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  • 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.
  • Toddler sleep patterns matter February 22, 2021
    Researchers found that children with inconsistent sleep schedules have higher body mass index (BMI) percentiles. Her research also found that children from households with greater poverty had more overall inconsistent sleep onset times. But for families living in poverty, consistent bedtime scheduling may not be easily done, especially if a caregiver is the only parent, […]
  • Diets high in fructose could cause immune system damage, study suggests February 22, 2021
    People who consume a diet high in fructose could risk damaging their immune systems, a new study suggests.
  • Eating more refined grains increases risk of heart attack, early death February 19, 2021
    A new study found consuming a high number of refined grains, such as croissants and white bread, is associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular disease, stroke and early death.
  • 3D microscopy clarifies understanding of body's immune response to obesity February 17, 2021
    Researchers who focus on fat know that some adipose tissue is more prone to inflammation-related comorbidities than others, but the reasons why are not well understood. Thanks to a new analytical technique, scientists are getting a clearer view of the microenvironments found within adipose tissue associated with obesity. This advance may illuminate why some adipose […]
  • Fish diet heats up marine biodiversity hotspot February 17, 2021
    A never-before-seen biodiversity pattern of coral reef fishes suggests some fishes might be exceptionally vulnerable to environmental change. It highlights, for the first time, a unique link between the diet and distribution of species across the marine realm.
  • The body produces new satiety factor during prolonged exercise February 16, 2021
    Researchers confirm that the hormone GDF15 is released in response to vigorous exercise, but likely not in sufficient quantity to affect behavior or appetite. These findings add nuance to a hormone that is currently under scrutiny for its potential as an anti-obesity medication.
  • Muscle factor that controls fat metabolism identified February 16, 2021
    Researchers have found that skeletal muscle significantly affects how the body stores and metabolizes fat.
  • 'Gamechanger' drug for treating obesity cuts body weight by 20 percent February 11, 2021
    About one third (35 percent) of people who took a new drug for treating obesity lost more than one-fifth of their total body weight, according to a major global study.
  • Why portraying humans as healthy machines can backfire February 11, 2021
    Confronting consumers with expectations to be 'machine-like' be risky if not aligned with their abilities.