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Children born to obese parents are at increased risk of failing motor development and cognitive tests, according to an NIH-led study.

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Why Obese Mice Prefer To Sit Around All Day

By | January 3, 2017

A study links excess body weight in the rodents with dopamine receptor inactivity and reduced movement.

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Female rats fed a typical Western diet had offspring that were at higher risk of obesity than moms fed low-fat, high-grain meals.

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Obesity-associated microbiome composition can persist after weight loss, affecting the exchange of metabolites between a mouse and its resident bugs, researchers report.

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Caloric Restriction Turns White Fat Brown

By | August 25, 2016

Limiting food intake leads to the conversion of white fat cells into more metabolically active brown fat cells through an immune response, a mouse study shows.

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Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating

By | August 8, 2016

Activating serotonin receptors halts a binge-like eating behavior in mice, researchers report.

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Hot Off the Presses

By | August 1, 2016

Idiot Brain, Wild Sex, Why Diets Make Us Fat, and The Ethics of Invention

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The Death of Diets

By | August 1, 2016

Book author and neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt discusses her own struggle with her weight and the science behind breaking the cycle of gain and loss.

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Mouse pups born to mothers fed a high-fat diet lack a gut microbe that promotes social behavior, scientists show.

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Gut Microbiota–Obesity Link Clarified

By | June 10, 2016

Changes in diet can cause gut microbes to produce acetate, which in turn stimulates insulin secretion and obesity in rodents, scientists show.

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