Margarida graduated with a BS in Health Sciences from the University of Lisbon and a MSc in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST-UL). She worked as a molecular biologist research associate at a Cambridge UK-based biotech company that discovers and develops therapeutic, fully human monoclonal antibodies.
Researchers at the University of Liverpool and Florida State University College of Medicine investigated if parental perceptions of a child’s weight are associated with weight gain across childhood. The team ... Read more
Cancer Research UK recently published statistics indicating that rising levels of obesity in the United Kingdom contributed greatly to the 54 percent increase in uterine cancer rates observed over the last ... Read more
Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reported that surgical weight loss was able to inhibit breast tumor growth, while similar weight loss through diet was not. Researchers hope ... Read more
In a new study using an animal model, researchers demonstrated how treatment with prebiotics can alter the obese maternal microbial composition and reduce gestational weight gain, as well as ... Read more
News media coverage of obesity shapes public attitudes, and an article’s slant can affect support for health policies and shift opinion of obese people. Specifically, researchers at Chapman University and Stanford University found that framing obese-related news as ... Read more
Adolescents and children with severe obesity are at a markedly higher risk of developing a range of weight-related comorbidities, according to a new study examining the relationship between weight status and ... Read more
Researchers using genetic engineering developed a mouse model that resisted weight gain and arterial disease, even when fed a high-fat diet. The study demonstrated that deficiency in a specific transcription ... Read more