Brown Fat: The Good Fat in Obesity Treatment

Brown Fat: The Good Fat in Obesity Treatment

Obesity, a global health crisis affecting millions, has long been a challenging condition to treat. However, recent advancements in gene therapy offer a glimmer of hope. Gene therapy, a revolutionary technique that uses genes to treat or prevent diseases, is now being explored as a potential solution for obesity.

Everyday stress may lead to over eating, weight gain, obesity

New study strengthens link between everyday stress and obesity using an animal model — Study using animal model shows stress has impact in the short term causing metabolic changes in the longer term that contribute to obesity – Stress can take a daily toll on us that has broad physical and psychological implications. Science has long documented the effect of extreme stress, such as war, injury or traumatic grief on humans. Typically, such situations cause victims to decrease their food intake and body weight. Recent studies, however, tend to suggest that social stress–public speaking, tests, job and relationship pressures–may have the opposite effect–over-eating and weight gain.

Breastfeeding lowers type 2 diabetes risk in women

Moms who don’t breastfeed more likely to develop type 2 diabetes – Mothers who did not breastfeed their children have significantly higher rates of type 2 diabetes later in life than moms who breastfed, report University of Pittsburgh researchers in a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Medicine.

Breastfeeding protects women from metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease

Breastfeeding a child may protect women from metabolic syndrome, a condition linked to diabetes and heart disease in women – Breastfeeding a child may lower a woman’s risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome, a condition linked to heart disease and diabetes in women, according to a Kaiser Permanente study.

Eating cherries boost antioxidant activity in body

New human study reinforces antioxidant benefits of tart cherries. Scientists discover eating cherries may elevate antioxidant activity in the body. – Eating just one and a half servings of tart cherries could significantly boost antioxidant activity in the body, according to new University of Michigan research reported at the 2009 Experimental Biology meeting in New Orleans.

Obesity in midlife increases dementia risk

Kaiser Permanente Study Shows That a Larger Abdomen in Midlife Increases Risk of Dementia; Overweight and obese individuals with large bellies have double or triple the risk of dementia – People in their 40s with larger stomachs have a higher risk for dementia when they reach their 70s, according to a study published in the March 26, 2008, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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