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Mar 19, 2024

New treatment slashes obesity in mice eating fatty, sugary diet

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A new obesity treatment triggered weight loss in mice, even as they continued to eat a diet high in fat, sugar, and cholesterol. While much more research is needed, it suggests that it may be possible for people to one day lose weight while still enjoying the foods they want.

The challenge: By 2020, nearly 1 billion people had body mass indexes (BMIs) in the obese range, and if current trends continue, more than 50% of the global population will be obese or overweight by 2035.

This means the majority of people on Earth will be at higher risk of serious health problems related to weight, including stroke, diabetes, hypertension, and some cancers.

Mar 18, 2024

Natural Ways to Boost GLP-1 to Support Weight Loss

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To help with weight loss, many individuals turn to various strategies, including fad diets, intense exercise routines, and even supplements. However, one crucial factor often overlooked is the role of hormones in regulating appetite and metabolism. Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is a hormone that plays a significant role in satiety and glucose control. By increasing GLP-1 levels naturally, individuals can potentially enhance weight loss efforts (did you know Ozempic and Wegovy are not the only ways to do this!). Of course at STAT Wellness our goal is to uncover the root cause of your weight loss struggles; as a patient of STAT you will not get a blanket “you need to eat less and exercise more” mentality. So if the information in this article is not helpful, don’t settle until you have answers. We are complex beings and need to be treated that way. However the purpose of this article is to explore natural methods to boost GLP-1 levels and support weight loss efforts.

Consume Fiber-Rich Foods.

Dietary fiber has long been recognized as an essential component of a healthy diet, but its role in weight loss is often underestimated. Fiber-rich foods, such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes, not only provide satiety but also help increase GLP-1 secretion. When consumed, fiber slows down digestion and promotes the release of GLP-1 from the intestinal cells. Additionally, certain soluble fibers act as prebiotics, nourishing beneficial gut bacteria, which further enhances GLP-1 production. Including a variety of fiber-rich foods in your diet can support weight loss efforts by promoting feelings of fullness and regulating appetite. Looking for ways to get more fiber consider: acacia fiber, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, avocado, raspberries, cruciferous vegetables, lentils, beans, and zen basil seeds (which are also lectin free).

Mar 18, 2024

Disease should beware — LBMs have arrived

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Humanity’s Michael Geer explains what Large Biological Models are and why they are the next giant leap in health.

Mar 18, 2024

Mimicking exercise with a pill

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NEW ORLEANS, March 18, 2024 — Doctors have long prescribed exercise to improve and protect health. In the future, a pill may offer some of the same benefits as exercise. Now, researchers report on new compounds that appear capable of mimicking the physical boost of working out — at least within rodent cells. This discovery could lead to a new way to treat muscle atrophy and other medical conditions in people, including heart failure and neurodegenerative disease.

The researchers will present their results today at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS Spring 2024 is a hybrid meeting being held virtually and in person March 17–21; it features nearly 12,000 presentations on a range of science topics.

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Mar 18, 2024

Can gut bacteria help shape newborn’s immune system? Study sheds light

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Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered that unique bacteria colonize the gut shortly after birth and make the neurotransmitter serotonin to educate gut immune cells that help in preventing allergic reactions to food and the bacteria themselves during early development.

The study published in the journal Science Immunology on March 15, 2024, revealed that bacteria abundant in the guts of newborns produce serotonin, which promotes the development of immune cells called T-regulatory cells or Tregs. These cells suppress inappropriate immune responses to help prevent autoimmune diseases and dangerous allergic reactions to harmless food items or beneficial gut microbes.

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Mar 18, 2024

New cardiovascular imaging approach provides a better view of dangerous plaques

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Researchers in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering are introducing a groundbreaking catheter-based device that could revolutionize heart attack and stroke prevention by enhancing intravascular imaging of dangerous plaques.

Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new catheter-based device that combines two powerful optical techniques to image the dangerous plaques that can build up inside the arteries that supply blood to the heart. By providing new details about plaque, the device could help clinicians and researchers improve treatments for preventing heart attacks and strokes.

Atherosclerosis occurs when fats, cholesterol and other substances accumulate on the artery walls, which can cause these vessels to become thick and stiff. A heart attack or stroke may occur if an atherosclerotic plaque inside the blood vessels ruptures or parts of it break off.

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Mar 17, 2024

Unraveling the complexities of muscle repair in diabetes: A call for targeted research and therapies

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Review outlines the impact of diabetes on skeletal muscle regeneration, highlighting the need for focused research and innovative therapies to tackle this growing health issue.

Mar 17, 2024

Digital twins are an effective new way to control your metabolism

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Twin Health lets patients with diabetes see what’s happening inside their own body and can model each patient’s unique metabolism.

Mar 17, 2024

Role of specific protein in activating immune cells: Study

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A new study provided light on the role of the protein STAP-1 in activating certain immune cells. Understanding STAP-1’s involvement in these cells may help researchers gain a better understanding of immune-related diseases and potential treatments.

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The researchers discovered that STAP-1 plays a key role in the activation of T cells, which are white blood cells that help the body defend itself against infections and preserve overall health. T cells are capable of identifying foreign substances that elicit an immune response (antigens) and developing tailored responses to destroy pathogens like bacteria and viruses.

Mar 17, 2024

How microbes influence our brain health

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Our gut microbiome has been linked to conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Anthony King reports on the connections.

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