Mouse study provides atlas to pinpoint neurons involved in neurodegenerative diseases — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] In a mouse study, National Institutes of Health researchers have identified and mapped a diverse spectrum of motor neurons along the spinal cord. These neurons, which send and receive messages throughout the body, include a subset that is susceptible to neurodegenerative diseases. Created with a genetic sequencing technique, the atlas reveals 21 subtypes of […]

More belly weight increases danger of heart disease even if BMI does not indicate obesity — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] People with abdominal obesity and excess fat around the body’s mid-section and organs have an increased risk of heart disease even if their body mass index (BMI) measurement is within a healthy weight range, according to a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association published today in the Association’s flagship journal, Circulation. “This […]

Experts are worried that using the Body Mass Index is not a fat lot of good 


[ad_1] During a year of grim statistics, it was one of the grimmest. Launching its £10 million anti-obesity strategy last summer, Public Health England (PHE) warned that being severely obese could increase the chance of death in those who caught Covid-19 by up to 90 per cent. Shedding excess pounds, PHE advised, was one of […]

Lactation and visceral, pericardial fat — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] As demonstrated by multiple studies over the years, women who breastfeed have a lower risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes when compared to those who don’t or can’t. However, the mechanisms by which these risks are reduced for lactating women are still not fully understood. Duke Appiah, Ph.D., an assistant professor of public […]

Plant-based diet ramps up metabolism, according to new study


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A plant-based diet boosts after-meal burn, leads to weight loss, and improves cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight individuals, according to a new randomized control trial published in JAMA Network Open by researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The study randomly assigned participants—who were overweight and had no history […]

What are we drinking during the pandemic?


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain It might not be surprising to learn but people are drinking more than usual during the pandemic. And there’s more than anecdotal evidence to back that up. According to a study conducted by the Rand Corp. and published last month in the journal JAMA Network Open, American adults reported drinking […]

Where You Carry Body Fat May Affect How Long You Live


[ad_1] Being overweight is linked to an increased risk for premature death, but which part of the body carries the added fat could make a big difference. Extra weight in some places may actually lower the risk. Researchers, writing in BMJ, reviewed 72 prospective studies that included more than two and a half million participants […]

Study Says Obesity Raises Risk of Death from Covid-19 Among Men


[ad_1] The coronavirus has been an unpredictable foe from the start. It triggers silent or barely perceptible infections in some individuals, while in others it sets off a cascade of complications that overwhelm the body and lead to death. Why some patients sail through the disease and others are felled by it is a question […]

Obesity Raises the Risk of Death From Covid-19 Among Men


[ad_1] The coronavirus has been an unpredictable foe from the start. It triggers silent or barely perceptible infections in some individuals, while in others it sets off a cascade of complications that overwhelm the body and lead to death. Why some patients sail through the disease and others are felled by it is a question […]