Watching more TV as a young adult predicts obesity The more hours young adults spend watching television each day, the greater the likelihood that they'll have a higher body mass index and bigger waist circumference’
Genetic factors drive roles of gut bacteria in diabetes, obesity One strain of mice that were genetically prone to become obese became resistant to excess weight gain after their populations of gut microbiota were transformed simply by an sharing an environment with other mice.
Surgery achieves better long-term control of type 2 diabetes than standard therapy Metabolic or bariatric surgery may be more effective than standard medical treatments for the long-term control of type 2 diabetes in obese patients, according to a new study. The study is the first to provide data on five-year outcomes of surgery from a randomized clinical trial specifically designed to compare this new approach against standard medical therapy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Your stomach bacteria determines which diet is best for weight reduction New research enables "tailored" diet advice -- based on our personal gut microbiome -- for persons who want to lose weight and reduce the risk of disease. Systems biologists have, for the first time, successfully identified in detail how some of our most common intestinal bacteria interact during metabolism.