All posts tagged "body fat"

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    Body Fat Affects How the Brain Deals with Stress and Metabolism

    According to University of Florida Health researchers, body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals with stress and metabolism. While the exact nature of those signals remains a mystery, researchers say simply...

    • Posted July 28, 2015
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    Researchers Discover Brown Fat Protects Against Diabetes and Obesity

    When you step on the scale, remember that all fat is not created equally. Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have shown for the first time that people with higher levels of brown...

    • Posted July 29, 2014
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  • Abdominal Fat, Lower Body Fat Affects Metabolic Disease Risk Differently

    Using ice cream, candy bars and energy drinks to help volunteers gain weight, researchers have discovered the mechanisms of how body fat grows. Increased abdominal fat seems to heighten risk for metabolic disease, while fat expansion in...

    • Posted October 5, 2010
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  • Excessive TV, Video and Computer Linked To Increased Body Fat in Teens

    Too much television, video games and Internet can increase body fat in teens. A five-year study has found teenagers have four different patterns of screen use: increasers, decreasers, consistently high and consistently low users. Even teens from...

    • Posted September 21, 2010
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  • BMI Calculator

    The Body Mass Index or BMI calculator is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.   Calculate  

    • Posted April 24, 2010
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  • Childhood Obesity Associated With Stiff Arteries

    Children with more body fat and less endurance than their fitter, leaner counterparts have stiffer arteries at a young age, researchers say. Stiff arteries are a hallmark of atherosclerosis, a typically adult condition in which blood vessels...

    • Posted April 12, 2010
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  • CLA Could Aid Weight Loss in Women with Type 2 Diabetes

    Weight loss can improve glucose control in persons with type 2 diabetes. The effects of fat quality, as opposed to quantity, on weight loss are not well understood. A study comparing how two common dietary oil supplements...

    • Posted July 21, 2009
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