obesity
Microbesity
Microbesity
Jenny Rood | Nov 1, 2015
Obesity appears linked to the gut microbiome. How and why is still a mystery—but scientists have plenty of ideas.
The 6,000-Calorie Diet
The 6,000-Calorie Diet
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2015
Overeating and inactivity lead to insulin resistance in just days—and oxidative stress is to blame.
A Weighty Anomaly
A Weighty Anomaly
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2015
Why do some obese people actually experience health benefits?
Fat Saps Muscle
Fat Saps Muscle
Tracy Vence | Nov 1, 2015
The accumulation of fat within skeletal muscle, as happens with obesity, diminishes muscle performance.
The Skinny on Fat Cells
The Skinny on Fat Cells
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2015
Bruce Spiegelman has spent his career at the forefront of adipocyte differentiation and metabolism.
Contributors
Contributors
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Weight's the Matter?
Weight's the Matter?
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2015
The causes and consequences of obesity are more complicated than we thought.
 
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2015
November 2015's selection of notable quotes
The Evolving Face of Obesity
The Evolving Face of Obesity
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2015
Researchers are striving to understand exactly what has made the global population get so fat so fast.
Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain
Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2015
How the foods that make us fattest are not that different from heroin and cocaine