obesity

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.

Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by a supplement

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

A supplement, based on a molecule produced by gut bacteria, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.

Humans have faster metabolism than related primates, enabling larger brain

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

Humans have a higher metabolism rate than related primates. This may guide strategies for combating obesity.

Nearly Half a Billion People Now Have Diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

The report notices a trend concerning the strong connection between diabetes, a lack of physical activity, and unhealthy eating habits.