obesity
Gut Bugs to Brain: You’re Stuffed
Gut Bugs to Brain: You’re Stuffed
Kerry Grens | Nov 24, 2015
Bacteria in the intestine produce proteins that stop rodents from eating.
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.
Prominent Endocrinologist Dies
Prominent Endocrinologist Dies
Karen Zusi | Nov 20, 2015
Guenther Boden, who linked insulin resistance with fatty acids in the blood, has passed away at age 80.
Wiping Out Gut Bugs Stops Obesity
Wiping Out Gut Bugs Stops Obesity
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2015
In mice lacking intestinal microbiota, white fat turns brown and obesity is prevented.
Allele Linked to Obesity in People
Allele Linked to Obesity in People
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2015
A single nucleotide polymorphism in BDNF is tied with lower levels of the protein and higher body-mass index.
Breast Milk and Obesity
Breast Milk and Obesity
Jef Akst | Nov 2, 2015
A study links components of a mother’s milk to her infant’s growth.
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.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2015
The Psychology of Overeating, The Hidden Half of Nature, The Death of Cancer, and The Secret of Our Success
Battling the Bulge
Battling the Bulge
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2015
Weight-loss drugs that target newly characterized obesity-related receptors and pathways could finally offer truly effective fat control.
Heady Stuff
Heady Stuff
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
New research on how fat influences brain neuronal activity