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Plasma Vitamin D is Associated with Fasting Insulin and Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance in Young Adult Males, But Not Females, of the Jerusalem Perinatal Study

May 30, 2015

Abstract The goal of this study was to examine cross-sectional relationships between plasma vitamin D and cardiometabolic risk factors in young adults. Data were collected from interviews, physical examinations and biomarker measurements. Total plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was measured using … Read more

In Vivo Structure-Function Studies of Human Hepatic Lipase

April 30, 2015

Abstract The lean body weight phenotype of hepatic lipase (HL)-deficient mice (hl(-/-)) suggests that HL is required for normal weight gain, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. HL plays a unique role in lipoprotein metabolism performing bridging as well as … Read more

Appetite-Regulating Neural Pathway Identified

April 27, 2015

A team including NIDDK (and Boston NORC) researchers discovered a neural circuit that controls appetite in the brains of mice. Using a wide array of multidisciplinary techniques, the team found that neurons interacting with a specific receptor in a part … Read more

Pennington STARCH Study

March 5, 2015

Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is always working on some way to improve your diet. Their latest is known as the ‘STARCH Study’. The goal of the clinical trial is to determine the effect of slowly digesting starch … Read more