Switching off insatiable hunger: A new drug to help young patients with genetic obesity

Researchers have successfully treated patients whose obesity is caused by a genetic defect. Aside from its beneficial effects on the patients, the researchers also provided insights into the fundamental signaling pathways regulating satiety of the new drug.

Source: Switching off insatiable hunger: A new drug to help young patients with genetic obesity — ScienceDaily

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A new connection between glucose and lipid regulation in cancer metabolism

Researchers have identified an enzyme that helps cancer cells make the building materials they need to quickly proliferate. Inhibiting this enzyme could be a strategy to slow down cancer growth, leading to more effective treatments.

Source: A new connection between glucose and lipid regulation in cancer metabolism — ScienceDaily

Whey protein supplements and exercise help women improve body composition

It’s known that men benefit from whey protein supplements and exercise, and for what is believed to be the first time, the same can be said for women, according to a large study.

Source: Whey protein supplements and exercise help women improve body composition — ScienceDaily

Following five healthy lifestyle habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more

Maintaining five healthy habits — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking — during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study.

Source: Following five healthy lifestyle habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more — ScienceDaily

Gut microbiome plays an important role in atherosclerosis

Researchers have shown a novel relationship between the intestinal microbiome and atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke. This was measured as the burden of plaque in the carotid arteries.

Source: Gut microbiome plays an important role in atherosclerosis — ScienceDaily

9 Reasons Canola Oil Is Bad for You

Is canola oil good for you? It’s a question nutritionists and food industrialists have been debating for decades. The controversy dates back to the 1950s, when the FDA banned rapeseed oil because of its negative effects on the heart, liver and kidney. Before getting into that, you need to first understand what canola oil is, […]

Source: 9 Reasons Canola Oil Is Bad for You (as in, Toss It ASAP)

Vitamin D improves weight gain and brain development in malnourished children

High dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a new study.

Source: Vitamin D improves weight gain and brain development in malnourished children — ScienceDaily