Low copper levels linked to fatter fat cells

Low copper levels linked to fatter fat cells Low copper levels linked to fatter fat cells In studies of mouse cells, researchers have found that low levels of cellular copper appear to make fat cells fatter by altering how cells process their main metabolic fuels, such as fat and sugar. Haojun Yang, Martina Ralle, Michael…

Flaxseed Fiber Surprising benefits for Metabolism and Overall health

Flaxseed Fiber Surprising benefits for Metabolism and Overall health   “Our data suggest that flaxseed fiber supplementation affects host metabolism by increasing energy expenditure and reducing obesity as well as by improving glucose tolerance. Future research should be directed to understand relative contribution of the different microbes and delineate underlying mechanisms for how flaxseed fibers…

Camu Camu may increase metabolism through the Gut Microbiome

Camu Camu may increase metabolism through the Gut Microbiome Camu Camu may increase metabolism through the Gut Microbiome The researchers found that camu camu improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and reduced the concentration of blood endotoxins and metabolic inflammation. “All these changes were accompanied by a reshaping of the intestinal microbiota. Fernando F Anhê,…

The dark side of artificial sweeteners

Contact: Mary Beth O’Leary moleary@cell.com 617-397-2802 Cell Press More and more Americans are consuming artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar, but whether this translates into better health has been heavily debated. An opinion article published by Cell Press on July 10th in the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism reviews surprising evidence on the…

Carnitine supplements reverse glucose intolerance in animals

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Mary Jane Gore mary.gore@duke.edu 919-660-1309 Duke University Medical Center DURHAM, N.C. – Supplementing obese rats with the nutrient carnitine helps the animals to clear the extra sugar in their blood, something they had trouble doing on their own, researchers at Duke University Medical Center report. A team led by…

High Fat diets can disrupt our Biological Clock : Through the adiponectin signaling pathway

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Jerry Barach jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il 972-258-82904 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Another reason to avoid high-fat diet — it can disrupt our biological clock Jerusalem, December 28, 2008 – Indulgence in a high-fat diet can not only lead to overweight because of excessive calorie intake, but also can affect the balance…

Natural compound helps reverse diabetes in mice – nicotinamide mononucleotide / NAD

Contact: Julia Evangelou Strait straitj@wustl.edu 314-286-0141 Washington University School of Medicine Natural compound helps reverse diabetes in mice Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored normal blood sugar metabolism in diabetic mice using a compound the body makes naturally. The finding suggests that it may one day be possible for…