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Knee replacement linked to weight gain: study

Knee replacement linked to weight gain: study | Longevity science | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Being overweight is known to increase the risk of needing a knee replacement, but a new study finds that knee replacement surgery may also raise a person's risk of gaining weight, according...
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New analysis indicates America remains obese

New analysis indicates America remains obese | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Twelve states have obesity rates that top 30 percent, according to an analysis released by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

 

The problem is not only that America remains fat, despite the best efforts of governments and activists in recent years, but also that we don’t know for certain whether the country is headed in the right direction.

 

 

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Green Tea: benefits and uses

Green Tea: benefits and uses | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Ray & Terry recommend green tea as a healthy beverage containing calming l-theanine and many useful plant nutrients. 

 

Green tea has been examined for numerous potential health benefits, including glucose management, cognitive support, immune health, weight management, and cellular function.

 

This resource compilation by the University of Maryland explains the potential benefits and uses of green tea, complete with extensive references.

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Study in Mice Discovers Injection of Heat-Generating Cells Reduces Belly Fat

Study in Mice Discovers Injection of Heat-Generating Cells Reduces Belly Fat | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The injection of a tiny capsule containing heat-generating cells into the abdomens of mice led those animals to burn abdominal fat and initially lose about 20 percent of belly fat after 80 days of treatment.

 

Researchers conducting the study were surprised to see that the injected cells even acted like “missionaries,” converting existing belly fat cells into so-called thermogenic cells, which use fat to generate heat.

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Protein that stimulates brown fat could boost weight loss strategies

Protein that stimulates brown fat could boost weight loss strategies | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The ability to activate brown fat in the body could provide a means to fight obesity and keep the weight off.

 

Now scientists have discovered a protein that could allow them to do just that.


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