Medical News Today: The enzyme that frustrates your weight loss efforts

A single enzyme might be key to the body's 'decision' to burn or store fat, says a new study from the University of California. So how can we work with it?
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Authors: Cinti S Abstract During the last decades, research on adipose tissues has spread in parallel with the extension of obesity. Several observations converged on the idea that adipose tissues are organized in a large organ with endocrine and plastic properties. Two parenchymal components: white (WATs) and brown adipose tissues (BATs) are contained in subcutaneous and visceral compartments. Although both have endocrine properties, their function differs: WAT store lipids to allow intervals between meals, BAT burns lipids for thermogenesis. In spite of these opposite functions, they share the ability for recipro...
Source: Comprehensive Physiology - Category: Physiology Tags: Compr Physiol Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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Introduction: The worldwide burden of wound care is staggering for medical professionals and patients. The aging population and increasing incidence of diabetes and obesity present significant challenges to minimizing the morbidity and mortality associated with chronic, nonhealing wounds. Appropriate management of wounds due to burns, trauma, surgical incisions and systemic diseases spans multiple subspecialties, including dermatology, emergency medicine, internal medicine and surgery. It is, therefore, vital to educate all medical professionals on the basics of wound care.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
About 17.4 million – that’s the number of healthcare workers who are missing from the healthcare system globally. The human resources crisis in the medical sector is a burning issue, but with the aging and burn-out of physicians on the one hand, and the continuous rise in chronic diseases, on the other hand, it will even get worse year by year. Could artificial intelligence give a helping hand to doctors and ease the burden on healthcare systems? The Medical Futurist Institute published a paper that says it’s possible, but first, we need to tackle a range of ethical and legal questions. A global health wo...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research AI crisis digital health strategy future Healthcare HR human resources medical technology workforce Source Type: blogs
(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, caused long term weight loss and improved metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet, in new studies from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. The drug, Metabocin, was designed to slowly release capsaicin throughout the day so it can exert its anti-obesity effect without producing inflammation or adverse side effects.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
There’s no doubt that kids need more sleep than adults. Their growing bodies and brains burn through a lot of energy, and adequate rest and recovery are essential for proper development. That’s why the National Sleep Foundation recommends that teens get eight to ten hours of sleep a night, while younger kids require more. But what about adults? It’s common for people to sleep fewer hours in middle age than during their 20s or 30s—and to report feeling fine. But does a person’s sleep requirements diminish with age? “No,” says Dr. Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, director of clinical sleep r...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime sleep Source Type: news
ConclusionsDepressive symptoms were more strongly associated with indices of obesity in people with prediabetes than in people with normal blood glucose levels. Depressive symptoms may be a barrier to weight management in people with prediabetes.
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, Volume 135Author(s): Jessie L. Burns, Manabu T. Nakamura, David W.L. MaAbstractDietary fatty acids are associated with the development of many chronic diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and several cancers. This review explores the literature surrounding the combined and individual roles of n-6 PUFAs linoleic acid (LA) and arachidonic acid (AA) as they relate to immune and inflammatory response, cardiovascular health, liver health, and cancer. The evidence suggests that a pro-inflammato...
Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA) - Category: Lipidology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2018Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular and Cell Biology of LipidsAuthor(s): Mengle Shao, Rana K. GuptaAbstractWhite adipocytes represent the principle site for energy storage whereas brown/beige adipocytes emerge from seemingly distinct cellular lineages and burn chemical energy to produce heat. Thermogenic adipocytes utilize cell-type selective master regulatory transcription factors to drive the expression of their adipocyte thermogenic gene program. White adipocytes harbor transcriptional mechanisms to suppress the thermogenic gene program and maintain an en...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids - Category: Lipidology Source Type: research
You're reading 6 Amazing Benefits of Intermittent Fasting, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I started doing intermittent fasting five years ago after doctors told me to quit the gym for a year. I had injured my abs and back, and doctors advised me not to exercise, not even do cardio, till I`m fully recovered. Things went down from there since all I was doing, besides work, was eat anything I can get my hands on (I`m a foodie, or that`s how I used to think of myself.) I gained 50 pounds in no time, and I ha...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement best health advice fitness and health Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Practices Source Type: blogs
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