Obesity increases cancer cell growth
According to a mouse study published inCell, high-fat diets provide more fat molecules to allow cancer cells to outcompete immune cells for energy to grow, accelerating tumour growth.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity impairs immune cell function, accelerates tumor growth
(Harvard Medical School) New study in mice finds that a high-fat diet allows cancer cells to outcompete immune cells for fuel, impairing immune function and accelerating tumor growth. Cancer cells do so by rewiring their metabolisms to increase fat consumption. Blocking this rewiring enhances anti-tumor immunity. Findings suggest new strategies to target cancer metabolism, improve immunotherapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Drug attenuates weight gain in animals fed a high-fat diet
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Medication originally developed to kill bacteria displayed the capacity to increase cell energy expenditure in tests with mice. Researchers are testing compounds with a similar structure that could give rise to novel approaches to the treatment of obesity (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antimicrobial soap additive worsens fatty liver disease in mice
(University of California - San Diego) Triclosan, an antimicrobial found in many soaps and other household items, worsens fatty liver disease in mice fed a high-fat diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eye health and poor nutrition: A high-fat diet may be linked to vision problems later in life, warn scientists
(Natural News) It turns out, a diet high in fat can not only raise a person’s risk of obesity but also their risk of going blind later in life. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Southampton in the U.K. found that a high-fat diet affects the ability of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells to adjust to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale finds neuron behind fatal anorexia, and solution in high-fat diet
Inhibition of a neuron that helps the body access alternative forms of fuel may be one cause behind death from anorexia nervosa, Yale research finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

High-fat diets may reduce fertility in men
According to a mouse study published in theAmerican Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, a high-fat diet during childhood may reduce sperm quality in adulthood and impair fertility.Medical Xpress  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High fat or 'ketogenic' diets could prevent, reverse heart failure
(Saint Louis University) Research from Saint Louis University finds that high fat or " ketogenic " diets could completely prevent, or even reverse heart failure caused by a metabolic process. The research team, led by Kyle S. McCommis, Ph.D., assistant professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at SLU, looked at a metabolic process that seems to be turned down in failing human hearts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Curbing Some TV Ads Might Reduce Childhood Obesity
Limiting TV ads for sugary, salty and high-fat foods and drinks might help reduce childhood obesity, British researchers suggest. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Losing Some TV Ads Might Reduce Childhood Obesity
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2020 -- Limiting TV ads for sugary, salty and high-fat foods and drinks might help reduce childhood obesity, British researchers suggest. They looked at advertising of these products between 5:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. If all such ads... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Guts and brains: How microbes in a mother ’s intestines affect fetal neurodevelopment
During pregnancy in mice, the billions of bacteria and other microbes that live in a mother ’s intestines regulate key metabolites, small molecules that are important for healthy fetal brain development,UCLA biologists report Sept. 23 in the journal Nature.While the maternal gut microbiota has been associated with abnormalities in the brain function and behavior of offspring — often in response to factors like infection, a high-fat diet or stress during pregnancy — scientists had not known until now whether it influenced brain development during critical prenatal periods and in the absence of such environ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A ferry protein in the pancreas protects it from the stress induced by a high-fat diet
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have now uncovered a key mechanism by which pancreatic function is maintained in response to a high-fat diet. A protein present in pancreatic insulin-producing cells protects them from damage under the stress induced by a high-fat diet. As the world increases its intake of high-fat foods and as type 2 diabetes incidence rises as a result, this protein could be a novel therapeutic target for type 2 diabetes mellitus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Be Ideal For Heart Health
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Taste buds may play role in fostering obesity in offspring
(Cornell University) Cornell food scientists show in animal studies that a mother's high-fat diet may lead to more sweet-taste receptors and a greater attraction to unhealthy food in their offspring - resulting in poor feeding behavior, obesity in adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes
ConclusionsWe did not find enough reliable evidence to find out whether a tax on the fat content of foods resulted in people eating less fat, or less saturated fat.We did not find any evidence about how a tax on the fat content of foods affected obesity or overweight.The results of our review will change when further evidence becomes available.Discussing the findings of this review, lead author Stefan Lhachimi said, “A tax on saturated fats could be in principle a good approach to reduce the consumption of so-called junk foods, a group of food products which is fiendishly tricky to define in legal terms. By taxing a ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Study focuses on low-carb, high-fat diet effect on older populations
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Amy Goss, Ph.D., RDN, says egg consumption can be incorporated into the diet in a healthful way without adversely impacting blood cholesterol in older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Developing a quicker, safer method of cleaning peanut butter factories
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) From home bakers to commercial food producers, everyone knows that cleaning peanut butter off utensils and out of bowls is a tricky, sticky proposition. That's because of the high-fat content of peanuts and the chemical reality that water and oil don't mix. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diets rich in fats not only affect your physical appearance — they also affect your brain
(Natural News) A study published in the journal Cell Metabolism found that a high-fat diet can affect the brain by promoting inflammation in the hypothalamus — the part of the brain responsible for regulating appetite and metabolism. To date, only a few studies have linked an unhealthy diet to neurological irregularities. But in their study, researchers at Yale University School of Medicine established a link between the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman loses 100LBS by following a 'lazy keto' diet
Megan Faraday, 25, from Ontario, Canada, was feeling 'uncomfortable' with herself when she woke up one day and decided to try the high-fat, low-carb diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fat diet with antibiotic use linked to gut inflammation
(University of California - Davis Health) UC Davis researchers have found that combining a Western-style high-fat diet with antibiotic use significantly increases the risk of developing pre- inflammatory bowel disease. This combination shuts down the mitochondria in cells of the colon lining, leading to gut inflammation. Mesalazine can help restart the mitochondria and treat pre-IBD condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Phenolic-enriched raspberry extract can decrease weight gain – even when eating a high-fat diet
(Natural News) There are many health benefits associated with eating raspberries (Rubus idaeus). These brightly colored fruits from the rose family are rich in essential nutrients and compounds that boost brain, heart and eye health and help with various health problems, such as diabetes, cancer and digestive issues. Notable micronutrients that can be found in raspberries... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mother's obesity may raise liver cancer risks for generations to come, mouse study suggests 
A new study from Wuhan, China, found that mice mothers fed a high-fat diet led to an over-expression of a gene that is usually abnormally expressed in various types of cancer, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even One High-Fat Meal May Dull Your Mind
MONDAY, May 18, 2020 -- Ordering a cheeseburger and fries might literally be a dumb move, new research suggests. A recent, small study from Ohio State University indicates eating a single meal high in saturated fats may hamper your ability to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Atrial fibrillation among overweight people is not due to fat
(Aarhus University) In a recently published study, researchers from Aarhus University document that the risk of atrial fibrillation is not linked to the amount of body fat, but instead to large muscle mass, or more precisely, a high fat-free weight (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene therapy in mice builds muscle, reduces fat
(Washington University School of Medicine) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that gene therapy in mice helped build strength and significant muscle mass quickly, while reducing the severity of osteoarthritis. The gene therapy also prevented obesity, even when the mice were fed a high-fat diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-fat diet consequences include mental fatigue, researchers say
(Experimental Biology) Obesity has been shown to place physical stress on the body, but new research suggests that excess weight may also cause mental fatigue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise Training Reduces Reward for High-Fat Food Exercise Training Reduces Reward for High-Fat Food
Might an exercise intervention help modify eating behaviors in obese or overweight individuals?Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Link between high-fat diet and liver disease reported
Mice fed a diet rich in saturated fat showed dramatic changes in liver gene expression, which may explain how diet affects that organ. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

