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Genetic mutation causes obesity

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Boston Children’s Hospital have discovered a genetic cause of severe obesity which, although rare, raises new questions about weight gain and energy use.



Researchers discover new explanation for diabetes and poor growth

A group of researchers from the University of Copenhagen has taken a significant step towards understanding the reasons for both diabetes and growth hormone deficiency.



Reducing strawberry weight loss, bruising

Strawberries are very fragile and highly susceptible to mechanical injury during commercial production. Growers interested in ways to increase profits and reduce product loss are seeking improved handling and temperature management techniques.



Countering negative effects of weight regain

Researchers have found that exercising during weight regain can maintain improvements in metabolic health and disease risk.



Weight and cognition decline linked

The adverse affects of being overweight are not limited to physical function but also extend to neurological function, according to research.



Satiety and weight management with a standardised potato extract

Slendesta Potato Extract is a patented, natural, satiety ingredient derived from white potatoes, scientifically and clinically proven to be effective and safe, that has been introduced in the market to support the industry to create products specifically designed to increase satiety.



Brain response food may aid weight loss

A difference in brain activity patterns may explain why some people are able to maintain a significant weight loss while others regain the weight, according to a new study.



Medical news: Exercise minimises weight regain

Exercise helps prevent weight regain after dieting by reducing appetite and by burning fat before burning carbohydrates, according to a new study with rats.



Plant-based, low-carb diets promotes weight loss and medical health

Overweight individuals who ate a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate diet high in plant-based proteins for four weeks lost weight and experienced improvements in blood cholesterol levels and other heart disease risk factors, according to a report.



Feeding practices not linked to weight gain

A new study provides further evidence that strict maternal control over eating habits during early childhood may not lead to significant future weight gain in boys or girls.



Counting genes involved in body weight

Researchers have for the first time attempted to count the number of genes that contribute to obesity and body weight. The findings suggest that over 6,000 genes help determine an individual’s body weight.




Salt substitute watches the weight and cuts wastage

Klinge Chemicals has reduced product giveaway by an estimated 70 pallets of LoSalt a year with the recent installation of an Avery Weigh-Tronix in-line checkweigher and average weight monitoring software. LoSalt is a popular low sodium salt substitute.



From modern loss in weight control to spicy crisps

In modern food processing most products require a specifically designed manufacturing process.



Combating drug-induced weight gain

The weight gain commonly experienced with antipsychotic treatment is an important side effect for many patients, and causes many patients to discontinue their use leading to even further problems.



Sleep and weight gain

Both short and long sleeping times predict an increased risk of future body weight and fat gain in adults, according to a recent study.



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