Health

How obesity affects vitamin D metabolism

A new Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study confirms that vitamin D supplementation is less effective in the presence of obesity, and it uncovers a biological mechanism to explain this observation.

Cardiology

Obesity negates beneficial drug effects

Blocking CETP—a protein that shuttles cholesterol and triglycerides between lipoproteins such as HDL and LDL—has been shown to improve levels of the "good" cholesterol HDL. Outcomes from clinical trials of CETP inhibitors, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Low-fat diet increases cancer survival rate in mice, study finds

Something as simple as a change in diet can potentially help to increase the cancer survival rate of obese children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer, according to a new study by UCLA scientists.

Medical research

Obese mice lose a third of their fat using a natural protein

To the great surprise of cancer researchers, a protein they investigated for its possible role in cancer turned out to be a powerful regulator of metabolism. The Georgetown University-led study found that forced expression ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The long-term effects of maternal high-fat diets

If a mother eats a high-fat diet, this can have a negative effect on the health of her offspring—right down to her great-grandchildren. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers at ETH Zurich from a study with mice.

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