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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Weight Loss Research:Inherent mindfulness linked to lower obesity risk, belly fat ♦ 'Sensor' protein could help fight against obesity, diabetes ♦ Insulin cells determine weight-loss surgery success rate

Inherent mindfulness linked to lower obesity risk, belly fat People with a high degree of attention to their present thoughts and feelings -- 'dispositional mindfulness' -- are less likely to be obese than people with a low degree of dispositional mindfulness, research shows. They also had about a pound less belly fat on average.
Gene therapy could aid weight loss without affecting bone loss, Delivering the hormone leptin directly to the brain through gene therapy aids weight loss without the significant side effect of bone loss
'Sensor' protein could help fight against obesity, diabetes  Aan internal 'sensor' that helps fight obesity by instructing cells to burn their fat stores has been identified by researchers. The finding could play a major role in the fight against obesity and metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, they say
Insulin cells determine weight-loss surgery success rate The ability to produce insulin is pivotal to the success of weight-loss surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes, scientists have found. Their study provides a better point of departure for advice and determining which patients will benefit from surgery

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