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Sweet Tooth Gene Tied to Less Body Fat
Kerry Grens | Apr 11, 2018
A study of more than 450,000 people finds a certain genetic variant associated with eating more carbs is linked to a thicker waist and higher blood pressure, but less fat.
High-Fiber Diet Shifts Gut Microbes, Lowering Blood Sugar in Diabetics
Ashley Yeager | Mar 9, 2018
New findings suggest that promoting the growth of fiber-loving bacteria may help manage type 2 diabetes.
How Gaining and Losing Weight Affects the Body
Abby Olena | Jan 17, 2018
Millions of measurements from 23 people who consumed extra calories every day for a month reveal changes in proteins, metabolites, and gut microbiota that accompany shifts in body mass.
Primary Cilia in Neurons Linked to Obesity
Abby Olena | Jan 8, 2018
Three studies—one of mice and two of human genetics—describe the role of two proteins, adenylyl cyclase and melanocortin 4 receptor, in the development of obesity and diabetes.
Hormone Loss Prevents Obesity and Diabetes in Mice
Abby Olena | Nov 6, 2017
Asprosin—involved in a rare disease called neonatal progeroid syndrome—targets neurons to stimulate appetite, and blocking the hormone wards off weight gain in rodents.
Olfaction Determines Weight in Mice
Diana Kwon | Jul 5, 2017
Animals lacking a sense of smell stayed thinner than their smelling counterparts, despite eating the same amount.
Study: Toddlers of Obese Parents More Susceptible to Developmental Delays
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 4, 2017
Children born to obese parents are at increased risk of failing motor development and cognitive tests, according to an NIH-led study.
Altered Microbiome Contributes to Exaggerated Post-Diet Weight Regain in Mice
Tracy Vence | Nov 24, 2016
Obesity-associated microbiome composition can persist after weight loss, affecting the exchange of metabolites between a mouse and its resident bugs, researchers report.
Study Linking Food Additives to Inflammation Corrected
Tracy Vence | May 19, 2016
Post-publication peer review prompts the authors to clarify the ages of mice used in their experiments and share additional data.
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.