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Pre-Diabetes Discovery Marks Step Towards Precision Medicine

Identification of three molecules that can be used to accurately assess pre-diabetes – a key predictor of conditions such as diabetes and high blood...
obesity

Fat Cell Gene Deficiency Promotes Obesity

Obesity is commonly attributed to eating excess calories we fail to burn. Consequently, overeating and a sedentary lifestyle have long been thought to be...
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Like Father like Child for Weight Gain

It's not only women who should be concerned about the impact of their weight on their children’s health. A*STAR researchers have identified a set...
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Gene Prompts Cells to Store Fat, Fueling Obesity

Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: People are eating too much and exercising too little. But evidence is growing that at least...
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Obesity During Pregnancy May Lead Directly to Fetal Overgrowth, NIH Study...

Obesity during pregnancy — independent of its health consequences such as diabetes — may account for the higher risk of giving birth to an...
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New Tool to Tackle Childhood Obesity

It is hoped the free menu planning tool for early childhood education and care providers will help to address current statistics that show, one...
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Skin Found to Play a Role in Controlling Blood Pressure

Nine of ten cases of high blood pressure appear to occur spontaneously, with no known cause Randall Johnson In a study published in the open access...
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The Downside of Knowing Too Much about Our Genes

Self-knowledge is a goal greatly prized by mystics and philosophers. However, too much knowledge about one’s own genes can lead to some adverse psychological...
breast cancer

How Obesity Promotes Breast Cancer

Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a...
insulin

Insulin Signaling Molecule in Liver Controls Levels of Triglyceride in Blood

A new animal study shows how insulin controls the movement and storage of fat molecules in the liver and how a breakdown in this...
Type 2 Diabetes

Lower Brain Glucose Levels Found in People with Obesity, Type 2...

Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals, according to a new Yale...
cancer

Bariatric Surgery Lowers Cancer Risk for Severely Obese Patients

Severely obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery lower their risk of developing cancer by at least a third, according to a University of Cincinnati...
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Heavy Legacy of Mum’s Sweet Tooth

Babies born to women who have a sugary diet during pregnancy have a higher body mass index, according to a new study by Singaporean...
cancers

Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make up 40 percent of...

Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed...
soybean oil

Study Shows Genetically Modified Soybean Oil Causes Less Obesity and Insulin...

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have tested a genetically-modified (GM) soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less...
black tea

Black Tea May Help with Weight Loss, Too

UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the...
antibiotics

More Children Getting the Right Dose of Antibiotics since Prescribing Changes

The findings come from a collaborative study, published today in the journal BMJ Open, which found that since a review of guidance around the...
obesity

Study Allows Establishing a Timeline of Obesity

Over the past decade, when investigating the factors associated with the growing epidemic of obesity in the world, scientists have identified two events that...
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Scripps Florida Scientist Awarded $2.5 Million Collaborative Grant to Develop New...

Patrick R. Griffin, co-chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), has been awarded a...
obesity

Scientists Find Way to Convert Bad Body Fat into Good Fat

There’s good fat and bad fat in our bodies. The good fat helps burn calories, while the bad fat hoards calories, contributing to weight...