UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found in a recent study that severely obese women have different brain activity compared to lean women when it comes to responding to food cues without being hungry. The ... Read more
Setmelanotide, a novel melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) agonist, may have beneficial effects on patients with pro-opiomelanocrotin (POMC) deficiency obesity, a rare genetic disorder that leads to early-onset obesity and ... Read more
Researchers at the University of Glasgow studied sugar consumption and concluded that health messages should be revised to focus not only on sugar intake but also on fat consumption, as they ... Read more
A new pilot project studying the influence of fast-food restaurants on obesity has recently started at Northern Illinois University (NIU).
Using computer models, the project will examine the dynamics related ... Read more
According to an article published in the journal Obesity Reviews, standard methods for measuring obesity may be underestimating the burden of overweight across the globe, possibly missing hundreds of millions. ... Read more
The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA), which would expand treatment options available to obese and overweight older adults on Medicare, now has 150 supporters among lawmakers in the U.S. House ... Read more
While observational studies have repeatedly pointed toward an association between obesity and multiple sclerosis, the nature of the studies makes it impossible to state with certainty that obesity leads ... Read more