A plant-based diet helps to prevent and manage asthma, according to new review
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) A plant-based diet can help prevent and manage asthma, while dairy products and high-fat foods raise the risk, according to a new review published in Nutrition in Clinical Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-fat diets are LITERALLY depressing ... here's why
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) defines overweight or obesity as the abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that presents a health risk. Obesity is caused by either one of two things: genetics or an increased consumption of high-calorie foods coupled with a sedentary lifestyle. People with obesity suffer from abnormalities characteristic of metabolic syndrome... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away
(University of California - Berkeley) Several processes in the roundworm C. elegans boost the stress response in cells, incidentally making worms resistant to a high-fat diet and extending their lifespan. UC Berkeley researchers have found another: cells called glia that release a hormone that boosts the unfolded protein response in the endoplasmic reticulum of the worm's cells, effectively doubling lifespan. This could lead to interventions to tune up peripheral cells, such as muscle cells, and prevent age-related deterioration in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function
After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory testsConsuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more desirable immediately after they had finished a meal.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Dementia Diets and dieting Nutrition Food Sugar Memory Obesity Diabetes UCL (University College London) Neuroscience Health Life and style Mental health Source Type: news

Heart attack: Study confirms popular breakfast food not associated with heart attack risk
HEART ATTACKS are often caused by coronary heart disease, and risk of developing this is increased by a high-fat diet, high cholesterol and being overweight or obese. Research in the past has found a link between eating certain foods and heart disease, but a new study has confirmed a popular breakfast food is not as bad as first though. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green tea extract combined with exercise reduces fatty liver disease in mice
(Penn State) The combination of green tea extract and exercise reduced the severity of obesity-related fatty liver disease by 75% in mice fed a high-fat diet, according to Penn State researchers, whose recent study may point to a potential health strategy for people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clostridioides difficile infection flourishes with a high-protein, high-fat diet
(American Society for Microbiology) Mice fed a high-fat, high-protein diet were more likely to develop and die from antibiotic-driven Clostridioides difficile infections than mice fed a standard diet. In the same study, published in the journal mSystems, a high-carbohydrate diet was protective against severe C. difficile infection--but the researchers suspect that such a diet could produce healthy, asymptomatic carriers that can spread the pathogen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could a Keto Diet Be Bad for Athletes ’ Bones?
Race walkers on a low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet showed early signs indicative of bone loss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Diet and Nutrition Weight Bones Carbohydrates Racewalking Osteoporosis Source Type: news

