Overweight & Obesity

Study finds link between carbohydrate consumption and adropin

In research featured in the August edition of Obesity, Saint Louis University investigator Andrew Butler, Ph.D., and his team report that levels of the peptide hormone adropin vary based on carbohydrate consumption and appear ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Ketones to combat Alzheimer's disease

Despite decades of efforts to develop a drug that prevents­­ or cures Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most prevalent form of dementia afflicting our aging population, there is currently no treatment for this devastating condition. ...

Health

Sleep loss detrimental to blood vessels

Lack of sleep has previously been found to impact the activation of the immune system, inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism and the hormones that regulate appetite. Now University of Helsinki researchers have found that ...

Diabetes

Fewer vegetable-based proteins tied to metabolic syndrome

(HealthDay)—Decreased vegetable protein intake and increased dietary acid load are associated with higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in ...

Medical research

Glucosamine promotes longevity by mimicking a low-carb diet

The widely used food supplement glucosamine promotes longevity in aging mice by approximately 10 percent due to improved glucose metabolism. Michael Ristow, M.D., a professor at ETH Zurich, and his team find that the compound ...

Diabetes

Pot smoking linked to some metabolic changes

(HealthDay)—Regularly smoking pot is associated with visceral adiposity and adipose tissue insulin resistance, but not other metabolic changes such as impaired β-cell function or hepatic steatosis, according to a study ...

Overweight & Obesity

High-carb intake in infancy has lifelong effects, study finds

Consumption of foods high in carbohydrates immediately after birth programs individuals for lifelong increased weight gain and obesity, a University at Buffalo animal study has found, even if caloric intake is restricted ...

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