Understanding obesity from the inside out
New lab method reveals roles of GABA in the control of appetite and metabolism
Researchers developed a new laboratory method that allowed them to identify GABA as a key player in the complex brain processes that control appetite and metabolism
In the last 40 years, obesity has more than doubled around the world. In the United States, the average American is more than 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the University of Washington are studying the problem of obesity from the inside out. continue reading.…..
Bycicles are most energy-efficient
If you ride a bicycle, be proud. Humans riding on bicycles are more energy-efficient than any other animal and any other form of transportation. Vance Tucker of Duke University compared bicyclists to humans and animals running, birds flying and fish swimming, as well as to people in motor-powered cars, boats, trains and planes (J. Exp. Bio, 1973;68(9):689-709). The less energy per weight you use to travel over a distance, the more energy-efficient you are. Vance found that the most efficient creature without mechanical help is a condor. With mechanical help, the cyclist comes out on top. continue reading…..
15 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Be Eating
Inflammation is your immune system’s reaction to irritation, injury, or infection. It’s a normal response (and actually a good thing) and it’s a natural part of healing. But, it’s possible that chronic inflammation could have a negative impact on your body and your health.
Following an anti-inflammatory diet is one way to counter some of the chronic inflammation that comes from leading a not-so-healthy lifestyle. continue reading……
Jamie Oliver’s Recipe of the Day
Hasselback potatoes with gorgonzola & honey