High-Fat Milk Consumption Tied to Faster Biological Aging
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- People who drink low-fat milk experience less biological aging than those who drink high-fat milk, according to a study recently published in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. Larry A. Tucker, Ph.D., from Brigham... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New drug prevents liver damage, obesity and glucose intolerance in mice on high-fat diet
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Mice given a new drug targeting a key gene involved in lipid and glucose metabolism could tolerate a high-fat diet regimen (composed of 60% fat from lard) without developing significant liver damage, becoming obese, or disrupting their body's glucose balance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drinking 1% rather than 2% milk accounts for 4.5 years of less aging in adults
(Brigham Young University) A new study shows drinking low-fat milk -- both nonfat and 1% milk -- is significantly associated with less aging in adults.Research on 5,834 US adults by Brigham Young University exercise science professor Larry Tucker, Ph.D., found people who drink low-fat (1% and skim) milk experience several years less biological aging than those who drink high-fat (2% and whole) milk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Mechanism May Safely Prevent and Reverse Obesity
Researchers at Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center have discovered that a receptor found in almost all cells plays a big role in the body's metabolism. By blocking the receptor with use of a drug, mice on a high-fat diet did not become any fatter than mice on a low-fat control diet, and obese mice dropped in weight with use of the same drug. No ill side effects were observed in either study. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 13, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release Research cancer research Norris Cotton Cancer Center obesity Source Type: news

New mechanism may safely prevent and reverse obesity
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Researchers at Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center have discovered that a receptor found in almost all cells plays a big role in the body's metabolism. By blocking the receptor with use of a drug, mice on a high-fat diet did not become any fatter than mice on a low-fat control diet, and obese mice dropped in weight with use of the same drug. No ill side effects were observed in either study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Combining neurologic and blood pressure drugs reduces breast tumor development in mice
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Adding a medication used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraines to a blood pressure medicine reversed some aspects of breast cancer in the offspring of mice at high risk of the disease because of the high fat diet fed to their mothers during pregnancy. Conversely, this treatment combination increased breast cancer development in the offspring whose mothers had not been fed a high fat diet during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can the keto diet treat epilepsy?
The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Here, learn how the keto diet could help reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news

High fat diet impairs new neuron creation in female mice
(Society for Neuroscience) A high fat diet limits the birth and growth of new neurons in adult female, but not male, mice, according to new research published in eNeuro. Further research could inspire metabolism-based preventions and treatments for brain disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Watermelon supplements help control blood glucose levels of obese mice
According to a study published in theJournal of Nutrition, watermelon supplements help control blood glucose levels in obese mice fed a high-fat diet.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about alcohol and the keto diet
This article looks at the best and worst drinks for people following a keto diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Heart attack: How your commute to work could prevent the life-threatening condition
HEART ATTACKS are considered serious medical emergencies, often caused by coronary heart disease which a person can develop through eating a high-fat diet and lack of exercise. A new study has suggested how your commute to work could prevent the life-threatening condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty meal interrupts gut's communication with the body, but why?
(Duke University) Gut cells that normally tell the brain and the rest of the body what's going on after a meal shut down completely for a few hours after a high-fat meal, a team of Duke University researchers discovered in zebrafish. Enteroendocrine cells normally produce at least 15 different hormones to send signals to the rest of the body. The finding could be a clue to insulin resistance that leads to Type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In mice, a high-fat, high-sugar diet remodels the microbiome and endocannabinoid system
(American Society for Microbiology) Weight gain and diet have long been known to shuffle the population of gut microbes. More recently, studies have also connected weight gain and diet to changes in the intestinal endocannabinoid system (eCB), a complex network of metabolites and receptors that help regulate appetite and metabolism, among other chores. A new study in mSystems, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, investigates the relationship between microbiota and the eCB system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study Finds Brain Circuitry Linked To Overeating
BOSTON (CBS) — Do you ever have a hard time resisting temptation, like pizza or chocolate cake? A new study finds you may just be wired that way. Impulsive behavior, defined as acting without thinking about the consequences, has been linked to overeating, binging, weight gain and obesity. Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered a brain circuit affects whether you can say “no” to tempting foods. They found when they stimulated cells in a particular region of the brain in rats, they more impulsively pressed a lever to receive high-fat, high-sugar pellets. They hope they can use this informa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Obesity Source Type: news