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How the brain controls appetite

Prof. Eun-Kyoung Kim's research team in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences has uncovered the mechanisms behind the enzyme that controls our appetite in response to low glucose availability in the brain.

Sep 20, 2016
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Vitamin D improves insulin sensitivity in mice

New research presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich, Germany (12-16 Sept) shows that giving vitamin D improves insulin sensitivity in mice that have become insulin ...

Sep 15, 2016
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Fatherhood makes men fat

All those leftover pizza crusts you snatch from your kids' plates add up. Men gain weight after they become fathers for the first time whether or not they live with their children, reports a large, new Northwestern Medicine ...

Jul 21, 2015
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Is strength training safe for teens?

Dear Mayo Clinic: My daughter is 15 and lifts weights regularly to stay in shape. Lately, she's complained about stretch marks on her legs as a result of weight lifting. She doesn't like how they look, but I'm more concerned ...

Aug 31, 2016
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Body weight

Although many people prefer the less-ambiguous term body mass, the term body weight is overwhelmingly used in daily English speech and in biological and medical science contexts to describe the mass of an organism's body. Body weight is measured in kilograms throughout the world, although in some countries people more often measure and describe body weight in pounds (e.g. United States and sometimes Canada) or stones and pounds (e.g. United Kingdom) and thus may not be well acquainted with measurement in kilograms. Most hospitals in the United States now use kilograms for calculations, but use kilograms and pounds together for other purposes. (1 kg is approximately 2.2 lb; 1 stone (14 lb) is approximately 6.4 kg.)

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