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,…

Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics

Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies’ longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging. Susan Westfall, Nikita Lomis, Satya Prakash. Longevity extension in Drosophila…

Protein Supplements With Meals, better for weight control?

Protein Supplements With Meals, better for weight control?   A new systematic review of available evidence indicates that consuming protein supplements with meals may be more effective at promoting weight control than consuming supplements between meals in adults following a resistance training regimen. Citation: Joshua L Hudson, Robert E Bergia, Wayne W Campbell. Effects of…

Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells

Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells Researchers were looking for ways to prompt fat cells to activate thermogenesis, turning the fat-burning processes back on. They discovered that Cinnamon may be an easy and readily available way to do just that. Cinnamaldehyde induces fat cell-autonomous thermogenesis…

Obesity expands amid federal anti-obesity campaign

  Posted By Neil Munro On 4:40 PM 11/01/2013 The national obesity rate has expanded since 2012, even as federal regulators and first lady Michelle Obama exhort the nation to slim down, eat less and exercise. The adult obesity rate climbed from 26.1 percent in January 2011, up to 27.2 percent in late 2012, according…

Obese stomachs tell us diets are doomed to fail

Public release date: 16-Sep-2013 [ Contact: Amanda Page amanda.page@adelaide.edu.au 61-882-225-644 University of Adelaide The way the stomach detects and tells our brains how full we are becomes damaged in obese people but does not return to normal once they lose weight, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. Researchers believe this could be…

1 in 4 has alarmingly few intestinal bacteria

Contact: Oluf Pedersen oluf@sund.ku.dk 45-52-39-56-50 University of Copenhagen All people have trillions of bacteria living in their intestines. If you place them on a scale, they weigh around 1.5 kg. Previously, a major part of these ‘blind passengers’ were unknown, as they are difficult or impossible to grow in laboratories. But over the past five…

Dad’s obesity could be inherited by multiple generations

Contact: Dr. Tod Fullston tod.fullston@adelaide.edu.au 61-883-138-188 University of Adelaide The sperm of obese fathers could increase the risk of both their children and their grandchildren inheriting obesity, according to new research from  University of Adelaide. In laboratory studies, researchers from the University’s Robinson Institute have found that molecular signals in the sperm of obese fathers…

The adult generations of today are less healthy than their counterparts of previous generations

Contact: Jacqueline Partarrieu press@escardio.org 33-492-947-756 European Society of Cardiology Results from a large cohort study suggest that exposure to metabolic risks of cardiovascular disease is increasing Sophia Antipolis, 10 April 2013. Despite their greater life expectancy, the adults of today are less “metabolically” healthy than their counterparts of previous generations. That’s the conclusion of a…

Old before their time: Britons now ageing quicker than their parents

Poor diet and lack of exercise blamed for increase in obesity, blood pressure and diabetes Jeremy Laurance Thursday, 11 April 2013 We are living longer yet growing less healthy. That is the paradoxical conclusion reached by researchers who have found successive generations building up medical problems worse than those faced by their forbears. Life expectancy…

The Army’s obesity problem: By the numbers

*Repost at request In 2007, 116 troops were dismissed for being out of shape. In the first 10 months of this year, that figure was a rather massive 1,625 By Samantha Rollins | December 11, 2012 Members of the U.S. Army at a food court: While these soldiers look rather fit, some of their colleagues are struggling to…

Childhood obesity linked to more immediate health problems than previously thought

Contact: Amy Albin aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-8672 University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences While a great deal of research on childhood obesity has spotlighted the long-term health problems that emerge in adulthood, a new UCLA study focuses on the condition’s immediate consequences and shows that obese youngsters are at far greater risk than had been…