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Obese mice lose a third of their fat using a natural protein

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To the great surprise of cancer researchers, a protein they investigated for its possible role in cancer turned out to be a powerful regulator of metabolism. The Georgetown University-led study found that forced expression of this protein in a laboratory strain of obese mice showed a remarkable reduction of their fat mass despite a genetic predisposition to eat all the ...

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Mediterranean diet could prevent depression, new study finds

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A Mediterranean diet — rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts and fish — could help lower a person’s risk of depression, a new study says. The research, published recently, analyzed 41 studies on the topic and found a link between people’s diet and their chances of developing depression. People who followed a strict Mediterranean diet had a 33% lower risk of ...

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For Weight Loss, Semaglutide May Be More Effective Than Liraglutide, Study Suggests

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Type 2 diabetes has been called an obesity-driven epidemic. Nearly 4 in 10 adults in the United States are now obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help shed pounds, extremely heavy individuals may turn to prescription medications, such as Saxenda (liraglutide). A study published in August 2018 in The Lancet has found that a new ...

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Low carbohydrate diets are unsafe and should be avoided

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Low carbohydrate diets are unsafe and should be avoided, according to a large study presented at ESC Congress 2018. Study author Professor Maciej Banach, of the Medical University of Lodz, Poland, said: “We found that people who consumed a low carbohydrate diet were at greater risk of premature death. Risks were also increased for individual causes of death including coronary ...

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Prickly pears… A quick view on its benefits and serving

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– Prickly pears is a fruit that is moderately caloric; each 100 grams of prickly pears contain around 54 calories. – It is a fruit rich in beneficial antioxidants which contribute in enhancing the body’s immunity and help it resist many diseases. – Prickly pears contain a significant amount of minerals, essentially potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium, as well as ...

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Broccoli, cabbage and kale may protect against colon cancer

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Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer. The early-stage mouse study, from scientists at the Francis Crick Institute and Imperial College London, is published in the journal Immunity. The research shows that mice fed on a diet rich in indole-3-carbinol (I3C) – which is produced when ...

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Ways to maximize the nutritional benefits of tomato

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– Eat whole tomatoes and do not peel off their skin or remove their seeds unless you have a health condition or any other necessity for doing so. The tomato contains a good quantity of fibers which contribute in facilitating the intestinal transit. Such fibers are essentially concentrated in the skin and seeds. – Pick tomato pieces that have a ...

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Glaucoma drug stops weight gain even on a high-fat diet, study shows

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Intestinal gateway which allows fat to be absorbed can be shut with drug already approved to treat blindness-causing condition and could be useful in treating obesity. A drug used to treat the eye condition glaucoma could be part of the recipe to gorging on fatty foods without gaining weight, a new study has found. Scientists from Yale University in the ...

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