Immunology

VAT fat may cause pathogenic obesity

Type-2 (adult-onset) diabetes and other diseases related to the obesity epidemic depend on how the body stores excess energy, according to evolutionary biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard, emeritus scientist at the Smithsonian ...

Diabetes

Diabetes: Immune system can regulate insulin

Inflammation processes are responsible for the failure of insulin production in diabetes patients. The patients' own immune systems can contribute to treatment of this disease: researchers at the University of Basel and University ...

Diabetes

CANA/PHEN aids weight loss in obese without type 2 diabetes

(HealthDay)—For obese or overweight individuals without type 2 diabetes, coadministration of canagliflozin (CANA) and phentermine (PHEN) is associated with considerable weight loss and is well tolerated, according to a ...

Overweight & Obesity

USPSTF recommendation for overweight, obese cost-effective

(HealthDay)—Implementing the 2014 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for behavioral counseling is likely to be cost-effective for overweight and obese adults, according to research published online ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity less dangerous than 40 years ago

New research from Denmark involving more than 100,000 individuals suggests that the excess risk of premature death associated with obesity has decreased over the past 40 years. All-cause mortality was higher in obese individuals ...

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