Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 38 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 7-Feb-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 8-Feb-2003
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Research sheds light on why protein-rich diets aid weight loss
As nutrition experts debate the ideal combination of protein, carbohydrates and fat that people should eat, new research explains for the first time how and why a moderately high protein diet may be the best for losing weight. more

Obesity: Personal failing or battle against biology?
Obesity cannot be easily explained as simply a breakdown in willpower. Genes and environment, explains the Rockefeller University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute researcher, both play important roles in determining a person's body weight. more


Giving up one cookie a day to keep the fat away?
Eating 100 fewer calories a day—roughly three bites of a fast-food hamburger—could prevent the 1.8 to 2.0 pounds that the average person gains per year, according to new estimates by James Hill and colleagues.  more

Brain images reveal effects of antidepressants
The experiences of millions of people have proved that antidepressants work, but only with the advent of sophisticated imaging technology have scientists begun to learn exactly how the medications affect brain structures and circuits to bring relief from depression.  more

Discovery of iron-acquisition pathway suggests new treatments for drug-resistant Staph. infections
Researchers at the University of Chicago have discovered how Staphylococcus aureus, a common cause of life-threatening infections, manages to acquire iron from its host's red blood cells, a critical step in causing disease.  more

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