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2012-03-15 22:00:53

American Heart Association meeting report If you don't get enough sleep, you may also eat too much – and thus be more likely to become obese. That is the findings of researchers who presented their study at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions. "We tested whether lack of sleep altered the levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin, increased the amount of food people ate, and affected...

2012-02-29 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN) today announced that it is participating in the fifth annual international Rare Disease Day to demonstrate the Company's support for patients and families who are impacted by rare diseases. Celebrated around the world today, Rare Disease Day aims to raise awareness of the more than 7,000 known rare diseases and the effects of these diseases on patients' lives, and to provide a platform of unity for...

2012-02-17 08:00:00

Bel Marra Health, ffering high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements, is lending its support to a weight loss clinical study of African Mango (Irvingia gabonensis) that shows significant improvements to body weight and body fat in obese or overweight individuals. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 Bel Marra Health, offering high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements, is lending its support to a weight loss clinical study of African Mango (Irvingia gabonensis) that shows...

2012-02-08 06:39:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire)– According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about out of 3 U.S. adults are obese and that number continues to grow.  Now some experts are looking at brains instead of bellies to find out why. Diabetes researchers at the University of Cincinnati are drawing attention to the biological factors that contribute to the rising rates of obesity and exploring options to reduce body weight. "While we don't usually think of it this way, body weight is...

2012-02-07 23:06:20

An editorial authored by University of Cincinnati (UC) diabetes researchers to be published in the Feb. 7, 2012, issue of the journal Cell Metabolism sheds light on the biological factors contributing to rising rates of obesity and discusses strategies to reduce body weight. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about one-third of U.S. adults are obese, a number that continues to climb. "While we don't usually think of it this way, body weight is regulated. How much we...

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2012-01-19 13:54:45

External stimuli control the hormonal regulation of our eating behavior Max Planck researchers have proven something scientifically for the first time that laypeople have always known: the mere sight of delicious food stimulates the appetite. A study on healthy young men has documented that the amount of the neurosecretory protein hormone ghrelin in the blood increases as a result of visual stimulation through images of food. As a main regulator, ghrelin controls both eating behavior and...

2012-01-13 12:10:11

New research in the FASEB Journal shows that bacteria that dwell in the gut may determine the outcome of a heart attack and that probiotics can tilt the scales in our favor New research published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) suggests that the types and levels of bacteria in the intestines may be used to predict a person's likelihood of having a heart attack, and that manipulating these organisms may help reduce heart attack risk. This discovery may lead to new...

2011-12-06 23:15:40

Research presented at ASCB annual meeting Is obesity a ciliopathy, a disorder such as polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which is triggered by a defect in the microscopic hair-like cilia that protrude from virtually every cell of humans and other vertebrates? University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) researchers told the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 2011 Annual Meeting in Denver on Dec. 6 that mutations in primary cilia may scramble signaling pathways in the hypothalamus, the...

2011-11-28 10:38:16

Carefully selected young, healthy neurons can functionally integrate into diseased brain circuitry Neuron transplants have repaired brain circuitry and substantially normalized function in mice with a brain disorder, an advance indicating that key areas of the mammalian brain are more reparable than was widely believed. Collaborators from Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) transplanted...

2011-11-28 10:15:31

Researchers take a step toward neuronal replacement therapy A new study has revealed that immature neurons taken from healthy mouse embryos can repair damaged brain circuitry and partially normalize metabolism when transplanted into adult mice that have grown morbidly obese due to a genetic deficiency. This proof-of-principle discovery represents one step down a long road toward neuronal replacement therapy, which researchers hope might one day be used to repair brains that have been...