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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Weight Loss Research:Anti-obesity treatment ♦ Highly Processed Foods Dominate U.S. Grocery Purchases ♦ Compulsive binge eating linked to hypertension

Anti-obesity treatment in animal models developed A study has been conducted on obese mice and monkeys, using a drug which inhibits the activity of the PI3K enzyme. The body weight loss observed by researchers was exclusively due to a reduction in fat mass, and no toxic effects have been noted. The study also found an improvement in the symptoms of diabetes and hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease),
Highly Processed Foods Dominate U.S. Grocery Purchases A nation-wide analysis of U.S. grocery purchases reveals that highly processed foods make up more than 60 percent of the calories in food we buy, and these items tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than less processed foods
Mechanisms that link compulsive binge eating with hypertension identified An estimated eight million adults in the U.S. suffer from binge eating disorder. Now, researchers have shown that compulsive binging on foods that are high in fat and sugar can trigger specific molecular changes that can lead to high blood pressure. While others have studied the effects of binge eating on the brain, this study is the first to look at its molecular effects

Short bouts of high-intensity exercise before a fatty meal best for vascular health A short burst of intensive exercise before eating a high fat meal is better for blood vessel function in young people than the currently recommended moderate-intensity exercise, according to a new study. Cardiovascular diseases including heart attacks and stroke a leading cause of death, and the process underlying these diseases start in youth. An impairment in the function of blood vessels is thought to be the earliest event in this process, and this is known to occur in the hours after consuming a high fat meal.

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