There is a considerable difference between the amount of research gets published since this whole COVID-19 crisis put most of the world in lockdown, but there are still a few coming out every week, and this week we have one that links a particular nutrient deficiency to the recovery rate from COVID.
People with brown fat may burn 15% more calories
New data highlights how cold exposure activates brown fat, energy metabolism
Short-term cold exposure may help people with brown fat burn 15% more calories than those without, according to a small study.
Source: The Endocrine Society
Salt substitution could prevent almost half a million deaths from CVD in China
A nationwide intervention to replace regular household salt with potassium-enriched salt substitutes in China could prevent nearly half a million cardiovascular deaths per year, according to a new modelling study.
Source: George Institute for Global Health
Childhood obesity and high blood pressure warn of future heart disease
A large study in adolescents and children, some as young as 3 years of age, shows a link between obesity, high blood pressure, and later damage to blood vessels.
Source: European Society of Cardiology
Link identified between dietary selenium and outcome of COVID-19 disease
Researchers have identified a link between the COVID-19 cure rate and regional selenium status in China.
Source: University of Surrey
Brain insulin sensitivity determines body weight and fat distribution
Just where fat is deposited in the body and to what degree a person may benefit from a lifestyle intervention depends on how sensitive the brain is to insulin. If the person's brain responds sensitively to the hormone, a significant amount of weight can be lost and unhealthy visceral fat. People with brain insulin resistance only showed a slight weight loss. These are the results of a long-term study.
Source: Deutsches Zentrum fuer Diabetesforschung DZD
Reduced obesity for weighted-vest wearers
Scientists have found a new method of reducing human body weight and fat mass using weighted vests. The new study indicates that there is something comparable to built-in bathroom scales that contributes to keeping our body weight and, by the same token, fat mass constant.
Source: University of Gothenburg
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