Used to evaluate whether a person is at a healthy weight or not, regardless of appearances, Body Mass Index (BMI) is a value derived from the weight and height of … Continue Reading New regulation for infant growth identified.
Obesity is a global health problem that poses a major risk factor for life-threatening diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegeneration. Recent studies have identified specific loci associated with … Continue Reading Study maps a molecular link between insulin-sensitivity and obesity.
Twenty-years ago there was a big step forward in the understanding of obesity when researchers discovered that a person’s appetite is controlled by a key molecule called leptin. Leptin is … Continue Reading Glia brain cells implicated in appetite control.
Immune cells perform a previously unsuspected role in the brain that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. When the researchers fed mice … Continue Reading Researchers map how obesity starts and is regulated by the brain.
We know that obesity kills, we know that obesity costs the global economy billions, what we don’t know is how to sustainably treat obesity to bring the former points to … Continue Reading Healthinnovations on the BBC World panel on the Danish ‘Fat Tax’ [unedited]