obesity

Nanoparticle-drug combo turns white fat to brown fat with potential to treat obesity, diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

A way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells.

Appetite-controlling brain cells activated by amino acids, which could lead to new treatments

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2017
by Alex Muller

The findings could put a serious dent in the obesity epidemic.

Diabetes: Tenth of adults at risk of disease by 2035

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

Health experts are warning that one in 10 adults in the UK will be at risk of developing diabetes by 2035.

Being overweight 'ages people's brains'

Posted in Science on 5th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

The brains of overweight people look "10 years older" than those of leaner peers, a study has found.

True impact of global diabetes epidemic is vastly underestimated

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The prevalence of global diabetes has been seriously underestimated by at least 25 per cent, the paper suggests.