Researchers Developing Pill That Could Prevent Weight Gain
BOSTON (CBS) – What if you could take a pill and eat as much as you want without gaining an ounce? Researchers believe they are one step closer to making that happen for the millions of Americans who struggle with their weight. An international team of researchers found that when they removed a single gene known as RCAN1 from mice and fed those mice a high fat diet they didn’t gain weight like the mice who still had the gene. In fact, the mice could binge on fatty food for a prolonged period of time and still not get fat. Researchers say blocking the gene turns unhealthy “white fat” into healthy met...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall fat loss pill Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why the 'bulletproof coffee' trend isn't a magic bullet
Do you take your coffee black or with cream and sugar? How?about with butter and coconut oil? A current diet trend blends butter, coconut oil and coffee together in what's referred to as "butter coffee" or "bulletproof coffee." Does a cup of high-fat coffee translate to health benefits as some ?supporters claim? Katherine Zeratsky, a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is the ketogenic diet good for multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic condition that affects the nerves. The ketogenic diet, which is a low-carb, high-fat diet, may help protect the body against neurodegeneration, but more research is necessary to confirm this. Learn more about whether the ketogenic diet can benefit people with multiple sclerosis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Gene that lets you eat as much as you want holds promise against obesity
(Flinders University) It sounds too good to be true, but a novel approach that might allow you to eat as much as you want without gaining weight could be a reality in the near future. When a single gene known as RCAN1 was removed in mice and they were fed a high fat diet, they failed to gain weight, even after gorging on high fat foods for prolonged periods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Curcumin significantly reduces inflammation in the body
(Natural News) Research has shown that supplementation with curcumin can reduce the negative effects of a high-fat diet. The study, which was published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, looked at the beneficial effects of curcumin on inflammation, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance in high-fat fed rats. Researchers at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fat diet 'lowers risk of dementia'
A DIET high in fat reduces the risk of getting dementia, research has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why skimping on sleep could be making you FAT
(Natural News) Not getting adequate sleep at night has been linked with overeating, poor food choices, and weight gain. A new study shows that lack of sleep also amplifies and extends the blood levels of a chemical that enhances the joy you feel when you eat especially sweet, salty, or high-fat snack foods. Findings published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietary fat: From foe to friend?
For decades, dietary advice was based on the premise that high intakes of fat cause obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and possibly cancer. Recently, evidence for the adverse metabolic effects of processed carbohydrate has led to a resurgence in interest in lower-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets with high fat content. However, some argue that the relative quantity of dietary fat and carbohydrate has little relevance to health and that focus should instead be placed on which particular fat or carbohydrate sources are consumed. This review, by nutrition scientists with widely varying perspectives, summarizes existing evidence...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ludwig, D. S., Willett, W. C., Volek, J. S., Neuhouser, M. L. Tags: Physiology special/review Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn
People placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals in a recent study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- Strictly limiting carbohydrates and eating more fat may help the body burn more calories, a new clinical trial shows. Researchers found that among 164 adults in a weight-loss study, those placed on a low-carb, high-fat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prevent obesity-related diseases with hooker chive
(Natural News) In Asia, hooker chive (Allium hookeri) is widely cultivated and used as a vegetable and medicine. In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers found that the leaf extract of hooker chive contains anti-obesity properties. They found that it may help reduce the negative effects of a high fat diet and prevent obesity-related... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can cottonseed oil help lower your 'bad' cholesterol?
A recent study takes a look at how adding cottonseed oil to a high-fat diet impacts a person's levels of 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol, among other factors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cholesterol Source Type: news

Low-fat diet increases cancer survival rate in mice, study finds
Something as simple as a change in diet can potentially help to increase the cancer survival rate of obese children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer, according to a new study by UCLA scientists.The research team, led by Dr. Steven Mittelman, chief of pediatric endocrinology at  UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital and member of the  UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, administered the chemotherapy drug vincristine to obese and non-obese mice with leukemia. Researchers discovered that if they switched the obese mice from a high-fat to a low-fat diet immediately befor...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the signs of ketosis?
