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Pasteurised intestinal bacterium reduces effects of obesity and diabetes

The intestinal bacterium Akkermansia proves to offer enduring benefits for the intestines of overweight mice and diabetic animals. In experiments, the strengthening ...

Gut bacteria affect our metabolism

Mice that receive gut bacteria transplants from overweight humans are known to gain more weight than mice transplanted with gut bacteria from ...

Does where you live affect what you weigh?

Adult obesity rates in the United States have reached epidemic proportions, with one in four people considered obese. Yet, obesity rates vary considerably across states ... Full story

Molecular "Pillars" Team Up to Protect Liver from Toxic Fat Buildup

Penn Findings in Animal Study Pave Way to Develop New Drugs for Obesity-Related Liver Disease ... Full story

Omega-3 fatty acids stimulate brown adipose tissue metabolism

Recerca Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, a discovery that would promote the development of new therapies ... Full story

Children born by Cesarean section may have a greater risk of obesity

•Compared with vaginally-delivered children, those born by Cesarean section had a 1.4 times greater odds of becoming overweight or obese in childhood. •Beneficial microbes in the birth canal may offer some protection from obesity. ... Full story

Adult weight gain could increase cancer risk

Substantial weight gain over many years increases the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 percent and in women by almost 20 percent, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute’s (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool, today (Monday). ... Full story

Brain Volume Predicts Successful Weight Loss in the Elderly

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- If you’re trying to lose weight, what are your chances of success? Your brain may hold the key. ... Full story

When fat cells change their colour

The epigenetic enzyme Lsd1 plays an important role in maintaining brown fat tissue ... Full story

Hormone that controls maturation of fat cells discovered

Mature fat cells produce a hormone that regulates the differentiation of nearby stem cells in response to glucocorticoid hormones and high-fat diets, Stanford researchers have found. ... Full story

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