Latest News

Vitamin D can lower weight, blood sugar via the brain, study finds

Vitamin D treatment acts in the brain to improve weight and blood glucose (sugar) control in obese rats, according to a new study. "Vitamin D deficiency occurs often in obese people and in patients with Type 2 diabetes, yet no one understands if it contributes to these diseases," said the study's principal investigator. A region of the brain called the hypothalamus controls both weight and glucose, and has vitamin D receptors there.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Enzyme linked to Alzheimer?s disease

  • Epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders found

  • Mental health issues in children with relatives who participated in manhunt after Boston Marathon

  • Underlying cause of cerebral palsy could lie in family links; Relatives including first cousins could be at risk

  • Antipsychotic drugs linked to slight decrease in brain volume

  • Researchers identify brain network with mapping technique

  • Defects in fatty acid transport proteins linked to schizophrenia, autism

  • Fish oil supplements reduce incidence of cognitive decline, may improve memory function

  • Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage

  • Fish oil may benefit alcohol abusers

  •