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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

Belinda, is that you? Bachelor love coach showcases 22kg weight loss in eight months…. without …

Belinda, is that you? Bachelor love coach showcases 22kg weight loss in eight months…. without …

After undergoing a weight loss journey 16 years ago, the 34-year-old revealed that the weight wouldn't budge even though she was eating healthy … Continue reading Belinda, is that you? Bachelor love coach showcases 22kg weight loss in eight months…. without …

Of mice and cheeseburgers: Experimental drug reverses obesity-related liver disease

Of mice and cheeseburgers: Experimental drug reverses obesity-related liver disease

An experimental drug protected mice from one of the many ills of our cheeseburger and milkshake-laden Western diet — non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The drug reversed liver inflammation, injury and scarring in animals fed a high fat, sugar and cholesterol diet. The diet was designed to replicate the Western fast food diet and recreate the features of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease found in people. The research team plans further testing to move it into human trials. Continue reading Of mice and cheeseburgers: Experimental drug reverses obesity-related liver disease

Characteristics of metabolically unhealthy lean people

Characteristics of metabolically unhealthy lean people

Compared to people who are of normal weight and metabolically healthy, subjects who are of normal weight but metabolically unhealthy have a three-fold higher risk of mortality and/or cardiovascular events. Scientists have now addressed characteristics determining metabolic health in lean, overweight and obese people, showed that a reduced accumulation of fat in the lower body puts lean people at risk and highlighted implications of their findings for personalized prevention and treatment of … Continue reading Characteristics of metabolically unhealthy lean people