Chemicals in shampoo, toys and floorboards may raise our risk of obesity
A study by the University of Novi Sad in Serbia found people with higher levels of phthalates in their urine were more likely to be obese, diabetic or have dangerous amounts of fat in their bloodstream.
Publication date: July 2019Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Volume 119, Issue 7Author(s): Luxian Zeng, Mengyuan Ruan, Junxiu Liu, Parke Wilde, Elena N. Naumova, Dariush Mozaffarian, Fang Fang ZhangAbstractBackgroundAccumulating evidence links excessive consumption of processed meat with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and some cancers. Yet, trends in consumption of different types of processed meat in the United States have not been quantified.ObjectiveThe aim of the study was to characterize trends in consumption of different types of processed meat among US adult...
In this study, compared to young mice (4 months of age), aged mice (20-22 months of age) exhibited increased left ventricular weight and cardiomyocyte volume, and showed reduction in cardiomyocyte number, together with reduced ventricular function, indicating the pathological roles of cardiomyocyte senescence in the aged heart. Heart failure can be characterized into two types depending on the level of systolic function. One is described as heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), another is classified as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), and both types of heart failure are prevale...
CONCLUSIONS: Several plasma AAs are altered in American Indian adolescents with obesity and are associated with insulin sensitivity, but they were not altered with this exercise intervention. PMID: 31216576 [PubMed - in process]
People with severe obesity had their diabetes medication costs cut by 65 percent between three to six months following weight loss surgery.
Accumulating evidence links excessive consumption of processed meat with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and some cancers. Yet, trends in consumption of different types of processed meat in the United States have not been quantified.
By Christian Jarrett There is increasing recognition that while our personality traits are stable enough to shape our lives profoundly, they are also partly malleable, so that our choices and experiences can feedback and influence the kind of people we become. A new study in the Journal of Research in Personality shines a light on a highly consequential behaviour that captures this dynamic – smoking cigarettes. The results add “… to existing knowledge on the implications of smoking by showing that this behaviour is also likely to alter individuals’ characteristic ways of thinking, feeling, and beha...
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing hunger called leptin. This new mutation could help researchers understand why people develop excess of body fat. Dr. Bastarrachea's research is aimed at helping tackle metabolic disorders like cardiovascular disease and diabetes which are fueled by obesity and impact millions of people around the world.