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How our fat expands affects our health (Ina Maltais-Payette)

December 15th, 2022

Science Pearls 

Association between visceral adipocyte hypertrophy and circulating amino acids When we consume more energy than we expend, the body will accumulate this surplus in the form of fat. In our body, we can accumulate fat in two ways; either we create new fat cells (a phenomenon called hyperplasia), or we increase the size of existing […]

Excess weight, diet and depression

December 15th, 2022

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People who are obese are 20 to 40% more likely to develop symptoms of depression or anxiety than those who maintain a healthy body weight. But contrary to recent thinking, being overweight is far from the main factor. According to Stéphanie Fulton, professor in the Department of Nutrition at Université de Montréal and researcher at the CHUM Research Centre, diet quality and its impacts on a person’s metabolism play a major role. Her results reveal that an excess of saturated fats can alter the neural circuits that control motivation, emotions, mood and anxiety.

Exercise your tissues in shape (Joséphine Molveau)

December 1st, 2022

Science Pearls 

Exercise and beta cell function in people living with type 2 diabetes

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