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The number of overweight people is increasing worldwide -- and thus the risk of developing diabetes or cardiovascular disease. For this reason, many dream of an active substance which would simply melt off fat deposits. An international team of scientists has now come one small step closer to this dream: The team discovered a switch in the fat cells of mice and humans with which excess pounds can be burned off.

Researchers discover a switch in the fat cells of mice and humans with which excess pounds can be burned off. If the Gq protein is blocked undesired white fat cells change into energy-consuming brown cells.

Exposure to bright light alters your metabolism, reports a new study. Scientists found bright light exposure increased insulin resistance compared to dim light exposure in both the morning and the evening. In the evening, bright light also caused higher peak glucose (blood sugar) levels. Over time, excess blood glucose can result in increased body fat, weight gain and a higher risk for diabetes.

Bright light alters metabolism

Exposure to bright light alters your metabolism, reports a new study. Scientists found bright light exposure increased insulin resistance compared to dim light exposure in both the morning and the evening. In the evening, bright light also caused higher peak glucose (blood sugar) levels. Over time, excess blood glucose can result in increased body fat, weight gain and a higher risk for diabetes.

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Weight-Loss Researcher: Avoid These Three Foods

David Ludwig, a nationally-recognized medical expert and the author of a new book, answers questions about low-carb diets.

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Avoid These Bedtime Habits If You Want To Get Proper Rest Overnight

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DexaFit Minneapolis... Our G.E. DXA scanner is the gold-standard of body composition testing. It is the only body comp. technology that tests for dangerous visceral fat around your heart and organs, as well as body fat, bone density, and muscle mass. No bod-pod or hydro tanks can do what we do, so come in today for an accurate test!

Because it makes manipulating genes so much easier, CRISPR offers researchers the ability to rapidly accelerate studies of many types of illness, including cancers, autism, and AIDS.

Can CRISPR Avoid the Monsanto Problem?

Michael Specter on the potential and the hype around the gene-editing technology CRISPR.

Drunk Mice Get the Munchies A study in mice reveals that alcohol activates brain cells linked to hunger

Study in mice shows how alcohol triggers hunger despite being caloric.

Smoking and obesity are the leading causes of cancer in the U.S., a new American Cancer Society analysis finds. Drinking is also a major cause.

A fresh look at the causes of cancer came up with surprising numbers

Smoking and obesity are the leading causes of cancer in the U., a new American Cancer Society analysis finds. Drinking is also a major cause.

Testosterone gel can help some men get back a little of their loving feelings, and helps them feel better in general, according to a new study.

Lost Those Loving Feelings? Testosterone Therapy May Help

Testosterone gel can help some men get back a little of their loving feelings, and helps them feel better in general, according to a new study.

The HPV Vaccine, and Why Your Kids Should Get It: Healthcare Triage #4

Human Papillomaviruses (HPV) are the cause of genital warts, and believed to lead to a number of cancers. But there's a vaccine for HPV that can prevent you .

Weight loss tips for girls

Weight loss tips for girls

Knowing where body fat is located is crucial to your health. Schedule your DexaFit DEXA scan to find out where your body is storing its fat.

Knowing where body fat is located is crucial to your health

The fat around the belly, known as visceral fat, is much more likely to cause health problems. A scan can determine your type of fat and where it is stored in your body.

From the CES show floor, here's a look at several new gadgets that aim to make it easier to track your every sip and snack.

3 High-Tech Ways to Track What You Eat

The Smart Diet Scale is your ultimate Digital Wireless Food Scale. This WiFi and Bluetooth compatible Food Scale is great for nutrition and dieting.

Lunch on the go

Here's the science behind why you should never eat on the go

Lunch on the go

NOT DEAD YET  Cells on the brink of dying from a type of programmed suicide known as apoptosis (left, a cancer cell known as a HeLa cell) can come back to life through a process called anastasis (right) if conditions improve. DNA is shown in blue.  ~~ Ho Lam Tang

Cells avoiding suicide may play role in spread of cancer

NOT DEAD YET Cells on the brink of dying from a type of programmed suicide known as apoptosis (left, a cancer cell known as a HeLa cell) can come back to life through a process called anastasis (right) if conditions improve. DNA is shown in blue. ~~ Ho Lam Tang

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