Navigation Links
Tiny fruit fly could offer big clues in fight against obesity, researcher says
Date:2/11/2010

cks, too," he adds.

"If clocks in our taste-sensing cells also control when and how much we eat, it could greatly impact weight gain. Understanding how these clocks control eating could potentially lead to ways to combat obesity."

Obesity is one of the major threats to health worldwide, especially in the United States, where the number of obese persons has skyrocketed in recent years.

According to the American Medical Association, about one-third of all Americans are now classified as being obese, and obesity rates have soared 60 percent in the last 20 years. Obesity leads to a number of ailments, including heart attacks, strokes, certain cancers, diabetes and others. About 33 percent of all U.S. children are considered overweight or obese, a figure that has risen steadily in recent years, and in an average year, there are more than 300,000-obesity related deaths in the U.S.

"By looking closely at factors that control Drosophila's desire to eat, we can draw comparisons to human eating behaviors," Hardin says.

"If we could adjust the key internal clocks, we might be able to control food consumption and, of course, that would be a big step in the fight against obesity."
'/>"/>

Contact: Keith Randall
keith-randall@tamu.edu
979-845-4644
Texas A&M University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Explorers Bounty Puffed Fruit Snacks Helping Parents Battle Summer Obesity
2. The buzz on fruit flies: New role in the search for addiction treatments
3. Latest epidemic? High cholesterol, obesity in fruit flies
4. Not Getting Enough Fruits and Vegetables? Think Frozen! Antioxidant-rich Frozen Wild Blueberries are Convenient and Just As Nutritious As Fresh
5. New Squeezable Whole Fruit Sorbets in Single-Serve Tubes an Instant Hit
6. Fruit juices contain more vitamin C than their labels indicate
7. Candy and Fruit Flavored Cigarettes Now Illegal in United States; Step is First Under New Tobacco Law
8. Bon Appetit Management Companys Healthcare Plan: Eat More Local Fruits and Vegetables
9. Fruit Even Healthier Than Thought: Study
10. Watson Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for Fruit and Cinnamon Flavored Coated Nicotine Gums
11. Beverages Holdings, LLC Acquires Bossa Nova: The Superfruit Company
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... Diet Doc understands that many of their clients have ... dieting attempts could be easily sabotaged by the temptation to ... into their programs as a way to control the ... weight loss results, it also allows patients to stick with ... weight for the future. , Earlier versions of the hormone ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 01, 2014 Anti Aging Clinic (AntiAgingClinic.ca), ... rejuvenating destination of choice, is announcing a discounted cost ... to December. , “We’re doing this because we want ... our top skin clinic in Toronto,” says Dr. Brian ... much at Anti Aging Clinic, including laser facials, genesis ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 On ... two Chicago-based finalists in the Martha Stewart American Made ... small businesses across the country in the fields of ... to be recognized as a finalist in the MSAMAs, ... inspiring products that are improving local communities and changing ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Nordic Naturals is kicking off ... cause. The campaign—“Buy One Bottle. Help Two Heroes.”—will ... a nonprofit organization that helps rebuild the lives ... that would otherwise face euthanasia. From October through ... monthly donations of Nordic Naturals omega-3s to veterans ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... will speak to a group of dental specialists who ... the northern Spain city of Oviedo. Dr. Reshad of ... and lecturer with clients on two continents, will give ... and aesthetic full mouth reconstruction. , “These specialists want ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 2Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 3Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 4Health News:Anti Aging Clinic, the GTA’s Premier Provider of Anti Aging Treatments, Announces Deal on Units of Botox 2Health News:Chicago Coffee Start-up Makes a Big Impact, Earns National Recognition 2Health News:Nordic Naturals® Inspires Support for Paws for Veterans -- ‘Buy One Bottle. Help Two Heroes.’ Initiative Kicks Off October 1 2Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Implants Expert Training Dental Specialists in Spain Later This Week 2Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Implants Expert Training Dental Specialists in Spain Later This Week 3Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Implants Expert Training Dental Specialists in Spain Later This Week 4
... , SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13 "The greatest ... , (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091110/AQ08403 ) , In dealing with life,s challenges, ... to a happier, more abundant life. Apparel industry veteran Scott ... dear friend who had suffered a tragic loss and he didn,t ...
