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Brain chemical NPGL controls appetite and body fat composition: Beneficial for our ancestors; potential cause of obesity pandemic

Brain chemical NPGL controls appetite and body fat composition: Beneficial for our ancestors; potential cause of obesity pandemic

NPGL, a recently discovered protein involved in brain signalling, has been found to increase fat storage by the body ” even when on a low-calorie diet. Continue reading Brain chemical NPGL controls appetite and body fat composition: Beneficial for our ancestors; potential cause of obesity pandemic

Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmium

Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmium

Through a five-year observational study, researchers found that women with increased levels of cadmium — a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, liver and shellfish as well as tobacco — also had an increased risk of endometrial cancer. It’s an observation the researchers hope could lead to new treatments or interventions to prevent the fourth most common cancer in women. Continue reading Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmium

Weight in adolescence may affect colorectal cancer risk

Weight in adolescence may affect colorectal cancer risk

A new study has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood. Obesity was also associated with an elevated risk of developing rectal cancer. Continue reading Weight in adolescence may affect colorectal cancer risk

Thought a cheap pastry was a guilty pleasure? High street bakery Greggs says its meal plan could …

Thought a cheap pastry was a guilty pleasure? High street bakery Greggs says its meal plan could …

Salad bars and juice shops, step aside ” there's a new high street eatery vying for attention in the healthy eating marketspace. Unlike the trendy … Continue reading Thought a cheap pastry was a guilty pleasure? High street bakery Greggs says its meal plan could …