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Study Suggests Promising New Rx Target for Obesity and Diabetes

New research suggests a novel protein may be a promising therapeutic target to treat or prevent metabolic disorders like diabetes. The study also …

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Hormone in Gut Increases Response to Food, Researchers Find

The holiday season is a hard one for anyone watching their weight. The sights and smells of food are hard to resist. One factor in this hunger …

Researchers Link Sleep Health to Insulin Resistance in Obese Teens

Researchers have identified a connection between overweight and obese teens’ sleep health and their insulin sensitivity. In what is believed to …

Genetics Links Obesity with Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease, Study

Genetic analysis has found that obesity itself, not just the adverse health effects associated with it, significantly increases the risk of type 2 …

Trouble Exercising? A Hot Bath May Help Improve Inflammation; Metabolism, Study

Taking a hot bath may help improve inflammation and blood sugar levels in people who are unable to exercise, according to a new study. It’s …

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Babies Born at Home Have Diverse Microbes that Could Prevent Chronic Disease

Babies born at home have more diverse bacteria in their bodies, which may affect their developing immunity and metabolism, according to a study from …

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When Dad’s Exercise, Children See Improved Glucose Metabolism, Even as Adults

Men who exercise have off-spring that have improved glucose metabolism, according to new research from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical …

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Blocking a Protein in the Liver May Prevent Obesity and Diabetes

Researchers have found that blocking a protein in the liver of mice keeps the animals from getting fat and could prevent related diseases like Type …

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Newly Discovered Gene in Brown Fat May be Crucial for Future Treatment of Obesity

A team of researchers from Denmark, Germany, and Austria has made a groundbreaking discovery in obesity research. They have discovered a new …

Obesity and Diabetes: Why We Should be Worried About the Plastics that Surround Us

By: Bruce Blumberg and Raquel Chamorro-Garcia, University of California, Irvine. Today, nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults and 21 percent of youth are …

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