Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The liver processes coconut oil differently than rapeseed oil

Coconut oil has increasingly found its way into German kitchens in recent years, although its alleged health benefits are controversial. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now been able to show how it is metabolized ...

Health

High-fat diet in childhood may affect sperm later in life

New research in mice suggests that a high-fat diet early in life may impair male fertility in adulthood. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Medications

Common diabetes drug reverses inflammation in the liver

The diabetes drug metformin—derived from a lilac plant that's been used medicinally for more than a thousand years—has been prescribed to hundreds of millions of people worldwide as the frontline treatment for type 2 ...

Overweight & Obesity

High-fat diet consequences include mental fatigue, researchers say

Obesity has been shown to place physical stress on the body, but new research suggests that excess weight may also cause mental fatigue. The research, originally slated for presentation at the APS annual meeting at Experimental ...

Overweight & Obesity

Weight fluctuations may impact long-term health

Lots of people give themselves permission to gain a few pounds during a stressful time such as COVID-19 sheltering in place. Because they know they will take it off when the new "normal" returns.

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