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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

Mediterranean Diet Boosts Endurance Exercise Within Days, Study Finds

Mar. 6, 2019 — Researchers have found that eating a Mediterranean diet can improve athletes' endurance exercise performance after just four ... read more

Lipid-Filled Particle May Work With Immune System to Keep Fat Healthy

Feb. 28, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a new particle in fat that works with the immune system to rejuvenate ... read more

Tracking Food Leads to Losing Pounds

Feb. 28, 2019 — Without following a particular diet, overweight people who tracked daily food consumption using a free smartphone app lost a significant amount of weight in a new study. The results were achieved ... read more

Cellular Alterations Increase Vulnerability of Obese and Diabetic Individuals to Infection

Feb. 26, 2019 — A study identifies changes to neutrophils that appear to explain why people suffering from obesity and type 2 diabetes are more likely to contract infectious ... read more

Feb. 25, 2019 — Dietary self-monitoring is the best predictor of weight-loss success. But the practice is viewed as so unpleasant and time-consuming, many would-be weight-losers won't adopt it. New research ... read more

Fat Cells Work Different 'Shifts' Throughout the Day

Feb. 25, 2019 — Fat cells in the human body have their own internal clocks and exhibit circadian rhythms affecting critical metabolic functions, new research ... read more

Scientists Uncover How High-Fat Diet Drives Colorectal Cancer Growth

Feb. 21, 2019 — A new study suggests that high-fat diets fuel colorectal cancer growth by upsetting the balance of bile acids in the intestine and triggering a hormonal signal that lets potentially cancerous cells ... read more

American Women Have Better Control of High Blood Pressure but Are More Obese Than Men

Feb. 19, 2019 — A study of more than 30,000 Americans since 2001 has revealed significant differences in management of heart disease risk between women and ... read more

DNA Variants Significantly Influence Body Fat Distribution

Feb. 18, 2019 — Researchers have identified multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue. The new findings broaden the understanding of how genes can predispose ... read more

The Lypla1 Gene Impacts Obesity in a Sex-Specific Manner

Feb. 15, 2019 — Susceptibility to obesity, insulin resistance and other cardio-metabolic traits may also be dependent on a person's sex. An international research team studied sex differences and sex-specific ... read more

Interval Training May Shed More Pounds Than Continuous Moderate Intensity Workout

Feb. 14, 2019 — Interval training may shed more pounds than a continuous moderate intensity workout, suggests a pooled analysis of the available ... read more

More Protein and Fewer Calories Help Older People Lose Weight Safely

Feb. 14, 2019 — A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose 'bad' fat, according to recent ... read more

Diet Could Help Runners Beat Stomach Issues

Feb. 14, 2019 — Research indicates that cutting out specific foods can alleviate the gastrointestinal issues some people experience when they exercise, with over two-thirds of people involved in a new study ... read more

Diet Drinks May Be Associated With Strokes Among Post-Menopausal Women

Feb. 14, 2019 — In a large observational study, women who reported drinking more than one diet soda or other artificially sweetened drink a day had a higher risk of strokes caused by a blood clot. The association ... read more

Diets Consisting of Fewer Calories Improve Cell Performance

Feb. 12, 2019 — Animal experiments have shown that caloric restriction causes cellular changes that can prevent ... read more

Accelerated Risk of Mobility Loss for People Aged 60+ Tied to Excess Weight/inactivity

Feb. 12, 2019 — The combination of excess weight/obesity and an inactive lifestyle represents a powerful joint risk factor for developing mobility loss after age 60, according to a new ... read more

Protein Released from Fat After Exercise Improves Glucose

Feb. 11, 2019 — Exercise training causes dramatic changes to fat. Additionally, this 'trained' fat releases beneficial factors into the ... read more

Excessive Weight Gain in Early Childhood Affects Teenage Heart Health

Feb. 6, 2019 — Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the ... read more

Weight Loss Surgery Changes the Way Our Bodies Sense Food

Feb. 5, 2019 — How bariatric surgery helps people with obesity and diabetes is related to changes in the way the gut senses food and nutrients after the operation, researchers report. They found that following ... read more

Flaxseed Fiber Ferments in Gut to Improve Health, Reduce Obesity

Feb. 5, 2019 — Research in mice suggests that fermentation of flaxseed fibers in the gut changes the microbiota to improve metabolic health and protect against diet-induced ... read more

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