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Eating Breakfast May Not Improve Metabolism

People who ate breakfast showed greater physical activity and more stable blood glucose readings, but did not have significant changes in metabolism at six weeks compared with those who skipped breakfast. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Aug. 2014 

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Insulin Production Controlled by Acid Sensor Implant

Researchers have developed an implantable molecular device that monitors acid build-up in the body for people with diabetes and produces insulin if acidosis becomes a risk. A team of bioengineers from ETH Zurich"s Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) in Basel developed the device which is composed of two …

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Implantable Molecular Device Produces Insulin

Swiss scientists have created an implantable molecular device with a sensor that measures blood pH levels and a gene feedback mechanism that produces the necessary amount of insulin if acidosis becomes a risk for type 1 diabetes patients. The molecular device was designed using various genes and proteins, and comprises a …

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Excess Weight Associated with 10 Cancers

In a study using data from 5 million patients, researchers found that obese or overweight individuals had a higher risk of developing 10 common cancers. Leukemia and cancers of the uterus, gallbladder, kidney, cervix and thyroid rose linearly along with weight. Higher BMI was associated with a greater risk of …

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Lower-calorie Sweetener Leads to BMI Improvements

An analysis in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says replacing full-calorie foods and drinks with those using lower-calorie sweeteners resulted in modest improvements in BMI. The findings suggest that using lower-calorie sweeteners may boost adherence to weight-management initiatives. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 2014 

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