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2013-04-23 10:33:09

Findings open new possibilities for research and testing treatments to combat obesity Joslin scientists report significant findings about the location, genetic expression and function of human brown adipose tissue (BAT) and the generation of new BAT cells. These findings, which appear in the April 2013 issue of Nature Medicine, may contribute to further study of BAT's role in human metabolism and developing treatments that use BAT to promote weight loss. Two types of adipose (fat)...

2013-02-19 12:17:49

Weight-loss surgery is currently only offered to patients who exceed a certain BMI. However, surgical intervention could improve the health of many more people. This is shown by the Swedish Obese Subjects study carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, involving 104 patients who were operated on despite their BMI being "too low". As a result, the risk of developing diabetes was reduced by 67 percent. In order to meet the current selection criteria for...

Diabetes Control Rates Up Amongst U.S. Residents
2013-02-16 09:58:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Americans, as a whole, are doing a better job of controlling their diabetes, but there is still room for improvement amongst young people and some minority groups, federal health officials claim in a new study. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed health-related survey data and discovered the number of patients who were able to meet or...


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