Brain hormone found to trigger fat burn

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have found a specific hormone that may trigger fat burning. The new study was published in Nature Communications, and it identified a connection between the neuropeptide hormone FLP-7 and serotonin, which led specifically to fat burning. To conduct their study, assistant professor Surpriya Srinivasan and research associate Lavinia Palamiuc ...click here to read more

Lazy weekends promote body fat: Study

Many of us wind down when it comes to the weekends as a well-deserved break, but new research has found that taking part in lazy weekends may actually contribute to greater body fat. In fact, researchers suggest that being a couch potato may be more harmful than sitting at your desk all week. The researchers ...click here to read more

Fish oil turns fat-storing cells into fat-burning cell

A new study has found that fish hold can help with turning fat cells which typically store fat into fat-burning cells. The findings could help reduce weight gain for those in middle age. The researchers found that fish oil activates receptors in the digestive tract which starts up the sympathetic nervous system which makes storage ...click here to read more

Tossing and turning at night? This will help…

As it turns out, sleeping with too much light in the room can significantly increase the risk of obesity, especially in women. Recently, a British study, funded by the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, looked at 113,000 women over a 40-year period. Researchers wanted to identify the root ...click here to read more

Age Related Obesity: Brown Fat Fights Belly Fat

Let’s face it, body fat has a bad reputation – something we fret about constantly and try to burn away with regular exercise. Well, here’s something to consider as you try to keep your New Year’s resolution of losing weight: When it comes to age-related obesity, brown fat is simply failing us. New research, conducted by ...click here to read more

Your Belly Fat Could Lead to Heart Disease

Obesity is a significant issue in today’s society, with approximately 35 percent of the global population being overweight and 11 percent being obese, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  The problem  has become so significant that obesity is now officially labeled as a disease. There are many health risks associated with excessive weight, with ...click here to read more

Could Your Fat Tissue Save A Life?

If you’ve ever considered liposuction to remove excess fat tissue, you may be shocked to discover that you could potentially be saving a life.  Researchers at UCLA made an incredible – albeit, accidental – discovery about fat tissue, after examining the (normally discarded) remains of several liposuction surgeries. It turns out that fat tissue contains ...click here to read more