Coffee Could Be Used to Fight Obesity, Says ‘Pioneering’ New Study

first_imgBrown adipose tissue (BAT), also known as brown fat, is one of two types of fat found in humans and other mammals. Initially only attributed to babies and hibernating mammals, it was discovered in recent years that adults can have brown fat too. Its main function is to generate body heat by burning calories (as opposed to white fat, which is a result of storing excess calories).CHECK OUT: Managing Your Gut Bacteria Shown to Alleviate Anxiety, Says New ResearchPeople with a lower body mass index (BMI) therefore have a higher amount of brown fat.“Brown fat works in a different way to other fat in your body and produces heat by burning sugar and fat, often in response to cold,” said Professor Michael Symonds, from the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham who co-directed the study.“Increasing its activity improves blood sugar control as well as improving blood lipid levels and the extra calories burnt help with weight loss. However, until now, no one has found an acceptable way to stimulate its activity in humans.MORE: Broccoli Isn’t Just Good For You; Scientists Find It Holds Molecule That Could Be the ‘Achilles’s Heel’ of Cancer“This is the first study in humans to show that something like a cup of coffee can have a direct effect on our brown fat functions. The potential implications of our results are pretty big, as obesity is a major health concern for society and we also have a growing diabetes epidemic and brown fat could potentially be part of the solution in tackling them.”The team started with a series of stem cell studies to see if caffeine would stimulate brown fat. Once they had found the right dose, they then moved on to humans to see if the results were similar.The team used a thermal imaging technique, which they’d previously pioneered, to trace the body’s brown fat reserves. The non-invasive technique helps the team to locate brown fat and assess its capacity to produce heat.CHECK OUT: What You Never Learned About Fiber and Why It May Be Exactly What You Need for Stubborn Ailments“From our previous work, we knew that brown fat is mainly located in the neck region, so we were able to image someone straight after they had a drink to see if the brown fat got hotter,” said Professor Symonds.“The results were positive and we now need to ascertain that caffeine as one of the ingredients in the coffee is acting as the stimulus or if there’s another component helping with the activation of brown fat. We are currently looking at caffeine supplements to test whether the effect is similar.“Once we have confirmed which component is responsible for this, it could potentially be used as part of a weight management regime or as part of glucose regulation program to help prevent diabetes.”Reprinted from the University of NottinghamPower Up With Positivity By Sharing This Intriguing News With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreScientists have published an intriguing new study on how coffee may be relied upon to do much more than just wake us up in the morning.Researchers from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate “brown fat”, the body’s own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes.The study, published earlier this week in the journal Scientific Reports, is one of the first to be carried out in humans to find components which could have a direct effect on “brown fat” functions, an important part of the human body which plays a key role in how quickly we can burn calories as energy.last_img read more

Financial Assistance

first_imgToday’s service member is a highly trained individual. As a result, there is competition between military and private industry for quality personnel. Retention of such personnel can be directly related to the service member’s perception and satisfaction with the quality of life in the military. The military lifestyle certainly does create special and unique financial concerns, such as those related to frequent moves, deployments, separation from family members, and fluctuation in pay. Financial problems are a leading cause of personal stress and family dysfunction in all branches of the military.In recent years, a number of studies have been done which indicate the extent of the problem within the Navy and the types of issues that are causing particular concern. The major findings show that a large number of personnel are affected by personal financial management problems and the impact this has had on the Navy in terms of cost (roughly $172 million per year) and readiness (annual lost productivity of 891 man years – staffing for three destroyers).Military personnel enjoy job security and steady incomes. This often makes them special targets to a number of questionable business practices, sales techniques and credit offers. However, service members do have a responsibility to pay their just debts in a proper and timely fashion, and those that do not are deemed to be acting in an irresponsible manner. This is particularly true when their bad debts become the subject of official correspondence or when preoccupation with financial difficulties results in decreased job productivity. These situations can have a detrimental impact on military careers, such as disciplinary action, loss of security clearance, lower evaluations, denial of assignments and administrative or dishonorable discharges.These financial concerns and situations continue to support the Navy’s innovative approach to financial education and training, counseling and information and referral in the form of a comprehensive, long-range Personal Financial Management Program offered at the Fleet and Family Support Center.FFSC’s financial counselor offers several workshops dealing with financial preparedness; including Developing Your Spending Plan, Credit Management, Consumer Awareness, Car Buying Strategies, and The Basics of Retirement Planning. These are in addition to the Relocation Assistance Program workshops such as Smooth Move and Base/Spouse Indoctrination; which include sections dealing with finances. The counselor can assist you in preparing a personalized budget and design a spending plan to make your life easier. Make an appointment before you have problems. Learn how to make your quality of life better and your financial future brighter.Financial preparedness is of major importance to military families, not just during relocation, but year round. The China Lake Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) has a Financial Education Counselor whose primary focus is assisting the military member and their family in becoming financially sound.FFSC’s financial counselor offers several workshops dealing with financial preparedness; including Developing Your Spending Plan, Credit Management, Consumer Awareness, Car Buying Strategies, and The Basics of Retirement Planning. These are in addition to the Relocation Assistance Program workshops such as Smooth Move and Base/Spouse Indoctrination; which include sections dealing with finances. The counselor can assist you in preparing a personalized budget and design a spending plan to make your life easier. Make an appointment before you have problems. Learn how to make your quality of life better and your financial future brighter.last_img read more

