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Science Scanner: Stars Younger than Thought, E-Cigarettes Not Really a Healthier Alternative, Red Grapes Help Burn Fat

Posted February 6th, 2015 at 8:48 pm (UTC+0)
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Stars Are Younger than Thought A preliminary analysis of data gathered by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Planck mission has shown that the first stars of our universe are younger than first thought. Scientists said data gathered by the Planck mission between 2009 and 2013 shows that the universe remained completely dark for about 550 […]

Obesity Found to Age the Liver Faster

Posted October 13th, 2014 at 6:59 pm (UTC+0)
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U.S. and German scientists have found, for the first time, that obesity significantly quickens the aging process of the liver and have revealed that carrying excessive weight can negatively impact certain human tissues. While scientists have suspected that obesity does play a significant role in aging a person faster the American/German team said that their […]

Researchers Discover How to Speed Metabolism

Posted April 9th, 2014 at 6:42 pm (UTC+0)
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Have you ever wondered why some people can eat and eat but never gain weight while others easily put on pounds? Scientists say that the body’s natural ability to control weight is tied to the body’s natural rate of burning energy, something called basal cellular metabolism. One of the reasons some people can eat without […]

Study Links Obesity to How Well We Digest Carbs

Posted March 31st, 2014 at 6:14 pm (UTC+0)
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Obesity may be genetically linked to how our bodies digest carbohydrates, according to a new study from Imperial College London. The body uses carbohydrates from the food we eat to produce glucose, which is used to fuel bodily functions. The human body can either use this glucose right away or store it in the liver […]

Have Saturated Fats Been Unjustly Vilified?

Posted March 5th, 2014 at 11:32 pm (UTC+0)
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You’d really love to eat a nice juicy hamburger, wouldn’t you? But maybe you resist the temptation because you’re watching your weight and your doctor wants you to cut down on saturated fats in order to prevent heart disease. We’re not recommending that you go ahead and splurge on that burger, but a US cardiovascular […]

New Body Clock Info Could Help Treat Diabetes, Obesity

Posted January 29th, 2014 at 10:54 pm (UTC+0)
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California researchers have gained fresh new insight into the factors that influence our internal clocks and say their findings could lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. “Our group has been fascinated with circadian rhythms for over 10 years now, as they represent a marvelous example of robust control at the […]

Scientist Discover Way to Lose Weight Without Dieting

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 7:12 pm (UTC+0)
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British scientists have found you can lose weight without dieting – by replacing high-fat foods with their low-fat counterparts. Writing in the British Medical Journal,  researchers from the University of East Anglia found that people who switched out high-fat foods with low-fat substitutes lost about 1.6 kg over six months without any additional dieting. They […]

Skipping Breakfast Prompts Brain to Make Poor Food Choices

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 5:56 pm (UTC+0)
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Skipping breakfast sets the brain up to make poor food choices later in the day, according to a new study. Scientists from the MRC Clinical Science Centre at London’s Imperial College, compared the brain scans and eating patterns of people both after eating breakfast and when they were fasting. They found that those who avoid […]

Opium-like Brain Chemical Triggers Overeating

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 6:53 pm (UTC+0)
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Are you on a diet but  having a hard time resisting that candy bar or cheeseburger?  The problem  might really be in your head. Researchers have found that an opium-like chemical produced in the brain might explain why some people overeat sweet and fatty foods. “This means that the brain has more extensive systems to […]

Fatter Population Threatens World Food Supply

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 5:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Turns out obesity isn’t just a health issue;  all of that overeating could seriously cut into the future world food supply. According to a new study from Great Britain, if the current worldwide obesity epidemic continues unabated, maintaining enough food to feed the world could actually become a much more serious challenge. Right now, the […]

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