How we evolved to be obese: Over-eating turns on fat-saving protein

The RAGE protein is activated by stress and the threat of starvation, making our bodies conserve fat to burn later, It helped us in early human history, but now may make us obese, a new NYU study found.
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Conclusions:Prevalence of PH in pediatric patients with OSA is low and none of the patients with PH had severe OSA. Current guidelines recommend PH screening in patients with severe OSA, yet OSA severity may not accurately predict risk. Factors evaluated in this study did not demonstrate an increased PH risk; additional research is necessary to improve screening in pediatric patients with OSA.Citation:Burns AT, Hansen SL, Turner ZS, Aden JK, Black AB, Hsu DP. Prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea and a cardiology evaluation: a retrospective analysis.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;1...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: Shorter summer breaks appear to have a protective effect on summer weight gain when compared with a traditional 12-week break. In addition, children who participated in organized sport over the summer did see a significant improvement in cardiovascular fitness. Schools might consider a year-round school calendar for its potential to protect against summer weight gain. PMID: 31364859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Childhood Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – Do you think you could squeeze all of your eating into a 6-hour window? A new study published in the journal Obesity says doing just that may help you lose weight. Intermittent fasting can help some people lose weight, but this is the first study to show how the timing of your meals can affect your metabolism. Researchers studied 11 overweight men and women and found that eating three meals over a six-hour period, specifically between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., was associated with a lower production of a hunger hormone, improvements in appetite, and higher fat-burning over a 24-hour period. However, it did not...
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This report describes an outbreak of solar-induced thermal burns over the dorsal skin of criollo and Texel sheep in Uruguay. ANIMALS AND METHODS: Cross-bred criollo and pure-bred Texel adult ewes from a flock of 80 animals presented with severe skin lesions. Eight animals were evaluated clinically and skin biopsy specimens were collected from three ewes for histopathology. Epidemiological data were collected. RESULTS: Black/brown criollo sheep presented with extensive, wide, linear dorsal skin necrosis extending from the interscapular to the lumbosacral area. Necrotic skin was firm, dry and largely detached from ...
Source: Veterinary Dermatology - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Vet Dermatol Source Type: research
Walking can help people lose weight. Setting a faster pace, using an incline, and walking multiple times per day can all help increase the amount of calories a person burns. Learn more here.
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Obesity and the related medical, social and economic impacts are relevant multifactorial and chronic conditions that also have a meaningful impact on outcomes following severe injury, including burns. In addition to burn-specific difficulties such as adequ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
ConclusionsMicroRNA-203 (miR-203) promotes white adipose tissue browning in cold exposed mice and improves glucose tolerance in HFD fed mice by repressing IFN-γ.Since miR-203 is activated by cAMP-dependent C/EBPβ up-regulation and directlyrepressesIFN-γ signal pathway, we declare that miR-203 acts as a messenger between cAMP signal pathway and IFN-γ signal pathway.Graphical abstract
Source: Molecular Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
BEST weight loss supplements: Losing weight may be at the forefront of many people ’s minds with the arrival of summer and everyone wanting to look their best. Shedding pounds can also have a positive impact on a person’s health, especially if they’re overweight. Alongside eating a healthy diet and exercise, taking a certain supplement could prove effective.
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(Rockefeller University) Scientists have found a group of brain cells that influence body mass in two ways, by controlling   how much we eat as well as how much energy we burn. The findings could lead to new drugs to help people shed weight.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
As backyard cookout season kicks into high gear, many people may be eyeing their sizzling burgers and dogs with suspicion. And for good reason: a number of studies published in the past two decades have turned up evidence that eating charred, smoked, and well-done meat could raise cancer risk—pancreatic, colorectal, and prostate cancers, in particular. A 2010 review of the evidence on cancer and “well-done” meat, conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University, concluded that “the majority of these studies have shown that high intake of well-done meat and high exposure to meat carcinogens, particu...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Diet & Fitness Nutrition Source Type: news
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