UCSF researchers report the food and beverage industries push sugary products while obfuscating the significant health issues added sugars can cause. The findings shed light on sugars' link to disease and exposes industrial tactics to downplay the public health risks of diets too high in sugar.
Researchers report obesity and excessive body fat around the middle is associated with lower grey matter volume in the brain. The study also found a link between obesity and shrinkage in specific brain areas.
Researchers report bile acids play a key role in providing positive metabolic effects after weight loss surgery. The study also suggest the intestinal microbiome participates in post surgical improvements following gastric bypass. The findings could help develop new treatments for diabetes and obesity, researchers report.
Women aged between 20-44 who drank two to three cups of coffee a day had 3.4% lower adiposity than those who did not consume coffee. Older women who drank four cups per day had an adiposity level 4.1% lower. Overall, total body fat percentage was 2.8% lower in women of all ages who drank two to three cups of coffee a day.