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  • Scientists discover a gene to stay thin

    An international team of researchers with the participation of IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences – reports the discovery of a thinness gene - ALK – conserved in evolution from flies to mice and importantly in very thin humans. A noticeable impact on the more

  • Does obesity start in the brain?

    High-calorie, energy-dense foods are constantly available in our modern society. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have discovered that a group of nerve cells in the brains of mice promotes the consumption of high-fat food. If these so-called nociceptin neuro more

  • Resilience towards food addiction

    Overconsumption of hypercaloric and highly palatable food was evolutionarily advantageous when food was scarce, aiming at increasing the success of survival. Nowadays, however, caused by the easy access of caloric dense food and stress-induced eating, this physiological strategy has become detriment more

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Raspberries, Weight Loss, & The Galaxy

Raspberries, like all fruits, contain a complex mix of organic compounds. Unlike many fruits, however, raspberries have the less common distinction of lending their name to the compound that is a major contributor to their aroma – and one of the compounds that contributes to their flavour has also b more

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Central obesity

Central obesity Central obesity (or "apple-shaped" or "masculine" obesity ) occurs when the main deposits of body fat are localised around the abdomen and the upper body. Central obesity is correlated with visceral fat . Associations ... more

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