New York Times - Low Buzz May Give Mice Better Bones and Less Fat
Short periods of mechanical vibration appear to reduce obesity in mice. (October 30, 2007)
Santa Barbara Independent - Eating French
Psychologist considers why the French are thin despite their diet, concluding it is the environment in which the food is consumed. (October 25, 2007)
Human Choriogonadotropin and Obesity Treatment
Research results about using oral administration of Human Choriogonadotropin to decrease subcutaneous fat in dieting obese patients. (October 04, 2007)
NBC News - Scientists Discover ‘Skinny’ Gene
Genetic basis for staying thin, found in a variety of animals including humans. (October 01, 2007)
Salon - Does plastic make us fat?
Article written by Andrew Leonard pertaining to environmental chemicals like bisphenol A, and their effects on humans. (July 16, 2007)
Washington Post - Way to Shrink, Grow Fat Is Found
Scientists report on a biological switch by which stress can promote obesity, a discovery that could help explain the world's growing weight problem and lead to new ways to melt flab and manipulate fat for cosmetic purposes (July 02, 2007)
Columbia Tribune - Professor Fights against Plastic
Vom Saal, a biology professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, discusses his studies of bisphenol-A in connection with obesity and aggression. It's a synthetic hormone, similar to estrogen, used to make rigid, clear plastic containers for food, water and baby bottles. (March 04, 2007)
Overproducing leptin receptors in fat cells may be key to halting weight gain
Study by researchers suggests that when fat cells increase in size, as they do during the development of obesity, the cells progressively lose receptors for the hormone leptin, a powerful stimulus for fat burning. (December 01, 2005)
Genetics of Food Intake, Body Weight and Obesity
Gene involved in initial identification and maintaining body weight. (September 03, 2001)
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