• Belly fat resistant to every-other-day fasting March 3, 2021
    Scientists have mapped out what happens to fat deposits during intermittent fasting (every second day), with an unexpected discovery that some types of fat are more resistant to weight loss.
  • Accelerating gains in abdominal fat during menopause tied to heart disease risk March 3, 2021
    Women who experience an accelerated accumulation of abdominal fat during menopause are at greater risk of heart disease, even if their weight stays steady, according to a new analysis. The study -- based on a quarter century of data collected on hundreds of women -- indicates that measuring waist circumference during preventive health care appointments […]
  • Weight loss drug hope for patients with type 2 diabetes March 2, 2021
    Patients with type 2 diabetes that were treated with a weekly injection of the breakthrough drug Semaglutide were able to achieve an average weight loss of nearly 10kg, according to a new study.
  • Genes identified that increase the risk of obesity but also protect against disease February 26, 2021
    Scientists have identified 62 genes that lead to both higher levels of body fat but a lower risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. These genes may help to keep body fat healthy, and open a new avenue for developing drugs that lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
  • You've got to move it, move it February 23, 2021
    Research suggests that light-intensity physical activity, including shopping or a casual walk, may protect against mobility disability in older women.
  • Hormone helps prevent muscle loss in mice on high fat diets February 23, 2021
    A new study suggests that a hormone known to prevent weight gain and normalize metabolism can also help maintain healthy muscles in mice. The findings present new possibilities for treating muscle-wasting conditions associated with age, obesity or cancer, according to scientists.
  • Less inflammation with a traditional Tanzanian diet than with a Western diet March 4, 2021
    Urban Tanzanians have a more activated immune system compared to their rural counterparts. The difference in diet appears to explain this difference: in the cities, people eat a more western style diet, while in rural areas a traditional diet is more common. A team of researchers believe that this increased activity of the immune system […]
  • Belly fat resistant to every-other-day fasting March 3, 2021
    Scientists have mapped out what happens to fat deposits during intermittent fasting (every second day), with an unexpected discovery that some types of fat are more resistant to weight loss.
  • Accelerating gains in abdominal fat during menopause tied to heart disease risk March 3, 2021
    Women who experience an accelerated accumulation of abdominal fat during menopause are at greater risk of heart disease, even if their weight stays steady, according to a new analysis. The study -- based on a quarter century of data collected on hundreds of women -- indicates that measuring waist circumference during preventive health care appointments […]
  • Green tea supplements modulate facial development of children with Down syndrome, study finds March 3, 2021
    A new study adds evidence about the potential benefits of green tea extracts in Down syndrome. Researchers observed that the intake of those extracts can reduce facial dysmorphology in children with Down syndrome when taken during the first three years of life. Additional experimental research in mice confirmed the positive effects at low doses. However, […]
  • Dietary fats interact with grape tannins to influence wine taste March 3, 2021
    Wine lovers recognize that a perfectly paired wine can make a delicious meal taste even better, but the reverse is also true: Certain foods can influence the flavors of wines. Now, researchers have explored how lipids -- fatty molecules abundant in cheese, meats, vegetable oils and other foods -- interact with grape tannins, masking the […]
  • Weight loss drug hope for patients with type 2 diabetes March 2, 2021
    Patients with type 2 diabetes that were treated with a weekly injection of the breakthrough drug Semaglutide were able to achieve an average weight loss of nearly 10kg, according to a new study.