Overweight & Obesity

Breakthrough could lead to new obesity treatments

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and the University of Cambridge have made an important discovery in the race to find treatments for obesity and related diseases, such as diabetes.

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Can brown fat cells combat obesity?

UC Davis Health endocrinology researchers are investigating the role of two newly identified molecules that control heat production from fat tissues. Their hope is to discover a better way to combat obesity complications.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

'Beige fat' could hold key to age-related metabolism change

New research suggests a strategy to ward off age-related weight gain, which could prevent obesity and associated health disorders like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and chronic inflammation.

Oncology & Cancer

Brown fat may help improve cancer survival rates

Brown fat is not linked to cancer-associated loss of body weight and muscle mass, a common condition known as cachexia, according to a new joint study from The Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center ...

Overweight & Obesity

Microprotein found to increase appetite in mice

Obesity and metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, are extremely common in the United States. Tiny proteins called microproteins have long been overlooked in research, but new evidence demonstrates that they have an important ...

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