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Study of breastfeeding difficulties due to obesity informs need for targeted interventions for better breastfeeding outcomes

Delayed lactogenesis was more prevalent among women who were obese pre-pregnancy and that excessive gestational weight gain was also associated with a delay in lactogenesis II, shows new research.

Insulin signaling molecule in liver controls levels of triglyceride in blood

A new animal study shows how insulin controls the movement and storage of fat molecules in the liver and how a breakdown in this system could lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and changes in circulating lipid levels associated with cardiovascular disease.

Obesity: Engineered proteins lower body weight in mice, rats and primates

Researchers have created engineered proteins that lowered body weight, bloodstream insulin, and cholesterol levels in obese mice, rats, and primates.

Importance of studying sleep and eating in tandem

A new study offers important insights into possible links between sleep and hunger.

Calcium in the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis

A new clinical guide summarizes the evidence regarding the effects of calcium in reducing the risk of osteoporosis after the menopause.

Like it or not: Broccoli may be good for the gut

For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut.

Despite effectiveness women remain skeptical of hormones at menopause -- what's the problem?

Women today have more options than ever before for treating their menopause symptoms, although hormone therapy still ranks as the most effective treatment for debilitating symptoms such as hot flashes. A new study demonstrates, however, that women remain skeptical regarding the safety of hormone therapy and prefer less proven options.

Gut fungi could play a role in obesity epidemic

A high-fat diet changes fungi in the gut and may play a role in the development of obesity, according to a new study. While gut microbes have previously been implicated in the development of obesity, this study shows that fungi may also play a role.

World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022

The number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, according to a new study. If current trends continue, more children and adolescents will be obese than moderately or severely underweight by 2022.

A specific protein regulates the burning of body fat to generate heat

Scientists have identified a protein that holds promise as a target for therapies to reduce obesity. They have demonstrated that MKK6 controls the conversion of fat stores, known as white fat, into brown fat, in which lipids are burned to maintain body temperature and reduce obesity.

Calorie postings on menus cause more health mentions in online restaurant reviews

A study investigated whether the calorie posting on menus impacts consumer evaluations of the restaurant. The study finds that health mentions about the foods increased significantly in online reviews after calorie posting. The result...Show More Summary

Fatty diet may boost risk of relapse in kids with multiple sclerosis, while high vegetable intake may halve risk

A fatty diet may boost the risk of a relapse in kids with multiple sclerosis (MS) by as much as 56 per cent, with saturated fat associated with a tripling in risk, suggests new research.

A spoonful of oil: Fats and oils help to unlock full nutritional benefits of veggies, study suggests

Some dressing with your greens may help you absorb more nutrients, according to a new study. The research found enhanced absorption of multiple fat-soluble vitamins in addition to beta-carotene and three other carotenoids. The results may ease the guilt of countless dieters who fret about adding dressing to their salads.

Eating nuts can reduce weight gain, study finds

A five-year study that evaluated diet and lifestyle data from more than 373,000 individuals from 10 European countries between the ages of 25 and 70 says consuming nuts can reduce weight gain.

Too much sugar? Even 'healthy people' are at risk of developing heart disease

Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Possible therapeutic target for regulating body weight

A new study reveals a novel gene involved in maintaining body weight.

Got a picky eater? How 'nature and nurture' may be influencing eating behavior in young children

Scientists have been working to define characteristics of picky eaters and to identify possible correlations of the behavior. In a new study, they wanted to see if chemosensory genes might have a possible relationship to picky eating behavior in young children. They found that certain genes related to taste perception may be behind some of these picky eating habits.

Black tea may help with weight loss, too

Black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut, research indicates for the first time.

Healthy bacteria in yogurt may reduce lupus symptoms in mice

Researchers have released findings that explain how a type of healthy bacteria in yogurt and other dairy products might reduce disease symptoms in certain patients with lupus.

Low consumption of vitamin K by adolescents associated with unhealthy enlargement of the heart's major pumping chamber

A study of 766 otherwise healthy adolescents showed that those who consumed the least vitamin K1-- found in spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- were at 3.3 times greater risk for an unhealthy enlargement of the major pumping chamber of their heart, according to the study. Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is the predominant form of vitamin K in the U.S. diet.

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