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‘Browning’ White Fat Cells Opens New Avenue to Obesity Prevention

Professor Mirko Trajkovski from the Laboratory of Metabolic Health at Geneva University, Switzerland, believes researchers are well on their way to cracking...
obesity

New Hormone Injection Aids Weight Loss in Obese Patients

The findings came from a small study in which patients lost on average 4.4kg and the treatment led to substantial improvements to...
obesity

Genetic Analyses Indicate That the Effect of Being Overweight and Obesity...

The study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology was led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and involved researchers from Bristol...
Obesity

These Gut Bacteria Prevent Mice from Becoming Obese. What Could That...

Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a specific class of bacteria from the gut that prevents mice from becoming obese, suggesting these...
obesity

Biomedical Scientist to Study How Body’s Cannabis-Like Molecules Influence Obesity

More than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Eating foods containing high levels of fats and sugars...
obesity

Curbing Your Enthusiasm for Overeating

Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in this signaling...
Obesity

Innate Immune Responses to High-Fat Diets Lead to Obesity

Many factors can contribute to obesity, including individual genetics, gut bacteria, and diet. Recently, studies have shown that immune system activity can...
fatty liver disease

Study Identifies Gene Expression Patterns Associated with Fatty Liver Disease

A fatty liver disease known as NASH — non-alcoholic steatohepatitis — is the nation’s major cause of chronic liver disease, and is projected to...
liver disease

Gut Bacteria Markers Could Be a ‘Smoking Gun’ for Liver Disease

The findings, published in the journal Nature Medicine, hint at the potential for chemical by-products produced by the microbes living inside us to be used...

Why You Feel Hungrier After You Lose Weight

Obesity continues to be growing problem in the developed world, and Norway, where one in four people is overweight, is no exception. A recent study...
Longevity Proteinvideo

Secrets of Longevity Protein Revealed in New Study

Named after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism....
sleeping habits

Kids’ Sleeping Habits Disrupted by Sneaky Media Use

Preschoolers who spend more time watching television, playing video games or using computers—especially if they're sneaky at bedtime—get less sleep, say University of Michigan...
obese

Obese Fat Becomes ‘Inflamed’ and Scarred

The fat of obese people becomes distressed, scarred and inflamed, which can make weight loss more difficult, research at the University of Exeter has...
obesity

NFIA Identified as Promising Target for Treating Obesity

University of Tokyo researchers have identified a novel regulator of brown adipose tissue, a heat-producing tissue also known as brown fat. This finding holds...
sleeping

Sleeping for Longer Leads to a Healthier Diet

Sleeping for longer each night is a simple lifestyle intervention that could help reduce intake of sugary foods and lead to a generally healthier...
obesity

Severe Obesity Linked to Newly Identified Gene Mutations

Research into the genetic causes of obesity, and related conditions, could be incredibly valuable in finding ways to treat them. Currently, there are some...
overweight

Overweight Children More Likely to Underestimate Their Size

Estimating your own body size and weight can be difficult. It turns out that this is true not only for adults, but also for...
asthma

Uncovering Asthma’s Genetic Origins

The statistics about asthma are staggering. According to a recent Global Burden of Disease Study, more than 334 million people worldwide may suffer from this...
patch

​New Patch Aims to Turn Energy-Storing Fats into Energy-Burning Fats

A new approach to reducing bulging tummy fats has shown promise in laboratory trialsIt combines a new way to deliver drugs, via a micro-needle...
asthma

Obesity Can Add Five Weeks of Asthma Symptoms Per Year in...

Asthma affects almost 1 in 10 children in the U.S. and is a leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations in preschoolers. According...