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Tag: Metabolism

Keeping A Regular Sleep Schedule Can Help Prevent Metabolic Problems, Says Study

A study linked irregular sleeping habits to the increased risk of metabolic disorders, including obesity and high blood sugar. An hour of variability in time for bed and time for sleep can raise the risk to up to 27 percent.

Public Health June 7, 2019

Scientists Make Self-Organizing And Self-Assembling Robots From DNA

Using the concept of artificial metabolism, a team from Cornell University designed lifelike machines using synthetic DNA. These self-organizing and self-assembling robots can also evolve and grow, but the scientists say they are only lifelike, not alive.

Robotics April 22, 2019

Women's Brains Are Aging Slower Compared To Men's Brains

Researchers found that on average, women's brains are three years younger than men's brains. The team believes that this explains why women tend to experience less cognitive decline in old age.

Public Health February 5, 2019

Gut Immune Cells Slow Down Metabolism And May Explain Why Some People Tend To Get Fat

In mice study, animals that lack the immune cell IEL remained trim despite consuming diets high in fat, salt, and sugar. Normal mice developed high blood pressure and became obese.

Public Health January 30, 2019

Severely Restricting Calories Can Slow Down Human Aging Process And Metabolism

Previous studies have shown that restricting the caloric intake of different animals can make them live longer. Now a new study has been released saying that restricting calories for humans can also slow down their aging process.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 2, 2018

Coffee May Affect The Body's Cannabinoid Metabolism: Study

Just how much can coffee affect the body? A new research finds that drinking coffee actually affects changes in more than a hundred metabolites in the blood.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Pairing Sugary Drinks With High Protein Meals Makes You Store More Fat: Study

USDA funded research finds bad news with high protein meal and high sugar drink pairings. As it turns out, combining these two could lead to more fat storage and salty food cravings.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 22, 2017

Naked Mole Rats Can Survive Without Oxygen Using Plant Sugar Strategy

Researchers find that naked mole rats can survive in low to zero oxygen conditions. Find out just how fructose-driven metabolism helps the hairless rodents to survive.

Animals April 21, 2017

Simple Blood Test Could Detect Autism In Early Childhood

A blood test uses an algorithm to measure metabolite concentrations and is 98 percent effective in identifying patients with autism. This method not only detects the disease, but can also predict where it belongs on the autism spectrum.

Biotech March 17, 2017

Tasty Allies in Battling Weight Gain: 8 Common Superfoods That Burn Fat Right Off You

Committing to a carefully planned diet may not be enough to ensure weight loss unless you pay close attention to your metabolism. Make sure to include these food items in your meal plan to boost your fat burn.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2017

Love Eating Pizza, Burgers? Study Says High-Fat Meals Can Ruin Your Metabolism

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

Not Your Average Fish: Tuna Shares ‘Super Predator’ Genes With Great White Sharks

Despite independent evolution for 400 million years, sharks and tunas still share common genetic traits such as higher metabolism, higher body temperature and fast swimming skills.

Animals October 8, 2016

Jillian Michaels Disagrees With Study Saying 'The Biggest Loser' Changes Contestants' Metabolism

Jillian Michaels disagrees with a study that says 'The Biggest Loser' changed the metabolism of the contestants. For her, exercising and eating right would never interfere with diet.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 23, 2016

Bright Light Can Influence Metabolism And Insulin Resistance

Exposure to light sources influences sleep patterns. Now, a new study shows it may also affect metabolism and insulin resistance.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 21, 2016

Big Brains In Humans May Be Result Of High Metabolism

Human beings have larger brains than other primates, and we also live longer and have more children. This may be due to our higher metabolisms, new research reveals.

Animals May 4, 2016

'Biggest Loser' Study Reveals Why It Is Difficult To Keep Weight Off

A study among 'The Biggest Loser' contestants revealed why it is hard to maintain weight loss. Among the factors identified in the study include slow metabolism and poor metabolic adaptation.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2016

Dark Chocolate May Help You Sleep Better At Night, New Research Suggests

Dark chocolates rich in magnesium can help you sleep better. Researchers showed that levels of magnesium rise and fall as cells undergo the 24 hour circadian rhythm.

Life April 16, 2016

Metabolism Protein Also Regulates Feeding Behavior: Study

Should you eat that chocolate or not? Your decision may be affected by a protein first associated with the metabolic process, as researchers found that it has a role in controlling feeding behavior.

Life February 28, 2016

Get Moving While You’re Young: Exercising Early In Life Promotes A Healthy Brain And Better Metabolism

Exercise early in life can positively affect good bacteria in the gut and promote healthier brain and metabolism in one’s lifetime. Researchers have probed the "plasticity" of over 100 trillion good bacteria in the human gut to optimize wellness.

Life January 4, 2016

LEVL Fitness Tracker Smells Users' Breath To Detect Fat Burned During A Workout

A fitness tracker expected to be revealed at CES in January 2016 uses a nanosensor to accurately detect the amount of fat burned.

Wearable Tech December 7, 2015

How Fish Oil Benefits You? That Depends On Your Gut Bacteria

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

Weight Loss Tips: Here Are 12 Actually Backed By Science

There’s no disputing science. Backed by solid proof, these tips are all you’ll need to blast fat away and slim down to your best size.

Life April 27, 2015

Sitting Too Much? Even Exercise May Not Save You from Disease and Premature Death

Sitting for prolonged periods is associated with up to 90 percent increased risks for diabetes and even premature death and exercise can't help reduce these odds.

Life January 20, 2015

Obesity Pill Turns Bad Fat into Good Fat. Good Enough to Replace Treadmill?

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

Too Lazy to Exercise? Nestlé 'Exercise in a Bottle' May be Right for You

Food and nutritional products may soon contain an ingredient that could provide the body with some of the benefits of physical exercise. Researchers, however, cautioned that no single product could augment all of the positive effects of being physically active.

Life November 24, 2014

Comfort food? Forget it. Stress can lead to significant weight gain, particularly in women

Stressful events can slow the body’s metabolism so much that women could potentially experience an 11-pound weight gain over the course of a year, study says. Weight gain becomes more likely because the body burns fewer calories.

Life July 14, 2014

Humans sacrificed muscle power for brain power as they evolved, claims new metabolic study

As human evolution progressed, our ancestors lost muscle mass while gaining brain power, according to a new metabolic study. Humans channeled more energy to their brains so muscles received less.

Animals May 28, 2014

Pregnant mother's diet determines baby's obesity risk

A new study shows that pregnant mothers on a high-fat diet are likely to give birth to children that suffer from lifelong obesity and related metabolic problems due to altered brain structure in the region of the brain that regulates metabolism.

Life January 26, 2014

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