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.
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.
A new study from the Mailman School of Public Health finds that obesity accounts for 18 percent of American deaths.
Conventional wisdom says obesity is good for bones, but a new study of premenopausal women finds that belly fat is associated with poor bone quality.