Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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...

Gum Inflammation Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease

NYU dental researchers have found the first long-term evidence that periodontal (gum) disease may increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer's disease...

Our Internal Clocks Can Become Ticking Time Bombs For Diabetes And...

If you're pulling and all-nighter to finish a term paper, a new parent up all night with a fussy baby, or simply can't sleep like you once could, then you may be snoozing on good health. That's because new research published in The FASEB Journal used mice to show that proper sleep patterns are critical for healthy metabolic function, and even mild impairment in our circadian rhythms can lead to serious health consequences, including diabetes and obesity.

Job Burnout Can Severely Compromise Heart Health

Americans work longer hours, take fewer vacation days, and retire later than employees in other industrialized countries around the globe. With such demanding careers, it's no surprise that many experience job burnout -- physical, cognitive, and emotional exhaustion that results from stress at work. Researchers have found that burnout is also associated with obesity, insomnia, and anxiety.

Less Sleep Leads To More Eating And More Weight Gain, According...

Sleeping just five hours a night over a workweek and having unlimited access to food caused participants in a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder to gain nearly two pounds of weight.

Weight Loss Improves Sexual Health Of Overweight Men With Diabetes, Study...

A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that in obese men with type 2 diabetes, weight loss improves erectile function, sexual desire and lowers urinary tract symptoms.

Losing Weight Sooner Gives Best Chance Of Reversing Heart Damage, Study...

In a study of the impact of weight loss on reversing heart damage from obesity, Johns Hopkins researchers found that poor heart function in young obese mice can be reversed when the animals lose weight from a low-calorie diet. However, older mice, who had been obese for a longer period of time, did not regain better heart function after they were on the same low-calorie diet.

Obesity Makes Fat Cells Act Like They’re Infected

The inflammation of fat tissue is part of a spiraling series of events that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes in some obese people. But researchers have not understood what triggers the inflammation, or why.

Being Overweight Linked To Higher Risk Of Gum Disease

Impacting approximately one-third of the U.S. population, obesity is a significant health concern for Americans. It's a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer, and now, according to an article published in the January/February 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), it also may be a risk factor for gum disease.