Latest Randy Seeley Stories

2012-02-08 06:39:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire)– According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about out of 3 U.S. adults are obese and that number continues to grow.  Now some experts are looking at brains instead of bellies to find out why. Diabetes researchers at the University of Cincinnati are drawing attention to the biological factors that contribute to the rising rates of obesity and exploring options to reduce body weight. "While we don't usually think of it this way, body weight is...

2012-02-07 23:06:20

An editorial authored by University of Cincinnati (UC) diabetes researchers to be published in the Feb. 7, 2012, issue of the journal Cell Metabolism sheds light on the biological factors contributing to rising rates of obesity and discusses strategies to reduce body weight. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about one-third of U.S. adults are obese, a number that continues to climb. "While we don't usually think of it this way, body weight is regulated. How much we...

2011-05-02 16:23:32

University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have determined why a certain class of diabetes drugs leads to weight gain and have found that the molecular system involved (PPAR-ÃŽ³ found in the brain) is also triggered by consumption of high-fat foods. The study could lead to the modification of existing diabetes therapies and even dietary recommendations to limit the action of this nuclear receptor in the brain. The research, led by Randy Seeley, PhD, UC professor and Donald C....

2010-02-01 12:58:30

Peptides that target blood vessels in fat and cause them to go into programmed cell death (termed apoptosis) could become a model for future weight-loss therapies, say University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers. A research team led by Randy Seeley, PhD, of UC's Metabolic Diseases Institute, has found that obese animal models treated with proapoptotic peptide experienced decreased food intake and significant fat loss. The study was published online ahead of print Jan. 26, 2010, in Diabetes, the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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