obesity
How Bulgy Bears Keep Diabetes at Bay
How Bulgy Bears Keep Diabetes at Bay
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 8, 2014
A genetic switch in hibernating bears keeps the animals from becoming insulin-resistant. 
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2014
Sex on Earth, Wild Connection, The Classification of Sex, and XL Love
Activating Beige Fat
Activating Beige Fat
Kerry Grens | Jun 5, 2014
An innate immune pathway stimulates the activity of heat-producing adipose tissue in mice.
Leptin’s Effects
Leptin’s Effects
Kerry Grens | Jun 2, 2014
The hormone leptin, which signals fullness to animals, acts not only through neurons but through glia, too.
The Obesity Burden
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.
Obesity Complicates Colorectal Cancer
Obesity Complicates Colorectal Cancer
Tracy Vence | Apr 9, 2014
Study finds that prediagnosis obesity is predictive of poor prognosis, even among patients who have a molecular marker associated with better disease outcome.
Shivering Akin to Exercising
Shivering Akin to Exercising
Kerry Grens | Feb 4, 2014
Working out and shivering in the cold both upregulate hormones and genes involved in brown fat production.
Brain Circuit Toggles Eating
Brain Circuit Toggles Eating
Kerry Grens | Sep 26, 2013
A network of neurons in the hypothalamus can turn feeding behavior on or off with the flip of an optogenetic switch in mice.  
Obesity via Microbe Transplants
Obesity via Microbe Transplants
Ed Yong | Sep 5, 2013
Germ-free mice gain weight when transplanted with gut microbes from obese humans, in a diet-dependent manner.
Obesity-Fighting Drug May Improve Metabolism
Obesity-Fighting Drug May Improve Metabolism
Erin Weeks | Sep 3, 2013
Initial tests of a hormone therapy suggest it reduces LDL cholesterol and improves weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes.