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Not Immune to Fat
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2015
A mouse's exposure to certain environmental chemicals can lead the animal—and its offspring and grandoffspring—to be overweight.
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2015
Diverting the bile duct around a long stretch of the small intestine could treat obesity without cutting out chunks of the digestive tract.
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?
Bear Study Breaks Down
Kerry Grens | Sep 2, 2015
Authors retract a paper on grizzlies’ metabolism after finding one person made up data.
Trans Fats Linked to Heart Disease, Early Death
Kerry Grens | Aug 14, 2015
The consumption of trans fats is tied to a higher chance of disease and dying sooner, according to a systematic review.
Bone Marrow Makes New Fat Cells
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 16, 2015
The origins of adipocytes have been hotly debated, but a human study supports the idea that the bone marrow takes part.
Irisin Skepticism Goes Way Back
Kerry Grens | Mar 18, 2015
Post-publication peer reviewers had questioned data about the supposed fat-browning enzyme from the get-go.
Drug Stimulates Brown Fat
Kerry Grens | Jan 28, 2015
A small study finds that an approved medication increases metabolic rate and the activity of thermogenic brown fat in men.
Fat to the Rescue
Jenny Rood | Jan 5, 2015
Adipocytes under the skin help fight infections by producing an antimicrobial agent.