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A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseases

[unable to retrieve full-text content] It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the ...

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Discovery may be key to obesity, Diabetes Rx

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Research has demonstrated the potential of a protein to treat or prevent metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes. Nutrition Research News — ScienceDaily

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Early weight gain in pregnancy correlates with childhood obesity, first study of its size shows

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Weight gain in early pregnancy has the greatest impact on infant size at birth, according to a new study. The study is the largest ever analysis of the effect that weight gain in early pregnancy ...

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Is childhood obesity a psychological disorder?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A team of researchers used fMRI to investigate neural responses to food cues in overweight compared with lean adolescents. Children's Health News — ScienceDaily

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Limiting access to fast-food restaurants unlikely to reduce obesity

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Living near fast-food restaurants and supermarkets has little impact on an individual’s body mass index, according to new research. The researchers used results from the largest national study ever conducted of the connection between residential ...

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Hunger-controlling brain cells may offer path for new obesity drugs

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Scientists identified two new populations of cells in the brain that potently regulate appetite. The two types of cells, located in a part of the brainstem called the dorsal raphe nucleus, are potential targets for ...

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Age, obesity conspire to damage the tiny blood vessels that feed the heart, causing heart failure

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Age and obesity appear to create a perfect storm that can reduce blood flow through the tiny blood vessels that directly feed our heart muscle and put us at risk for heart failure, scientists report. ...

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Childhood obesity a major link to hip diseases

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A strong link between childhood obesity and hip diseases in childhood has been revealed by a new research study. Children's Health News — ScienceDaily

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Altering gut bacteria pathways may stimulate fat tissue to prevent obesity

Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered a biological link between gut bacteria metabolism and obesity. The team showed that blocking a specific intestinal microbial pathway can prevent obesity and insulin resistance, as well as cause fat tissue to become more metabolically ...

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Genes and the environment? Factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity risk

In the preschool years, children begin to learn from their environment about self-regulation — both in regards to food choices and how to deal with their emotions. When children don’t learn effective self-regulation skills during those early critical years, studies ...

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