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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

Overview of the topics of the year

MEDICA.de informed, researched and asks for. Are you looking for information about health policy, medicine, technology or research? In our archive you will definitely find them. Just find out more about the topics of the month in the overview of the year. Overview of the topics of the year - Read more

Nuclear Receptors: Possible Interventions for Cancer

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[11/01/2011] Significant implications in the treatment and intervention of cancer and obesity has been revealed by University of Houston (UH) biochemist Doctor Jan-Åke Gustafsson. Nuclear Receptors: Possible Interventions for Cancer - Read more

Nutrition: Fats And Carbohydrates Shorten Life Expectancy

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[15/12/2010] A team of scientists now showed that a lifelong diet with fat and carbohydrates reduced the life expectancy of mice by 33 percent. By contrast, high fat feeding with a high protein but low in carbohydrates reduced the life expectancy of rodents simply by seven percent. Nutrition: Fats And Carbohydrates Shorten Life Expectancy - Read more

Belly Fat: Women At Risk for Osteoporosis

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[30/11/2010] For years, it was believed that obese women were at lower risk for developing osteoporosis, and that excess body fat actually protected against bone loss. However, a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) found that having too much internal abdominal fat may, in fact, have a damaging effect on bone health.Belly Fat: Women At Risk for Osteoporosis - Read more

Scientists Discover: Genes Linking Puberty Timing to Body Fat in Women

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[23/11/2010] Researchers at King's College London's Department of Twin Research have discovered, as part of a large international consortium, 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women. Scientists Discover: Genes Linking Puberty Timing to Body Fat in Women - Read more