Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain. New research reveals how obesity is associated with altered … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study maps brain neurotransmission system involved in obesity.
Researchers have for the first time successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons of the type that regulate appetite, providing a patient-specific model for studying the neurophysiology of weight … Continue Reading In world’s first researchers differentiate skin cells into neurons controlling appetite.
A team of researchers from Inserm has just demonstrated the therapeutic potential of triheptanoin in ten patients with Huntington’s disease. Derivatives of this triglyceride, with its unique composition, might be … Continue Reading Therapeutic potential of triheptanoin confirmed for Huntington’s disease.
Researchers at Duke University have mapped a direct cell-to-cell connection between the gut and the nervous system. The new system may change researchers’ understanding of how the brain senses that … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map direct gut-to-brain connection.
While people who eat a lot of red meat are known to be at higher risk for certain cancers, other carnivores are not, prompting researchers at the University of California … Continue Reading Sugar molecule links red meat consumption and elevated cancer risk in animal model.
Researchers from the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital reveal a high-fat diet and obesity during pregnancy compromise the blood-forming, or hematopoietic, stem cell system in the fetal liver responsible for creating … Continue Reading High-fat diet, obesity during pregnancy harms stem cells in developing foetus.
Many recent studies showed that calorie restrictions reduce the incidence of cancer, whereas high-calorie diets cause obesity and diabetes, both of which increase the risk of developing cancers. However, tumour … Continue Reading A change of diet to unmask cancer vulnerabilities and reduce cancer risk.
A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that long-term endurance training in a stable way alters the epigenetic pattern in the human skeletal muscle. The researchers also found strong links … Continue Reading Researchers map epigenetic methylation in human skeletal muscle during exercise.
A University of Tokyo research group has discovered that AIM (Apoptosis Inhibitor of Macrophage), a protein that plays a preventive role in obesity progression, can also prevent tumour development in … Continue Reading Stopping liver cancer in its tracks.
A new study suggests uric acid may play a role in causing metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. … Continue Reading New culprit identified in metabolic syndrome.