Medical News Today: Ancient survival mechanism may contribute to obesity epidemic

New research on mice suggests that a mechanism that likely evolved to prevent starvation could be contributing to obesity. New research reveals a ‘brake’ mechanism that prevents fat cells, shown here, from releasing fat. The mechanism involves the protein receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). The new finding reveals that RAGE functions as a…

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A Fantastic Summer Salad

Good morning. Someone left a lot of zucchini on my counter when I wasn’t looking, and when it came time for dinner I thought to make Colu Henry’s lemony pasta with zucchini and fresh herbs (above). But it was hot enough in the kitchen already that I didn’t want to boil water for the pasta,…

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Born to Walk Barefoot

Wearing shoes when we walk changes how our feet interact with the ground below us, according to a novel new study in the journal Nature of shod and unshod walkers, the state of their feet and the extent of the forces they generate with every step. The study, which echoes some of the research that…

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