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Understanding "Good" Fat May Help Fight Obesity

Understanding

A recent understanding of the origins of brown fat cells - the "good" kind of fat that burns energy and keeps us warm - may lead to the discovery of new treatments for obesity. Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston said they used a single molecular switch to turn immature ... Read More


How Obesity Abets Type 2 Diabetes

How Obesity Abets Type 2 Diabetes

Human fat can be healthy or sick - healthy in lean people and sick in obese. And a new research effort shows sick fat cells can produce proteins that contribute to type 2 diabetes. The study, performed by researchers at Temple University, discovered that fat cells in obese people bear a great... Read More


How Stress Causes Weight Gain

How Stress Causes Weight Gain

The mounting stress in today's society leads to a vicious descending spiral of ever-increasing weight gain. But the good news is that the spiral is not inevitable and can be reversed and transcended. "In times of economic hardship and stress, people gain weight," said Dr. Sasson Moulavi, a ba... Read More


What is Gastroenterology?

What is Gastroenterology?

Video: Dr. Jonathan Cohen of the Concorde Medical Group discusses Gastroenterology. Gastroenterology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the digestive tract - from the mouth to the anus. Gastroenterolgy studies the functioning and disorders of the esophagus, stomach and intesti... Read More


Critical Age for Childhood Weight Gain

Critical Age for Childhood Weight Gain

New research reveals a critical period when a child is at risk of becoming obese. A study from Columbia University Medical Center found that during the ages of 1-3 years, children are at risk of gaining significant weight. The researchers reviewed growth charts of over 1,700 children in New Y... Read More


Children and The Sugar Crisis

Children and The Sugar Crisis

At the age of only 13, Mark Vindman ballooned to a whopping 229 pounds. But, today, hes on a rigorous nutrition and fitness plan thats getting him back on track. I have challenges of not being able to eat sweets anymore. And not being able to eat fried food anymore, but eventually I grew o... Read More



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