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Latest Research : Metabolism
  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Overweight people will stay that way for ever
It's bad news for overweight people. A 55-year study in Britain has found out that once people gain weight, they can never return to their original size.
Jul 27, 2011 - 8:14:38 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Your shampoo could be making you fat
Eating healthy and exercising regularly are good enough for sloughing off the pounds. But what if your body acts otherwise? Doctors have found that chemical compounds in cosmetics disrupt the body's natural weight control system.
Jul 12, 2011 - 5:11:28 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
This asthma drug can burn your fat
Sydney, June 8 - Formoterol, a new generation asthma drug, has shown great promise in improving fat and protein metabolism.
Jun 8, 2011 - 1:18:05 PM

Health : Food & Nutrition
Eating less may help you live longer
Going back for a second dessert after your holiday meal might not be the best strategy for living a long, cancer-free life, a new study has confirmed.
Dec 29, 2009 - 3:05:57 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism
Oral bisphosphonate related jaw necrosis
Researchers at the University Of Southern California, School Of Dentistry release results of clinical data that links oral bisphosphonates to increased jaw necrosis. The study is among the first to acknowledge that even short-term use of common oral osteoporosis drugs may leave the jaw vulnerable to devastating necrosis, according to the report appearing in the January 1 Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

Jan 1, 2009 - 12:05:19 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Burning fat can lead to a longer life in worms
Washington, Nov 7 - Burning fat can lead to a longer life at least in case of worms, according to a new study.

Nov 11, 2008 - 3:40:52 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
New obesity drug, Tesofensine, seems promising
According to trials, a new obesity drug, Tesofensine, which may be launched on the world market in a few years, can produce weight loss twice that of currently approved obesity drugs. The Danish company Neurosearch and a number of researchers at the Faculty of Life Sciences at University of Copenhagen are behind the promising findings.
Oct 23, 2008 - 2:29:20 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Can slowing down 'fat burning' genes reduce obesity?
Washington, Oct 4 - Inactivating a pair of key genes involved in 'fat burning' actually increases energy expenditure and helps lower obesity, according to a new study.

Oct 4, 2008 - 2:06:23 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Metabolic Syndrome
Single mechanism to explain metabolic syndrome
Many of the 75 million Americans with essential hypertension also develop diabetes and other complications in addition to their high blood pressure, and researchers have discovered a common molecular mechanism in a strain of rat that explains why such metabolic disorders arise together in mammals.
Jun 30, 2008 - 9:00:11 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Metabolic Syndrome
Weight loss better than insulin therapy in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Weight-loss and major lifestyle changes may be more effective than intensive insulin therapy for overweight patients with poorly controlled, insulin-resistant type 2 diabetes, according to a diabetes researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Mar 11, 2008 - 3:28:05 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Personal counseling helps in maintaining weight loss
People who shed weight and want to keep it off might benefit from monthly personal contact interventions, researchers reported at the American Heart Association’s Conference on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism.
Mar 11, 2008 - 3:16:58 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Type 2 muscle important in body metabolism and obesity
When it comes to losing weight, pumping iron may be just as important as running on the treadmill, suggests a new study in the February issue of Cell Metabolism, a publication of Cell Press.
Feb 5, 2008 - 11:07:33 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
A Predisposition to Obesity
A predisposition for obesity might be wired into the brain from the start, suggests a new study of rats in the February issue of Cell Metabolism, a publication of Cell Press.
Feb 5, 2008 - 3:11:27 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Obesity in mothers responsible for obese offspring
Research studies have found that pregnant women who are overweight/obese are more likely to give birth to heavier babies, and the risk of overweight children becoming obese adults is nearly nine times greater than for children who are not overweight.
Jan 3, 2008 - 2:59:06 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism
Low-carb diets' effects linked to increased levels of FGF21
The benefits sometimes seen in those on a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet may depend on increased levels of a newly identified starvation hormone produced by the liver, according to a report in the June issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, published by Cell Press. Two studies in the issue show that the hormone plays a critical role in the metabolic shift seen in animals after a period of fasting and in those fed an Atkins-like diet. That shift is characterized by an increased reliance on fat stores as an alternative source of fuel when glucose, the body?s primary energy source, plummets.
Jun 6, 2007 - 4:01:00 PM

