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Harvard University Researchers Working On Weight Loss Pill That Mimics Exercise

American scientists at Harvard University have developed a pill which can copy the positive benefits of exercise in mice. The researchers noted that after just 10 days, obese and sedentary mice were showing improvements in their ability to regulate blood sugar levels and in some instances had actually lost weight. It is hypothesized that long-term …

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High Energy Diets Result In Greater Weight Gain

While energy bars may be all the rage, it’s possible that only those burning those extra calories with strenuous physical training should be consuming them. A recent study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reveals that excessive consumption of energy dense foods (ED) is associated with weight gain in children …

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High Fat Diet Causes Artery Damage Sooner Than Anticipated In Animal Study

One recent study published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Transitional Research found that mice fed a high-fat diet for only 6 weeks showed signs of changes in their arteries. According to a report by Medical News Today, the study found, “that the structural and mechanical properties of small arteries were rapidly altered, even after only …

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Liver Disease And Obesity Linked To Defective Fat Sensor

London researchers have discovered that a fault in a protein that functions as a fat sensor may be one cause of obesity and liver disease. The protein GPR120 is normally found in the gut, liver and fat tissue and responds to unsaturated fatty acids, however mice deficient in the protein were more likely to develop …

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Michelle Obama Among Those Announcing New Nutritional Guidelines For School Meals

Michelle Obama, the wife of the US president, has announced the first nutritional overhaul of school meals in the United States for 15 years during a visit with elementary school students in Alexandria, Virginia. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and well-known chef and television personality Rachael Ray were also present at the school when the announcement …

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