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Tag: Obesity

Thoughtful old man
A team of Spanish researchers has examined how glucose imbalance leads to neurological disorders through the failure of adipocytokines. What are adipocytokines? These compounds' name seems a bit concerning: "adipo-" refers to fat, and a cytokine is a cellular signal most commonly known for being part of the deadly cytokine storm associated with severe immunological...
Many foods contain selenium such as nuts, eggs, mushrooms, and some meats.
A recent study has shown that mice given selenium supplements were protected against the effects of a high-fat diet, similar to mice with a restricted methonine intake. Methonine restriction and caloric restriction It is well known among the longevity community that restricting calories leads to health benefits, and the practice of caloric restriction (CR) is...
Fat mouse
Researchers have discovered a chemical pathway that alleviates many harmful consequences of obesity while having little effect on obesity itself [1]. Obesity is bad for your lifespan. This is one of the fundamental truths of longevity science. Obesity drastically increases our susceptibility to cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and other morbidities. It promotes inflammaging,...
A picture of brown fat cells
A group of researchers has used CRISPR to create energy-dissipating brown adipocytes (fat cells) from white preadipocytes. The new cells were then shown to alleviate obesity in mice [1]. Obesity: the nemesis of longevity Obesity is one of humanity’s deadliest enemies. It is a known comorbidity in a plethora of diseases, including age-related, such as...
Healthy family
According to a new study from Harvard researchers, switching to a healthier lifestyle by the time you reach middle age could potentially give you eight to ten more years of healthy life free from age-related diseases. Healthy habits mean a longer, healthier life This new epidemiological study shows that adopting the five habits of eating...
Fat mouse
A team of researchers, including renowned geneticist Professor George Church, has published a new paper demonstrating the mitigation of multiple age-related diseases using a multi-target gene therapy. Treating multiple age-related diseases at once George Church is a very prominent figure in genetics and aging research, and he created quite a stir last year when he...