obesity

Is There Such a Thing as an ‘Obesity Gene’?
Having trouble losing weight? Well, it turns out that blaming your genes might actually be a legitimate excuse. Scientists discovered that a gene mutation can make people think they’re hungry even when they’re physically full.
Study: Obesity Is Associated With Altered Brain Function
In the battle against the bulge, scientists are now looking to the brain in an effort to learn why some people are prone to overeating and weight gain.
Researchers in Finland found that in comparison to lean individuals, the brain glucose metabolism of obese individuals was significantly higher in th…
Is Obesity Contagious?
Recent studies have shown we tend to eat more when the people around us do. But new research with mice takes that one further, revealing obesity may actually be contagious.

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