Could Depression, Obesity and Chronic Pain All Be Treated by Suppression of One Protein?

Major depression, obesity and chronic pain are all linked to the effects of one protein, called “FK506-binding protein 51,” or FKBP51. Until now, efforts to inhibit this target have been hampered by the difficulty of finding something specific enough to do the job and not affect similar proteins. Now a research group has developed a… Continue reading Could Depression, Obesity and Chronic Pain All Be Treated by Suppression of One Protein?

Glucose Levels Improved by Specific Protein Released From Fat After Exercise: Study

It’s well-known that exercise improves health, but understanding how it makes you healthier on a molecular level is the question researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center are answering. After performing experiments in both humans and mice, the researchers found that exercise training causes dramatic changes to fat. Additionally, they discovered that this “trained” fat releases factors… Continue reading Glucose Levels Improved by Specific Protein Released From Fat After Exercise: Study

Most Americans Don’t Connect the Dots Between Their Weight and Their Health

The survey found 74 percent are concerned about their weight and 65 percent are worried about getting heart disease due to extra pounds, yet less than half (43 percent) of Americans have tried to make dietary changes to lose weight and 40 percent of those who describe themselves as overweight or obese say they aren’t… Continue reading Most Americans Don’t Connect the Dots Between Their Weight and Their Health

Why We Crave Fatty Foods When Dieting: Study

Have you ever wondered why we crave the very foods that we try to avoid when dieting? Or wish there was a way to turn off the craving? Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified new brain circuits that may act as a brake on binge eating and junk food… Continue reading Why We Crave Fatty Foods When Dieting: Study

How Exercise Cuts Belly Fat: Study

Some of you may have made a New Year’s resolution to hit the gym to tackle that annoying belly fat. But have you ever wondered how physical activity produces this desired effect? A signaling molecule called interleukin-6 plays a critical role in this process, researchers report December 27 in the journal Cell Metabolism. As expected,… Continue reading How Exercise Cuts Belly Fat: Study

Eat Eggs and Beat Type 2 Diabetes? Maybe: Study

Consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted in the University of Eastern Finland shows. The findings were published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. Eggs remain one of the most controversial food items.… Continue reading Eat Eggs and Beat Type 2 Diabetes? Maybe: Study

Intermittent Fasting No Better for Weight Loss: Study

Intermittent fasting helps lose weight and promotes health. However, it is not superior to conventional calorie restriction diets, according to a large study. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have found out in a study called HELENA — the largest investigation on intermittent fasting to date – that intermittent… Continue reading Intermittent Fasting No Better for Weight Loss: Study