diet
Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet
Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet
Kate Yandell | Nov 23, 2015
Researchers should pay closer attention to the diets they use to study obesity in mice, experts advise.
Leibel on Diets
Leibel on Diets
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2015
Columbia University researcher Rudy Leibel discusses a study that found benefit in a high-fat diet.
Fanning the Flames
Fanning the Flames
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
Obesity triggers a fatty acid synthesis pathway, which in turn helps drive T cell differentiation and inflammation.
Not Immune to Fat
Not Immune to Fat
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells
Antioxidants May Aid Cancer
Antioxidants May Aid Cancer
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2015
Mice given a dietary supplement had faster-progressing melanoma, a study shows.
Warming Up to Brown Fat
Warming Up to Brown Fat
Kerry Grens | Oct 8, 2015
Scientists know how to turn on these fat-combusting cells. Can these energy burners be used to combat obesity?
Burn Victims Produce Brown Fat
Burn Victims Produce Brown Fat
Kerry Grens | Aug 7, 2015
Following extreme trauma, patients’ adipose samples have revealed—for the first time in humans—that white fat can be converted into energy-burning brown fat.
Resveratrol’s Low-Dose Anticancer Effect
Resveratrol’s Low-Dose Anticancer Effect
Bob Grant | Jul 31, 2015
The antioxidant found in red wine and some berries shows that small doses have more potent antitumor effects than large doses in a mouse model.
The Death Toll Tied to Sweet Drinks
The Death Toll Tied to Sweet Drinks
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015
Annually, about 184,000 deaths annually are linked to drinking sugary beverages, according to a new study.
Periodic Fasting Improves Rodent Health
Periodic Fasting Improves Rodent Health
Kerry Grens | Jun 18, 2015
And a diet that includes a few days of caloric restriction each month reduces biomarkers of aging and disease in people, according to a small trial.