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Body Weekly - January 2014 Archives


Exercising more, sitting less reduces heart failure risk in men (1/31/2014)

Increased sedentary time may be linked to greater heart failure risk, according to first study its kind. Being very physically active and less sedentary reduces heart failure risk. High sedentary levels increase heart failure risk regardless of physical activity levels. ...> Full Article


Ingredients in chocolate, tea and berries could guard against diabetes (1/30/2014)

Ingredients in chocolate, tea and berries could guard against diabetesEating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes -- according to research from the University of East Anglia and King's College London. The study of almost 2,000 people showed that high intakes of these dietary compounds are associated with lower insulin resistance and better blood glucose regulation. ...> Full Article


How a versatile gut bacterium helps us get our daily dietary fiber (1/30/2014)

How a versatile gut bacterium helps us get our daily dietary fiberUniversity of British Columbia researchers have discovered the genetic machinery that turns a common gut bacterium into the Swiss Army knife of the digestive tract -- helping us metabolize a main component of dietary fiber from the cell walls of fruits and vegetables. ...> Full Article


New insights into facial transplantation (1/29/2014)

Researchers have demonstrated that immune cells, or T cells, involved in the rejection process are significantly of donor origin. ...> Full Article


Findings bolster fiber's role in colon health (1/28/2014)

Findings bolster fiber's role in colon healthScientists have more reasons for you to eat fiber and not abuse antibiotics. ...> Full Article


Sludge as new sentinel for human health risks (1/27/2014)

Sludge as new sentinel for human health risksIn a new study, a strong overlap is observed between chemicals found in biological samples taken from the human population and those detected in municipal biosolids. These findings suggest that analysis of sludge may provide a useful surrogate for the assessment of human exposure and bioaccumulation of potentially hazardous substances. ...> Full Article


Traditional Chinese medicines stall progression of diabetes (1/27/2014)

Traditional Chinese herbal medicines hold promise for slowing the progression from prediabetes to an official diabetes diagnosis, according to new research accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. ...> Full Article


Popular blood type diet debunked (1/26/2014)

Researchers from the University of Toronto have found that the theory behind the popular blood type diet -- which claims an individual's nutritional needs vary by blood type -- is not valid. The findings are published this week in PLoS One. "Based on the data of 1,455 study participants, we found no evidence to support the 'blood-type' diet theory," said the senior author of the study, Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics at the University of Toronto. ...> Full Article


When a doctor's visit is a guilt trip (1/25/2014)

When a doctor's visit is a guilt tripSome patients react to a shaming encounter with a health provider in a way that promotes health while others turn to lying or avoidance. Why? What makes the difference? ...> Full Article


Resisting the flu (1/24/2014)

Resisting the fluMcGill researchers, led by Dr. Maya Saleh of the Department of Medicine, have identified an enzyme, cIAP2, that helps the lungs protect themselves from the flu by giving them the ability to resist tissue damage. ...> Full Article


How metabolism and brain activity are linked (1/24/2014)

A new study by scientists at McGill University and the University of Zurich shows a direct link between metabolism in brain cells and their ability to signal information. The research may explain why the seizures of many epilepsy patients can be controlled by a specially formulated diet. ...> Full Article


Multihormone reverses metabolic damage of high calorie diet (1/23/2014)

A single molecule, which acts equally on the receptors of the metabolic hormones glucagon and glucagon-like peptide-1 improves body weight and diabetes through restored function of the anti-obesity hormone leptin. This was discovered by an international team comprising scientists from the Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany, Indiana University and the San Diego-based biotech company Ambrx. ...> Full Article


1 step at a time, researchers learning how humans walk (1/22/2014)

1 step at a time, researchers learning how humans walkHumans and some of our hominid ancestors such as Homo erectus have been walking for more than a million years, and researchers are close to figuring out how we do it. The findings could find some of their earliest applications in improved prosthetic limbs, and later on, a more complete grasp of these principles could lead to walking or running robots that are far more agile and energy-efficient than anything that exists today. ...> Full Article


