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Deletion of FAT10 gene reduces body fat, slows down aging in...

A single gene appears to play a crucial role in coordinating the immune system and metabolism, and deleting the gene in mice reduces body...

Exercise counters the physiological effects of Christmas excess

Daily exercise lessens many of the harmful physiological effects of short-term overeating and inactivity, shows a new study in The Journal of Physiology,...

Fighting Obesity: New Hopes From Brown Fat

If you want to lose weight, then you actually want more fat, not less. But you need the right kind: brown fat. This special...

Bacteria and fat: a ‘perfect storm’ for inflammation

Making fat cells immortal might seem like a bad idea to most people, but for a team of University of Iowa scientists it was...

Eat More, Weigh Less: Worm Study Provides Clues to Better Fat-Loss...

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered key details of a brain-to-body signaling circuit that enables roundworms to lose weight independently of...

Healthy obesity? Twins study sheds light on phenomenon

A unique study of 16 pairs of identical twins in which one twin is obese and the other lean has yielded some surprising results. In...

Stoners beware: exercising might lead to a positive drug test

Exercise is essential to a healthy lifestyle, but new research led by the University of Sydney shows that for cannabis users, it could also...

Chronic cocaine use may reduce the body’s ability to store fat

Chronic cocaine use may reduce the body's ability to store fat, new research from the University of Cambridge suggests. The scientists found that cocaine use...

Thanks dad: Obese mice father offspring with higher levels of body...

Male mice who were fed a high-fat diet and became obese were more likely to father offspring who also had higher levels of body...

Relaxing Can Make You Fatter

Conventional wisdom says that exercise is a key to weight loss — a no-brainer. But now, Tel Aviv University researchers are revealing that life...

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