Latest Research
Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
Over the past several years, animal studies have shown that high-fat, low-carbohydrate ?ketogenic? diets cause demonstrable changes in metabolism and subsequent weight loss. Now, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have identified a key mechanism behind this turn of events. Their findings, which appear in the June 2007 issue of Cell Metabolism, demonstrate that a liver hormone known as FGF21 is required to oxidize fatty acids ? and thereby burn calories.
Jun 6, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism
Study of protein folds offers insight into metabolic evolution
Researchers at the University of Illinois have constructed the first global family tree of metabolic protein architecture. Their approach offers a new window on the evolutionary history of metabolism.
May 20, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Obesity increases risk of injury on the job
Having a body mass index (BMI) in the overweight or obese range increases the risk of traumatic workplace injury, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Injury Research and Policy. Employer-sponsored weight loss and maintenance programs should be considered as part of a well-rounded workplace safety plan. The study was Advance Access published on May 7, 2007, by the American Journal of Epidemiology.
May 15, 2007 - 6:58:11 PM

Health : Fitness
Major genetic study identifies gene for obesity
Scientists have identified the most clear genetic link yet to obesity in the general population as part of a major study of diseases funded by the Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest medical research charity. People with two copies of a particular gene variant have a 70 per cent higher risk of being obese than those with no copies.
Apr 14, 2007 - 3:35:51 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Incidence of Fatty Liver Disease rises as obesity in children increases
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are taking a closer look at a disease whose incidence is rising as obesity in children increases. Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis, more popularly known as Fatty Liver Disease, occurs in approximately 15% of obese children. Fatty Liver Disease, in which fat accumulates in the liver, while not life threatening in children, can lead to cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, sometimes requiring transplantation by adulthood.
Mar 15, 2007 - 6:11:55 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism
ApoC1 linked with elevated BMI, obesity and Type 2 diabetes
University of Minnesota researchers have discovered a variant of a common blood protein, apolipoprotein C1, in people of American Indian and Mexican ancestry that is linked to elevated body mass index (BMI), obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
Feb 22, 2007 - 7:46:37 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Acquired obesity primarily relates to increases in lysophosphatidylcholines
Obesity and its many related health hazards have become a serious and growing problem worldwide. While environmental and lifestyle factors play a key role in the development of obesity, genetic variation may determine an individual's susceptibility to weight gain and to the rise of obesity-related health risks. Obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes especially when the extra fat is accumulated to central and intra-abdominal depots and when obesity is accompanied by an atherogenic dyslipidemia.
Feb 14, 2007 - 10:15:34 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Obese children risk damaging feet structure
London, Nov 24 - Obesity at childhood could damage the feet bones, leading to deformities, says a new study.
Nov 24, 2006 - 11:54:02 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Children’s Belly Fat Increases More Than 65 Percent
Abdominal obesity increased more than 65 percent among boys and almost 70 percent among girls between 1988 and 2004. The finding of growing girth is significant because abdominal obesity has emerged as a better predictor of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk than the more commonly used Body Mass Index, a weight to height ratio that can sometimes be misleading.
Nov 7, 2006 - 10:10:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Rising abdominal obesity among kids causes concern
Abdominal obesity increased more than 65 percent among boys and almost 70 percent among girls between 1988 and 2004. The finding of growing girth is significant because abdominal obesity has emerged as a better predictor of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk than the more commonly used Body Mass Index, a weight to height ratio that can sometimes be misleading.
Nov 6, 2006 - 4:44:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Link between short sleep duration and obesity uncovered
Soaring levels of obesity might be linked to children sleeping fewer hours at night than they used to, claims Dr Shahrad Taheri of the University of Bristol. Dr Taheri, reporting in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, blames the increasing availability of computers, mobile phones, TVs and other such gadgets on the diminishing nightly quota of sleep, and suggests they should be banned from children's bedrooms.
Oct 20, 2006 - 10:51:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
'Portion Distortion' may contribute to expanding waistlines
New research shows that people's perceptions of normal portion sizes have changed in the past 20 years. A study out of Rutgers published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reports that Portion Distortion may be the cause1. This phenomenon occurs when consumers perceive large portion sizes as appropriate amounts to eat at a single eating occasion.
Sep 2, 2006 - 3:59:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Obese men are more likely to be infertile
Men with increased body mass index (BMI) were significantly more likely to be infertile than normal-weight men, according to research conducted at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health.
Sep 1, 2006 - 6:08:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Early-onset morbid obesity linked with low IQ scores
University of Florida researchers have discovered a link between morbid obesity in toddlers and lower IQ scores, cognitive delays and brain lesions similar to those seen in Alzheimer's disease patients, a new study shows.
Sep 1, 2006 - 5:39:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
BMI is an unreliable indicator of obesity
Body mass index (BMI) -- the commonly used measure of obesity - cannot reliably predict the outcome for patients with heart disease, concludes an Article in this week's issue of The Lancet. This is because BMI is an unreliable indicator of obesity, say the researchers. Doctors already know that obesity is a risk factor for developing heart disease. However, how obesity affects people with established heart disease has been unclear because previous studies have had contradictory results.
