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On-off switch to burn stored fat discovered

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 09:52

Researchers have reported that a molecular pathway called mTORC1 controls the conversion of unhealthy white fat into beige fat, an appealing target for increasing energy expenditure and reducing obesity.

Colon cancer linked to dietary fats

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:57

New genetic evidence could strengthen the link between the role of dietary fats with colon cancer progression.

Saturated fat may not cause heart disease

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 23:03

Eating ghee or butter, high in saturated fats, may not increase the risk of heart disease, an Indian-origin scientist has claimed, challenging the medical guidelines that urge people to avoid the `unhealthy` fat.

Saturated fats do not cause heart diseases, study finds

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 14:51

A new study has raised questions about current guidelines which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage consumption of polyunsaturated fats to prevent heart disease.

Better-tasting, low-fat desserts are set to debut

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 14:10

Many people dieting to reduce flab are put off by low-fat desserts, sauces and salad dressings for one simple reason: they are also low on flavour.

How to manage your cholesterol

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 21:40

Excess bad cholesterol can lead to heart disease or stroke, so take into account a few steps to manage your cholesterol levels.

Three reasons why fast food is bad for you

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 18:34

Most people now flock to fast food every day due to hectic schedules in the fast-paced world, which is really unhealthy and dangerous for your health.

Benefits of New Nordic diet revealed

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 17:41

The New Nordic diet, which consists of seasonal berries, cold-climate vegetables, wild meat and fat-rich fish has been hailed by both foodies and health experts.

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