Medical research

How exercise training promotes a sound mind in a sound body

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that the same mechanisms behind the beneficial effects of exercise training on the brain also help to counteract fat and to strengthen the immune system. The results, ...

Genetics

Tea consumption leads to epigenetic changes in women

Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on. In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers show that tea consumption in women leads to epigenetic changes in genes that are known to interact ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tamoxifen protects against obesity-related metabolic disorders

Tamoxifen, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, is the gold standard for endocrine treatment of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Tamoxifen is also known to have metabolic effects. A new study in The American ...

Diabetes

Avocados may help combat the metabolic syndrome

A new review investigates the effects of avocados on different components of metabolic syndrome, which is a clustering of risk factors including high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index. These risk ...

Diabetes

Exenatide does not promote weight loss in schizophrenia

(HealthDay)—For antipsychotic-treated obese patients with schizophrenia, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) do not appear to promote weight loss, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in Diabetes, ...

Health

How a low-calorie diet could extend lifespan

Overeating can lead to health issues that can shorten one's life, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. On the other end of the spectrum, several studies have shown that restricting calorie intake below what a normal ...

Overweight & Obesity

Bariatric surgery improves adipose tissue function

(HealthDay)—Bariatric surgery is associated with improvements in adipose tissue function, some of which are independent of weight loss, according to research published online June 8 in Obesity Reviews.

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