Exercising During Pregnancy Protects Mouse Offspring
Exercising During Pregnancy Protects Mouse Offspring
Obese mice that exercised while pregnant gave birth to pups that grew up free of the metabolic issues present in the adult young of sedentary obese mothers—possibly by staving off epigenetic changes to a key metabolic gene.
Exercising During Pregnancy Protects Mouse Offspring
Exercising During Pregnancy Protects Mouse Offspring

Obese mice that exercised while pregnant gave birth to pups that grew up free of the metabolic issues present in the adult young of sedentary obese mothers—possibly by staving off epigenetic changes to a key metabolic gene.

Obese mice that exercised while pregnant gave birth to pups that grew up free of the metabolic issues present in the adult young of sedentary obese mothers—possibly by staving off epigenetic changes to a key metabolic gene.

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How Breastfeeding Protects Mothers
How Breastfeeding Protects Mothers
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jul 13, 2020
Lactation boosts the quantity and quality of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, likely reducing a woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2018
Low levels of a biochemical process involved in fat breakdown predicts weight gain and metabolic complications more than a decade later.
Caloric Restriction Turns White Fat Brown
Caloric Restriction Turns White Fat Brown
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 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.
How Type 2 Diabetes Affects the Brain
How Type 2 Diabetes Affects the Brain
Mallory Locklear | Jul 20, 2016
The results of studies on humans and zebrafish suggest how hyperglycemia can cause cognitive deficits.
Metabolism Mapped
Metabolism Mapped
Bob Grant | May 12, 2014
Researchers unveil the most comprehensive atlas of genes underlying human metabolic pathways, paving the way for improved understanding and treatment of metabolic diseases.
Out of Sync
Out of Sync
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2013
Why eating at the wrong times is tied to such profound and negative effects on our bodies
You Are <em>When</em> You Eat
You Are When You Eat
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2013
Circadian time zones and metabolism
Mind the Clock
Mind the Clock
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2013
Many of the body's tissues can tell time, and these peripheral clocks can be influenced by environmental cues, such as the timing of food consumption.
Fat's Immune Sentinels
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.
Contributors
Contributors
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Could Drugs be Plumping up Kids?
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 23, 2012
Research suggesting that antibiotics given to young children may increase obesity spurs scientific debate
Cannabis Catch-All?
Cannabis Catch-All?
Jef Akst | Jun 20, 2012
Researchers in the U.K. are looking to breed marijuana to make medicines for metabolic disorders, epilepsy, and other diseases.
Overweight Homeless
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 6, 2012
Malnutrition continues to be a problem for people living without stable homes, but it is beginning to be accompanied by obesity.
Exercise Alters Epigenetics
Hannah Waters | Mar 6, 2012
Exercise causes short-term changes in DNA methylation and gene expression in muscle tissue that may have implications for type 2 diabetes.
Metabolites Involved in Chronic Pain
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jan 22, 2012
Untargeted metabolic profiling implicates a new suite of metabolites that may be involved in nerve damage-induced pain.
Sensing Fat
Beverly J. Tepper and Kathleen L. Keller | Dec 1, 2011
Are genes that alter the perception of fat making us fat?
Harmful Bacterial Metabolites
Harmful Bacterial Metabolites
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
Gut bacteria that feed on healthy food appear to amplify the nutritional benefits of those foods. However, they also appear to amplify the undesirable effects of unhealthy food. 
Sharing the Bounty
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
Gut bacteria may be the missing piece that explains the connection between diet and cancer risk.
RNAs regulate cell death
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 5, 2011
Three RNAs expressed in the nucleolus mediate death in cells exposed to too much fat.