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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.
Week in Review: March 25-29
Week in Review: March 25-29
Jef Akst | Mar 29, 2013
Microbes affect weight loss; dozens of cancer-linked genes identified; a climate change scientists speaks out about personal attacks; isolation among elderly linked to death
Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women
Hayley Dunning | Aug 9, 2012
Men subject to psychological stress rate heavier women as more attractive, and find a greater range of body sizes desirable.