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26/07/16 - Research
Fighting disease
An enzyme that stimulates the breakdown of fats in immune cells helps trigger inflammation, or an immune response to pathogens, a study by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers suggests. The findings...
26/07/16 - Research
Obesity in China
One in three people is overweight and one in seven is obese in Jilin Province, north east China, finds a large study, published in the online journal BMJ Open. The researchers base their findings on...
26/07/16 - Research
Obesity in Samoa
The Samoas' world-leading rate of obesity is a recent phenomenon, heavily influenced by the globe's rapid shift to calorie-rich, processed foods and more sedentary lifestyles. However, a new study...
26/07/16 - Research
New Zealand study
Obese patients with type 2 diabetes had good long-term results after weight loss surgery, according to a study in New Zealand. The findings support other studies that indicate weight loss surgery is...
25/07/16 - Research
Brain activity
The brain's reward centres in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they've eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent...
27/06/17 - Policy
Scientific Statement
A Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society has called for more research aimed specifically at understanding the underlying mechanisms that make it difficult to maintain long-term weight...
26/06/17 - Research
Globetes
When KM Venkat Narayan first began studying type 2 diabetes in the early 1990s, it was considered a disease of adults in affluent countries. Today diabetes has spread to every country in the world,...
26/06/17 - Research
Insulin and the brain
Insulin in the brain may help regulate the hunger sensation and improve functional connectivity in the default-mode network (DMN), as well as in the hippocampus and hypothalamus, according to the...

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