People who follow the ketogenic diet eat a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet to induce a bodily process called ketosis. There are several signs of ketosis that can indicate whether or not the diet is working. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Here ’s the Healthiest Way to Gain Weight
For most Americans with weight issues, the problem is carrying around too much , not too little. While obesity rates have surged in North America since the 1970s, the proportion of underweight people has remained low—less than 5% of the population, according to a study in The Lancet. These bodyweight trends mean that most health experts are focused on helping people lose weight to avoid disease. But there are also some potentially serious health consequences associated with being clinically underweight, which is usually defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 or below. “There are many epidemiologic st...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Study links cottonseed oil with lower cholesterol
(University of Georgia) Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that a high-fat diet enriched with cottonseed oil drastically improved cholesterol profiles in young adult men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Men who work out before conception - even if they eat a high-fat diet - have healthier kids
A new study from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found fathers who exercised had children with lower levels of body fat and who could better process glucose in the blood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumption of high-fat dairy may lower type-2 diabetes risk
Research, published inPLOS Medicine, suggests that people with increased levels of markers of dairy fat consumption are less likely to develop type-2 diabetes.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Taking the powder of the Java plum reduces the damage caused by a high-fat diet
(Natural News) A study by North South University researchers in Bangladesh shows that the Java plum (Syzygium cumini), a plant native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, can effectively prevent cell damage caused by oxidative stress, as well as reduce the likelihood of inflammation and fibrosis in the liver. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts dispel 5 myths and reveal benefits of low-carb, high-fat diets made famous by celebrities
(Natural News) The keto diet has recently gained a lot of attention because many celebrities follow it, making it one of the more popular weight-loss diets today. The eating plan was designed to put the body into a maximum fat-burning state because it is low in carbohydrates and was originally designed as a means to treat... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Certain seeds, like chia and flax, tend to hog the nutritional spotlight. But the less-trendy sunflower seed has plenty of qualities worth highlighting. Here are the health benefits of sunflowers seeds, according to dietitians. Are sunflower seeds healthy? Sunflower seeds are rich in nutrients. One serving of shelled sunflower seeds is usually an ounce, which is about 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons (one to two thumb-sized portions.) They’re particularly high in healthy fat: A serving delivers 14 grams of fat with a mix of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. “The mono- and polyunsaturated fats in sunflower seed...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Adolescents who consume a high-fat diet are at an increased risk of PTSD when they're older
(Natural News) Turns out, there’s yet another reason to be wary of saturated fats. A study published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity, a peer-reviewed journal, pointed out that a diet high in saturated fats during adolescence can increase a person’s risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as an adult. The study involved 72 adolescent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A high fat diet may increase the risk of offspring developing insulin resistance
Female mice fed a high fat diet are more likely to produce offspring which become insulin resistant and obese, according to research published inTranslational Psychiatry.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Damaging effects of a high-fat diet can be passed down THREE generations, study finds
A first-of-its-kind study at University of Zurich found that even if female mice don't become obese themselves, fatty diets predispose their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduce the effects of a high-fat diet with agrimony
(Natural News) Research has shown that the agrimony (Agrimonia pilosa), a flowering plant endemic to East Asia, can be used to treat obesity-related insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome brought about a high-fat diet. In the study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, South Korea’s Rural Development Administration, together with researchers from Seoul Women’s University, looked at whether agrimony... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone in plants 'reverses brain damage caused by a high-fat diet'
Researchers from Jaume I University in Castelló de la Plana, Spain, found that mice who were fed a fatty diet developed nervous system inflammation similar to that of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Terrifying truth of your brain after 4 days of sugary breakfasts
Researchers from Macquarie University in Sydney found that eating a high-sugar, high-fat breakfast for just four days could lead to significant brain changes that impact memory and learning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Terrifying truth of your brain when you eat high fat or sugar breakfasts for just FOUR days
Researchers from Macquarie University in Sydney found that eating a high-sugar, high-fat breakfast for just four days could lead to significant brain changes that impact memory and learning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tarragon supplements may make healthy women gain weight
(Louisiana State University) Russian tarragon and bitter melon supplements may be less helpful for women than men when it comes to combating metabolic syndrome, whose symptoms include high blood sugar, high blood pressure and excess fat around the waist.A study published in the journal Biology of Sex Differences found that female mice on a high-fat diet given supplements of Russian tarragon gained more weight and body fat than the mice that just ate a high-fat diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The FASEB Journal: Animal study suggests ketone supplement more effective for weight loss
