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Vegetables and Fish: Mediterranean Diet Gives Longer Life

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[21/12/2011] A Mediterranean diet with large amounts of vegetables and fish gives a longer life. This is the unanimous result of four studies to be published by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. Vegetables and Fish: Mediterranean Diet Gives Longer Life - Read more

Widespread Diseases: Fighting Fat with Fat

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[30/11/2011] Coordinated by the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), a European research consortium is searching for ways to use brown fat tissue for combating widespread diseases such as type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.Widespread Diseases: Fighting Fat with Fat - Read more

Children: Body Weight, Sleep-disordered Breathing and Cognition Linked

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[04/11/2011] Researchers at the University of Chicago have found important new relationships between obesity, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and cognitive processing among elementary school children. Children: Body Weight, Sleep-disordered Breathing and Cognition Linked - Read more

Health Prevention: “It is an investment in our economic development“

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[22/09/2011] Prevention is the best medicine, according to the proverb. To internalise this wisdom into as many people as possible is the most important goal of the health prevention. With a view to rising illnesses such as diabetes, mental disorders or adiposity, it is becoming more and more important. Health Prevention: “It is an investment in our economic development“ - Read more

Uncovering Mechanism: Link Between Stress and Appetite

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[15/08/2011] Researchers in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine have uncovered a mechanism by which stress increases food drive in rats. This new discovery could provide important insight into why stress is thought to be one of the underlying contributors to obesity.Uncovering Mechanism: Link Between Stress and Appetite - Read more

Research: Study Gives Clues to How Obesity Spreads Socially

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[01/07/2011] Obesity is socially contagious, according to research published in the past few years. How it is "caught" from others remains a murky area. But findings from Arizona State University (ASU) researchers shed light on the transmission of obesity among friends and family.Research: Study Gives Clues to How Obesity Spreads Socially - Read more

Overweight: Insulin Action in The Brain Can Lead to Obesity

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[08/06/2011] The consumption of fat food causes more insulin to be released by the pancreas. This triggers a signalling cascade in special nerve cells in the brain, in which the enzyme P13-kinase plays an important role. Over the course of several intermediary steps, the insulin inhibits the transmission of nerve impulses in such a way that the feeling of satiety is suppressed and energy expenditure reduced. Overweight: Insulin Action in The Brain Can Lead to Obesity - Read more

Research: Link Between Brain Molecule, Obesity and Diabetes

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[20/04/2011] The brain’s hypothalamus plays a key role in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Nerve cells in the hypothalamus detect nutrients and hormones circulating in the blood and then coordinate a complex series of behavioural and physiological responses to maintain a balance between calories eaten and calories burned. Obesity and diabetes can result when this regulatory mechanism goes awry.Research: Link Between Brain Molecule, Obesity and Diabetes - Read more

Study: Got a Craving for Fast Food? Skip the Coffee!

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[01/04/2011] Eating a fatty fast food meal is never good for you, but washing that meal down with a coffee is even worse, according to a new University of Guelph study.Study: Got a Craving for Fast Food? Skip the Coffee! - Read more