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Milestone for brown fat research with new MRI scan

The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of...

Scientists create an implantable slimming aid

Humankind has a weight problem – and not only in industrialized nations: The growing prosperity in many Asian or Latin American countries goes hand...

High-fat diet during puberty speeds up breast cancer development

New findings show that eating a high-fat diet beginning at puberty speeds up the development of breast cancer and may actually increase the risk...

Research shows that the more chocolate you eat, the lower your...

University of Granada researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences have scientifically disproven the old belief...

Chicken nugget autopsy finds meat, bone, connective tissue, fat, and poor...

Laboratory analysis of chicken nuggets from two major fast-food chains found they contained between 40 and 50 percent meat, the remainder being fat, skin,...

Spicing up food can make up for missing fat

Adding just a small amount of everyday herbs and spices to vegetables and reduced-calorie meals may make those foods more appetizing to consumers, which...

People’s diets show a sugar-fat seesaw

Research published today shows why people find it hard to follow Government guidelines to cut their fat and sugars intake at the same time...

Better-educated parents feed children fewer fats and less sugar

The level of education of parents has an influence on the frequency with which their children eat foods linked to obesity. The children of...

Why bats, rats and cats store different amounts of fat

Animals differ in the amount of fat they carry around depending on their species, status and sex. However, the causes of much of this...

Breakthrough in regulating fat metabolism

Scientists at Warwick Medical School have made an important discovery about the mechanism controlling the body's 'fat switch', shedding new light on our understanding of how proteins regulate appetite control and insulin secretion. This research, led b...

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