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

High fat promotes overeating
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ray, L. B. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Results of spending ten-days on a high-fat, no carb diet
Tired of being tired, Victoria Woodhall tried a radical ten-day eating plan to boost her energy levels. But could this really be possible without a single carb? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 32 (very) surprising results of spending ten-days on a high-fat, no carb diet
Tired of being tired, Victoria Woodhall tried a radical ten-day eating plan to boost her energy levels. But could this really be possible without a single carb? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New hormonal mechanism implicated in pancreatic cancer progression
A high-fat diet may predispose to pancreatic cancer through direct interaction with hormone cholecystokinin, rather than obesity-related mechanisms, according to research published in theAmerican Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blocking digestive hormone may prevent diet-induced pancreatic cancer
(American Physiological Society) A high-fat diet may promote the growth of pancreatic cancer independent of obesity because of the interaction between dietary fat and cholecystokinin (CCK), a digestive hormone. In addition, blocking CCK may help prevent the spread of pancreatic tumors to other areas of the body (metastases). The new findings are published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. The research was chosen as an APSselect article for August. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New compound turns back the clock on hair loss, skin damage
Promising research has shown that a new compound has the potential to reverse hair loss and skin damage linked to a high-fat diet. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Extra virgin olive oil found to reverse many of the effects of a high-fat diet
(Natural News) Could olive oil be the ticket to reversing years of damage caused by a “conventional” Western diet? New research has shown that the beloved oil can help fight against some of the most harmful effects of a diet that’s high in bad fats and added sugars. It’s not a secret that the stereotypical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The welsh onion can combat the effects of a high-fat diet
(Natural News) More than just a cooking ingredient, Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum) has been used as a traditional medicine for treating colds, influenza, abdominal pain, headache, and heart disease. Research has yet discovered another health benefit of this superfood. In the study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers revealed that it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-obesity drug derived from chili peppers shows promise in animal trials
(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, caused long term weight loss and improved metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet, in new studies from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. The drug, Metabocin, was designed to slowly release capsaicin throughout the day so it can exert its anti-obesity effect without producing inflammation or adverse side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity and inflammation -- A deadly combination for prostate cancer
(Osaka University) A new Osaka-centered study identified the mechanisms of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced prostate cancer progression. They observed in a mouse model that HFD accelerated tumor growth and increased the myeloid-derived suppressor cells fraction and M2/M1 macrophage ratio. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib suppressed tumor growth. Their results suggest that HFD-induced prostate cancer growth via cytokine IL6 signaling could also exist in obese humans, and celecoxib may have clinical benefits for obese patients with prostate cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The typical Western high-fat diet causes cancer to metastasize faster
(Natural News) Men who want to significantly reduce their risk of dying from prostate cancer could start by skipping burgers, French fries, or fatty food altogether. Researchers from the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) published a study in two journals, Nature Genetics and Nature Communications, and have reported that the typical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast
Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ötzi’s last supper: mummified hunter's final meal revealed
Scientists say iceman ate ‘horrible-tasting’ high-fat meal of ibex before his murder 5,300 years agoÖtzi the iceman filled his belly with fat before he set out on the ill-fated hunting trip that ended with his bloody death on a glacier in the eastern Alps 5,300 years ago, scientists say.The first in-depth analysis of the hunter ’s stomach contents reveal that half of his last meal consisted of animal fat, primarily from a wild goat species known as the Alpine ibex.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Forensic science Archaeology Anthropology Diets and dieting Source Type: news

Fatty Fare a Fave for'Otzi the Iceman '
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- Otzi the Iceman had a deep love for high-fat foods, say researchers who analyzed the ancient man's last meal. The oldest naturally preserved ice mummy was discovered in the Eastern Italian Alps in 1991. Researchers said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Add this to your diet to lower blood sugar levels
DIABETES type 2 sufferers need to follow a strict diet to help lower blood sugar levels. This can involve cutting out high-fat foods, as well as adding foods that can help in blood sugar level regulation. Eating this could help diabetes type 2 sufferers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 diet: Eat garlic to help lower blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 sufferers need to follow a strict diet to help lower blood sugar levels. This can involve cutting out high-fat foods, as well as adding foods that can help in blood sugar level regulation. Eating this could help diabetes type 2 sufferers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top oncologist to study effect of diet on cancer drugs
Siddhartha Mukherjee says trial is first in a series on ‘rethinking human diets for cancer’A groundbreaking clinical trial on whether diet could boost the effectiveness of cancer drugs is set to be launched by one of the world ’s leading oncologists.The work, led bySiddhartha Mukherjee atColumbia University Medical Center in New York, will investigate whether a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet could improve outcomes for patients with lymphoma and endometrial cancer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Cancer research Medical research Siddhartha Mukherjee Science Diets and dieting Health Source Type: news

