Overweight & Obesity

Vitamin B5 activates brown fat, aids weight loss in mice

Pantothenate acid, also known as vitamin B5, stimulated the production of brown fat in both cell cultures and mice, a new study finds. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gut molecules may affect fattiness of liver

Sphingolipids—molecules ubiquitous throughout the human body, named after the Egyptian Sphinx for their complexity when scientists discovered them nearly 150 years ago—are not necessarily household conversation topics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Liver disease linked to higher risk of dementia: Study

People who have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a buildup of fat cells in the liver, may have a higher risk of dementia, according to a new study published in the July 13, 2022, online issue of Neurology. Researchers also ...

Medications

Researchers develop treatment for rare, genetic liver disease

Researchers at Saint Louis University's School of Medicine, in collaboration with Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, report the first effective drug to treat a rare, genetic liver disease that formerly ...

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