Overweight and obesity are defined by the WHO as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to an individuals health.
Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer and while it was once an issue only in high income countries, overweight and obesity has now dramatically risen in low- and middle-income countries.Such countries are now facing a "double burden" of disease, for while they continue to deal with the problems of infectious disease and under-nutrition, they are also experiencing a rapid upsurge in chronic disease risk factors such as obesity and overweight, particularly in urban settings.
A small quantity of extra sugar would be enough to make people crave for almost everything, from coffee covered in whipped cream to condiments and cookies.
When we are exposed to sufficient cold or exercise, small clusters of brown fat cells in our bodies begin to burn up energy.
Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos, and are significantly less likely to result in a viable pregnancy, according to an animal study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting.
Researchers have successfully identified novel compounds to prolong the period of the circadian clock and have also explained their mechanisms of action.
An animal study has found that obese females who consumed a small amount of coconut oil every day, in spite of having a high-fat diet, exhibited reduced metabolic syndrome—several risk factors that increase the possibilities of developing heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
A method using noninvasive raman spectroscopy has been developed by scientists to measure blood glucose levels without the use of needles.
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) have crucial roles to play in cell signal transduction and can be used as vital therapeutic targets for several diseases.
An international group of scientists from the University of Zurich, the University Hospital Zurich, Heidelberg, and Glasgow have discovered a new function of MCL1, the protein that regulates cell death.
Several foods such as mozzarella on a pizza, the olive oil in salad dressing, or hollandaise sauce used on asparagus contain lots of fat.
Researchers led by Isabel Gordo have captured, in real time, the occurrence of spurts of diversity in the microbiota, which is induced by bacterial cells that have mutation rates analogous to cancer cells.
A team of Australian researchers has confirmed the feasibility and potential of applying integrated lipidomics and proteomics to malignant plasma cells from myeloma patients.
Scientists have established a lipidomic method that proved successful in the analysis of human subcutaneous adipose biopsies.