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Study Linking Food Additives to Inflammation Corrected
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.
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.
Gut Microbiome After Weight-Loss Surgery
Gut Microbiome After Weight-Loss Surgery
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 5, 2015
Gastric bypass surgery can have long-term effects on the composition of the gut microbiome, a small study shows.
Pioneering Obesity Researcher Dies
Pioneering Obesity Researcher Dies
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 31, 2015
Jules Hirsch, who described the link between body weight and metabolism, has died at age 88.
The Dark Side of Light
The Dark Side of Light
Kerry Grens | May 14, 2015
Artificially extended days cause mice to gain fat and alter the function of their brown fat, a study shows.
The Lasting Effects of Obesity
The Lasting Effects of Obesity
Kerry Grens | Apr 23, 2015
Losing weight does not mitigate the effects of obesity on tumor development in mice.
Fat Injection Slims Obese Mice
Fat Injection Slims Obese Mice
Kerry Grens | Apr 7, 2015
Transplanting energy-burning brown fat can prevent excess weight gain in a mouse model of obesity.
Drug Spurs Digestion
Drug Spurs Digestion
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2015
A new drug shows promise as a weight-loss solution in mice, prompting the animals to burn calories in the absence of a meal.
Another Obesity-Associated Gene
Another Obesity-Associated Gene
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 13, 2014
Researchers find a new gene connected to obesity in a surprising part of the genome.
Football Losses Tied to Junk Food
Football Losses Tied to Junk Food
Kerry Grens | Aug 23, 2013
When their local team is defeated, people seem to drown their sorrows in saturated fat, but uplifting thinking can change the bad habit.