John Bohenick To Succeed James Orchard As Dayco CEO

first_img“I am very excited to be joining Dayco. We will continue to execute our strategic initiatives focused on driving to make our customers more successful now and into the future,” said Bohenick. “The Dayco brand name and promise is highly valued worldwide by our customers and I am anxious to work with our 4,300 dedicated associates and global executive leadership team to continue to maximize the performance of the company for our customers, employees and shareholders.” TROY, Mich. – Dayco announced today that John Bohenick has been named to succeed James Orchard as CEO of the company and its principal subsidiaries, effective Sept. 2. Bohenick also has been appointed to the board of managers of the company effective the same date. Orchard will become a special adviser to the board of managers and Bohenick to facilitate an orderly transition of executive leadership through Dec. 31, 2014. Bohenick, for the past four years, has served as president, SKF Sealing Solutions, a business unit of AB SKF, a global leader for design and manufacturing of bearings, seals, lubrication, mechatronics and services. He previously spent 20 years working for Gates Corp. in a variety of leadership roles culminating in being named president. His career also included working for General Motors on powertrain and vehicle systems. “John is a talented and proven global industry executive,” said Orchard. “His leadership and engineering background, along with his focus on product innovation, and passion for the customer make him the ideal CEO to lead Dayco’s worldwide organization.”center_img Richard Newsted, non-executive chairman of the board of managers, said: “On behalf of the company, I would like to thank Jim Orchard for his executive leadership over the past six years. He has been the primary architect of the company’s vision and strategic roadmap, which are the foundation of the company. We wish him much happiness in his next chapter. We also welcome John Bohenick to the company and look forward to his leadership of our talented global team.”  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Two teams in contention for title heading into final round

