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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
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
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
Kerry Grens | Apr 23, 2015
Losing weight does not mitigate the effects of obesity on tumor development in 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
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
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
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
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.