Don't just sit there! Prolonged sitting linked to early mortality in women (1/22/2014)

Led by Cornell University nutritional scientist Rebecca Seguin, a new study of 93,000 postmenopausal American women found those with the highest amounts of sedentary time -- defined as sitting and resting, excluding sleeping -- died earlier than their most active peers. The association remained even when controlling for physical mobility and function, chronic disease status, demographic factors and overall fitness -- meaning that even habitual exercisers are at risk if they have high amounts of idle time. ...> Full Article


Women with a high economic status claim to have better sex (1/22/2014)

An analysis based on the first Spanish National Sexual Health Survey, carried out in 2009, confirms that socioeconomic factors affect sexual satisfaction. People with a lower economic status claim to be less sexually satisfied, particularly women. ...> Full Article


Fish derived serum omega-3 fatty acids help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes (1/21/2014)

High concentrations of serum long-chain omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a University of Eastern Finland study published recently in Diabetes Care. The sources of these fatty acids are fish and fish oils. ...> Full Article


Chemical signaling simulates exercise in cartilage cells (1/20/2014)

Chemical signaling simulates exercise in cartilage cellsCartilage is notoriously difficult to repair or grow, but researchers at Duke Medicine have taken a step toward understanding how to regenerate the connective tissue. By adding a chemical to cartilage cells, the chemical signals spurred new cartilage growth, mimicking the effects of physical activity. ...> Full Article


Moderate coffee consumption does not lead to dehydration (1/19/2014)

New research, published today in the PLOS ONE, has found no evidence for a link between moderate coffee consumption and dehydration. The research, conducted by researchers at the University of Birmingham School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, UK, found that drinking moderate amounts of coffee does not result in dehydration and contributes to daily fluid requirements in regular coffee drinkers just as other fluids do. ...> Full Article


Scientist identifies pivotal cellular protein underlying eczema (1/19/2014)

Researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology have revealed a critical player in the cellular interactions leading to eczema -- a chronic inflammatory skin condition affecting more than 14 million US children and adults. ...> Full Article


The ironic (and surprising) effects of weight stigma (1/18/2014)

The ironic (and surprising) effects of weight stigmaIf you're one of the millions of people who count losing weight among their top New Year's resolutions, you might want to pay careful attention to some new findings by UC Santa Barbara psychology professor Brenda Major. ...> Full Article


Green space can make people happier for years (1/17/2014)

Nearly 10 years after the term "nature deficit disorder" entered the nation's vocabulary, research is showing for the first time that green space does appear to improve mental health in a sustained way. The report, which appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, gives urban park advocates another argument in support of their cause. ...> Full Article


Higher risk of birth problems after assisted conception (1/17/2014)

A University of Adelaide study has shown that the risk of serious complications such as stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is around twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived babies. ...> Full Article


Unfit, lean people are better protected against heart attacks than fit, obese people (1/16/2014)

In a study published in the European Heart Journal, a research team at Umeň University, Sweden, has shown that physical fitness in your teens can reduce the risk of heart attack later in life, while men who are fit and obese in their teens run a higher risk of having a heart attack than unfit, lean men. ...> Full Article


Masculinity, sleep deprivation lead to health, safety issues (1/16/2014)

Economics and culture may have created a dangerously overworked and sleep-deprived segment of the American labor force, according to a Penn State researcher. ...> Full Article


How fat might be controlled through the body clock (1/15/2014)

Australian researchers have shed more light on an underexplored aspect of the important brain-signaling system that controls appetite, body composition and energy use. Their findings suggest that a specific gene regulating our body clock may play a central role in determining how fat we become. ...> Full Article


Study: 'Living Room' offers alternative treatment for emotional distress (1/14/2014)

