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Tag: Obesity

Greek salad bowl
Pitching two variants of the Mediterranean diet against each other in a randomized controlled trial, scientists have found that the plant-oriented one, which contained more polyphenols, was more effective for weight loss [1]. Beyond the Med diet A healthy diet is one of the most powerful anti-aging interventions available today, but the question of which...
Exercising people
Researchers publishing in BMC Medicine have found that there is a relationship between biomarkers of aging and measurements of health and mental well-being [1]. "Healthy lifestyle" is not just a phrase It is very well known that unhealthy behaviors are strongly linked to adverse health outcomes. For example, alcoholism is a significant risk factor for...
Fat rat
In a new study published in Scientific Reports, researchers have uncovered the molecular mechanism underlying the link between obesity and joint degeneration [1]. Obesity and osteoarthritis Obesity accelerates aging and is associated with several age-associated diseases, including osteoarthritis, an inflammatory condition that leads to joint degeneration. Obesity is often accompanied by low-grade chronic inflammation, which...
sick patient
In a review paper published in Nature, scientists discuss the problem of the rising burden of early-onset cancer [1]. Not just a disease of aging We tend to think of cancer of a disease of aging, and for a good reason: cancer is indeed highly correlated with age. However, in recent decades, there has been...
Mouse running
A team of researchers publishing through Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute has described an association between the peptide ghrelin and skeletal muscle aging in mice [1]. An appetite stimulant with potential side effects Ghrelin is a peptide containing 28 amino acids. Its main function is to stimulate the appetite through receptors in the hypothalamus [2], but...
Weight Loss
A large Phase 3 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an existing drug combined with a healthy diet and mild exercise leads to an average weight loss of 20% [1]. Diet and exercise are not always enough Being a known comorbid factor in many diseases of aging, obesity is tightly...