Researchers have succeeded for the first time in demonstrating the role of hypothalamic astrocytes in obesity-related hypertension. In addition, they showed that the hormone leptin is involved in the increase of blood vessels in the hypothalamus of obese mice, contributing of hypertension. Helmholtz Zentrum München led the study and collaborated with Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, the Technical University of Munich and the German Diabetes Center.
Research carried out by academics at NUI Galway and clinicians at University Hospital Galway Diabetes Centre, involving more than 4,500 patients in the west of Ireland, suggests that, despite careful medical management, a relatively high proportion of people with diabetes in Ireland are developing chronic kidney disease over time and are at risk of kidney failure and other complications of poor kidney function.
New findings from the University of Minnesota Medical School are helping uncover why some people are more likely to be overweight and develop Type 2 diabetes -- and it starts in the womb.
The alterations detected link obesity to a brain condition similar to obsessive-compulsive disorder, which affects the same areas of the brain. Researchers analysed images of the brains of 230 children obtained by functional magnetic resonance imaging. This was the first study of these features in children. They believe the findings underscore the need for early intervention in child obesity, in order to prevent the alterations from becoming fixed in children's developing brains.
Researchers from University of Louvain have discovered a new bacterium in the human intestine, they called Dysosmobacter welbionis. The UCLouvain scientists have also discovered positive effects of this bacterium on type 2 diabetes, obesity and inflammation. The originality of this discovery? It is extremely rare that a single research team identifies, cultivates, names a bacterium and then reveals its action in the human body, a first in Belgium and published in the prestigious journal Gut.
Men who suffer sensory loss, particularly hearing loss, are more likely to be physically inactive and obese than women, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Public Health.
Children who consume too much sugar could be at greater risk of becoming obese, hyperactive, and cognitively impaired, as adults, according to the results of a new Australian study of mice led by QUT.
Employees who received automated, personalized feedback on their cafeteria purchases at work made healthier food choices. Although the intervention led to dietary changes, it did not prevent weight gain.
In a subset of patients with partial lipodystrophy and/or NASH, the hormone leptin can be leveraged as a therapeutic agent to move fat out of the liver.
As COVID-19 spread throughout the world, our daily routines and behaviors changed drastically. A new study of more than 2,000 people in the U.S. found that the pandemic has also affected how we eat. The authors found a decrease in the consumption of many food groups, particularly healthy foods such as vegetables and whole grains, compared to before the pandemic.