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Drug increases brown fat activity in healthy women


A National Institutes of Health study found that chronic treatment with mirabegron, a drug approved to treat overactive…
Losing Tongue Fat Improves Sleep Apnea

January 14, 2020

Losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but why exactly this is the case has remained…
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Hormone Therapy Linked to Heart Fat, Hard Arteries

August 2, 2019

Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for menopause-related symptoms, and new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate…
Viewpoint: Should obesity be recognised as a disease?

July 19, 2019

“Excess accumulation of body fat (obesity) develops because of abnormal biological regulation of energy balance, has multiple complications,…
Causal association between excess body fat and cardiovascular disease

June 14, 2019

Using a method called Mendelian randomisation, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show that there is a causal association between…
Slim people have a genetic advantage when it comes to maintaining their weight

January 25, 2019

In the largest study of its kind to date, Cambridge researchers have looked at why some people manage…
Mom’s gestational diabetes hikes kids’ pre-diabetes, obesity risk

January 22, 2019

Up to 20 percent of women develop gestational diabetes – high blood sugar – during pregnancy, but the…
Using Genetics of Human Fat Cells to Predict Response to Anti-Diabetes Drugs

January 21, 2019

Drugs called thiazolidinediones (TZDs) reverse insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes by targeting the activity of…
Women who start periods early are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems

January 9, 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start…
Study in mice suggests drug to turn fat ‘brown’ could help fight obesity

November 27, 2018

Our bodies contain two types of fat: white fat and brown fat. While white fat stores calories, brown…
Study finds that in treating obesity, one size does not fit all

November 19, 2018

Analyzing data from more than 2,400 obese patients who underwent bariatric weight-loss surgery, researchers identified at least four…
One night of sleep loss negatively impacts fat, muscle tissue

August 28, 2018

Losing just one night of sleep can have a negative impact on human metabolism at the tissue level,…
Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage

August 23, 2018

Lipid droplets: they were long thought of merely as the formless blobs of fat out of which spare…
Diabetes in Bay Area Chinese Population Linked to Fat Fibrosis

August 9, 2018

A new UC San Francisco study has discovered a key biological difference in how people of European and Chinese…
Measure of belly fat in older adults is linked with cognitive impairment

August 1, 2018

A new study using data from the Trinity Ulster Department of Agriculture (TUDA) ageing cohort study comprising over…
Long Non-Coding RNA May Play Role in Fat Metabolism

July 19, 2018

A team of scientists has identified thousands of lincRNAs — long non-coding RNA molecules produced by so-called “junk…
Scientists developed new technique to study brown fat – this may lead to new obesity therapies

May 26, 2018

The best therapy against obesity is exercising and dieting. However, people need an easier way, because our new…
Study links “good” brown fat and exercise

May 3, 2018

The power of exercise to boost metabolism could arise from a fat molecule with an unexpected source. In…
Scientists unearth vital link between fat, immunity and heat regulation

April 25, 2018

Scientists have just made a surprising discovery involving fat and special immune cells that live within it —…
This gene affects how some women store fat – and increases their risk for diabetes

April 24, 2018

A natural variation of the gene KLF14 causes some women to store fat on their bellies and hips and puts…
​How to fight side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer

April 11, 2018

Men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer may benefit significantly from hitting the gym with fellow patients and…
New obesity solutions may be on the tip of your tongue

March 21, 2018

Cornell University food scientists have discovered that when mice are fed a high-fat diet and become obese, they…
Brown fat flexes its muscle to burn energy — and calories

March 8, 2018

Scientists at UC Berkeley have discovered that the same kind of fat cells that help newborn babies regulate…
Obese fat becomes ‘inflamed’ and scarred, which may make weight loss harder

January 15, 2018

The fat of obese people becomes distressed, scarred and inflamed, which can make weight loss more difficult, research…
Reduced sunlight may contribute to winter weight gain

January 12, 2018

We may have a new reason, in addition to vitamin D generation, to bask in a little sunshine.…
3D imaging of fat reveals potential targets for new obesity treatments

January 12, 2018

Stunning three-dimensional images of fat cells, the first of their kind, are the latest tactic in the ongoing…
Gene prompts cells to store fat, fueling obesity

December 14, 2017

Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: People are eating too much and exercising too little. But…
Fat hormone linked to progression of fatty liver disease may hold key to new treatments

November 9, 2017

The rising obesity epidemic has brought with it an army of maladies. One, in particular, is threatening to…
Why do some obese people have ‘healthier’ fat tissue than others?

November 7, 2017

One little understood paradox in the study of obesity is that overweight people who break down fat at…
Battling belly fat: Specialized immune cells impair metabolism in aging

September 29, 2017

In a new study, Yale researchers have described how nervous systems and immune systems talk to each other…
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