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Tags results for 'fat'

A genetically engineered weight-loss implant

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2013 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
In response to excessive blood-fat levels, it produces a messenger substance that signals satiety (fullness) to the body.

Who should be allowed to engineer our climate?

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2013 02:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Geoengineering could be the silver bullet in fighting climate change, or the start of something even worse.

Obesity is Inflammatory Disease, Rat Study Shows

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2013 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the fat tissues of overweight and obese rats and humans.

Hi-tech sensors aim to help prevent obesity

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A range of hi-tech sensors that can measure food intake and activity in order to assess obesity risks is to be funded by the European Union.

Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980.

Obesity crisis: Future projections 'underestimated'

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2014 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 "underestimate" the problem, a report has claimed.

Weight loss surgery: Up to two million could benefit

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Bariatric surgery, such as fitting gastric bands, can cut the fatal risks from obesity-related problems such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade.

Sugar tax 'may be necessary', England's chief medical officer says

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Earlier this year doctors called for a soft drinks tax to reduce sugar intake.

Your Fat Is Why You're Not As Bright As You Could Be

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2014 04:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Obesity doesn't make you less intelligent, but it might cloud your cognitive abilities.

People Who Can't Taste Fat More Likely to Gain Weight

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2014 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
In the present study, the team found that people who can't taste fat in food tended to eat more at lunch despite eating a heavy breakfast.

A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2014 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
No country on earth has reduced obesity rates in more than three decades.

EU's top court may define obesity as a disability

Posted in Business on 14th Jun, 2014 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
The EU's top court is considering a test case which could oblige employers to treat obesity as a disability.

Gold Nanoparticles Melt Your Excess Fat

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jun, 2014 04:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Perhaps you'll see the nanotechnology in a cosmetic surgeon's office before you see it at the oncologist's.

Health group calls for 'sugar tax' to cut child obesity

Posted in Business on 22nd Jun, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A "sugar tax" should be introduced by the UK government to help curb obesity in childhood, a campaign group says.

Genetically Altered Bacteria Prevent Mice From Getting Fat

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jun, 2014 03:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The microbes appear to live in the gut and prevent obesity for up to four weeks.

Modified Bacteria Enable Weight Loss In Mice

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2014 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Mice given genetically-tweaked E. coli in their water gained less weight than controls when placed on a high-fat diet for 8 weeks.

Study suggests probiotics could prevent obesity and insulin resistance

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
A pill that prevents obesity (even with a high-fat diet) could be on the horizon.

This Is What Weight Loss Does To Your Brain

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2014 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows weight loss surgery can reverse the negative effects body fat may have on the brain.

Health leaders call for emergency taskforce on obesity

Posted in Medicine on 1st Sep, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
"An entire generation is being destroyed by a diet of junk food and sugary drinks".

Obese lose up to eight years of life

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Being severely obese can knock up to eight years off your life and cause decades of ill health, a report says.

Imaginary meal tricks the body into losing weight

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2015 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Salk researchers have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed calories, causing it to burn fat.

How the brain controls the burning of fat

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2015 07:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The findings give new insights into how the brain regulates body fat, and may lead to more effective ways to lose weight and prevent obesity.

Antibody wipeout found to relieve chronic fatigue syndrome

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jul, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The latest study, involving 29 people with CFS, shows that repeated rituximab infusions can keep symptoms at bay for years.

Trans fats, but not saturated fats, have been linked to greater risk of death and heart disease

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2015 10:06 PM
by AlexMuller
'For years everyone has been advised to cut out fats, but there are different kinds of fats.'

Alzheimer’s disease thought to be accelerated by an abnormal build-up of fat in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 28th Aug, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
'Our experiments suggest that these abnormal fat deposits could be a trigger for the disease'.

Scientists find brain hormone that triggers fat burning

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2017 06:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Biologists have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut.

'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 15th Aug, 2017 05:58 PM
by Alex Muller
People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of heart disease even if they appear medically healthy, experts are warning.

Anti-obesity drug acts on brain's appetite control system

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2017 07:30 PM
by Alex Muller
A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity.

Nanoparticle-drug combo turns white fat to brown fat with potential to treat obesity, diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jul, 2018 02:38 PM
by Alex Muller
A way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells.

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