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  • Receptor makes mice strong and slim

    Increasing abdominal girth and shrinking muscles are two common side effects of aging. Researchers at the University of Bonn have discovered a receptor in mice that regulates both effects. Experiments with human cell cultures suggest that the corresponding signaling pathways might also exist in huma more

  • 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

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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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