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Size-sensing protein controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells

Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signaling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose. Mice missing this protein, known ...

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Moderate drinking may not ward off heart disease

Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner — or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol — will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support for that. That’s the ...

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Sleep loss affects your waistline

Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lisbon, will highlight how disrupted sleep patterns, a common feature of modern living, can predispose ...

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The Healthiest Way to Cook Mushrooms Is Totally Surprising

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Scientists have revealed the best way to cook mushrooms — and it’s not in a frying pan. Mushrooms are healthy because of the significant amount of dietary fiber, protein, amino acids, vitamins (including B1, ...

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Nutritional properties of mushrooms are better preserved when they are grilled or microwaved

Culinary treatments (boiling, microwaving, grilling, and deep frying) influence on proximate composition and antioxidant capacity of most cultivated mushrooms worlwide. A study by Spanish researchers has shown that microwaving and grilling are the best processes to maintain the nutritional profile ...

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Study shows differences in brain activity between men, women who are obese

A new study of obese people suggests that changes in their brains’ reward regions make them more prone to overeating, and that women and men exhibit different brain activity related to overeating. Researchers from UCLA found that women who are ...

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Sneaky Things That Make You Eat More (Even When You're Not Hungry)

Ever find yourself going about your day, not even thinking about food . . . when all of a sudden your appetite kicks in, and you’re at the drive-thru or rummaging through your pantry, looking for whatever it is you crave? That’s because feeling ...

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Another reason to exercise: Burning bone fat a key to better bone health

It’s a fat-burning secret anyone interested in bone health should know. For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers show that exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and offers evidence that this process improves bone quality and ...

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Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers

Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families — probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found. Fewer opportunities for unhealthy snacking ...

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Sorry to Ruin Your Day, But This Woman Found a Sea Monster Thing in Her Coconut Water

This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com.  Hey, remember the Maryland couple who found a live scorpion in their bagged spinach? And the two unlucky people who found rotting bats in their pre-packaged salad from Walmart? Yeah, well, those people can ...

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