first_imgAs the curtain comes down on the SBF Petroleum/Cricket Guyana Incorporated Jaguars 50-over Franchise League, two teams remain in contention for the title but defending champions, Essequibo, already has one hand on the trophy ahead of today’s final round. After six rounds, Essequibo are on 25 points, trailed closely by Lower Corentyne with 20 points.West Demerara and West Berbice are locked on 19 points each while Upper Corentyne and East Bank Demerara have 14 points. Autoplay Autoplay1 of 5Ronsford Beaton has been impressive as he seeks a recall to the national team.Jonathan FooRicardo AdamsKemol SavoryNial SmithOf the remaining teams Georgetown has five and East Coast Demerara are yet to score a point. Mathematically these teams have fallen out of the title race. Essequibo will face East Bank at Everest and will no doubt be going into the contest as favourites. They have played consistent cricket as a unit with Kemol Savory leading the way with bat in hand.The 23-year-old has scored 291 runs with three half centuries from six matches. He has been well supported by the unsung hero of the team, Quentin Sampson, who has scored 237 runs with runs coming at crucial moments in the game.Meanwhile, with the ball their left-arm spin army has done the job for them led by Ricardo Adams who leads the wicket-taking column with 19 wickets along with 109 runs. The skipper, Anthony Adams has also been effective with both bat and ball, scoring 122 runs to go along with his 12 wickets.In the seam department, Ronsford Beaton has set fire under the selectors’ chair for a national recall with pace and bounce that earned him eight wickets in his three innings including a brutal 5-18 against Georgetown.A win will see them retaining the title but they could have their work cut out for them with East Bank reinforcing their team with Sherfane Rutherford. Despite not living up to expectations, East Bank, on paper features a decent team that can on any given day upstage teams. Trevon Griffith has made inroads with a century but has not pushed on in the other innings from positive starts as he sits on just over 200 runs in the tournament. Vishaul Singh has been nearly the same with 198 runs inclusive of two fifties. The likes of Sachin Singh and Ronaldo Ali Mohamed, both potent all-rounders, have not yet fired in this competition.Left-arm spinner, Trevon France has led the way with the ball, taking 13 wickets but with the others struggling, Griffith has filled the gap with nine wickets.Contrastingly, Lower Corentyne will have all to play for when they face Upper Corentyne at Cumberland. The require a win including a bonus point, which is earned by beating a team by 1.25 times their run rate and rely on East Bank to beat Essequibo in an effort to lift the crown.Lower Corentyne has relied heavily on the services of Jonathan Foo who is the tournament’s leading run-getter and the only player with more than 300 runs. The 29-year-old looked content to see out impactful bowlers and destroy the bad balls, chalking up three 80 plus scores in six innings.He has provided guidance for West Indies youth team-bound Kevlon Anderson. The youngster has score 231 runs and together they have accounted for 62 percent of Lower Corentyne’s runs.Their bowling department has been one dimensional with seamer, Nial Smith standing head and shoulders above the rest with 15 wickets. Left-arm spinners, Veerasammy Permaul and Kelvin Umroa have taken 10 wickets each. In the face of that, Upper Corentyne is not expected to roll over without a fight especially with Anthony Bramble and Clinton Pestano in the set up.Both West Demerara and West Berbice can eagerly await a decent end to their tournament run when they face each other at Tuschen. A win with a bonus point will not be enough for either team to dethrone Essequibo but that could see them finishing second if Lower Corentyne loses their match. East Coast, like Georgetown, will want to cap off their poor season with a win when they meet at Lusignan.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Tanzania FA Bans Footballers From Shaking Hands

first_imgFootball players in Tanzania have been banned from shaking hands during matches as the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) moved to curb the spread of coronavirus.Players have been directly to wave at each other instead with the measures taking immediate effect in all competitions under the purview of the TFF starting with Wednesday’s round of league fixtures.The virus which originated in China has affected over 90,000 people and resulted in over 3,000 deaths in over 50 countries.Although Tanzania, like other East African countries, has yet to record any infections, the football federation has written to club sides to comply with the Health Ministry’s directive ordering members of the public to avoid handshakes.“Players will no longer be allowed to shake hands before the matches and instead will be allowed to wave at each other. This directive will be implemented in every Vodacom Premier League (VPL) match and in all stadiums,” TFF directed in a statement shared on their Facebook page.“The directive will also be followed by all the teams participating in the competitions run or sanctioned by the Tanzania Football Federation.The directive is a follow up to the one ordered by the Ministry of Health as one step of trying to prevent ourselves from the spread of Coronavirus which has caused great fear and concern worldwide.”Nine league matches have scheduled across Tanzania on Wednesday including a potential title-decider between rivals Simba SC and Azam FC.KMC will host JKT Tanzania at Uhuru National Stadium while Mwadui FC will entertain Polisi Tanzania at Mwadui Sports Complex.Biashara United will play host to Tanzania Prisons at Karume Stadium while Ruvu Shooting and Alliance FC face off at Mabatani ground.Mtibwa Sugar will be in action against Namungo FC at CCM Gairo while Kagera Sugar and Mbeya City meet in another league match at Kaitaba. Lipuli FC will host Ndanda SC at Samora Stadium whereas Singida United will entertain Coastal Union at Liti.The league action will be concluded by a crunch match involving leaders Simba and third-placed Azam at Uhuru National Stadium.Relatedlast_img read more