Aug 19, 2006 - 5:34:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Exercise important in reducing size of abdominal fat cells
Reducing the size of abdominal fat cells – which are a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease – takes more than cutting calories, according to new research from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Early results from a five-year study show that exercise should be added to the equation.
Aug 8, 2006 - 4:31:00 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
High BMI doesn't always spell obesity
For years doctors have used the body mass index (BMI), a ratio of height and weight, to characterize the clinical weight status of their patients. The lower the number, the presumption goes, the leaner the person, and anyone with a BMI above 30 is characterized as obese and at high risk for the associated complications.
Jul 22, 2006 - 7:26:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Health Risks in Obesity are Underestimated
The health risks for women who are extremely obese may be underestimated as a new study indicates they have a higher prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol than women at lower levels of obesity, according to a study in the July 5 issue of JAMA. Obesity diagnosis and treatment are typically based on body mass index (BMI) of at least 30. BMI is calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. However, three categories of obesity are defined: obesity 1 (30-34.9); obesity 2 (35-39.9); and extreme obesity (40 and greater). (A 5’4” person would have a BMI of 40 if they weighed 233 lbs). The latter 2 categories, sometimes termed severe obesity, are reported to be increasing especially rapidly in the United States, according to background information in the article. From 1986 to 2000, prevalence of BMI of 30 or higher approximately doubled, while that of BMI of 40 or higher quadrupled and that of BMI of 50 or higher increased 5-fold. In 2000, 2.8 percent of all U.S. women, and 6 percent of black women reported measurements consistent with extreme obesity. Estimates of obesity-related risks in women have generally been based on weight data that preceded the increase in extreme obesity. It has been unclear whether health risk increases or plateaus as body weight increases throughout the obese range.
Jul 5, 2006 - 7:04:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Significant link between obesity and depression
There is a strong link between obesity and mood and anxiety disorders, especially among Caucasian Americans and those with more education and higher income, according to an analysis conducted by researchers from Group Health Center for Health Studies.
Jul 5, 2006 - 7:00:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Strong Heart study (SHS): Bigger, heavier hearts portend heart disease risk even before adulthood
The effects of excess weight on heart health can be seen even in adolescents, with abnormal enlargement and impaired pumping function evident in subjects by age 20, according to a new study in the June 6, 2006, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Jun 3, 2006 - 9:00:00 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Commercial diets are a useful way to lose weight
Commercial diets are a useful way to lose weight. And those based on group support seem to fare better at keeping the weight off in the long term, finds a study in this week’s BMJ.
Jun 2, 2006 - 11:02:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
New study shows some people just can’t resist food
Scientists have discovered why some people’s brains are particularly vulnerable to food advertising and product packaging, putting them at risk of overeating and becoming overweight. The research provides fresh insight into one of the neurobiological factors underlying obesity by showing how some people are more attracted to the prospect of being rewarded with tasty food than others. The findings from a group of scientists at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge led by Andy Calder and Andrew Lawrence are published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Jun 2, 2006 - 10:51:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Metabolic Syndrome
Separate mechanisms in metabolic syndrome- Akt and atypical PKC
The new study, led by C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., and Cullen Taniguchi, M.D., Ph.D., of Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and their colleagues, is published in the May edition of Cell Metabolism. The findings open the door to the development of new treatments that one day may target directly the conditions that contribute to type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.
May 14, 2006 - 6:55:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Development of adiposity in adolescence in Britain
The idea that ‘puppy fat’ in children disappears as they progress to adolescence is a myth which may put the future health of children at risk, says a paper published on bmj.com.
May 10, 2006 - 2:47:00 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Metabolic Syndrome
New clinical team approach reduced cardiovascular risk for obese metabolic syndrome patients
Obesity researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee found that a multidisciplinary clinical approach to caring for obese patients with metabolic syndrome could swiftly and significantly lower their risk for heart disease.
May 1, 2006 - 12:47:00 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Obesity may increase diabetes risk
People who are obese may be at increasing risk of getting diabetes, says a study that reiterates the belief that a change in lifestyle could help.
Apr 22, 2006 - 5:48:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Study finds crucial link between obesity, heart disease
Fat cells around coronary arteries release chemicals that could trigger inflammation leading to deterioration of the vessels, says a new study that may provide the crucial link between obesity and heart disease.
Apr 18, 2006 - 7:13:00 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Metabolic Syndrome
Study warns of growing Metabolic syndrome epidemic in China
As more people in China adopt Western diets and lifestyles, many are developing a cluster of cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to a new study in the April 18, 2006, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
"The metabolic syndrome has become increasingly common in this Asian population and the prevalence is about to catch up with that in Western populations. That's a very dangerous sign in terms of cardiovascular disease"

