Columbia researchers found that a hormone made in bone cells suppressed appetite in mice by turning on neurons linked to appetite control.
Mailman's Y. Claire Wang finds that with 1 in 7 adults severely obese, overall medical costs reached an estimated $69 billion for obesity-related health issues.
Children born to women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy are at higher risk of obesity.
Columbia researchers have developed a method to generate hypothalamic-like neurons from human pluripotent stem cells, which could aid the study of obesity.
A round-up of the Mailman School's recent research and upcoming events on obesity prevention.
Study: Mothers and children who are overweight fail to recognize abnormal weight, which may lead to distorted perceptions of what is acceptable and healthy.