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Meal timing strategies appear to lower appetite, improve fat burning

Meal timing strategies appear to lower appetite, improve fat burning

Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to a report published this week in the journal Obesity. …Continue reading

Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

Fresh water isn’t unlimited. Rainfall isn’t predictable. Just three percent of the world’s water is drinkable, and more than 70 percent of that freshwater is used for agriculture. Unnecessary irrigation wastes huge amounts of water – some crops are watered twice as …Continue reading

Genetic study reveals both metabolic and psychiatric origins of anorexia

A global study, led by researchers at King’s College London and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought. The research was published in …Continue reading

Researchers find statins could reduce production of ‘good fat’

An international team of researchers has found that the statin class of pharmaceuticals — which are prescribed to reduce the risk of heart attack —  also reduce the formation of brown adipose fatty tissue. Unlike white adipose tissue, brown adipose tissue helps …Continue reading