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) A study published in The FASEB Journal found that ketone supplementation decreased body fat and body weight in mice placed on a high-fat diet. The findings could have implications for an alternative to low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diets to help lower body fat and weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Obese rodents provide food for thought
A study in mice links high-fat diets with impaired reasoning and memory (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anti-inflammatory protein promotes healthy gut bacteria to curb obesity
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat diet. The researchers also reported that the NLRP12 gene is underactive in people who are obese, making it a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes, both of which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other serious conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-fat diet found to stimulate cell growth in the colon, increasing risk of colon cancer
(Natural News) A high-fat diet can make the cells of your intestinal lining prone to cancer, according to a study published in Nature. These results bolster the long-standing claim stating that obesity and a high-fat, high-calorie diet are salient factors for many types of cancer. The paper, titled “High-fat diet enhances stemness and tumorigenicity of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even High-Fat Dairy Might Be Good for You
Title: Even High-Fat Dairy Might Be Good for YouCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Among body shapes, pears are healthier than apples
(University of California - Riverside) For women, fat usually accumulates around the hips, resulting in a pear-shaped look. In men, fat tends to build up around the abdomen, creating an apple shape. As it turns out, it's healthier to be a pear than an apple. A UC Riverside research team has found that only male mice experienced neuroinflammation after being fed a high-fat diet. While females were unaffected, males showed low testosterone and reduced sperm count, in addition to neuroinflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Even High-Fat Dairy Might Be Good for You
The study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but folks who ate three servings of dairy per day had an overall lower risk of death during the study period than people who ate no dairy. They also had a lower risk of stroke and death from heart disease, researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Even High-Fat Dairy Be Good for You?
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 -- Dairy foods might be your ticket to better heart health, even if you're drinking whole milk and eating rich cheeses, a new study suggests. The study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but folks who ate three servings of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
The brain's immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 10, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Probiotics reduce risk-taking behavior in the Elevated Plus Maze in the Flinders Sensitive Line rat model of depression - Tillmann S, Wegener G.
Several studies have reported beneficial effects of probiotics on behavior and stress in humans and animals. The multi-strain probiotic product Ecologic ® Barrier has shown antidepressant-like effects in rats when given in combination with high-fat diet. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Time for a second serving: Garlic and onions reduce the effects of a high-fat diet
(Natural News) For thousands of years, cultures around the world have recognized and utilized the amazing healing benefits of garlic and onions. As far back as 1500 B.C., the Egyptians prescribed garlic to treat a multitude of ailments, including everything from abnormal growths and parasitic infections, to a general feeling of being mentally or physically... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trendy Amazonian berry camu camu could boost weight loss by up to 50%
Researchers from Laval University, Qu ébec, found that when camu camu extract is given to mice fed a high-fat, high-sugar diet, the rodents gained 50 per cent less weight than those not eating the fruit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The keto diet is popular, but is it good for you?
Registered dietitian and nutritionist Samantha Heller joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Michelle Miller to discuss why she has concerns about what the high-fat, low-carb diet can do to your health. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Dairy Due for a'Heart Health Makeover'?
TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 -- For years, nutritionists have warned Americans to minimize dairy in their diets, especially high-fat dairy products. But new research involving 24,000 U.S. adults suggests milk and milk-derived products don't pose the dire... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers have determined that a typical high-fat western diet promotes the spread of prostate cancer
(Natural News) People who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop cancer, multiple studies have concluded. However, the link between obesity and certain types of cancer come from cohort studies, as there are other factors that can also affect the correlation between the two. A recently published paper from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A high fat diet may block satiety
Research, published in Science Translational Medicine, has discovered a link between high fat diets and leptin resistance in mice. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Eating a Christmas dinner might diagnose diabetes earlier than the standard glucose drink
Researchers from  Cambridge University found that giving mice a high-fat, high-calorie meal detects insulin resistance more accurately than sugary drink given to suspected diabetics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ketogenic diet may raise type-2 diabetes risk
According to research, published in theJournal of Physiology, although low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets can reduce weight, they may also decrease glucose tolerance and predispose to developing type-2 diabetes. Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists accidentally discover a drug that could let you overeat without gaining ANY weight
The team at Yale University were trying to create extremely obese mice. However, they failed: they edited out two genes - which protected the mice from weight gain, despite eating a high-fat diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news