Researchers have identified thousands of molecules—produced by “junk” DNA—that are found only in human fat cells and play an important role in how we store and use fat.
College of Physicians & Surgeons Dean Lee Goldman discusses his new book, which examines the role DNA plays in attempting to treat diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.
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.