'Paleolithic' diets are not without risks, according to study

High-protein diets, known as paleolithic diets, are popular. Using mouse models, scientists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have studied their impact. While effective in regulating weight and stabilizing diabetes, these ...

Overweight & Obesity

What fat cats on a diet may tell us about obesity in humans

Pet cats may be excellent animal models for the study of obesity origins and treatment in humans, a new study of feline gut microbes suggests—and both species would likely get healthier in the research process, scientists ...


Heavier people are not getting enough vitamin C, says study

An international study involving the University of Otago, Christchurch, has found that inadequate vitamin C status is significantly linked to increased body weight—raising public health concerns due to the rising prevalence ...

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