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High-fat diet can result in cognitive decline

A high fat diet can stimulate our immune cells to interfere with the connections between our neurones in our brain, known as synapses. This is the result of a study, originating in Georgia, USA that found that obesity causes chronic inflammation which...
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Bariatric surgery alters your food cravings

A new study claims that weight loss surgery can alter the reward pathways in your brain and therefore limit your sugar intake. Patients often report a change in food preferences after they undergo bariatric surgery, but clinicians have never really been...
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The fatter you are, the harder it is burn fat

The fatter you are, the more your body produces a protein that inhibits the ability to burn fat. An international team of researchers have published a study in Nature Communication that suggests a protein called sLR11 acts to suppress the process of thermogenesis....
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Weight loss BEFORE pregnancy can reduce infant death

Being a healthy weight before being pregnant, whilst gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy, reduces the risk of the baby dying in its first year. This comes from a study by the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health that explored...
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