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Overweight & Obesity

Most comprehensive studies to date find 'insufficient evidence' to support herbal, dietary supplements for weight loss

The first global review of complementary medicines (herbal and dietary supplements) for weight loss in 16 years—combining 121 randomized placebo-controlled trials including nearly 10,000 adults—suggests that their use ...

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Mitochondria play key role in lymphatic development

Mitochondria play a key role in the formation of the lymphatic vasculature, according to a study published in Science Advances.

Inflammatory disorders

DNA building blocks regulate inflammation

Mitochondria are the energy suppliers of our body cells. These tiny cell components have their own genetic material, which triggers an inflammatory response when released into the interior of the cell. The reasons for the ...

Diabetes

Anti-aging compound improves muscle glucose metabolism in people

A natural compound previously demonstrated to counteract aspects of aging and improve metabolic health in mice has clinically relevant effects in people, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine ...

Health

Vitamin D deficiency may impair muscle function

Vitamin D deficiency may impair muscle function due to a reduction in energy production in the muscles, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Vitamin D deficient mice were found to have impaired ...

Overweight & Obesity

A drug already in use in humans corrects obesity in mice

It has long been known that obesity is an inflammatory disease, i.e. a chronic defensive reaction of the body to stress caused by excess nutrients. Based on this knowledge, a group of researchers led by Nabil Djouder, head ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Obesity is linked to heavy periods and impaired womb repair

Obesity is linked to heavier periods and may be caused by delayed repair of the womb lining, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Using a combined approach, assessing both women and mice, the study ...

Diabetes

Expert creates comprehensive guide to new diabetes drugs

New medicines for people who have diabetes seem to pop up all the time. Drugs that help the body break down carbohydrates, drugs that increase excretion of glucose in the urine, drugs that help muscles respond to insulin ...