THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed “good” brown fat in a living adult for the first time.
The researchers say their success could help efforts to fight obesity and diabetes.
Unlike white fat, brown fat is considered good because it burns calories and helps [...]
WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy granola bar: A new study suggests that the texture of foods influences people’s dieting choices.
“We studied the link between how a food feels in your mouth and the amount we eat, the types of food we choose, and how [...]
TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Severely obese people with vitamin D deficiency may be less mobile than those with normal levels of the vitamin, a new study says.
Poor physical functioning can reduce quality of life and increase the risk of early death, the researchers noted.
The study included 252 severely obese people who were [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An enzyme in the fat and liver of mice could take a key role in future attempts to battle obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
The enzyme — nicotinamide N-methyltransferase, or NNMT — appears to help regulate the ability of cells to [...]
WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds.
“Our data provide further evidence that maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life is very important,” said study author Peter Campbell, director of [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children born to obese fathers, but not obese mothers, may have a slightly higher risk of autism than kids with thinner dads, a large new study suggests.
Researchers found that of nearly 93,000 Norwegian children they followed, those born to obese dads had double the risk [...]