Appetite-suppressing hormones could fight obesity

Researchers are studying variations of a family of human hormones - known as N-acylphosphatidylethanolamines, or NAPEs - for their effectiveness in controlling appetite and therefore obesity. The tiny molecule produced in the small intestine, is presently known to be responsible for sending a signal to the brain, helping it to register the impact of the amount of fat consumed.

FDA says baby formula “safe” as per newly-set safe level

FDA Baby FormulaDespite its earlier statement about not being able to determine a threshold for the safe amount of certain toxic chemicals in infant formula, the Food and Drug Administration officials defended the US-manufactured formula on Friday, saying that the trace amounts are safe.

Breast cancer risk higher in overweight and obese women

Breast CancerAccording to results of a large study published Wednesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, overweight and obese women are at increased risk of breast cancer and of being diagnosed with advanced disease.

Harvard scientists’ latest finding related to aging

SirtrisAccording to a research on aging, led by Harvard Medical School scientists, the integrity of chromosomes is compromised as people age, and that 'resveratrol' - a minor ingredient of red wine - works by activating a protein known as 'sirtuin' that restores the chromosomes to health.

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