Gene sequence that can make half of us fatter is discovered
A gene sequence linked to an expanding waist line, weight gain and a tendency to develop type 2 diabetes has been discovered as part of a study published today in the journal Nature Genetics.
The study also shows that the gene sequence is significantly more common in those with Indian Asian th...
Kids Who Skimp on Sleep Tend to Be Fatter
Just 45 minutes more shut-eye a night might make a difference, study finds,,,,
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- While the connection between a child's weight and the amount of sleep that child gets may not be immediately apparent, new research has found a strong correlation between t...
Canadians Grow Fatter By The Day
Canadians are becoming increasingly obese, according to a new study. The number of people in the country who are morbidly obese has risen to 1.3% in 2003, from the 1990 figure of 0.3%, according to researchers belonging to Queen's University. //The body mass index (BMI) is made use of by Health Can...
Study finds Babies In America Getting Fatter
A new study finds a sharp increase in the number of fat babies; the trend that the researchers feel could have a worrisome implication for the nation’s obesity epidemic//.
Researchers from the Harvard Medical School, who had published their findings of the study in the July issue of Obesity, ...
Researchers: Ban on fast food TV advertising would reverse childhood obesity trends
... television food advertisements aimed at children, but the report also said that the final link that would definitively prove that children had become fatter
by watching food commercials aimed at them cannot be made," says Grossman.
"Our study provides evidence of that link," he says.
The Centers fo...
Heavier People Have Heart Attacks Earlier
... 12 years sooner for the most obese, new research finds
TUESDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The fatter
you are, the more likely you are to have a heart attack earlier in life, a new study shows.
"Basically, it is showing that as people got progressiv...
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... Faces Lose Volume, but Lower Eyelids Get fatter
with Age, Study Finds
Have you ever wondered how those pesky under-eye bags got there? This study examined why lower eyelids get bulgy with age by l...
Research says fat friends and poor education helps people think thin
...elves to a particularly tough standard, the research shows. For any given level of Body Mass Index (BMI), somebody with a university degree feels much fatter
than someone with low educational qualifications.
Overall, the researchers believe that a person's "utility" (an economic term roughly meaning sati...
Mom's Unhealthy Diet May Have Long-Term Impact on Baby
...of the junk food-fed mothers also had higher levels of glucose and insulin, both of which increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
These rats remained fatter
through adolescence and into adulthood than the offspring of the mothers who ate a healthier diet during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
The study wa...
Studies Support Testosterone Supplements for Older Men
...rs, had a more than 2.5 times greater risk of dying during the next 10 years compared with men with higher testosterone. These men tended to be older, fatter
and had a greater prevalence of diabetes and high blood pressure than the men with higher testosterone levels, Haring said.
This difference was n...
Fatter in Biological News
Today's babies are fatter babies
By examining more than 120,000 children under age 6 in Massachusetts over 22 years, a newly published study shows that young children--especially infants--are now more likely to be overweight. This study was based at the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention of Harvard Medical School and Har...
Eat, drink and be merry?
... Fast food and soft drinks may be making children fatter
but they also make them happy. Programs aimed at tackling childhood obesity, by reducing children's consumption of unhealthy food and drink, are like...
Why do women store fat differently from men?
...ven to women during pregnancy and the design of exercise regimes.
"From an energy balance point of view there is no explanation why women should be fatter
than men, particularly since men consume more calories proportionately," Associate Professor O'Sullivan said. "In fact, women burn off more fat than m...
Overweight mums have chubby bubs
...ournal of Obesity , also shows that pups that were undernourished remained lighter as adults, while those that were over-fed as babies continued to be fatter
"We know that undernutrition has an effect on longevity and this research seems to support this," says Professor Morris.
The epigenetics of increasing weight through the generations
...ffect this process," said Waterland. "Indeed, those on the regular diet got fatter
with each generation. Those in the supplemented group, however, did not."
In obesity, brain becomes 'unaware' of fat
...sitive to stimulation.
“Previous studies have suggested that SOCS-3 is a negative regulator of leptin,?Cowley said. “As animals become bigger and fatter
and leptin increases, SOCS-3 may rise to decrease the signal. It seems that in obesity, SOCS-3 might end up overriding the [leptin] signal completely....
Expanding waistlines triggered by your genes
... A gene that degrades the body's collagen infrastructure has been shown to make fat cells fatter
and expand girth.
Excess fat is stored in white adipose tissue, the primary energy depot in the body, primarily around the midsection. The gene stud...
Gut microbes' partnership helps body extract energy from food, store it as fat
...ohydrates found in food sweeteners.
In the study, conducted in previously germ-free mice, colonization with two prominent human gut microbes led to fatter
mice. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis called the results an illustration of how understanding the menagerie of mic...
Fatter in Biological Definition
Polymerase chain reaction
...d, corresponding to a gene, will appear larger on the gel (note that the band remains in the same location relative to the ladder, it will just appear fatter
or brighter). By running samples of amplified cDNA from differently treated organisms one can get a general idea of which sample expressed more of the...