Overweight & Obesity

China researchers link obesity to bacteria

Chinese researchers have identified a bacteria which may cause obesity, according to a new paper suggesting diets that alter the presence of microbes in humans could combat the condition.

Medical research

A new way to treat severe obesity

New research could pave the way for the treatment of early morbid familial obesity, a disease that affects four to six percent of people suffering from early severe obesity.

Medical research

Scientists discover why brown fat is good for people's health

Rutgers and other scientists have discovered how brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, may help protect against obesity and diabetes. Their study in the journal Nature adds to our knowledge about the role of brown ...

Inflammatory disorders

Small intestine contributes to chronic inflammation in obesity

Obesity is caused by numerous and complex factors, some of which are as yet unsuspected. Scientists from the CNRS, INSERM, UPMC and Université Paris Descartes, working with research clinicians from Paris Public Hospitals ...

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