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Will Weight Loss Before Conception Make Mom and Baby Healthier?

A new Michigan Medicine clinical trial — now enrolling participants — hopes to determine how weight loss prior to pregnancy affects maternal and fetal health.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


More Protein after Weight Loss May Reduce Fatty Liver Disease

Increasing the amount of protein in the diet may reduce the liver’s fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—En...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism


Obesity Leads to Infertility Through Oxidative Stress in Mice

Researchers studying infertility in obese mice have identified a protein suppressed in the egg cell precursors of obese mice that controls antioxidant production and may regulate egg cell maturation.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Molecular & Cellular Proteomics


Evening Preference, Lack of Sleep Associated with Higher BMI in People with Prediabetes

People with prediabetes who go to bed later, eat meals later and are more active and alert later in the day — those who have an “evening preference” — have higher body mass indices compared with people with prediabetes who do things earlier i...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Frontiers in Endocrinology


Research Shows Surprising Scale of Health Benefits for Biggest Losers

When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Mayo Clinic


Fat Metabolism Is Linked to Sleep Apnea

Researchers studying the link between sleep apnea and heart disease have found a new mechanism: lipid clearance from the blood is slower in people with apnea, predisposing them to heart disease. Fortunately, CPAP treatment seems to improve matters.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Lipid Research


Tabak receives $3.3 million NIH grant to study obesity in young mothers

Young mothers are facing obesity and chronic disease at epidemic proportions, and Washington University in St. Louis researchers will use a new grant to test alternatives for prevention and intervention.Rachel Tabak, research associate professor at t...

– Washington University in St. Louis

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