Leptin, a hormone critical for normal food intake and metabolism, exerts a strong effect on appetite by acting in the mid-brain region as well as in the hypothalamus.
One of the most effective ways to change negative attitudes about obese people is by addressing perceptions of normative beliefs within particular social groups.
A drug being studied to block cancer growth has been shown to restore healthier levels of fat, or lipids, in people with type 1...
A compound in blueberries shows promise of lowering cholesterol as effectively as a commercial drug and has the potential for fewer side effects.
They are the most widely produced fruit in the world and now scientists in Japan have discovered that tomatoes contain a nutrient which could tackle the onset of vascular diseases.
Researchers have found a way to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol and fatty acids that end up in the blood from food the body metabolizes, a key discovery that could lead to new drugs to treat and reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease related to obesity.
Research has found that sleep deprivation is associated with an almost a two-fold increased risk of being obese for both children and adults.
Protection against a wide variety of diseases is among the many benefits of a diet high in whole fruits and vegetables.
More than a quarter of diabetic patients hospitalized with heart failure are treated with diabetes medications not considered safe by the FDA.
The study is the first to show that developmental exposure increases the risk of females later developing metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of conditions that include increased body fat, blood glucose, and cholesterol.
Damage in retinal periphery closely matches loss of blood flow in people with diabetes and a different imaging test may aid in earlier detection...
Women who spend nine or more hours a week caring for an ill or disabled spouse have an increased risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study.
Patients with diabetes whose glucose is continually monitored after coronary bypass artery graft surgery do not incur higher medical costs despite the additional testing.
For the first time, a consensus of diabetes and metabolic disorder experts have recommended a comprehensive treatment regimen for patients with pre-diabetes. The recommendations call for specific guidelines on both lifestyle, and pharmaceutical intervention where appropriate.
The weight loss medication Xenical helps patients achieve rapid and sustained weight loss according to the results of a new study designed to reflect real world usage of Xenical in clinical practice.
If mothers of preschoolers perceive their neighborhood as unsafe, their children tend to watch more television, but differ little in amounts of outdoor play or overweight, compared to peers in safer neighborhoods.