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A study presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes ( EASD ), Munich, Germany, has showed that Rosuvastatin ( Crestor ) lowers LDL-cholesterol and raise ...


Mice with a mutation in a gene called "Clock," which helps drive circadian rhythm, ate significantly more and gained more weight. The finding could help explain why disrupted sleep patterns, partic ...


A study carried out by the Stanford University School of Medicine using new measures of heart disease risk shows that gastric bypass surgery reduces the risk of heart disease even more than previously ...


A review of 22 studies suggests three commonly used drugs may help type 2 diabetes patients lose small amounts of weight, although long-term benefits are not clear. Prozac, known generically as Fl ...


Researchers from University of Florida ( UF ) have identified one possible reason for rising obesity rates, and it all starts with fructose, found in fruit, honey, table sugar and other sweeteners, an ...


Obese and overweight individuals suffering metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes showed significant health improvements after only three weeks of diet and moderate exercise even though the participan ...


Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University ( OHSU ) have discovered that removing a gene involved in repairing damaged DNA causes mice to develop the metabolic syndrome. Researchers at OHSU ...


Adopting a low-fat diet in later life and following such a regimen for nearly a decade does not appear to have a significant impact on reducing the overall risk of breast cancer, colorectal cancer or ...


Older women who simply reduce the amount of total fat in their diet won't generally lower their risk of breast or colorectal cancer or heart disease, according to the latest findings from Women's Heal ...


Despite that a low-fat diet introduced in the middle-age years doesn't reduce the risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke or colon cancer, one of the researchers says people still need to focus o ...


Use of the weight-loss medication Rimonabant ( Acomplia ) produced modest yet sustained weight loss after 2 years, and improved HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Approximately two-thirds of ...


Data from five previous clinical trials, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggest that both low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets appear to be effective for weight loss up to one year, but ...


Researchers from the Carnegie Institution and the University of Pennsylvania have found a specific gene that could be responsible for such conditions; when the gene is disrupted, so is the ability to ...


Researchers, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, looked for genetic clues to longevity in a group of 214 Ashkenazi Jews who have passed or nearly reached 100 years of age. T ...


Premenopausal women who were assigned to follow the Atkins diet for one year lost more weight when compared to women who were assigned to follow the Zone, Ornish and LEARN diets. Overweight and obe ...