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June 16, 2013 (Newswise) — Overweight women who skip breakfast experience acute, or rapid-onset, insulin resistance, a condition that, when chronic, is a risk factor for diabetes, a new study finds. The results, which were presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, suggest that regularly skipp
June 17, 2013 (Newswise) — When it comes to confronting childhood obesity, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conclude that community-based approaches are important. A systematic review of childhood obesity prevention programs found that community-based intervention programs that incorporate schools
June 17, 2013 (Newswise) — Low testosterone worsens the harmful effects of obesity in the nervous system, a new study in mice finds. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
"Low testosterone and obesity are common in aging men, and each is associated
June 15, 2013 (Newswise) — Similar genetic variations occur in both overweight newborns and obese adults, a large study finds. The results will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
"Our data suggest that adult obesity and newborn adiposity share, in part, a common genetic backgroun
June 10, 2013 (Newswise) — What started as an experiment to probe brain circuits involved in compulsive behavior has revealed a surprising connection with obesity.
The University of Iowa-led researchers bred mice missing a gene known to cause obesity, and suspected to also be involved in compulsive behavior, with a genet