Researchers One Step Closer to a Fat-Burning Drug

Drugs that Make Body Burn Fat

Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat – a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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More Blood Vessels May Alleviate Type 2 Diabetes

Small blood vessel capillary (red) growth can help fat-loaded cells (green) in adipose tissue to improve metabolic balance in obesity-associated type 2 diabetes.

Study shows that a combination treatment that increases the density of blood vessels in adipose tissue prevented or even reversed the progression towards type 2 diabetes.

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Gestational Diabetes Screening Too Late to Prevent Excessive Fetal Growth

Baby Size and Gestational Diabetes, Obesity

According to a recent study, maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb, which affects the health of the mother and child.

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Study: Permanent Weight Loss with Beans, Peas, Chickpeas or Lentils

Beans,Lentils, Peas and Chick Peas and Weight Loss

Eating just one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils could contribute to modest weight loss, a new study suggests.

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Researchers Sound Alarm: Watch Children’s Calories

calorie density food plate.

In recent study, portion sizes and number of calories per bite were varied for lunches served to children in their normal eating environment.  The effect on overall calorie consumption was interesting – and alarming.

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Study: School Breakfasts Help Prevent Overweight Kids

Benefit of Eating School Breakfast

A new study brings new evidence to the ongoing debate over policy efforts to increase daily school breakfast consumption, this time focusing on middle school students and weight.

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Treatment Combo Helps Diabetes Control, Weight Loss

Dr. Ildiko Lingvay

A recent trial has led to an interesting discovery. A combination of two type 2 diabetes treatments leads to improved glucose control and weight loss. This is big news considering weight gain is a more common side effect.

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Little Diet Pain, Big Health Gain: 5-Percent Weight Loss

Health Benefits of a Little Weight Loss

Heartening news for people struggling with being overweight. A new study shows that you don’t need to lose a lot of weight to see major health benefits.

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Does Everyday Mindfulness Lead to Healthy Glucose Levels?

Mindfullness and Diabetes Health

Does everyday mindfulness lead to better health? A new study from Brown University looked into the connection between higher mindfulness and healthier glucose levels.

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Sleep Timing Affects Metabolic Health and BMI in Women

Sleep Timing, Diet, Weight, BMI and Metabolism

A new study suggests that frequent shifts in sleep timing may be related to adverse metabolic health among non-shift working, midlife women.

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