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Brain receptor regulates fat burning in cells

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered an unusual regulator of body weight and the metabolic syndrome: a molecular mechanism more commonly associated with brain cells. Lowering levels of P75 neurotrophin receptor ...

Jan 12, 2016
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Do empty plates mean larger waists?

Researchers from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, studying the cognitive and social influences on appetitive behaviours have examined the link between plate-clearing and a person's Body Mass Index (BMI).

Jan 29, 2016
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Five ingredients that can help with weight management

Weight loss is often one of consumers' top resolutions for the New Year. While the basic premise of losing weight is to consume less calories than calories burned, weight management has evolved over the years and includes ...

Jan 18, 2016
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Body weight

Although many people prefer the less-ambiguous term body mass, the term body weight is overwhelmingly used in daily English speech and in biological and medical science contexts to describe the mass of an organism's body. Body weight is measured in kilograms throughout the world, although in some countries people more often measure and describe body weight in pounds (e.g. United States and sometimes Canada) or stones and pounds (e.g. United Kingdom) and thus may not be well acquainted with measurement in kilograms. Most hospitals in the United States now use kilograms for calculations, but use kilograms and pounds together for other purposes. (1 kg is approximately 2.2 lb; 1 stone (14 lb) is approximately 6.4 kg.)

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