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Nicotinamide Riboside present in Milk may protect against Obesity

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Milk has always been known as a rich source of calcium and has been prescribed for its growth boosting effect. However, a new research, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, has found another advantage of drinking milk. The researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have found that an ingredient of milk, called as nicotinamide riboside may be acting as a vitamin effective against obesity. A gene, known as the SIRT1 gene is known for boosting metabolism and longevity. The...

Genes responsible for Childhood Obesity Identified

A study, conducted by the Early Growth Genetics (EGG) Consortium, an international collaborative group from North America, Australia, and Europe, has been able to identify at least two new gene variants which are responsible for the common childhood obesity. The study has been published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Genetics. Earlier studies done in this field had identified the genes responsible for obesity in adults, and extreme obesity in children in certain disease conditions....

Extra Calories and not Fructose Responsible for the Obesity Epidemic

Consumption of fructose has been accused as the main culprit behind obesity for a long time now. People trying to lose weight have been advised to stay away from food containing fructose. But this has not always translated into weight loss. A study was undertaken recently, by the researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital, to review the effects of fructose on the body weight. The research, findings of which have been published in the latest issue of the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, has...

Stress contributes to Obesity

Bariatrics18 Jan 2012
Until now, faulty diet and lack of exercise have been blamed for obesity. However, not all cases of obesity can be explained on the basis of these two factors. Now, scientists from the University of Stavanger have published an article in Medical Hypotheses which shows that obesity and stress are interlinked and interfere by positive feedback.  Obesity is a worldwide problem which can give rise to a number of diseases like type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension and cancer, apart from many other...

You can Eat Out and Still Lose Weight

Do you dread the prospect of going out to eat, fearing that all your efforts to lose calories will go down the drain? That’s exactly the dilemma that plagues women all over the world. And therefore, they try their best to overcome all temptations to eat out. However, the results of a new study will seem music to all the women who love to eat out but are afraid of piling up calories. A new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, has found out that individuals can eat...