Overweight & Obesity

Molecule boosts fat burning

Normally, fat cells store energy. In brown fat cells, however, energy is dissipated as heat—brown fat thus serves as a biological heater. Most mammals therefore have this mechanism. In humans it keeps newborns warm; in ...

Medical research

The benefits of exercise in a pill? Science is closer to that goal

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine and collaborating institutions report today in the journal Nature that they have identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise and ...

Oncology & Cancer

A potential new marker for personalized breast cancer therapy

A new study from the University of Southampton has discovered that "crown-like structures" surrounding breast tumors in overweight and obese patients could hinder their response to therapy. The findings of this study could ...

Overweight & Obesity

New weight-loss intervention targets instinctive desire to eat

People who are highly responsive to food lost more weight and, importantly, were more successful at keeping the pounds off using a new alternative weight-loss intervention that targets improving a person's response to internal ...

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