Grape Seed Extract Lowers White Adipose Tissue Inflammation

Thursday, January 28, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

One of the most devastating health aspects of being overweight is the change in immune system status within white adipose tissue fat stores.  There is a major shift of macrophages into the white adipose tissue which act in a highly inflammatory manner to alter the function of stored fat so that it becomes metabolically incompetent as well as directly adding to the overall inflammatory burden of one’s body.  This is why obesity is associated with more prevalence and earlier onset of any of the diseases of aging (cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, etc).  A new study shows that grape seed extract can turn down the inflammatory signals and consequent free radical damage from these white adipose tissue macrophages.

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Grape Seed Extract Lowers White Adipose Tissue Inflammation

 -  Byron J Richards

One of the most devastating health aspects of being overweight is the change in immune system status within white adipose tissue fat stores.  There is a major shift of macrophages into the white adipose tissue which act in a highly inflammatory manner to alter the function of stored fat so that it becomes metabolically incompetent as well as directly adding to the overall inflammatory burden of one’s body.  This is why obesity is associated with more prevalence and earlier onset of any of the diseases of aging (cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, etc).  A new study shows that grape seed extract can turn down the inflammatory signals and consequent free radical damage from these white adipose tissue macrophages.

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Snacking on the Rise

Sunday, January 24, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

I have long warned that American snacking is inducing malfunctioning leptin.  In turn this causes weight gain and early onset of disease.  I was the first to explain this problem back in 2002 in my book, Mastering Leptin.  Apparently Americans are not catching on.  A new study shows that snacking is on the rise.  This predicts higher levels of poor health and increased health care costs.

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Omega 3 Oils Help Correct Leptin Gene Problems

Saturday, January 23, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

A detailed gene study involving 1754 adults, some with metabolic syndrome and some without, showed that those who were low in omega 3 oils like DHA were more likely to manifest gene problems with leptin.

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Higher Fiber Prevents Weight Gain and Abdominal Fat Gain

Friday, January 22, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

A large European study followed the diets of 89,432 participants for 6 years.  It found that those with 10 grams higher of fiber intake per day weighed less and had smaller waistlines.

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