Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980.

Hi-tech sensors aim to help prevent obesity

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

A range of hi-tech sensors that can measure food intake and activity in order to assess obesity risks is to be funded by the European Union.

Obesity is Inflammatory Disease, Rat Study Shows

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

Scientists have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the fat tissues of overweight and obese rats and humans.

A genetically engineered weight-loss implant

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2013
by Alex Muller

In response to excessive blood-fat levels, it produces a messenger substance that signals satiety (fullness) to the body.