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oatmeal keeps you full
2014-06-11 03:30:08

Pollock Communications Study finds that 150 calories of instant oatmeal provides greater satiety than equal calories of ready-to-eat oat cereal New research published in the Nutrition Journal reveals that calorie-for-calorie, even a serving of instant oatmeal is more filling than a ready-to-eat (RTE), oat-based cereal. Researchers found that eating a bowl of instant oatmeal for breakfast is more satiating and helps to manage hunger better than the same amount of calories from a leading...

2013-11-15 23:22:47

Mark Friedman, Ph.D. joins the Nutrition Science Initiative as Vice President of Research. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Friedman, Ph.D. as the Vice President of Research. Friedman officially joined NuSI on October 15, 2013. NuSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of reducing the individual, social, and economic burden of obesity and its related chronic diseases by...

2013-01-22 23:02:11

Live Interview at Biotech Showcase 2013 During JP Morgan in San Francisco San Francisco (PRWEB) January 22, 2013 With the global epidemic of obesity and diabetes, the importance of getting new solutions for prevention and treatment has never been greater. At the 2013 Biotech Showcase running in parallel with JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, noted endocrinologist and strategist Dr. Alexander Fleming was interviewed by Ellie Rubin following his participation in a panel...

Add More Protein To Your Diet To Avoid More Body Fat
2012-01-04 08:55:09

While it has been known for a long time that excess calories can lead to extra pounds, a new study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests that eating too little protein could also put more fat on your body, reports The Los Angeles Times. A team of researchers, led by Dr. George Bray of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana, looked at how three diets with different protein contents influenced weight gain and body makeup. The...

2011-05-25 16:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new study conducted at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, scientists have found that the decrease in workplace physical activity over the past fifty years is a significant contributor to the obesity epidemic. The study suggests that changes in caloric intake cannot solely account for observed trends in weight gain increases for men and women in the United States. The study, entitled "Trends Over 5 Decades in U.S....

2010-09-25 06:25:00

Walking or riding a bicycle to work, and staying active during the day, could help stave off heart failure, a new Finnish study suggests. Not only is leisure-time physical activity a major component of a healthy lifestyle, but so is occupational activity and daily walking or cycling to and from work, senior researcher Dr. Gang Hu of Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, told Reuters Health via e-mail. Past studies found positive effects of regular physical...

2010-05-05 08:52:52

Type 2 diabetes is a widespread problem for many people these days, and our risk for insulin resistance and diabetes only grows as we age. Now, a new report in the May issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, reveals a new contributor to the problem: The muscles of elderly people and of people with type 2 diabetes contain lower concentrations of a protein known as PARL (short for "presenilin-associated rhomboid-like"). PARL plays an important role within cells in remodeling...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.