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  • Weight-gain receptor linked to antipsychotic drugs, report researchers August 15, 2017
    Many schizophrenic and depressed patients experience weight gain and type 2 diabetes in their quests for the life-changing benefits of a major class of antipsychotic drugs. Now researchers may know why.
  • Aging is exacerbated by alterations of stem cell circadian rhythm August 10, 2017
    Two new studies refute the scientific dogma associating aging with the loss of stem cell circadian rhythm. The studies show that during aging, stem cells continue to show rhythmic activity but reprogram their circadian functions. The team also demonstrate that a low-calorie diet delays alterations in the rhythmic functions of stem cells and slows down […]
  • A personalized approach to Alzheimer's disease prevention August 9, 2017
    Medical researchers have examined potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies.
  • Limiting access to fast-food restaurants unlikely to reduce obesity August 7, 2017
    Living near fast-food restaurants and supermarkets has little impact on an individual's body mass index, according to new research. The researchers used results from the largest national study ever conducted of the connection between residential environments and BMI.
  • Media portrayals of pregnant women, new moms unrealistic August 7, 2017
    Media portrayals of pregnant, postpartum women unrealistic, women said in a new study. Exposure to unrealistic images and messages fostered a host of negative emotions, such as self-consciousness about their bodies and feelings of depression, frustration and hopelessness when they were unable to lose weight as rapidly after childbirth as celebrities purportedly do.
  • Fat shaming in the doctor's office can be mentally and physically harmful August 3, 2017
    Medical discrimination based on people's size and negative stereotypes of overweight people can take a toll on people's physical health and well-being, according to a recent review.
  • Brain 'switch' tells body to burn fat after a meal August 1, 2017
    Scientists have found a mechanism by which the brain coordinates feeding with energy expenditure, solving a puzzle that has previously eluded researchers and offering a potential novel target for the treatment of obesity.
  • Insufficient sleep may be adding to your waistline August 1, 2017
    Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study.
  • New tactic to curb obesity: Address physician bias July 31, 2017
    An educational initiative is reducing medical students' negative attitudes toward people with obesity, a finding researchers hope will translate into better outcomes for patients struggling with weight, according to new research.
  • Exposure to violence and obesity linked in teens July 31, 2017
    Teens consumed more unhealthy foods and beverages on days they were exposed to violence, and suffered from fatigue due to poor sleep the following day, according to a new study. Those behaviors, especially increased soda consumption, are important predictors of weight gain.