Not only can weight loss surgery reduce body weight, it can also lead to gene-expression alterations in obese individuals, a new study as revealed.
Researchers found no health benefits from resveratrol, an active compound found in red wine, in obese men.
With more than one-third of obese adults in the United States, there appears to be some good news in the obesity battle. American consumption of soda has been on the decline since 2005, and fell to its lowest level last year since 1996.
Swedish H&M uses fuller mannequins to display undergarments.
An obese 41-pound stray cat found wandering the streets of Texas six months ago has since slimmed down to 34 pounds and been adopted by his veterinarian.
Symptoms of heart disease typically appear when people are middle-aged or older.
A recent survey of adolescents in weight-loss programs has revealed that many overweight teenagers get teased or bullied. Of the participants, apparently 64 percent were bullied or teased and while most of the bullying came from peers, some of them even reported bullying from parents, teachers and coaches.
Being obese, apart from bringing health complications, also affects a person mentally, by lowering their self-esteem, making them alienate themselves socially and bringing bodily dissatisfaction, etc.
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.