Study: 'Living Room' offers alternative treatment for emotional distressEmergency departments may not be the best choice for persons suffering from severe mental illness or emotional distress, according to findings by DePaul University School of Nursing researchers. Persons in a mental health crisis may be better served in an alternative recovery-oriented, homelike environment, they found. ...> Full Article


Researchers discover molecule behind the benefits of exercise (1/14/2014)

While it's clear that exercise can improve health and longevity, the changes that occur in the body to facilitate these benefits are less clear. Now researchers publishing in the Jan. issue of Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism have discovered a molecule that is produced during exercise and contributes to the beneficial effects of exercise on metabolism. ...> Full Article


New research: Effects of eating half an avocado with lunch on satiety & desire to eat between meals (1/13/2014)

New research published in the November issue of Nutrition Journal reports adding one-half of a fresh avocado to a lunch may have helped healthy, overweight people feel more satisfied and reduced their desire to eat following a meal. The study was funded by the Hass Avocado Board. ...> Full Article


German Research Foundation approves research unit to study extreme experiences in life (1/12/2014)

The German Research Foundation is establishing a new research unit at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. The interdisciplinary group will examine how new biomedical capabilities can lead to extreme experiences in human life. ...> Full Article


Older firefighters may be more resilient to working in heat (1/11/2014)

New study finds that older firefighters may show signs of long-term heat adaptation due to repeated occupational heat stress exposure. ...> Full Article


Laying money on the line leads to healthier food choices over time (1/10/2014)

People are more likely to choose healthy options at the grocery store if they use the risk of losing their monthly healthy food discount as a motivational tool, according to new research published in Psychological Science. ...> Full Article


Drivers engaged in other tasks about 10 percent of the time (1/9/2014)

Drivers eat, reach for the phone, text, or otherwise take their eyes off the road about 10 percent of the time they are behind the wheel, according to a study using video technology and in-vehicle sensors. ...> Full Article


New MRI technique illuminates the wrist in motion (1/8/2014)

UC Davis radiologists, medical physicists and orthopaedic surgeons have found a way to create "movies" of the wrist in motion using a series of brief magnetic resonance imaging scans. ...> Full Article


Odor receptors discovered in lungs (1/6/2014)

Odor receptors discovered in lungsYour nose is not the only organ in your body that can sense cigarette smoke wafting through the air. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have showed that your lungs have odor receptors as well. The odor receptors in your lungs are in the membranes of flask-shaped neuroendocrine cells that dump neurotransmitters and neuropeptides when the receptors are stimulated, perhaps triggering you to cough to rid your body of the offending substance. ...> Full Article


Use of vitamin E by patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease slows functional decline (1/4/2014)

Among patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease, a daily dosage of 2,000 IUs of vitamin E, compared to placebo, was effective in slowing functional decline and in reducing caregiver time in assisting patients, according to a study appearing in the January 1 issue of JAMA. ...> Full Article


Slower-paced meal reduces hunger but affects calorie consumption differently (1/3/2014)

In order to learn more about the relationship between eating speed and energy intake, a team of researchers in the Department of Kinesiology at Texas Christian University took a look at how eating speed affects calories consumed during a meal in both normal weight subjects as well as overweight or obese subjects. The investigators also collected data on feelings of hunger and fullness before and after the fast-paced and slow-paced meals and water consumption during the meals. ...> Full Article


I'll have what they're having: Study finds social norms influence food choices (1/2/2014)

Is obesity a socially transmitted disease? In order to try to find out, researchers in the United Kingdom conducted a systematic review of several experimental studies, each of which examined whether or not providing information about other peoples' eating habits influences food intake or choices. Their results are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ...> Full Article


The secret to fewer doctor office visits after 70 -- play high school sports (1/1/2014)

The secret to fewer doctor office visits after 70 -- play high school sportsSeventy year olds who don't frequently visit the doctor have something unexpected in common -- most played high school sports. They were active on a team over 50 years ago and are more likely to be active into their late 70s. ...> Full Article


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