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Broccoli, cabbage and kale may protect against colon cancer

Broccoli, cabbage

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

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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