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2013-09-01 23:03:45

Experts are studying more causes for obesity than previously believed, according to new report.

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2006-12-20 12:40:00

The size of your gut may be partly shaped by which microbes call it home, according to new research linking obesity to types of digestive bacteria. Both obese mice - and people - have more of one type of bacteria and less of another kind.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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