Scientists explore a compound in chestnut flower for its anti-obesity properties

(Natural News) Cinnamyl alcohol, an organic compound found in Japanese chestnut (Castanea crenata) flowers, can potentially be used in treating – and even preventing – obesity, according to a study in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. In their report, researchers from South Korea looked at whether chestnut flower extract can effectively prevent the accumulation of fat...
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Authors: Kwon YD, Ko KO, Lim JW, Cheon EJ, Song YH, Yoon JM Abstract BACKGROUND: Transient elastography (FibroScan®) is a non-invasive and rapid method for assessing liver fibrosis. While the feasibility and usefulness of FibroScan® have been proven in adults, few studies have focused on pediatric populations. We aimed to determine the feasibility and usefulness of FibroScan® in Korean children. METHODS: FibroScan® examinations were performed in 106 children (age, 5-15 years) who visited the Konyang University Hospital between June and September 2018. Liver steatosis was measured in terms of the...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
ConclusionsMusculoskeletal problems are the main occupational health problems experienced by the study group. New findings include a low but important prevalence of ultraviolet radiation–associated conditions. One in 3 guides have experienced significant psychological trauma, and one quarter of these had symptoms of PTSD.
Source: Wilderness and Environmental Medicine - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Conclusions: Among NBNC-HCC patients, heavy alcohol use or any other identifiable cause was not found in 38.0%. These NBNC-NA-NO HCC patients showed a high prevalence of HBcIgG positivity and metabolic risk factors, suggesting that prior hepatitis B virus infection and metabolic risk factors may be major contributing factors in the hepatocarcinogenesis in NBNC-NA-NO patients. PMID: 31189301 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Korean J Intern Med Source Type: research
FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 -- Drug- and alcohol-related mortality is significantly higher than expected in the seven years following bariatric surgery, according to a study recently published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Gretchen E....
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CONCLUSIONS: The immunohistochemical expression of TGF-β1 may be complementary to routine methods of liver fibrosis evaluation. PMID: 31187872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica - Category: Cytology Tags: Folia Histochem Cytobiol Source Type: research
In conclusion, these results provided new and robust evidence for revealing the hepatoxicity of BDE-47 under obese condition and illustrated the underlying mechanism of BDE-47 induced liver fibrosis.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Loud snoring ruins the lives of millions: the snorers’ as well as those who have to listen to it frequently. However, snoring isn’t just an annoyance. It can hint at a serious sleeping disorder: sleep apnea. Not only does the condition cause frustration in itself, but when looking at the comfort of it, its treatment could be compared to an attack of Aliens. How could digital health help patients who undergo sleep apnea treatment? Are there any ways to get rid of the Aliens? Almost 1 in 7 people have sleep apnea worldwide ‘Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone’, that&rs...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Empowered Patients Health Sensors & Trackers adherence health app patient engagement sleep sleep apnea sleep apnea treatment sleep app technology therapy Source Type: blogs
The objective was to investigate risk factors associated with hepatic fibrosis in patients with type 2 diabetes and NAFLD to provide a basis for the prevention and treatment.MethodsLiver stiffness measurements (LSM) expressed in kilopascals (kPa) and controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) expressed in dB/m were diagnosed by transient elastography. Hepatic steatosis and significant fibrosis were defined as having a CAP score  ≥ 260 dB/m and an LSM score ≥ 8 kPa, respectively. Associations between fibrosis categories with anthropometric and metabolic variables were determined; then...
Source: Acta Diabetologica - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Alongside learning about mathematics, history, languages and many other things, schools are a recommended setting for interventions to improve health. However, it can be difficult to implement these interventions and, in November 2017, Luke Wolfenden of the University of Newcastle in Callaghan, Australia and colleagues published their new Cochrane Review looking into how this might be done. Luke tells us what they found in this podcast. Although there are a variety of school-based interventions that improve the diet, physical activity and weight status of school students or reduce their risk of harmful alcohol or toba...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
Right now the world is experiencing an epidemic that is projected to get much, much worse. It’s an epidemic of dementia, affecting 50 million people and millions more of their caregivers — staggering numbers that are projected to triple by 2050. The dementia crisis is such a massive worldwide issue that the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a strategic public health action plan, including compiling an organized database of quality dementia research and creating guidelines for the prevention of dementia. The guidelines have just been published, a 96-page document that is summarized here, as well as in th...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Brain and cognitive health Exercise and Fitness Healthy Aging Memory Nutrition Source Type: blogs
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