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Yale researchers uncover key regulator of weight-gain suggesting a treatment target for metabolic disorders

A Yale research team found that a protein called, augmentor-alpha, is a key regulator of body weight in mice. (Picture: Obese mice (right) and normal-sized mice (left) in a study

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Adolescent obesity associated with abnormal heart development

A King’s College research team found abnormal cardiac development associated with childhood obesity. These abnormalities included a tilted left ventricle, an asymmetry commonly associated with aortic stenosis patients. Rising obesity

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Recently discovered hormone, fabkin, may play important role in the development of diabetes

The Harvard research team demonstrated that the newly found hormone, fabkin, targets the pancreas’ insulin-producing beta cells and is a driving element in the development of diabetes. After using an

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Viagra analog found to reduce obesity without caloric intake reduction

The Johns Hopkins research team found that the drug, a “cousin” to Viagra, reduced the groups median body weight by -27.5% in female mice and -19.5% in male mice. Obesity

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18-24 year olds found to be most at risk for obesity

The researchers found that people between the ages of 18 and 24 were at the greatest risk of gaining weight and becoming obese. When young adults (18-24) were compared to

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Maternal obesity linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer in offspring

The research team found that adult offspring whose mothers were obese during pregnancy faced a 100% greater risk of developing colorectal cancer than those whose mothers were not. A recently