Medical research

Study reveals new link to arthritis

A new study by investigators at the Shriners Hospital for Children—St. Louis suggests the damaging effects of obesity are not due to body weight but rather come from something much smaller—biochemical signals released ...

Overweight & Obesity

Blood vessel cells implicated in chronic inflammation of obesity

Dec. 30, 2020—When fat cells in the body are stuffed with excess fat, the surrounding tissue becomes inflamed. That chronic, low-level inflammation is one of the driving factors behind many of the diseases associated with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Best of Last Year: The top Medical Xpress articles of 2020

It was a good year for medical research of all kinds, as a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego found a connection between gut bacteria and vitamin D levels. They discovered that gut microbiome diversity ...

Health

The best foods for brain health

It's easy to see the connection between an unhealthy diet and an expanding waistline. The connection between food and brain health can be harder to get your mind around.

Immunology

Obesity impairs immune cell function, accelerates tumor growth

Obesity has been linked to increased risk for over a dozen different types of cancer, as well as worse prognosis and survival. Over the years, scientists have identified obesity-related processes that drive tumor growth, ...

Diabetes

How poor oral hygiene may result in metabolic syndrome

Periodontal or gum disease is known to be a significant risk factor of metabolic syndrome, a group of conditions increasing the risk for heart disease and diabetes. In a new study, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental ...

Medical research

Antimicrobial soap additive worsens fatty liver disease in mice

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found evidence that triclosan—an antimicrobial found in many soaps and other household items—worsens fatty liver disease in mice fed a high-fat diet.

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