asian mushroom

Asian mushroom extract shows promise as treatment for obesity and its ills

Maybe Alice in Wonderland was on to something, nibbling on a mushroom to make herself shrink. New research has shown that a liquid extract made from a mushroom used in traditional Asian medicine for more than 2,000 years protects against weight gain and reverses obesity-related inflammation and metabolic dysfunction in overfed mice. The mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (known in China as lingzhi, and …

obese states

Obesity Rate Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in Mississippi by Justin McCarthy and Diana Liu

Nationally, obesity rate rises to 27.7% in 2014 Obesity rates highest in Southern and Midwestern states Higher obesity rates linked to lower well-being WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hawaii residents were the least likely to be obese in 2014, and Hawaii was the only state where fewer than one in five residents are obese. Mississippi had the highest obesity rate in the …

Researchers Want Chinese Medicine Thunder God Vine To Cut Obesity

An extract from the thunder god vine, which has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, reduces food intake and causes up to a 45% decrease in body weight in obese mice. The weight-loss compound, called Celastrol, produces its potent effects by enhancing the action of an appetite-suppressing hormone called leptin. The findings, published May 21 in Cell, are an early …

Walking

Walking May Save Your Life – Maylin Rodriguez-Paez

When most people think about exercising, they usually think about long hours at the gym performing grueling exercises. No wonder so many dread it. But in reality, visiting the gym isn’t really necessary. In fact, something as simple as walking can be enough to provide valuable health benefits — according to a study from the University of Cambridge. The study found that …