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An exciting new study from researchers at UC San Francisco has demonstrated how a new kind of CRISPR technique can increase the expression of certain genes, instead of the more traditional technique of actively cutting or editing DNA. The method was tested in mice by targeting two genes associated with hunger, with the animals reducing their food intake and not becoming obese... Continue R
While dieting and exercise certainly help people to lose weight, there are some cases where those approaches just aren't enough on their own. There could now be a new source of hope, however, as scientists have discovered that clay may cause ingested fat to pass right through the body... Continue Reading Fat-trapping clay may form part of a treatment for obesity Category: Health & Wellbei
Two new studies have provided compelling insights into the relationship between obesity and cancer. The research reveals fascinatingly paradoxical effects, suggesting obesity can suppress our immune responses to enhance tumor growth, but also improve the efficacy of a new kind of cancer-killing immunotherapy... Continue Reading How can obesity both fuel tumor growth and help new immunother
Found in the Amazon rainforest in Peru and Brazil, camu camu fruit has gained popularity around the world in recent years as the latest "superfood." Boasting an extraordinarily high vitamin C content of as much as 2 to 3 percent its weight, the fruit is rich in flavonoids and antioxidants and has long been used by Amazonian natives for food and medicine. Now a new study has found that an e
Royal College of Art graduate Ponsawan Vuthisatkul has created a series of food serving tools that aim to challenge people's perception of portion sizes. Read more
For over a decade scientists have debated what could be causing obesity paradox - odd counter-intuitive data in some studies showing obesity in some instances could offer beneficial health protections. Several new studies have just added further weight to the paradox adding more unexpected correlations between obesity and better mortality... Continue Reading The obesity paradox: Can being
A growing body of research is suggesting that parasitic worms could in fact have a positive effect on our immune system. A new study is bolstering that hypothesis, finding in animal experiments that a certain type of helminth infection can help lower obesity rates, even when fed a high-fat diet...Continue Reading How parasitic worms could help us with everything from obesity to asthmaCategory
A fascinating new study is suggesting that if you move to a community or town with a high rate of obesity, it could increase your own risk of becoming obese. Accounting for other factors that could result in obesity, such as genetics and shared environment, the researchers conclude that to some degree obesity could be considered a "social contagion."..Continue Reading Study finds obesity can
There's been a flurry of research recently trying to pin down a single gene that could be responsible for obesity, but the fact is genes don't work like that. Despite strong evidence for specific genes accounting for some types of hereditary or severe obesity, the reality is that excessive weight gain can be founded in a variety of different mechanisms, from an inability to regulate appetite


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