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Atrial fibrillation among overweight people is not due to fat

atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation among overweight people is not due to fat Atrial fibrillation among overweight people is not due to fat A 12 lead ECG showing atrial fibrillation at approximately 150 beats per minute. Credit: James Heilman, MD/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 In a recently published study, researchers from Aarhus University document that …

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    Gene therapy in mice builds muscle, reduces fat

    Gene therapy in mice builds muscle, reduces fat

    Gene therapy in mice builds muscle, reduces fat Gene therapy in mice builds muscle, reduces fat Gene therapy showed increased expression of follistatin in muscle cells throughout the body (labeled green). Credit: Guilak Lab, Washington University and Shriners Hospitals for Children Exercise and physical therapy often are recommended to help …

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      Different kinds of white fat are important in disease

      Different kinds of white fat are important in disease

      Different kinds of white fat are important in disease Different kinds of white fat are important in disease Credit: Joslin Diabetes Center Excess white fat causes obesity, which in turn can drive diabetes and many other metabolic diseases that are growing at epidemic rates around the world. But all white …

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        Watch that smell! Scents can regulate fat storage

        Watch that smell! Scents can regulate fat storage 1

        Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy image of the worm C. elegans. The image shows fat storage tissue – yellow pixels show high fat levels – with the olfactory AWC neuron pseudo-colored in blue. In the background are the chemical structures of different odorants. Credit: Dr. Ayse Sena Mutlu/Dr. Meng Meng lab. …

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          Brown fat can burn energy in an unexpected way

          Brown fat can burn energy in an unexpected way 2

          Credit: CC0 Public Domain When we are exposed to sufficient cold or exercise, small clusters of brown fat cells in our bodies begin to burn up energy. Since 2009, when researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and other institutions discovered that this helpful form of fat can be active in adults, …

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            Engineered hot fat implants reduce weight gain in mice

            Engineered hot fat implants reduce weight gain in mice 3

            A thermograph of brown-like fat implanted in anesthetized animal at room temperature. Implant, in area A, is significantly warmer (30.86 degrees Celsius maximum) compared with control region in area B (29.43 degrees Celsius maximum). Credit: Kevin Tharp and Andreas Stahl Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a …

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              New study reveals brain receptor key to burning brown fat

              New study reveals brain receptor key to burning brown fat 4

              Credit: CC0 Public Domain Some call it baby fat. But recent research has shown that adults have it too—which is a good thing. Brown fat, the so-called good fat that can protect against obesity and associated health risks, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, is located in small pockets throughout the …

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