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In obesity, brain becomes 'unaware' of fat

...leptin,?Cowley said. “As animals become bigger and fatter and leptin increases, SOCS-3 may rise to decrease the signal. It seems that in obesity, SOCS-3 might end up overriding the [leptin] signal completely.? When the amount of fat in the animals?diets was reduced—even without any reduction in calories—t...

Expanding waistlines triggered by your genes

...en infrastructure has been shown to make fat cells fatter and expand girth. Excess fat is stored in white adipose tissue, the primary energy depot in the body, primarily around the midsection. The gene studied by a University of Michigan team acts as a metabolic scissors, cutting through the collagen tissu...

Gut microbes' partnership helps body extract energy from food, store it as fat

...ation with two prominent human gut microbes led to fatter mice. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis called the results an illustration of how understanding the menagerie of microorganisms that live in our guts can provide new insights into health. The study is will be publish...

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