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Vaccine that lowers cholesterol in mice offers hope of immunizing against cardiovascular disease
A vaccine to immunize people against high levels of cholesterol and the narrowing of the arteries caused by build-up of fatty material (atherosclerosis) may be possible following successful results in mice. Now, a phase I trial in patients has started to see if the findings translate to humans.
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Bitter or sweet? How taste cells decide what they want to be
A new study advances understanding of how stem cells on the tongue grow into the different types of mature taste cells that detect either sweet, salty, sour, bitter, or umami. By identifying novel genes and molecular pathways involved in shaping a taste cell's function, these findings may someday allow scientists to treat taste disorders, characterize new taste qualities, or even fine-tune taste perception to encourage healthier eating.
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Dads' Caregiving Tied to Kids' Obesity Risk

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Dads' Caregiving Tied to Kids' Obesity Risk
When dads put in more time, kids may be less obese
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Scientists reverse mechanism of fatty liver disease

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Scientists reverse mechanism of fatty liver disease
Researchers have identified the mechanism which causes a build-up of fat in the liver in a disease affecting one in five in the UK -- and were able to reverse it in a mouse model.
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A flip switch for binge-eating?

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A flip switch for binge-eating?
Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating.
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High-fat diet alters reward system in rats

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High-fat diet alters reward system in rats
Exposure to high-fat diet from childhood may increase the sensitivity of the dopamine system later in adulthood, according to a study in male rats.
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Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise
A less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration (WBV) can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice, according to a new study. WBV consists of a person sitting, standing or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform. When the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to the body, and muscles contract and relax multiple times during each second.
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'Fat but fit is a big fat myth'

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'Fat but fit is a big fat myth'
The idea that people can be fat but medically fit is a myth, say experts speaking in Portugal.
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'Exercise-in-a-pill' boosts athletic endurance by 70 percent
Sedentary mice given the drug ran longer without training.
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Popular belief that saturated fats clog up arteries 'plain wrong', say experts
The widely held belief among doctors and the public that saturated fats clog up the arteries, and so cause coronary heart disease, is just "plain wrong,"
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