Tag Archives: Obesity

Younger, fatter, colorectal cancer

Anyone who in previous times had been diagnosed with colon cancer at an early age was considered an exceptional case. American studies now show that more and more young adults are affected by the disease. An explanation might be obesity during teenage years. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

The Erythritol Sugar Free Trend: A Sweet Experiment

The benefits of erythritol are almost too good to be true: it has almost no calories, and affects neither the blood sugar level nor the taste. Studies show however that erythritol potentially has a negative effect on the metabolism. more...

Obesity: Fat Chance Without Fat

Low carbohydrate, low fat, or, even better, doing without meat? Popular diets are to found a dime a dozen. From a scientific perspective, the evidence on their side is very poor everywhere. When patients change their habits in the long term, off come the pounds. more...

Infertility: The worst is yet to come

Mobile phones cause it, as do bike saddles, saunas and especially alcohol - they all reduce sperm quality and thus fertility. Numerous studies show that male sperm also "knows" if their owner is packing a few pounds too many. more...

Warning: Words Can Make You Fat

It's not just the sight of chocolate, but merely reading words which may cause someone to shove in more kilojoules. How pronounced this effect is depends on stress at that given moment and on genes. Suitable strategies might be able to help in resistance. more...

Article by Christine Amrhein

EDCs: The Hormone’s Disturber

Experts from the Endocrine Society warn about health problems due to chemicals that have effects on the endocrine system. These are said to be guilty of causing not only many common medical conditions. Exposure during prenatal and early postnatal development is also more...

Healthy while overweight: A fat error

Overweight, yet blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are normal – so everything is fine, right? Unfortunately not. More and more study results indicate that the concept of being a metabolically healthy obese person could soon be an obsolete one. more...

Obesity: fat fighter wanted

Obesity has long since become a worldwide problem. Alongside diet, genetic factors appear to play a role. Scientists are currently in the process of developing a pill against excess pounds. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Obesity: The imperceptible implant

Scientists have now developed a genetically-based control circuit which can measure blood lipids and secretes a natural satiation hormone when required. Obese mice with such an implant in the abdomen ate less due to the implant alone and decreased weight significantly. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Obesity: A very weighty dispute

Is obesity no risk factor at all for life and limb? New studies point in this direction. Yet the matter is not so simple. What these works show in particular is that BMI thresholds or the BMI parameters are problematic in themselves. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel
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