June 1, 2010
By Katie Leavitt
There are many people who remain skeptical of therapies that lie outside the realm of scientifically sound western medicine. A study published Sunday in the journal Nature Neuroscience provides scientific backing that may just turn those skeptics into believers.
Researchers at the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that the molecule adenosine was released in the areas surrounding acupuncture needle insertion in mice. Adenosine is one of the body’s natural painkillers, also helps to regulate sleep and has anti-inflammatory properties. When activated after an injury, the chemical blocks nerve signals to reduce pain, but the scientists found that adenosine also caused a reaction in deeper tissues treated by acupuncture.
May 11, 2010
By Alice Park
It might turn out to be the ultimate irony in our constant battle with the bulge that the best weapon against fat could be fat.
Scientists know that a type of adipose tissue called brown fat tends to burn calories rather than store them. Most adults have far more white fat than brown fat, since it’s more important to store calories for future use than to use them up. But when it comes to weight loss, the energy-burning power of brown fat could actually prove useful. And based on continuing research in mice, it appears that researchers have found some promising ways to exploit its fast-acting features. This week, in a study published in the journal Science, a group of European scientists, led by Stephan Herzig at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, report that they have discovered a way to make regular white fat act more like the calorie-hungry brown fat and melt away pounds in overweight animals.
The researchers focused on an enzyme known as cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), which is involved in a variety of physiologic functions, from regulating blood pressure to controlling inflammation and contracting muscles. (The class of painkillers known as COX-2 inhibitors, like Celebrex, takes advantage of COX-2′s role in inflammation by clamping down on the enzyme’s activity.)
In mice, boosting the function of COX-2 caused the animals’ white fat to act like brown fat, and led to a 20% drop in their weight. “There has been a lot of excitement around brown fat, but … there wasn’t any clear indication that turning up brown fat would make animals lose weight,” says Chad Cowan, a professor in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard Medical School who studies fat cell development. “What this paper does is make a good link to something that might be clinically beneficial.”
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December 9, 2009
Web MD Health News
By Kathleen Doheny
Moderate intake of soy foods by breast cancer survivors appears to be not only safe but beneficial, according to a new study.
”Women who had a higher soy intake had a lower mortality and lower risk of relapse [than women with a low intake],” says researcher Xiao Ou Shu, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Previous research has yielded conflicting findings, with some studies finding that soy foods reduce breast cancer risk but others finding that genistein, an estrogen-like compound known as an isoflavone in soy, helps breast cancer cells grow in the lab and promotes tumor growth in animals.
“Some papers say it’s safe for women [with breast cancer] to eat some form of soy, others say [these] women should be cautious,” Shu tells WebMD. Her findings, she says, should be reassuring to breast cancer survivors.
But the new study isn’t the final word, says an expert who co-authored an editorial accompanying the study, both published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. She cites a relatively short follow-up of four years, along with differences in soy consumption habits of women in the U.S. and women in the study, who were from China.