Used to evaluate whether a person is at a healthy weight or not, regardless or appearances, Body Mass Index (BMI) is a value derived from the weight and height of … Continue Reading New regulation for infant growth identified.
Welcome to The Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2017, the fourth year in the highly successful series covering the best discoveries for the year, as decided by you, the reader. The … Continue Reading The Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2017.
Brown or good fat has long been investigated as a treatment for obesity and Type 2 diabetes due to the fact it burns energy faster than white fat, a type … Continue Reading Somatosensory neuron receptors used to form brown fat, have implications for diabetes and obesity.
When exposed to cold, clusters of cells within the body’s white fat become beige, a colour change which reflects the creation of more energy-producing mitochondria, cellular components that enable cells … Continue Reading Study shows that fat cells which amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar.
Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, there were over 600 million people classified as obese, making up 13% of the global population. Researchers have long known … Continue Reading Researchers stimulate brown-fat in animals to improve weight-management and glucose control.
Brown adipose tissue, brown fat, is a key tissue that controls the energy balance of whole body. Excessive energy is dissipated in the form of heat by brown adipocytes specialized … Continue Reading Study identifies pathway in brown fat responsible for better metabolism.
A mammals’ body temperature is usually constant, however, when exposed to cold their body temperature drops by few degrees before slowly rising almost back to normal. This adaptive mechanism is … Continue Reading Study shows how gut microbiota regulates weight loss & good fat in the cold.
All mammals, including humans, have two types of fat with completely opposite functions. These are white fat, which stores energy and is linked with diabetes and obesity; and brown fat, … Continue Reading Researchers identify epigenetic switch which generates calorie-burning brown fat.
Researchers at Georgia State University have found that brown fat tissue, the body’s ‘good fat’, communicates with the brain through sensory nerves. The team state that this good fat is … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the communication pathway between the brain and brown fat.
An experimental drug developed by QuatRx Pharmaceuticals causes loss of weight and fat in a mouse animal model in a new study from researchers at the Houston Methodist Research Institute. Known … Continue Reading Experimental antidiabetic drug ‘browns’ white fat in animal studies.
By uncovering the action of two naturally occurring hormones, scientists may have discovered a way to assist in the shedding of excess fat. The findings from Monash University researchers give … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the control of body fat by the brain.