1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
A ‘fat gene' has been found to cause overeating in GM mice.
Researchers have long known that overweight people are more likely to develop conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
An artificial hormone has reduced body weight and fat mass in mice, and fast.
A new artificial enzyme(SRT1720) has been found to increase the lifespan of obese mice.
A new compound has been designed that controls weight and blood sugar in mice, raising the prospect of a treatment for sufferers of obesity and diabetes.
A new study has shown that the food sweetener fructose can cause dangerous body fat deposits and trigger diabetes and heart disease in humans.
It is well known that obesity can lead to health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and it is thought that this is due to low-grade inflammation.
Researchers have shown that a new compound can significantly reduce the weight of monkeys by destroying blood vessels that feed fatty tissue.
By removing a protein that muscles use to convert fuel into energy, the researchers produced a mouse with normal body weight but which did not have enough energy to exercise.