A team of scientists have identified a mechanism that affects the development of obesity and diabetes type 2 in relation to a diet rich in fats. The discovery shows the role of the intestinal immune system in controlling metabolism.
A mouse study shows that eating at the wrong time of day impacts on the hippocampal function. This leads to strange behaviors and general unhealthiness. Could the same be true with people?
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The Food and Drug Administration is adding one more soldier to the battle against obesity in Americans by requiring chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors nationwide to list calorie counts on their menus.
A combination of “issues” with body image, obesity, and truly grotesque nutritional issues are costing a fantastic amount of money. The health impact is colossal and no progress is being made in solving any of these issues.
Pope Francis warned Thursday that planet Earth would not forgive the abuse of its resources for profit, urging the world's leaders to rein in their greed and help the hungry -- or risk a doomsday scenario in which nature would exact revenge.
Diets filled with processed foods are now known to increase the risk of cancers and autoimmune diseases along with obesity. Researchers have discovered that taking processed foods out of the diet and eating healthier will help prevent disease.
Despite the best efforts of health professionals, Americans’ waistlines continue to expand, with women outpacing men. Slightly more than half of all Americans are now considered abdominally obese, according to a new study.
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By studying rats, researchers have unearthed an epigenetic link between a mother's diet and an offspring's risk of future obesity. This link relates to the blocked expression of a gene which goes onto trigger overeating.
The hormone leptin, which signals fullness to animals, has been shown to act through neurons. New research suggests that another type of cell is also involves called glia. The finding could have implications for obesity research.
The prestigious medical journal The Lancet has released a study that comes to alarming conclusions about the number of overweight and obese persons on Earth. The numbers are growing and so is the percentage of those who are too big.
A global study of obesity, taking in 30 years of data, reveals that an increasing number of people around the world are overweight. One of the causes is technological advances that promote inactivity and the increasing availability of unhealthy food.
Diet and exercise normally proves effective for weight loss. However, a leading medic asks what if you’ve tried it all and the pounds still continue to pile? Dr. Amron says someone may be suffering from one of several diseases masquerading as obesity.