Scientists probe obesity's ties to breast cancer risk
Aug 20, 2015
Obesity is a well-known risk factor for breast cancer, but researchers haven't figured out what connects the two. A new study suggests the link may be due to a change in breast tissue structure, which might promote breast ...
A metabolic master switch underlying human obesity
Aug 19, 2015
Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges of the 21st century. Affecting more than 500 million people worldwide, obesity costs at least $200 billion each year in the United States alone, and contributes to potentially ...
Scientists discover possible 'obesity gene'
Aug 10, 2015
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a gene that could be an important cause of obesity.
Can a new drug brown the fat and trim the obese person?
May 28, 2015
New research has found that a variant of a drug used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension prompts weight loss in obese mice. Among mice fed a high-fat diet, those who did not get the medication became obese while medicated ...
Changing stem cell structure may help fight obesity
Feb 17, 2015
The research, conducted at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), found that a slight regulation in the length of primary cilia, small hair-like projections found on most cells, prevented the production of fat cells from ...
Largest ever genome-wide study strengthens genetic link to obesity
Feb 11, 2015
There are many reasons why people gain different amounts of weight and why fat becomes stored in different parts of their bodies. Now researchers are homing in on genetic reasons. Their findings, part of the largest genome-wide ...
More effective diet pill: 'Imaginary meal' tricks the body into losing weight
Jan 05, 2015
Salk researchers have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed calories, causing it to burn fat. The compound effectively stopped weight gain, lowered cholesterol, controlled ...
Not all obese people develop metabolic problems linked to excess weight
Jan 02, 2015
New research demonstrates that obesity does not always go hand in hand with metabolic changes in the body that can lead to diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Immune system may play role in obesity
Dec 22, 2014
(HealthDay)—Certain immune system cells may play an important role in weight control, an early study suggests.
Berberine compound may play role in treating obesity
Nov 27, 2014 weblog
(Medical Xpress)—Weight-gain warnings are especially uncomfortable during holiday seasons with all the oversized and double helpings of calorie-rich pies, creamy dips and savory holiday stuffings. Nonetheless, problems ...