'Skinny fat' in older adults may predict dementia, Alzheimer's risk
(Florida Atlantic University) A first-of-its-kind study has found that 'skinny fat' -- the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass -- may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults. Using data from a series of community-based aging and memory studies, researchers assessed the relationship of sarcopenic obesity or 'skinny fat' with performance on various cognition tests. Results show that sarcopenic obesity was associated with the lowest performance on global cognition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ketogenic Diet Improves Response To Cancer Drug In Mice, But Alone May Accelerate Cancer
A ketogenic diet, which is high-fat, adequate protein and low-carb has increased the effect of a class of cancer drugs in mice. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:GILD NASDAQ:BAYRY Source Type: news

You could lose your sense of smell: It is just another side effect of eating high-fat foods
(Natural News) It is known that high-fat foods increase the risk of contracting cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, as well as other chronic illnesses. However, a recent study from Florida State University (FSU) found that an unhealthy, high-fat diet also causes impairment in the olfactory system or the sense of smell. The study, led by Dr. Nicolas... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists reveal that restricting eating to a 12-hour window prevents obesity
(Natural News) Australian researchers report that restricting yourself to eating within a 12-hour window can help you avoid obesity. In an article on Health Medicine Network, the researchers show the results of a mice model where animals on a high-fat diet gained less weight when they were only allowed to eat during half the day.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the most healthful high-fat foods?
Fats are an essential component of nutrition, alongside carbohydrates and protein. The key is choosing the healthful, unsaturated fats. There are many healthful high-fat foods to choose from, including avocado, chia seeds, dark chocolate, eggs, and fatty fish. Learn more about the best healthful high-fat foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Obesity + aging linked to Alzheimer's markers in the brain
(American Physiological Society) A new study suggests that when a high-fat, high-sugar diet that leads to obesity is paired with normal aging, it may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, researchers discovered that certain areas of the brain respond differently to risk factors associated with Alzheimer's. The study is published in Physiological Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consuming high-fat dairy products found to make lung function in smokers even worse
(Natural News) It’s common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health. However, add high-fat dairy to the mix, and you could be looking at worse damages, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism. In the study, Australian researchers explored the association between lung function and dairy consumption in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A tale of two sugars —fructose and glucose cause differing metabolic effects
Researchers have found that the sugars fructose and glucose cause different metabolic effects and health outcomes in mice, but only in animals eating a high-fat diet.  (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity fuels anxiety and depression by disrupting gut bacteria
Scientists at Harvard University have discovered that high fat diets disrupt the gut microbiome, which in turn can lead to brain changes and mood disorders, but treating the bacteria may bring relief. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity fuels anxiety and depression by disrupting gut bacteria that affect the brain, study finds
Scientists at Harvard University have discovered that high fat diets disrupt the gut microbiome, which in turn can lead to brain changes and mood disorders, but treating the bacteria may bring relief. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut bacteria linked to mental health disorders in obesity
Research, published inMolecular Psychiatry, suggests that obesity caused by a high-fat diet may promote the proliferation of gut bacteria that predispose to anxiety and depression.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bad habits that lead to cancer, chronic disease corrected by simple lifestyle intervention
(Northwestern University) Four of the most common bad habits -- too much screen time, too little exercise and high fat and low fruit and vegetable intake -- can lead to heart disease and cancer, but a simple intervention using mobile health tools and coaching normalized these behaviors, and improvements were sustained. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Keto Diet Is Popular, But Is It Safe?
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Fatty cuts of meat. Thick slabs of cheese. Stacks of bacon. These are a few of the keystones of the trendy " keto " diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate eating plan that's sweeping the nation. The diet is intended to alter... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news