Medical research

How belly fat differs from thigh fat—and why it matters

Men tend to store fat in the abdominal area, but don't usually have much in the way of hips or thighs. Women, on the other hand, are more often pear-shaped—storing more fat on their hips and thighs than in the belly. Why ...

Diabetes

Diabetes in bay area Chinese population linked to fat fibrosis

A new UC San Francisco study has discovered a key biological difference in how people of European and Chinese descent put on weight—a finding that could help explain why Asians often develop type 2 diabetes at a much lower ...

Health

It's crunch time

(HealthDay)—Toned abs don't just look great, they're also vital for good posture and avoiding lower back pain.

Health

Monounsaturated fats reduce metabolic syndrome risk

Canola oil and high-oleic canola oils can lower abdominal fat when used in place of other selected oil blends, according to a team of American and Canadian researchers. The researchers also found that consuming certain vegetable ...

Overweight & Obesity

Losing weight may improve sleep quality

(HealthDay)—Losing weight can help people who are overweight get a better night's sleep, according to a new study.

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