Researchers have developed a skin patch that can turn white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body’s metabolism.
Obese children exposed to high levels of air pollutants are nearly three times as likely to have asthma, compared with non-obese children and lower levels of pollution exposure.
Women with PTSD gain weight more rapidly and are more likely to be overweight or obese than women without the disorder, find researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Harvard School of Public Health.
Targeting an enzyme that raises both sugar and insulin levels in the obese may prevent and treat diabetes.
Columbia has honored Philipp E. Scherer, PhD for helping usher in a new understanding of fat and its role in diabetes and other metabolic diseases.
Drs. Rudolph Leibel and Michael Rosenbaum are members of a multi-center collaboration that plans to test competing hypotheses of obesity and weight gain.