Oncology & Cancer

Study shows new links between high fat diets and colon cancer

For decades, physicians and dieticians have urged people to limit their intake of high fat foods, citing links to poor health outcomes and some of the leading causes of death in the U.S., such as diabetes, heart disease and ...

Medical research

Lipid droplets help protect kidney cells from damage

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have found out how microscopic structures called lipid droplets may help to prevent a high-fat diet causing kidney damage. The work in fruit flies, published in PLoS Biology opens ...

Overweight & Obesity

Your stomach may be the secret to fighting obesity

Scientists believe a stomach-specific protein plays a major role in the progression of obesity, according to new research in Scientific Reports. The study, co-authored by an Indiana University School of Medicine researcher, ...

Genetics

Investigating the role of Brd4 in diet-induced obesity

A new study, published in JCI Insight, looks at how Brd4, a regulator of the innate immune response, influences diet-induced obesity. The researchers believe that Brd4 could be used as a target for obesity and insulin resistance.

Health

Carob powder found to have anti-obesity effects

Associate Professor Akiko Kojima, Graduate School of Human Life Science, Osaka City University, and collaborators have clarified that carob powder extract, which is used as an alternative to cocoa and coffee powder, has anti-obesity ...

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