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Exercise makes you hungry

Why physical activity entices you to eat more – and how to fight it

09-Apr-2021

According to statistics from the German Obesity Society, around two thirds (67 percent) of men and half (53 percent) of women in Germany are overweight. Accordingly, they have a body mass index (BMI) of over 25. In addition, according to the Consumption and Media Analysis 2020, around 7.17 ...

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New approach for the development of a drug treatment for obesity and the resulting diseas

02-Apr-2021

The protein Asc-1 regulates whether fat-burning beige or fat-storing white adipocytes are formed, which can have an impact on the development of metabolic diseases. This is shown by a current study of the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD). The results ...

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Consumption of Added Sugar Doubles Fat Production

Too much sugar is unhealthy – that we know, but it’s not just down to the many calories

17-Mar-2021

Even moderate amounts of added fructose and sucrose double the body’s own fat production in the liver, researchers from the University of Zurich have shown. In the long term, this contributes to the development of diabetes or a fatty liver. Sugar is added to many common foodstuffs, and people in ...

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Receptor makes mice strong and slim

The corresponding signaling pathways might also exist in humans

29-Jun-2020

Increasing abdominal girth and shrinking muscles are two common side effects of aging. Researchers at the University of Bonn have discovered a receptor in mice that regulates both effects. Experiments with human cell cultures suggest that the corresponding signaling pathways might also exist in ...

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Scientists discover a gene to stay thin

Why some people eat as much as they want and stay lean while others can´t

25-May-2020

An international team of researchers with the participation of IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences – reports the discovery of a thinness gene - ALK – conserved in evolution from flies to mice and importantly in very thin humans. A noticeable impact on ...

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Does obesity start in the brain?

Specialised nerve cells increase the appetite for high-fat foods

23-Apr-2020

High-calorie, energy-dense foods are constantly available in our modern society. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have discovered that a group of nerve cells in the brains of mice promotes the consumption of high-fat food. If these so-called nociceptin ...

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Resilience towards food addiction

08-Apr-2020

Overconsumption of hypercaloric and highly palatable food was evolutionarily advantageous when food was scarce, aiming at increasing the success of survival. Nowadays, however, caused by the easy access of caloric dense food and stress-induced eating, this physiological strategy has become ...

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Fat-fighting drug discovery

UNM-led scientific team finds that their cancer-fighting compound fights obesity and diabetes, too

07-Feb-2020

Eric Prossnitz, PhD, and his team hope to help 93 million obese Americans fight their fat. In a paper published in Science Translational Medicine, they reported that G-1, a cancer-fighting compound they discovered some years ago, reduces fat in obese mice. Although G-1 is currently in phase 1 ...

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Obesity, heart disease or diabetes could be transmissible

A revolutionary hypothesis

22-Jan-2020

Diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer or certain lung diseases are among the most common non-natural causes of death today and account for about 70 percent of deaths worldwide. They are defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as non-communicable because they are assumed to be ...

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Emergence of calorie burning fat cells

A new approach to treating overweight and obesity

10-Jan-2020

1.9 billion people in the world are overweight. Of these, 650 million people are obese, which increases the risk of secondary diseases such as high blood pressure or cancer. Professor Martin Klingenspor and his team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) examine how our fat metabolism ...

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