Vegan diets boost weight loss, lower blood sugar in adults with overweight or type 2 diabetes

However, vegan diets that are rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds, with no all animal derived foods, did not affect blood pressure or triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood) compared to other diets. For this study, the researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of all relevant English language randomised trials, … Read more

Boosting liver mRNAs curbs urge for food, body weight in obese mice

Journal Reference: Sakie Katsumura, Nadeem Siddiqui, Michael Rock Goldsmith, Jaime H. Cheah, Teppei Fujikawa, Genki Minegishi, Atsushi Yamagata, Yukako Yabuki, Kaoru Kobayashi, Mikako Shirouzu, Takeshi Inagaki, Tim H.-M. Huang, Nicolas Musi, Ivan Topisirovic, Ola Larsson, Masahiro Morita. Deadenylase-dependent mRNA decay of GDF15 and FGF21 orchestrates food intake and energy expenditure. Cell Metabolism, 2022; 34 (4): … Read more

Can weekly prednisone treat weight problems?

Journal Reference: Mattia Quattrocelli, Michelle Wintzinger, Karen Miz, Manoj Panta, Ashok D. Prabakaran, Grant D. Barish, Navdeep S. Chandel, Elizabeth M. McNally. Intermittent prednisone treatment in mice promotes exercise tolerance in obesity through adiponectin. Journal of Experimental Medicine, 2022 DOI: 10.1084/jem.20211906 The once-weekly prednisone promoted nutrient uptake into the muscles. Investigators also found these mice … Read more

Babies exposed to cannabis in the womb may be at risk for weight problems, high blood sugar

Journal Reference: Brianna F Moore, Katherine A Sauder, Allison L B Shapiro, Tessa Crume, Gregory L Kinney, Dana Dabelea. Fetal Exposure to Cannabis and Childhood Metabolic Outcomes: The Healthy Start Study. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2022 DOI: 10.1210/clinem/dgac101 A 2016 study in Colorado revealed that up to 22% of pregnant women had … Read more

Weight problems: A dangerous immune response

Journal Reference: Susanne Stutte, Hellen Ishikawa-Ankerhold, Lydia Lynch, Sarah Eickhoff, Simona Nasiscionyte, Chenglong Guo, Dominic van den Heuvel, Daniel Setzensack, Marco Colonna, Daniela Maier-Begandt, Ludwig Weckbach, Thomas Brocker, Christian Schulz, Barbara Walzog, Ulrich von Andrian. High-Fat Diet Rapidly Modifies Trafficking, Phenotype, and Function of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells in Adipose Tissue. The Journal of Immunology, 2022; … Read more

Weight loss doesn’t help pregnancy probabilities, study finds

Journal Reference: Richard S. Legro, Karl R. Hansen, Michael P. Diamond, Anne Z. Steiner, Christos Coutifaris, Marcelle I. Cedars, Kathleen M. Hoeger, Rebecca Usadi, Erica B. Johnstone, Daniel J. Haisenleder, Robert A. Wild, Kurt T. Barnhart, Jennifer Mersereau, J. C. Trussell, Stephen A. Krawetz, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, David B. Sarwer, Nanette Santoro, Esther Eisenberg, Hao … Read more

Weight problems: What does immunity have to do with it?

Journal Reference: Nabil Rabhi, Kathleen Desevin, Anna C Belkina, Andrew Tilston-Lunel, Xaralabos Varelas, Matthew D Layne, Stephen R Farmer. Obesity-induced senescent macrophages activate a fibrotic transcriptional program in adipocyte progenitors. Life Science Alliance, 2022; 5 (5): e202101286 DOI: 10.26508/lsa.202101286 Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that obesity in experimental models led … Read more

Walkable neighborhoods can reduce prevalence of weight problems, diabetes

Journal Reference: Nicholas A Howell, Gillian L Booth. The weight of place: Built environment correlates of obesity and diabetes. Endocrine Reviews, 2022; DOI: 10.1210/endrev/bnac005 Nearly half of the adults in the United States have obesity, and over 11 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes. Researchers and policymakers have been searching for an effective way … Read more

Middle-aged men see weight gain as inevitable

Journal Reference: Mark Cortnage, Andy Pringle. Onset of Weight Gain and Health Concerns for Men: Findings from the TAP Programme. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2022; 19 (1): 579 DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19010579 A body mass index (BMI) of more than 25 is considered to be overweight, and over 30 is defined as obese. … Read more

Physical activity protects children from the adverse effects of digital media on their weight later in adolescence

Physical activity protects children from the adverse effects of digital media on their weight later in adolescence – NovLink Home Mash R Physical activity protects children from the adverse effects of digital media on their weight later in adolescence We wish to thank the author of this write-up for this incredible web content Physical activity … Read more