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Western diets turn on fat genes

Those extra helpings of gravy and dessert at the holiday table are even less of a help to your waistline than previously thought. According to a new research report recently appearing online in The FASEB Journal, a diet t ...

Nov 30, 2009 4.6 / 5 (8) 3

Fueling the body on fat

Researchers have found what appears to be a critical tuning dial for controlling whole body energy, according to a new report in the January issue of Cell Metabolism. When energy levels within cells drop, it sets off a ...

Jan 04, 2011 3 / 5 (2) 3

Western diet exacerbates sepsis

High fat diets cause a dramatic immune system overreaction to sepsis, a condition of systemic bacterial infection. An experimental study in mice, published in the open access journal BMC Physiology, has shown that a diet ...

Oct 19, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0