Latest White adipose tissue Stories

New Drug Helps Boost Calorie Burning In The Lab
2013-06-18 10:31:43

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anyone who has struggled to drop a pound or two has, inevitably, secretly wished this could all be done by taking a magic pill. But those serious about health and wellness know there is no substitute for healthy eating and vigorous exercise. There is, sad to say, no magic pill. Or is there? At The Endocrine Society´s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Sunday, researchers presented the findings of their study showing how a...

2012-05-11 23:02:34

HealthyAnswers.com is a publisher and a leader in providing current natural health information on their website. Along with thousands of archived articles on health related issues, they also offer a complimentary health newsletter, quality nutritional solutions, and self improvement books. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 HealthyAnswers.com reports that raspberry ketones — a substance extracted from whole raspberries — can help shrink human fat cells by increasing a...

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,...

2010-05-09 09:08:01

Inflammation enzyme regulates the production of brown fat tissue Love handles, muffin tops and stomach tires "“ white fat tissue forms the typical curves in the notorious problem areas to store energy. Exactly the opposite happens in brown fat tissue: Instead of being stored, energy gets transformed into heat. To the dismay of many people, adults have only small amounts of this energy burner. By contrast, babies and animals in hibernation have lots of it in their bodies where it serves...

2009-11-19 19:34:01

The findings suggest new perspective on diabetes, metabolism and weight control A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a direct link between insulin"”a hormone long associated with metabolism and metabolic disorders such as diabetes"”and core body temperature. While much research has been conducted on insulin since its discovery in the 1920s, this is the first time the hormone has been connected to the fundamental process of temperature...

2009-07-29 13:50:00

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have shown that they can engineer mouse and human cells to produce brown fat, a natural energy-burning type of fat that counteracts obesity. If such a strategy can be developed for use in people, the scientists say, it could open a novel approach to treating obesity and diabetes.A team led by Bruce Spiegelman, PhD, has identified both parts of a molecular switch that normally causes some immature muscle cells in the embryo to become brown fat cells....

2009-01-07 16:19:47

Mice exposed to low temperatures develop more blood vessels in their adipose tissue and metabolize body fat more quickly, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet. Scientists now hope to learn how to control blood vessel development in humans in order to combat obesity and diabetes. The growth of fat cells and their metabolism depend on oxygen and blood-borne nutrients. A possible way to regulate the amount of body fat "“ in order, for instance, to combat obesity "“ can...

2008-08-21 14:00:00

New research shows that brown fat cells, known as the "good" kind that burn energy, may provide new insights into treatment of obesity. Two teams "“ one from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and the other from the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, studied the origins of the brown fat cells, and reported their findings in the journal Nature. The Joslin Center team discovered that a protein important for bone growth helped promote the development of brown fat tissue in mice....

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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'