Apr 15, 2006 - 9:58:00 AM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
INSIG2 - Genetic component in obesity identified
US scientists have identified a genetic change in a region of the DNA related to fat production, which they say could help in new treatments for obesity.
Apr 14, 2006 - 10:34:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Selective photothermolysis - US scientists on path towards 'fat seeking' laser
Scientists in the US have developed a laser that can melt pig fat and possibly be used to treat heart disease, cellulite and acne in humans in the future.
Apr 11, 2006 - 2:14:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Excess Television May Lead To Extra Weight For Preschoolers
In a national study of more than one thousand preschool-age children, those who were exposed to more than two hours of television per day were more likely to be overweight at ages 36 and 54 months than those who were exposed to less than two hours of television per day, according to a study in the April issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a theme issue on children and the media.
Apr 5, 2006 - 7:23:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Prevalence Of Overweight Children, Teens And Men In U.S. Continues To Rise
The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents and obesity among men increased significantly between 1999 and 2004, according to a study in the April 5 issue of JAMA.
Apr 5, 2006 - 7:01:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Adolescent Dieting May Predict Obesity and Eating Disorders
Dieting and "unhealthful weight-control behaviors" among adolescents can predict the development of eating disorders in years to come, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota.
Apr 5, 2006 - 1:45:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism
A simple blood test to detect rare lysosomal storage disorders disorders
Scientists have devised a simple blood test that they say can detect rare disorders. František Turecek and other researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle devised the test for progressive genetic diseases known as 'lysosomal storage disorders', reported the online edition of Nature.
Mar 30, 2006 - 3:12:00 PM

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Lipin is a key fat-regulating enzyme
Rutgers researchers have identified a gene – and the molecular function of its protein product – that provides an important clue to further understanding obesity and may point the way to new drugs to control fat metabolism.
Mar 21, 2006 - 2:35:00 AM

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