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New findings may lead to a novel treatment for obesity


January 12th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have added a new twist to the body of evidence suggesting human obesity is due in part to genetic factors.While studying hormone receptors in laboratory mice, researchers ... Read more...

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Obesity alone does not cause knee osteoarthritis


September 29th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): In a study on mice, Duke University researchers have found that obesity alone cannot lead to osteoarthritis, a progressive musculoskeletal disorder that is characterized by loss of joint ... Read more...

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New brain pathway for regulating weight, bone mass identified


September 24th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Yale researchers have claimed that hormone leptin, which is critical for normal food intake and metabolism, appears to regulate bone mass and suppress appetite.The hormone appears to regulate ... Read more...

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Restoring leptin sensitivity in brain cures severe diabetes, doubles activity levels in mice


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have shown that restoring leptin sensitivity to a tiny area of POMC neurons in the brain's hypothalamus cures mice deficient ... Read more...

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Researchers find link between metabolic syndrome and cold tolerance


February 15th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Feb 15 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Chicago have found a strong correlation between metabolic syndrome and cold tolerance.In the study, the researchers found that many of the genetic variations that ... Read more...

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