News tagged with body fat
Having too much body fat makes arteries become stiff after middle age, a new study has revealed.
Cardiology May 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Stems cells taken from just a few grams of body fat are a promising weapon against the crippling effects of osteoarthritis.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Apr 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Regardless of body mass index (BMI), higher waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), a measure of central adiposity, is associated with lower glomerular filtration rate (GFR), lower effective renal plasma ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
High blood pressure in the kidneys of people with apple-shaped bodies may be responsible for their increased risk of developing kidney disease later in life, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A daily dose of fish oil may be good for a healthier heart in overweight, middle-aged men, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.
Health Apr 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Women tend to carry excess fat in their hips and thighs, while men tend to carry it on their stomachs. But after menopause, things start to change: many women's fat storage patterns start to resemble those of men. This indicates ...
Diabetes Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Work groups at Technische Universität München (TUM) under Prof. Peter Schieberle and at the University of Vienna under Prof. Veronika Somoza studied four different edible fats and oils: Lard, butterfat, rapeseed oil and ...
Health Mar 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Joslin scientists have discovered a mechanism that regulates the production of brown fat, a type of fat which plays an important role in heat production and energy metabolism. The findings, which appear in the upcoming issue ...
Medical research Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Duration of breastfeeding during infancy does not reduce a child's risk of being overweight, obese, study reports
In research that included nearly 14,000 healthy infants in Belarus, an intervention that succeeded in improving the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding during infancy did not result in a lower risk of overweight or ...
Health Mar 12, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
When it comes to body shape, diet and exercise can only take us so far. Our body shape and geometry are largely determined by genetic factors. Genetics also have an impact on our body composition – including soft fat tissue ...
Medical research Mar 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A nationwide study of women in Denmark who are of child-bearing age finds that those who are obese appear to have a much greater risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research being presented at the American College ...
Cardiology Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The public is very supportive of government action aimed at changing lifestyle choices that can lead to obesity, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases—but they're less likely to support such interventions if they're ...
Health Mar 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a substudy of the STAMPEDE trial (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently), Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that gastric bypass surgery reverses diabetes by uniquely restoring ...
Surgery Feb 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Playing soccer can help reduce high blood pressure in adults, according to a small study.
Health Feb 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that an increase in fat throughout the thigh is predictive of mobility loss in otherwise healthy older adults.
Health Feb 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
In histology, adipose tissue or body fat or just fat is loose connective tissue composed of adipocytes. Adipose tissue is derived from lipoblasts. Its main role is to store energy in the form of fat, although it also cushions and insulates the body. Obesity or being overweight in humans and most animals does not depend on body weight but on the amount of body fat—specifically, adipose tissue. Two types of adipose tissue exist: white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT). Adipose tissue also serves as an important endocrine organ by producing hormones such as leptin, resistin and the cytokine TNFα. The formation of adipose tissue appears to be controlled by the adipose gene. Adipose tissue was first identified by the Swiss naturalist Conrad Gessner in 1551.\
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