Alzheimers disease thought to be accelerated by an abnormal build-up of fat in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 28th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

'Our experiments suggest that these abnormal fat deposits could be a trigger for the disease'.

Trans fats, but not saturated fats, have been linked to greater risk of death and heart disease

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

'For years everyone has been advised to cut out fats, but there are different kinds of fats.'

How the brain controls the burning of fat

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

The findings give new insights into how the brain regulates body fat, and may lead to more effective ways to lose weight and prevent obesity.

Imaginary meal tricks the body into losing weight

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

Salk researchers have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed calories, causing it to burn fat.

Obese lose up to eight years of life

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Being severely obese can knock up to eight years off your life and cause decades of ill health, a report says.