Years ago, scientists discovered that a variation of the FGF21 gene makes people eat more sugar. Now, they’ve discovered that it could lower body fat, too.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 14, 2018
Higher body fat level is linked to increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women with normal BMI. How do fat cells influence odds for developing estrogen receptor-positive cancer?
Public Health January 27, 2018
A new study showed that a diet high in fat may help in losing weight. The researchers discovered a method in which altering the Hedgehog pathway signaling system, resulted in suppressing obesity.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 6, 2017
HVMN's ketone drink can increase the level of fat-burning ketones in the body, often achieved through the ketogenic diet. How much does a shot-sized bottle of HVMN Ketone cost?
Healthy Living/Wellness November 11, 2017
The report conducted by WalletHub revealed the states with the highest obese and overweight individuals. The findings provide a more local perspective on the prevalence of obesity in the United States.
Public Health November 7, 2017
Using CRISPR, scientists in China created pigs with the UPC1 gene. Besides having less body fat, the genetically modified animals also have other characteristics that can benefit pig farmers.
Feature | Science October 25, 2017
The new medicated skin patch promotes fat browning in mice and holds promise in burning unwanted fat deposits such as love handles. It may also treat diabetes and obesity.
Biotech September 16, 2017
A large diet study involving more than 135,000 people from 18 countries showed that carbohydrates, not fats, are bad for the health. Low-fat diet was tied to higher risk for early death.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 30, 2017
A new study suggests eating too much meals that are high in saturated fat may destroy your liver metabolism. Researchers warn that high-fat meals can lead to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 17, 2017
Researchers have identified the brain hormone responsible for triggering the gut’s fat-burning process. Their findings open up new health possibilities as scientists now have another drug target to consider in an effort to facilitate fat burning.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017
More than 60 percent of melanoma cases are due to a mutation called BRAF V600E. According to researchers, the mutation particularly thrives on fat, taking a different route that other cancer mutations usually take for growth and development.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017
A number of factors can affect the rate at which cancer cells spread in the body. Now, researchers have discovered that specialized blood vessel 'roads' have a hand in promoting cancer metastasis.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2016
There really is a right time for everything. Burning more fat but less glucose offers energy benefits, but researchers have also found that it can lead to higher chances of diabetes developing depending on when exercise is carried out.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2016
Fatty liver disease and obesity typically coincide. Now, researchers have found that turning off a protein in liver and fat tissues can have a hand in improving blood sugar levels and reducing body fat.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 20, 2016
A high-fat diet has been associated with negative health effects before but researchers have also now linked fatty meals to increased chances of metastasis in various cancer types.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 9, 2016
Documents from the 1960s revealed why cardiovascular diseases are primarily blamed on saturated fats. The Sugar Research Foundation paid researchers to conduct studies that would downplay the role of sugar on heart disease risk.
Public Health September 13, 2016
Sending electric shocks to cocoa particles improves the flow of liquid chocolate without the need for extra cocoa butter. The process can reduce chocolate's fat content by up to 20 percent.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2016
Teenage girls who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of unsaturated fats tend to have greater breast density, which is linked to a higher breast cancer risk later on.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2016
Red wine lovers may have another reason to celebrate. The benefits of resveratrol, a naturally occurring compound found in grape skins, have been revealed in a new study.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2016
Compared to other people, Asians are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes due to genetics. Asian Americans get the disease at lower weights and at younger ages.
Life April 19, 2016
Mars Food Inc. plans to label some of its food as occassional treats since these contain high levels of salt, sugar and fat. This is part of the company's effort to help curb the growing obesity epidemic.
Life April 17, 2016
Consuming full-fat dairy products such as whole milk and cheese may not be that bad at all. Two new studies found a link between intake of full-fat dairy food and reduced risk for diabetes and obesity.
Life April 7, 2016
How does one achieve deep sleep? Diet is key - here are five food groups that establish the important link between diet and sleep, and help one get deep, restorative slumber.
Life January 18, 2016
How fat is used can influence longevity, researchers have found, after analyzing corresponding proteins in worms and mice. This shows, once again, that fat truly does affect health.
Life December 24, 2015
Study participants given walnuts daily for six months saw their blood vessel function improve and their levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol decrease - two risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The good fat source also appeared to help improve diet quality.
Life November 27, 2015
Fatter people have a harder time losing weight because of the production of a protein called sLR11. This protein inhibits the body's ability to lose weight and burn calories to produce heat.
Life November 27, 2015
Harvard researchers found low-fat diets do not have long-term benefits for weight control. Health experts suggest high fat, low carb diet regimens work better for long-term weight loss.
Life November 22, 2015
A new study found that the intake of fish oil and lard in mice may produce different gut bacteria. Although the study was performed in animals, the researchers hope that they can provide more information regarding the results' applicability in humans.
Life August 31, 2015
Scientists at UC Berkeley have discovered that brown 'hot fat' implants cause weight reduction in mice. These results might be a huge step toward curing and curbing diseases linked to obesity.
August 21, 2015
A Change.org petition is urging Facebook to remove the option to post "feeling fat" as a status update along with the chubby emoji.
Internet Culture March 9, 2015
Facebook is receiving backlash over its "feeling fat" status, with many advocates suggesting it promotes body shaming and makes fun of people who are overweight.
Life March 8, 2015
American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson is nonchalant about what people may think of her size. She doesn't care if people call her fat.
Movies/TV Shows March 7, 2015
Australian scientists suggest that fat should be included in our five tastes since it meets the criteria. The research may also help in battling obesity.
Internet Culture February 12, 2015
For years, dietary guidelines have recommended reducing dietary cholesterol. This advice may soon change as many experts no longer think that cholesterol can significantly influence a healthy person's cholesterol blood level and heart disease risks.
Life February 12, 2015
Health experts are in agreement that balanced diet in combination with physical exercise can lead to healthy lifestyle. Researchers suggest that exercising before eating breakfast is more effective for weight loss.
Life January 27, 2015
The concept of healthy obesity is misleading as healthy obese people tend to become unhealthy obese over time. Healthy obese people are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases in comparison to normal-weight healthy people.
Life January 6, 2015
A study confirms that breathing is an important part of weight loss, and it is actually the person's lungs that are the main excretory organ for losing weight. Exercise, however, is still necessary.
Life December 17, 2014
A team of researchers has created a pill using human stem cells, which can potentially convert bad fat into good fat. However, this system does not reap the same benefits as physical exercise.
Life December 10, 2014
In year-long study, low carbs trump low fat as best, healthiest way to lose weight. Key to any diet is committing to stick with it, researchers acknowledge.
Life September 3, 2014
New research claims premature babies may benefit from human milk fat and improve growth wise while in neonatal intensive care units. Study shows cream supplement spurred weight gain.
Life August 17, 2014
Researchers collected data from a survey and found the the number of children between ages 2 and 18 that are abdominally obese held steady between 2003 and 2012. Abdominal obesity, however, is only one such form of the condition.
Life July 21, 2014
The mutations impact a gene called APOC3, according to research published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, and play into the role of triglycerides, which is a type of fat in human blood. High triglyceride levels are a major factor in heart disease.
Life June 19, 2014