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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.
The Obesity Burden
Jef Akst | May 29, 2014
A global study of obesity reveals that an increasing number of people around the world are overweight.
Fat's Immune Sentinels
Justin Odegaard and Ajay Chawla | Dec 1, 2012
Certain immune cells keep adipose tissue in check by helping to define normal and abnormal physiological states.
Treating Fat with Fat
Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012
Is brown fat ready for therapeutic prime time?
The Comfort Food Drug
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 9, 2011
Researchers found that stress eating can blunt the body’s stress response.