obesity

Microbes Genetically Engineered to Prevent Obesity

Posted in Featured, Medicine on 13th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.

Being overweight 'reduces dementia risk'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship.

Drinking coffee decreases the odds of getting liver cancer, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Drinking three or more of alcoholic drinks increases chances of liver cancer, but drinking coffee decreases odds, according to the World Cancer Research Fund.

Could sleeping less be a Cause of weight gain?

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

New research shows that losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep per day can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism.

Implant treats obesity by blocking hunger signals

Posted in Featured, Science on 23rd Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

It is estimated that one third of Americans are clinically obese.