Blocking hormone uptake burns more fat

A newly discovered regulatory mechanism helps the body control the rate of fat metabolism, according to a new study. The finding may lead to new drugs to help burn stored fat and reduce weight., 1TtwUsB3cbU

Soft drinks + hard work + hot weather = possible kidney disease risk

New research suggests that drinking sugary, caffeinated soft drinks while exercising in hot weather may increase the risk of kidney disease., uUf6oCaI32g

Gastric bypass surgery may benefit muscle strength more than previously thought

Gastric bypass surgery improves relative muscle strength and physical performance in people with obesity, according to a new study., mlAH ywiJA8

Personality type could shape attitudes toward body weight of others, researchers say

Researchers found that personality traits have significant bearing on a person's attitudes toward obesity, their implicit theories of weight and their willingness to engage in derisive fat talk or weight discrimination., m16Jtr0uxvk

Health effects of metabolic 'magic bullet' protein

Researchers have developed a new system that lets them study in more detail than ever exactly how, where and when the metabolic protein AMPK carries out its molecular and therapeutic functions., X4F673wS2Ks

Physical activity reduces mortality in patients with diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health, researchers recommend in a newly published paper., PUnD3Gj8YV4

When the body's in overdrive, this liver hormone puts the brakes on metabolism

Researchers have identified a hormone produced by the liver that tells the body to downshift its metabolism when it's expending a lot of energy., 1SDA1Ogb4kU

Long-duration space missions have lasting effects on spinal muscles

Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of the trunk after returning to Earth, reports a new study., AQmhtQ55YZY

Maternal programming during pregnancy induces long-term postpartum obesity

In a new study using a mouse model, researchers suggest that long-term postpartum weight gain may be due not so much to retained fat as to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism., 55AYiZpT Ew

Intermittent fasting could improve obese women's health

Research shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following a strictly controlled diet., yE55TgFq1vs

Balanced diet, exercise may not prevent gestational diabetes

A new study is the latest evidence that the 'first-line' strategy for preventing gestational diabetes mellitus isn't working. Over the past five years, more than 5,000 pregnant women took part in clinical trials focused on limiting weight gain in order to prevent gestational diabetes. The moms-to-be improved their diet quality, ate less, and increased their physical activity. They also developed gestational diabetes at about the same rates as the women who didn't change their diet or activity levels., Vl 7Tu136Q4

How exercise reduces belly fat in humans

Some of you may have made a New Year's resolution to hit the gym to tackle that annoying belly fat. But have you ever wondered how physical activity produces this desired effect? A signaling molecule called interleukin-6 plays a critical role in this process, researchers report., 5b9uPa kkXY

Performance enhancer: Sports compression stockings a winning advantage

Sports compression stockings are so effective they might be considered performance enhancers for soccer players, new research finds., w9a0rCm5638

Giving birth associated with 14 percent higher risk of heart disease and stroke

Giving birth is associated with a 14 percent higher risk of heart disease and stroke compared to having no children, reports a new study., m1EnloDT7VA

Dancing may help older women maintain the ability to perform daily tasks

A new study examined the potential effects of 16 different exercise types for reducing disability for activities of daily living (ADL) in older women., 511GHqChfZc

Exercise may be as effective as prescribed drugs to lower high blood pressure

Exercise may be as effective as prescribed drugs to lower high (140 mm Hg) blood pressure, suggests a pooled analysis of the available data, in what is thought to be the first study of its kind., nEoWjboacyU

MRI effective for monitoring liver fat in obese patients

MRI provides a safe, noninvasive way to monitor liver fat levels in people who undergo weight loss treatments for obesity, according to a new study., NlK1k e2Ud4

Boys with good motor skills excel at problem-solving, too

Boys with good motor skills are better problem-solvers than their less skillful peers, a new study shows. In contrast to previous studies, the researchers found no association between aerobic fitness or overweight and obesity with cognitive function in boys., HONbOg ha6g

Fitness instructors' comments shape women's body satisfaction

A new study found that while exercise -- in this case, a 16-minute conditioning class -- generally improved women's mood and body satisfaction, women felt even better if the instructor made motivational comments that focused on strength and health instead of on losing weight or changing the appearance of one's body., VrBwfsUyifM

Exercise-induced hormone irisin triggers bone remodeling in mice

Exercise has been touted to build bone mass, but exactly how it actually accomplishes this is a matter of debate. Now, researchers show that an exercise-induced hormone activates cells that are critical for bone remodeling in mice. A study identifies a receptor for irisin, an exercise hormone, and shows that irisin impacts sclerostin in mice, a major cellular regulator of bone structure in humans., 9ZEHZVBv4vg

Age-related immunity loss

Research in mouse cells identifies defective metabolic pathway in aging immune T cells. The pathway is critical for switching T cells from dormancy into illness-fighting mode. In experiments, researchers restored lagging T-cell function by adding small-molecule compounds. Findings suggest possible mechanism behind weakened immunity common in the elderly., mvHHBA0nczM

Physical activity in the evening does not cause sleep problems

Contrary to popular belief, there is no reason to avoid exercising in the evening, an analysis of the scientific literature has revealed., R29Cv5Jh5 g

New review of scientific studies confirms food cravings can be reduced

Food craving, the intense desire to eat certain foods, can sabotage efforts to maintain healthy eating habits and body weight, no matter the time of year. However, an examination of 28 current peer-reviewed scientific studies largely substantiates findings that changes in diet, prescription medications, physical activity and bariatric surgery reduce craving., iRFw8z OEAM

BMI is a good measure of health after all, new study finds

A new study supports body mass index as a useful tool for assessing obesity and health., glVUGAgkg6M

Obesity, risk of cognitive dysfunction? Consider high-intensity interval exercise

Researchers have discovered what might be an effective strategy to prevent and combat cognitive dysfunction in obese individuals. They are the first to examine the modulatory role of an exercise-induced protein in the brain that promotes neuron survival and used high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) in obese and normal-weight subjects. Obesity reduces the expression of this protein and lower levels are associated with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and obesity. HIIE upregulated this protein in the obese subjects compared to normal-weight subjects., b4GfUift1rY

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