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Ways to maximize the nutritional benefits of tomato

Ways to maximize

– 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

Glaucoma drug stops

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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Drug made from capsaicin in chili peppers shown to be effective at fighting obesity

Drug made from capsaicin

Chili peppers have long been thought to have health benefits, and now scientists have wrangled those to fight obesity. Scientists from the University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy have developed a new anti-obesity drug, called Metabocin, derived from an active component in chili peppers called capsaicin. The team presented its findings at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior’s ...

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Researchers identify brain area linked to binge eating

Researchers identify brain

Scientists at Rutgers Brain Health Institute have discovered that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus called ‘orexin’ neurons could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge eating episodes in individuals with obesity. These neurons, named for the chemical messenger they use to communicate with other brain cells, have previously been shown to be important for ...

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All what you need to know about Yerba Mate

All what you need to know

– The yerba mate belongs to the family of hot drinks classified as stimulants. – It contains caffeine in a quantity that is higher than that in tea but lower than that in coffee. A cup of yerba mate contains about 80 mg of caffeine. – It may have a slight effect on weight loss, especially if accompanied with a ...

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New research could banish guilty feeling for consuming whole dairy products

New research could

Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The study, published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found no significant link between dairy fats and cause of death or, more specifically, heart disease and stroke ...

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Single injection could cure both obesity AND type 2 diabetes

Single injection could

A single injection could cure both obesity and type 2 diabetes without any side effects, new research suggests. Injecting a hormone, known as FGF21, into obese mice causes weight loss and greater insulin sensitivity for more than a year, a study found. Insulin resistance is the reduced ability of cells to respond to the hormone, which transports glucose out of ...

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New insulin pill approach from Harvard successful in animal study

New insulin pill

An insulin pill has shown to have positive results in new rodent studies, with Harvard scientists optimistic the pill could one day be offered to the public. The concept of insulin pills isn’t new; several research teams have worked on developing an effective insulin pill, but a number of problems have prevented the technology from advancing. One of the biggest ...

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