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Article ID: 700601

Mannose’s Unexpected Effects on the Microbiome and Weight Gain

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Scientists continue to unravel links between body weight and the gut microbiome. Now, researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) report an unexpected finding: mice fed a fatty diet and mannose, a sugar, were protected from weight gain, leaner and more fit—and this effect tracked with changes in the gut microbiome. The study published today in Cell Reports.

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18-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700598

Taste Preferences Connected to Success of Long-Term Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a type of bariatric surgery, many patients exhibit a reduction in taste preference for sweet and fatty foods, although this effect may only be temporary, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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17-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700576

New Guideline Recommends Weight Loss Strategies for Sleep Apnea Patients

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new guideline focused on the role of weight management in treating adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been published online by the American Thoracic Society in the Sept. 15 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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17-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699474

'One Weird Trick' to Cut Belly Fat? Follow a Heart-Healthy Diet!

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Do you wish you could decrease your waistline? Reducing abdominal obesity can lower health risks – but despite claims you may have seen on the Internet, no trending diet can help you specifically eliminate belly fat, according to an article in ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®, an official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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23-Aug-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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    23-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699383

Natural Sugar Defends Against Metabolic Syndrome, in Mice

Washington University in St. Louis

New research, in mice, indicates that a natural sugar called trehalose blocks glucose from the liver and activates a gene that boosts insulin sensitivity, reducing the chance of developing diabetes. The findings, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, suggest new possibilities for treating metabolic syndrome, a cluster of related conditions that includes obesity, diabetes and fatty liver disease.

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22-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    21-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699115

Annual Pap Test a ‘Thing of the Past?’

Florida Atlantic University

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated its 2012 recommendations for cervical cancer screening with one important addition. This is the first time they are recommending a method of cervical cancer screening that does not include the Pap test – the gold-standard screening test for more than 75 years. A leading OB/GYN physician provides an important review of these new guidelines, which preserve the greatest range of choices for practitioners and patients.

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16-Aug-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699187

Will Weight Loss Before Conception Make Mom and Baby Healthier?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

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

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17-Aug-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 699114

More Protein after Weight Loss May Reduce Fatty Liver Disease

American Physiological Society (APS)

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—Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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16-Aug-2018 1:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698943

Research Shows Surprising Scale of Health Benefits for Biggest Losers

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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).

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14-Aug-2018 10:35 AM EDT

Article ID: 698805

Five Simple Tips to Follow for Dieting Success

Houston Methodist

For many, just the idea of losing weight can be discouraging. With the endless advice and trends that exist today, configuring a nutritious diet to lose weight and maintain it can be challenging.

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9-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT

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