Latest Lipid Stories

A New Target For The Treatment Of Diabetes And Obesity
2012-08-02 15:15:52

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a potential target for treating diabetes and obesity. Studying mice, they found that when the target protein was disabled, the animals became more sensitive to insulin and were less likely to get fat even when they ate a high-fat diet that caused their littermates to become obese. The findings are published online in the journal Cell Metabolism. The researchers studied how the body manufactures fat...

2012-07-27 06:30:47

(Ivanhoe newswire) - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. While research has shown that increasing the amount of n-3 fatty acids within your diet could help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new research shows that might not be all true. The new blind, randomized, placebo study looked at 12,536 patients of at least 50 years of age with a high risk for cardiovascular events that has impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, or diabetes....

Debate Rages Over Cholesterol Screening For Children
2012-07-24 08:26:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to recent commentary by Thomas Newman, MD, MPH, Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH and Stephen Hulley, MD, MPH, of the  University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, new recommendations for lipid screening in children are based on opinion and "fail to weigh health benefits against potential harms." The guidelines were written by a panel assembled by the National Heart, Lung and...

2012-07-17 15:13:00

A study of teenage girls with eating disorders has shown that reduced essential fatty acid levels returned to normal once the girls increased their weight to a healthy level. The research, published in the August issue of Acta Paediatrica, suggests that it is not necessary to give omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements to adolescent girls with eating disorders. "Essential fatty acid status is altered in eating disorders that result in weight loss" explains co-author Dr Ingemar...

By Keeping Their 'Antennae' Up, Lipid Helps Cells Find Their Way
2012-07-09 15:07:12

A lipid that helps lotion soften the skin also helps cells find and stay in the right location in the body by ensuring they keep their "antennae" up, scientists report. Each cell has an antenna, or cilium, that senses the environment then determines where to go and what to do when it arrives, said Dr. Erhard Bieberich, biochemist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University. "A cell is blind; it does not see, it does not feel; it doesn't know where it is,"...

2012-07-04 23:03:01

The novel Natural Sciences Repository aims to provide reliable information on various areas of scientific interest and presents it's content in the simplest words and terms possible. The site has now added the categories Acid Alkaline Diet and Enzyme to it's Acid section. The Diet category contains scientific information on the acid alkaline diet, which is a form of dietary practice based on the belief that several foods we consume leave an alkaline residue in the body. The second newly...

2012-07-04 06:25:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New fruit fly research sheds light on fatty acid metabolism in muscle, which could ultimately have implications for people who restrict calories in the hopes of gaining a longer life. Fruit flies on dietary restriction need to be physically active in order to reap the lifespan extending benefits that come from their simple diet. If this same principle holds true in humans, those who restrict calories in their diets need to make sure that they eat enough to avoid...

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