Health How does the body burn fat? According to scientists, a special molecule could play a key role. The authors of the paper published in the journal Cell Metabolism wanted to understand why exercising seems to cut levels of visceral adipose tissue in our bodies. Visceral adipose tissue is the name for the fat which can wrap around the internal organs in the abdominal area, like the liver and the intestines. Read more: How to lose weight: Mindfulness linked to shedding pounds More specifically, they wanted to investigate whether a signaling molecule called Interleukin-6 helps to regulate this tissue, by studying belly fat. A signaling molecule works by sending information about its environment to help cells do their jobs properly. The body lets off interleukin-6 during exercise, and the molecule is known to help us process fats. It also helps to keep the metabolism ticking along correctly. Past studies have linked excess fat … [Read more...] about How Do Our Bodies Burn Fat? Scientists Offer New Answer
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Jax Taylor is thankful for Internet trolls.In February 2017, the Vanderpump Rules star was watching his best friend Tom Schwartz’s bachelor party on TV from his West Hollywood apartment with his then-girlfriend (now fiancée) Brittany Cartwright. On the show, Taylor, Schwartz, and Tom Sandoval were dressed in drag on a trip to New Orleans. But it wasn’t the Twitter mentions about his magenta bob wig that caught his attention. What stood out were the remarks about his weight. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below “Man, you got fat,” one viewer tweeted.“I'm glad they did it,” Taylor tells Men’s Health. “I thought, ‘Why didn't my friends tell me? Why didn't my own girlfriend tell me this?’ I looked disgusting. I was like a butterball. I was not lean. I didn't have the chiseled look that I used to have. I was, like, this has got to stop.” Taylor, a 6-foot-tall former model weighed 175 pounds for most of his adult … [Read more...] about Star Jax Taylor Opens Up About His Pre-Wedding Weight Loss Transformation
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. For too long, men have been silent about mental health and it’s literally killing us. We can change that. Our Healthy Mind, Healthy Body series shines a light on mental health issues that everyone should be talking about. Share your own moment of #HowIGotHelp and let your voice inspire other men. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Chris Marvin had a secret morning ritual that he practiced in college. Sunlight creeping through drawn shades, he'd roll out of bed around 7 a.m. with a pounding head. After making sure his door was locked, he'd rummage through drawers and the depths of his mini fridge. Then, on a white marble desk that would have been pristine if not for the Thrasher and Mayhem stickers, he'd line up everything he needed to get through the day.First, he'd pop a caffeine pill to feel alive; then he'd chase it with a couple of painkillers — a preemptive strike against the grind of training two hours a day, seven days a … [Read more...] about Why Do So Many Men Have Eating Disorders?
Published 9:08 am, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Test your cholesterol knowledge: Help protect your heart health 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - More than 100 million U.S. adults have high cholesterol, a major risk factor for developing heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two out of three don’t have the condition under control and more than half don’t get treatment, the CDC reports. What’s more, three in 10 patients who experience side effects from their cholesterol medication discontinue treatment, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Why are so many people with high cholesterol taking risks by not treating their condition? "I find that many patients don’t fully understand the serious consequences of high cholesterol, and it’s not a condition that … [Read more...] about Test your cholesterol knowledge: Help protect your heart health