... researchers say , FRIDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A ... enough to determine if he or she acts aggressively, a ... current issue of the journal Psychological Science suggests ... specifically the ratio of the distance between the right and ...
... plays a role, but a lesser one than age, study finds ... seven times higher in 70-year-old women than in 50-year-old women, according ... fracture rises sharply with age. , The analysis of data from ... and older also found that among women aged 50 to 54, ...
... Ill., Nov. 13 CCH has issued a special ... in the House version of health care reform, detailing ... access the new Briefing, visit http://hr.cch.com/pdf/SpecialReport_HealthcareReform_11-09.pdf ... America Act made its way through the House of ...
... , SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 13 Human Pheromone Sciences, ... announced results for the three and nine month periods ended ... 2009, net revenues of $273,000 represented a 4% increase from ... resulted in net income of $10,000 ($0.00 per share) as ...
... to correct repeated federal violations prompts agency action , ... Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ... Haifa Smoked Fish Inc. of Jamaica, N.Y., and two of ... and Cosmetic Act. , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HeartThreads(TM) -- New Line of Inspirational Tee Shirts Designed to Motivate and Foster Overall Mental Health & Wellness Available at HeartThreadsClothing.com 2Health News:Employer, Medicare Provisions of House Health Care Reform Detailed in New CCH Briefing 2Health News:Employer, Medicare Provisions of House Health Care Reform Detailed in New CCH Briefing 3Health News:Employer, Medicare Provisions of House Health Care Reform Detailed in New CCH Briefing 4Health News:Employer, Medicare Provisions of House Health Care Reform Detailed in New CCH Briefing 5Health News:Human Pheromone Sciences Announces Third Quarter Results 2Health News:Human Pheromone Sciences Announces Third Quarter Results 3Health News:Human Pheromone Sciences Announces Third Quarter Results 4Health News:FDA Takes Action Against Seafood Processing Company, Executives 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 Aileron ... Summary Global Markets Direct,s, ,Aileron Therapeutics, ... an overview of the Aileron Therapeutics, Inc.,s pharmaceutical ... comprehensive information on the current therapeutic developmental pipeline ... at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014  According to their CEO, ... clinical trials is going through a complete transformation ... work of the current clinical trial management process ... generation, clinical trials, which will ultimately drive the ... The company has been recognized by the National ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014   Easy Breathe , the fastest growing ... that it now offers the revolutionary AirSense ... first sleep apnea therapy devices with internal cellular modems.  ... track and share real-time data on each user,s quality ... therapy.  In addition, the internal modem allows the CPAP ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 2Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 3Small Denver Company Pharmatech driving a large revolution in how cancer clinical trials are managed 2Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 2Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 3Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 4
... presented results from a global Phase II study of ... of cerebral beta-Amyloid plaques, at the 19th World Congress ... the Phase II study was to investigate the efficacy ... diagnosis of probable Alzheimer,s disease and Healthy Volunteers (HVs). ...
... MTD ) today announced third quarter results for 2009. ... currency declined by 12% in the quarter. Reported sales decreased ... Net earnings per diluted share as reported (EPS) were $1.21, ... EPS was $1.36, a 6% decline from the prior-year amount of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bayer HealthCare Presents Florbetaben Phase II Study Results at World Congress of Neurology 2Bayer HealthCare Presents Florbetaben Phase II Study Results at World Congress of Neurology 3Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 2Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 3Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 4Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 5Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 6Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 7Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 8Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 9Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 10Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 11Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 12Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 13
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: