News tagged with energy balance
If we are to make any progress in tackling the obesity crisis, we have to look again at what really makes us fat, claims an article published in this week's BMJ.
Overweight and Obesity Apr 16, 2013 | 4.4 / 5 (7) | 1
Scientists have discovered a biological switch that gives energy-storing white fat the characteristics of energy-burning brown fat. The findings could lead to new strategies for treating obesity.
Medical research Sep 06, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
A new study shows that both length of time and percentage of overall sleep spent in different sleep stages are associated with decreased metabolic rate, increased hunger, and increased intake of calories (specifically from ...
Health Oct 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Fat-rich food makes you fat. Behind this simple equation lie complex signalling pathways, through which the neurotransmitters in the brain control the body's energy balance. Scientists at the Cologne-based ...
Neuroscience Jun 06, 2011 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 12 |
(Medical Xpress) -- As the United States wages war on the growing epidemic of obesity among children and adults, a team of University of Colorado School of Medicine obesity researchers conclude that what the ...
Overweight and Obesity Jul 03, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Nutritionists at the University of Glasgow have served up a menu showing what a balanced diet over a week looks like.
Health Oct 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Even short-term sleep restriction results in an insulin-resistant state in adipocytes, according to research published in the Oct. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Medical research Oct 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers have discovered that deleting a specific gene in mice prevents them from becoming obese even on a high fat diet, a finding they believe may be replicated in humans.
Medical research Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Rather than the cause in-and-of-itself, obesity may be a symptom of something far more insidious that is causing obesity-related chronic health concerns, according to a nutrition researcher ...
Overweight and Obesity Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
It's no secret that women often gain weight as they get older. The sex hormone estrogen has an important, if underappreciated, role to play in those burgeoning waistlines.
Medical research Oct 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Two new studies by researchers at the University of Rhode Island are providing additional insights into the role that eating rate plays in the amount of food one consumes. The studies found that men eat significantly faster ...
Health Nov 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified a brain receptor that appears to play a central role in regulating appetite. The findings, published today in the online edition of Cell, could lead t ...
Medical research Jun 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Imagine you are driving a car, and the harder you press on the accelerator, the harder an invisible foot presses on the brake. That's what happens when obese people diet – the less food they eat, the ...
Medical research Feb 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A high fat diet may damage the part of the brain that controls appetite and energy expenditure which in turn dictates our weight.
Medical research Sep 11, 2012 | 1 / 5 (2) | 1 |