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Preventing child obesity in the next generation

Preventing child obesity in the next generation must start before conception ...

Indigenous group add to evidence tying cesarean birth to obesity

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University study of an indigenous group of Maya people reinforces the link between Cesarean births and ...

Scripps Florida Scientists Identify Potent New Anti-Obesity, Anti-Diabetes Target

JUPITER, FL – It is no secret that losing weight is difficult. Each year brings a new popular diet, “guaranteed” to succeed, yet the explosion of obesity in the United States continues. ... Full story

Perceived obesity causes lower body satisfaction for women than men

‘Owning’ an obese body produces significantly lower body satisfaction for females than males, scientists have found. ... Full story

Smart drug clears fat from liver and blood

Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München and Technische Universität München have developed a ‘smart’ drug that safely clears the liver of fat and prevents blood vessels from clogging up. Similar to a trojan horse, the drug enters the liver with a trick: It uses the pancreatic hormone glucagon as vehicle to shuttle thyroid hormone T3 the live while keeping it away from other organs, thereby improving cholesterol and lipid metabolism while avoiding typical side effects of thyroid hormone. ... Full story

Brown adipose tissue is able to secrete factors that activate fat and carbohydrate metabolism

Recerca Brown adipose tissue –main organ generating heat in the body- is also an endocrine organ that secretes signaling factors that activate the fat and carbohydrates ... Full story

Hebrew University Study Reveals a Biological Link between Stress and Obesity

For the first time – researchers revealed a connection between anxiety and metabolic disorders at the molecular level; the discovery opens new possibilities for detecting and treating both symptoms ... Full story

Study finds link between faecal bacteria and body fat

Researchers at King’s College London have found a new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo – known as the human faecal microbiome - and levels of abdominal body fat. ... Full story

Tackling obesity in Oxfordshire: soups, smartphones and supermarket shopping

Do 'meal replacements' actually help you to lose weight in the long-term? Is weighing yourself every day enough to prevent obesity? Could feedback on the nutritional content of your shopping basket help you to make healthier choices in the supermarket? These are among the questions researchers across the University of Oxford are asking, through a raft of new studies funded by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Oxford. ... Full story

Healthy fat stem cells can protect against obesity-associated type 2 diabetes

Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. ... Full story

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