obesity
Obesogens
Obesogens
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2015
Low doses of environmental chemicals can make animals gain weight. Whether they do the same to humans is a thorny issue.
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Laura W. Bowers, Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan | Nov 1, 2015
Obese people are at higher risk for developing cancer, have worse prognoses once diagnosed, and are often resistant to chemotherapy regimens. The question is, Why?
Bile Benefits
Bile Benefits
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.
A Complex Disorder
A Complex Disorder
Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan, Laura W. Bowers | Nov 1, 2015
Factors that likely contribute to obesity include disruptions to intercellular signaling, increased inflammation, and changes to the gut microbiome.
 
Fat Factors
Fat Factors
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.
Warming Up to Brown Fat
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?
Neuronal Connection Between Fat and the Brain Visualized
Neuronal Connection Between Fat and the Brain Visualized
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 24, 2015
Researchers pinpoint the neurons within white fat tissue that mediate brain-bound leptin signaling and eventual fat breakdown.
Dopamine Distress and Obesity
Dopamine Distress and Obesity
Karen Zusi | Sep 14, 2015
A genetic predisposition toward learning poorly from negative outcomes may influence behaviors leading to weight gain, a study shows.
Bear Study Breaks Down
Bear Study Breaks Down
Kerry Grens | Sep 2, 2015
Authors retract a paper on grizzlies’ metabolism after finding one person made up data.
How Fats Influence the Microbiome
How Fats Influence the Microbiome
Kate Yandell | Aug 27, 2015
Mice fed a diet high in saturated fat show shifts in their gut microbes and develop obesity-related inflammation.