Saturday, August 19, 2017

Human Gut Bacteria Drive Development of Excess Body Fat, Promote Obesity...

A species of gut bacteria called Clostridium ramosum, coupled with a high-fat diet, causes animals to gain weight according to a study published this...

Granny Smith Apples Promote Healthy Gut Bacteria to Aid Weight Control

Scientists at Washington State University have concluded that nondigestible compounds in apples – specifically, Granny Smith apples – may help prevent disorders associated with...

Gamma-Tocotrienol Slows Diet-Induced Obesity and Improves Insulin Resistance in Animal Model

Researchers from the University of Florida report that gamma-tocotrienol from red palm oil accumulates in adipose tissues, slowing down high-fat diet-induced obesity and improving...

Blueberry/Grape Compound Reduces Body Fat in Mice, Potential Role for Treating...

Pterostilbene, a phenolic compound in the same family as resveratrol, is present in small amounts in a large variety of foods and beverages like blueberries...

Early Antibiotic Exposure Leads to Lifelong Metabolic Disorders, Obesity in Mice

A new study published in Cell suggests that antibiotic exposure during a critical window of early development disrupts the bacterial landscape of the gut,...

Aspirin, NSAIDs cut Breast Cancer Recurrence in Overweight Women by 52...

Recurrence of hormone-related breast cancer was cut by half in overweight and obese women who regularly used aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs),...

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Lessen Severity of Osteoarthritis in Mice

Mice consuming a supplement of omega 3 fatty acids had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega 6 fatty...

Appetite Hormone, Leptin, Linked to Development of Arthritis in Obese Animals

The link between obesity and osteoarthritis may be more than just the wear and tear on the skeleton caused by added weight. Researchers at Duke University have...

Periodic Fasting Reduces Bad Cholesterol to Aid in Diabetes Prevention

Skipping a few meals may reduce the risk of developing diabetes via a newly identified biological process that converts bad cholesterol in fat cells into...

New Study Reveals Link Between Obesity and Genes Controlling Carbohydrate Digestion

New research indicates that obesity in the general population may be genetically linked to how our bodies digest carbohydrates. Published today in the journal Nature Genetics,...

Time to End the War Against Saturated Fat?

The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back...

Eating Walnuts Shown to Improve Endothelial Function in Overweight Adults

Medical researchers from the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Connecticut have found evidence suggestive that adding walnuts to one's diet can protect against diabetes...