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Next Reprobesity Meeting in Brussels: Final Meeting PDF Print E-mail

Reprobesity Meeting MálagaThe next Reprobesity meeting will be the Final Meeting and will take place on 2012May the 23rd in Brussels (Belgiium).

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:07
The research group of Dr. Fernando Rodríguez de Fonseca has described anti-obestiy properties of soy isoflavones PDF Print E-mail

DaidzeinThe research group of Dr. Fernando Rodríguez de Fonseca at IMABIS Foundation (Málaga) has revealed the protective properties of soy isoflavones against weight gain, the activation of thermogenic brown fat and the reduction of hepatic steatosis.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 17:29
Obese Monkeys Lose Weight On Drug That Attacks Blood Supply of Fat Cells PDF Print E-mail

source: ScienceDaily.com | 14.11.2011

Science DailyObese rhesus monkeys lost on average 11 percent of their body weight after four weeks of treatment with an experimental drug that selectively destroys the blood supply of fat tissue, a research team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports in Science Translational Medicine.

Next Reprobesity Meeting, Bologna, Italy PDF Print E-mail

Reprobesity Meeting MálagaThe next Reprobesity meeting will take place on 2011 November the 9th and 10th in Bologna, Italy. Organized by Dr. Uberto Pagotto

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2011 13:24
Hormone Fights Fat With Fat: Orexin Prevents Obesity in Mice by Activating Calorie-Burning Brown Fat PDF Print E-mail

source: ScienceDaily.com | 05.10.2011

OrexinThe fat we typically think of as body fat is called white fat. But there's another type -- known as brown fat -- that does more than just store fat. It burns fat. Scientists used to think that brown fat disappeared after infancy, but recent advances in imaging technology led to its rediscovery in adult humans. Because brown fat is so full of blood vessels and mitochondria -- that's what makes it brown -- it's very good at converting calories into energy, a process that malfunctions in obesity.

Combating Obesity and Diabetes: Researchers Identify Pathways Leading to Activation of 'Good' Fat PDF Print E-mail

source: ScienceDaily.com | 23.09.2011

ScienceDailyResearchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified for the first time two molecular pathways that are critical to activating a type of "good" fat found in the body, a discovery that could play an important role in the fight against obesity and diabetes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:39
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