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SORLA – Controlling insulin signals and promoting obesity

SORLA is a protein that influences the balance of metabolic processes in fat tissue. An increased amount of SORLA can make cells overly sensitive to insulin, which leads them to break down less fat. A collaborative team of researchers at the Max Delbrück...
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Comparing the effectiveness of weight loss drugs

A recent analysis has compared the effectiveness of the 5 weight-loss drugs that have been approved by the USA’s FDA. These drugs are: orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide. The drugs were compared against...
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Overweight adolescents have increased risk of liver disease

A 40-year study of 45,000 men has shown that BMI in late adolescence predicts the development of liver disease in later life. The study was performed in Sweden and was conducted in order to improve prevention programs for liver disease, by increasing...
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Report warns that being obese or overweight could cause 7.6 million cases of disease by 2030

According to a report by the Obesity Health Alliance in the UK, over the next 20 years there may be more than 7.6 million new cases of disease linked to overweight or obesity. To tackle the obesity epidemic, the Obesity Health Alliance (which includes...
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Obesity linked to abnormal reward response to sugary food

In a study published in Diabetes, it was found that age, obesity and dopamine may influence an individual’s preference for sweet foods. It is believed that the finding may reveal a dysfunction in the brains of individuals with obesity. The researchers...
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Mother’s high-fat, high-sugar diet may affect future generations

   Obesity can predispose offspring in subsequent generations to metabolic problems, a recent study published by the Washington University School of Medicine has found. Kelle H Moley, professor at Washington University, said that “our data...
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