Mosquitoes need to feed on blood in order to reproduce. But how do they choose whom to feed on?
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Mosquitoes can track down potential hosts using the CO2 released by humans’ metabolic processes, a medical entomologist explains.
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A new theory linking metabolism and size shows how evolution, not physics, is the driving force behind many of life’s patterns.
Syncing your circadian rhythm to a natural light-dark cycle could improve your health and well-being.
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Your body follows a circadian rhythm that influences everything from how well your medications work to the best time for exercise.
Intermittent fasting could have an array of health benefits, but as of yet there are no long-term studies into its effects.
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Proponents of intermittent fasting say the clock can help you win the battle of the bulge. But the science behind it is a little more complicated.
Metabolic conditions like obesity and diabetes can influence how cancer develops and responds to treatment.
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Fat cells and cancer cells talk to each other. Specialists in both systems can do the same.
When not hibernating, ground squirrels need to feast to store energy.
Months not eating or moving don’t result in muscle wasting and loss of function for animals that hibernate. New research found gut microbes help their hosts hold onto and use nitrogen to build proteins.
A diet high in sugary foods can affect brain development in children.
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Kids often crave processed sugary foods. But research shows that consuming too many treats during childhood and adolescence may lead to behavioral and emotional problems.
Your body might need a nudge to return to its pre-lockdown weight. And it’s probably better to act now than wait.
Sea otters are born with a supercharged metabolism.
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New research finds that ‘leaky mitochondria’ help keep sea otters warm.
A billion-year-old ‘hydrogen economy’ in the frozen soil of Antarctica provides bacteria with energy, water, and the carbon that makes up their bodies.
Don’t blame your metabolism for middle age weight gain.
Eating more than your metabolism burns is likely to cause you to gain weight.
A person’s resting metabolism is very sensitive to temperature, and offices are often too cold for people.
Going back to work at an office? An expert explains how the relatively cool temperature many offices are kept at may affect your body – and your health.
Fungi make up a small but important part of gut microbiomes.
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Fungi are a small but important part of the gut microbiome. A new study in mice shows that how much weight mice gain on a processed food diet depends on this fungal microbiome.
The body slows your metabolism on purpose to prevent weight loss.
Certain body processes aim to prevent weight loss by slowing our metabolic rate.
Why does it seem like some people can eat anything and not gain a pound while others are the opposite?
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There are some factors you can’t change about your metabolism. But there are things you can do to influence how much energy your body uses over the course of the day.
The diet could reinforce bad eating habits.
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This latest fad diet draws many parallels with other intermittent fasting-type diets.
Most genes in the human body can be disrupted by man-made chemicals.
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Man-made chemical disrupt the activities of most human genes. What effect does this have on human health and how should regulators respond?
‘Apple shaped’ people store more fat in their abdomen, while ‘pear shaped’ people store it in their lower body.
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The type of fat tissue we store in certain parts of our body is partly behind this link.
Purple microbial mats offer clues to how ancient life functioned.
How ancient microbes survived in a world without oxygen has been a mystery. Scientists discovered a living microbial mat that uses arsenic instead of oxygen for photosynthesis and respiration.
Sleep is important for many aspects of our health.
A lack of sleep increases appetite, makes us more likely to eat unhealthy foods, and even affects how body fat is lost while dieting.