issue of the The American Journal of Human Biology, explores how lack of sleep can impact appetite regulation, impair glucose metabolism and increase blood pressure. "Obesity develops when energy intake is greater than...

2012-04-12 13:14:20

A new University of Illinois study contains a warning for obese women who are planning pregnancies. Even if they eat a healthy diet when they are pregnant, their babies will develop in an unhealthy environment that places the infants at risk for future health problems. "We can see fat sequestered in the placentas of obese mothers when it should be going to the baby to support its growth. The nutrient supply region in the placenta of an obese mother is half the size of that of a...

Image 1 - Study Finds Current BMI Scale Too Lenient When Diagnosing Obesity
2012-04-03 13:14:27

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers reported in the journal PLoS ONE this week that obesity in America is significantly worse than previously thought. According to a study by Eric R. Braverman, M.D. and Nirav Shah, M.D., M.P.H., the BMI formula is an outdated mathematical equation that needs to evolve to help correctly evaluate body fat. The study suggests that adjusting the BMI will have broad population health implications, leading some who were not necessarily considered to...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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