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Removal of fat gene may slow down aging

A single gene appears to play a key role in coordinating the immune system and metabolism. Research suggests that deleting the gene in mice reduces body fat and extends lifespan.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Why do birds fly south?

This isn’t the answer to a riddle, but it is an answer to some of the remarkable abilities and interesting behaviors that different types of birds exhibit. It seems that everything comes down to a special hormone called leptin.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Is a low protein diet healthier?

Two new studies suggests that low-protein diets are linked to longer life spans in mice and humans. These findings cast doubt on the widespread dietary trend of reducing carbohydrate intake and loading up on protein.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Obesity rates in kids improves

Atlanta - Child obesity rates in the U.S. have shown a significant decline. With children aged two to five years, obesity rates went from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 to just over 8 percent in 2011-2012 — a decline of 43 percent.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Deadly hantavirus is linked to cholesterol

Many viruses depend on proteins and nutrients provided by their hosts. A new study shows that proteins involved in the regulation of cholesterol are essential for hantavirus entry into human host cells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

ANC MP's fashion dress goes viral for all the wrong reasons

At the State Of The Nation Address, ANC MP Thandile Sunduza wore a rather remarkable dress on the red carpet that made social media go mental. She became an overnight Twitter sensation — for all the wrong reasons.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Want to burn fat? Shivering is as good as working out

Working out and shivering in the cold both help slow down brown fat production by altering body biochemistry, according to a new research study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Can we detect fatty foods by smelling?

New York - New research from the Monell Center suggests that people can use their sense of smell to detect levels of dietary fat in food.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Obesity may have a ‘genetic link’

A research group have identified five new genes associated with increased waist-to-hip ratio, potentially moving science a step closer to developing a medication to treat obesity or obesity-related diseases.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

High fat diet affects the body clock

Irvine - As well as other ill health effects, a new study shows that diets high in fat also alter circadian rhythms. This means that high fat diets can alter the body clock, leading to various sleep disruptions and body changes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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