News tagged with human obesity
Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have revealed a significant association between obesity and children and adolescents with higher concentrations of urinary bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic chemical recently banned by the ...
Overweight and Obesity Sep 18, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 5 |
The injection of a tiny capsule containing heat-generating cells into the abdomens of mice led those animals to burn abdominal fat and initially lose about 20 percent of belly fat after 80 days of treatment.
Medical research Sep 05, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
What can a fish tell us about human brain development? Researchers at Duke University Medical Center transplanted a set of human genes into a zebrafish and then used it to identify genes responsible for head ...
Pediatrics May 16, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (7) | 0 |
In a finding that may challenge popular notions of body fat and health, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have shown how fat cells can protect the body against diabetes. The results may lead to a ...
Medical research Apr 01, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new weight-loss programme available on the NHS for severely-obese individuals offers a safer, more cost-effective remedy than gastric surgery, according to a new study.
Overweight and Obesity Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at UCLA say it's not just what you eat that makes those pants tighter—it's also genetics. In a new study, scientists discovered that body-fat responses to a typical fast-food diet are determined in large part ...
Medical research Jan 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Chinese researchers have identified a bacteria which may cause obesity, according to a new paper suggesting diets that alter the presence of microbes in humans could combat the condition.
Overweight and Obesity Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 1
When researchers at the University of Pennsylvania messed with the internal clocks of mouse fat cells, a surprising thing happened. The mice got fat.
Medical research Dec 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A large international study has identified three new gene variants associated with body mass index (BMI) levels in adults. The scientific consortium, numbering approximately 200 researchers, performed a meta-analysis of 46 ...
Genetics Oct 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In a first of its kind study that shows environmental conditions can be more influential than genetics, Virginia Tech researchers have found that the cost of food — not someone's genetic makeup—is a ...
Overweight and Obesity Oct 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- The health of elderly people appears closely linked with their diet and the type of microorganisms living in their gut, suggesting that what you eat may affect how well you age, according to ...
Medical research Jul 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Medical researchers at the University of Sheffield have defined the structure of a key part of the human obesity receptor- an essential factor in the regulation of body fat- which could help provide new treatments for the ...
Medical research Apr 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Obesity now accounts for almost 21 percent of U.S. health care costs -- more than twice the previous estimates, reports a new Cornell study.
Health Apr 05, 2012 | 3.4 / 5 (5) | 4 |
Could persistent pollutants like DDT and PCBs or chemicals found in plastics be making you fat or diabetic? The answer may depend on what sort of bacteria you have churning around in your gut, according to Cornell scientists.
Health Nov 03, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Obesity is the main culprit in the worldwide avalanche of type 2 diabetes. But how excess weight drives insulin resistance, the condition that may lead to the disease, is only partly understood. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes ...
Medical research Aug 02, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |