November 24, 2014

Monitoring Device May Assist In Maintaining Low Salt Diet

Adding an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

The Family Sodium Watcher Program focuses on a partnership between

Fat Surrounding Heart And Heart Rhythm Disorder

Obesity is a known risk factor for atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder.

Obesity is commonly measured as a person’s body mass index (BMI). But a Loyola University Medical Center study has found that the layer of fat

New Causal Factor Behind Macular Degeneration Identified

Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness, which they hope could lead to new treatments.

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the major cause of blindness in the …

Weight Loss Pills Actually Contributing To Obesity

Consumers place great faith in weight loss pills and remedies, buying and using them more than ever before. American obesity rates, however, are skyrocketing. According to a new study in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, false beliefs

Increase In Metabolism On High Protein Diets Hard To Sustain

New research suggests that high- and normal- protein diets are tied to higher metabolism and 45% more storage of lean tissue, or muscle mass, versus fat when compared to low-protein diets. Further, it shows that this increase in metabolism tied …

Preparing Food At Home Leads To A Healthier Diet

Time may be one of the most essential ingredients for a healthy diet, finds new research in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Spending more time at home preparing meals is associated with several indicators of a better diet, …

New Research Reveals Possible Cause Of Pulmonary Hypertension

An Alberta team has discovered that a protein that plays a critical role in metabolism, the process by which the cell generates energy from foods, is important for the development of pulmonary hypertension, a deadly disease.

Pulmonary hypertension is caused …

Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Kidney Disease Risk

Sticking to a Mediterranean-style diet may significantly reduce the risk of developing chronic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

Chronic kidney disease is a …

IGF-1 And Auto-Immune Disease

Our immune system defends us from harmful bacteria and viruses, but, if left unchecked, the cells that destroy those invaders can turn on the body itself, causing auto-immune diseases like type-1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis. A molecule called insulin-like growth …

New Findings On Weight Loss Hormone

A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, UT Southwestern Medical Center obesity researchers have found.

The fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) …