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  • If your diet fails, try again; your heart will thank you November 13, 2018
    Risk factors for cardiovascular disease closely track with changes in eating patterns, even only after a month or so.
  • Treating obesity: One size does not fit all November 13, 2018
    Understanding the very different characteristics of subgroups of obese patients may hold the key to devising more effective treatments and interventions, new research found.
  • Big change from small player: Mitochondria alter body metabolism and gene expression November 9, 2018
    Mitochondria have their own DNA, but the 13 genes in human mitochondria -- along with DNA sequences for tRNAs, rRNAs and some small peptides -- are massively overshadowed by the 20,000 genes in the human nucleus. Nevertheless, these diminutive mitochondria may have a strong influence on cellular metabolism and susceptibility to metabolic diseases like heart […]
  • How many calories do you burn? It depends on time of day November 8, 2018
    Researchers have made the surprising discovery that the number of calories people burn while at rest changes with the time of day. When at rest, people burn 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening than in the early morning hours.
  • Study calls for sugar tax November 8, 2018
    People who drink sugary beverages are more likely to eat fast food and confectionery and less likely to make healthy dietary choices, new research has found.
  • Nasal delivery of weight-loss hormone eases breathing problems in sleeping mice November 7, 2018
    Experimenting with mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a hormone best known for helping regulate hunger and body weight might also ease breathing problems experienced during sleep more effectively when given through the nose.
  • Eat your vegetables (and fish): Another reason why they may promote heart health November 6, 2018
    Elevated levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) -- a compound linked with the consumption of fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet -- may reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms. New research in rats finds that low-dose treatment with TMAO reduced heart thickening (cardiac fibrosis) and markers of heart failure in an animal model of hypertension.
  • Gene that regulates fat accumulation and obesity November 5, 2018
    A new study showed that regardless of diet, a protein called Pannexin 1 significantly regulates the accumulation of fat in mice. The study suggests that a deletion of the Panx1 gene in the early stages of development of mouse fat cells increases the amount of fat accumulated, leading to a higher risk for obesity later […]
  • A hypocaloric Mediterranean diet and daily exercise maintain weight loss November 5, 2018
    Following a Mediterranean diet low in calories and engaging daily physical activity have been demonstrated to result in reduce body weight and cardiovascular risk in overweight patients and patients with metabolic syndrome, and to maintain these benefits after one year.
  • Nuts for nuts? Daily serving may help control weight and benefit health November 5, 2018
    Eating Brazil nuts and other varieties of nuts daily may prevent weight gain and provide other cardiovascular benefits, according to two separate preliminary studies.