After liposuction, normal-weight women who remained sedentary had a 10% increase, on average, in visceral fat four months later. However, no gain was seen in those who started exercising after the surgery, Brazilian researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study followed 36 women.
Aging, genetics, medications, hormonal changes and weight loss or gain can cause men to develop excess breast fat or glandular tissue, according to plastic surgeon Brian Hass. Gynecomastia can be treated with liposuction or surgery, Hass writes: "Following surgery, our male patients tells us they feel less self-conscious in their fitted shirts and are not embarrassed to go shirtless on the beach, gym or boat."
Cacao pod husks, which comprise as much as 76% of the weight of cacao fruit, could be taken out of the waste stream and used as a source of pectin, researchers say. They say citric acid could be used to derive as many as 10 grams of pectin per 100 grams of cacao husk.
Robots have the potential to be an important learning tool for students, according to new study by media-research company Latitude and the Lego Learning Institute. The study found children have an idealized view of robots and using them in education could allow students to be self-directed in their learning, as well as to learn at their own pace.
Children with high blood pressure are four times as likely to have a learning disability or ADHD as their peers with normal blood pressure, according to a study. Nearly 28% of children with hypertension had a learning disability; 20% had ADHD.