Sunday, September 26, 2021

A Université de Montréal Research Team Is Developing A Pill Composed...

"Mice deprived of leptin will not stop eating. They become so big they have trouble moving around," says Moïse Bendayan, a pathology professor at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine who has studied the leptin protein extensively.

Hungry Immune Guardians Are Snappier: Nutrition Has A Direct Influence On...

Bonn researchers have discovered an elementary mechanism which regulates vital immune functions in healthy people. In situations of hunger which mean stress for the body's cells, the body releases more antimicrobial peptides in order to protect itself. The scientists will publish their results in the journal Nature.

‘Overweight’ Adults Age 70 Or Older Are Less Likely To Die...

Adults aged over 70 years who are classified as overweight are less likely to die over a ten year period than adults who are in the 'normal' weight range, according to a new study published in the Journal of The American Geriatrics Society.

Low-Carb Diet Effective At Lowering Blood Pressure

In a head-to-head comparison, two popular weight loss methods proved equally effective at helping participants lose significant amounts of weight. But, in a surprising twist, a low-carbohydrate diet proved better at lowering blood pressure than the weight-loss drug orlistat, according...

Blood Glucose And Risk Of Incident And Fatal Cancer In The...

Tanja Stocks and colleagues carry out an analysis of six European cohorts and confirm that abnormal glucose metabolism is linked with increased risk of cancer overall and at specific sites.

Obesity Linked To Common Form Of Kidney Cancer And Each Extra...

Being obese could lead to a greater risk of developing the most common form of renal cell cancer, according to research in the January issue of the UK-based urology journal BJUI. US researchers found that obese patients with kidney tumours have 48 per cent higher odds of developing...

Exercise Helps Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease

Exercise remains one of the most effective interventions for a number of chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis and neurodegenerative diseases. PAD is a leading cause of morbidity and the most common cause of limb amputation in the U.S. and yet even the best medical therapy available is less effective than simply walking daily...

Diets Bad For The Teeth Are Also Bad For The Body

Dental disease may be a wake-up call that your diet is harming your body. "The five-alarm fire bell of a tooth ache is difficult to ignore," says Dr. Philippe P. Hujoel, professor of dental public health sciences at the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry in Seattle. Beyond the immediate distress, dental pain may portend future medical ...

Disability May Be on the Rise Again After 20-Year Decline

Disability rates among non-institutionalized older Americans increased between 2000 and 2005, a trend that could seriously impact the quality of life of seniors in the coming decades if it continues, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of California, Berkeley. The findings are troubling, said...

New Weapon in Battle of the Bulge: Food Releases Anti-Hunger Aromas...

A real possibility does exist for developing a new generation of foods that make people feel full by releasing anti-hunger aromas during chewing, scientists in the Netherlands are reporting after a review of research on that topic. Such foods would fight the global epidemic of obesity with aromas that quench hunger and...

Chewing Gum Can Reduce Calorie Intake, Increase Energy Expenditure, Nutritionist Finds

A nutrition professor at the University of Rhode Island studying the effects of chewing sugar-free gum on weight management has found that it can help to reduce calorie intake and increase energy expenditure.

Carcinogens In Our Kitchen?

he broader public health challenges we face, in addition to the question of access to healthcare, pertain to contaminants in our water or air, or even certain plastic containers found in our kitchens. Indeed, could this surge in asthma and childhood leukemia reflect, in part, the poisons we impose upon ourselves? A fascinating symposium at...