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Aspirin Slows Growth of Colon, Pancreatic Tumor Cells

Researchers have found that aspirin may slow the spread of some types of colon and pancreatic cancer cells. The study looks at the interaction between aspirin and blood platelets in cancer cells. ...

– American Physiological Society (APS)


Creative Approach to Exploring Genome IDs Genes Likely Responsible for Bone Strength

In an important step in the battle against osteoporosis, a serious brittle bone disease that affects millions, researchers have identified more than a dozen genes amid the vast human genome likely responsible for bone density and strength. The crafty...

– University of Virginia Health System

Cell Systems; R01AR057759


‘Western’ Maternal Diet Appears to Raise Obesity Risk in Offspring

Diet composition around the time of pregnancy may influence whether offspring become obese, according to a new study using animal models at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)....

– Scripps Research Institute

American Journal of Physiology; R01DK-070118; R01DK-30066; R01DK-076896; F31DA026708-01A2; R21DK-077616; P30DK-056336; P30DK-079626


Availability of Community-Based Fitness Classes Leads to Increased Activity Levels

Physical inactivity is a global health problem that leads to approximately 3.2 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that a government-sponsored...

– University of Missouri Health


Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify How Fat Stores in the Liver Provide an Energy Source During Fasting

In a recent Science Advances article, Mayo Clinic researchers show how hungry human liver cells find energy. This study, done in rat and human liver cells, reports on the role of a small regulatory protein that acts like a beacon to help cells locate...

– Mayo Clinic


Couch Potatoes Take Note: If You Want to Stick to an Exercise Plan, Try High-Intensity Workouts

A team of kinesiologists has found that high-intensity interval training (HIT) is more enjoyable than moderate exercise. It’s the first study to examine changes in enjoyment for HIT workouts versus moderate continuous training, over the first six ...

– McMaster University

PLOS One


The Strange Effects of Thinking Healthy Food Is Costlier

Consumers believe healthy food must be more expensive than cheap eats and that higher-priced food is healthier – even when there is no supporting evidence, according to new research....

– Ohio State University

Journal of Consumer Research


New Biomarker Predicts Alzheimer’s Disease and Link to Diabetes

Iowa State University researchers say higher levels of the enzyme, autotaxin, significantly predict memory impairment and Type 2 diabetes. The research published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease emphasizes the link between physical and mental he...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease


SLU Research: Silencing Fat Protein Improves Obesity and Blood Sugar

Saint Louis University scientist Angel Baldan, Ph.D., reports that turning off a protein found in liver and adipose tissue significantly improves blood sugar levels and reduces body fat in an animal model....

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Journal of Lipid Research


Does Good-Tasting Food Cause Weight Gain?

Does eating good-tasting food make you gain weight? Despite the common perception that good-tasting food is unhealthy and causes obesity, new research from the Monell Center using a mouse model suggests that desirable taste in and of itself does not ...

– Monell Chemical Senses Center


Mayo Clinic Publishes Second Edition of the Mayo Clinic Diet to Help People Shed Weight, Stay Trim

Mayo Clinic will publish the second edition of The Mayo Clinic Diet with all-new menu plans and recipes on Jan. 1. The book offers effective methods to adopt simple, enjoyable, practical, safe and healthy behaviors to lose unwanted pounds and, most i...

– Mayo Clinic


Diabetes Prevention IS Alzheimer's Prevention

Commenting on a Financial Times feature on drug trials of the "plaque" theory of Alzheimer's---all of which have failed so far---Chris Norwood, in a lead letter, underscores that targeted diabetes prevention is really the major documented path to A...

– Health People


The Academy for Eating Disorders Advocates for Early Intervention and Specialized Care for Eating Disorders Treatment in Response to Morristown, NJ Ruling

The Academy for Eating Disorders Advocates for Early Intervention and Specialized Care for Eating Disorders Treatment in Response to Morristown, NJ Ruling ...

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

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