Pediatric gastroenterologist Jennifer Woo Baidal explains that obesity may increase the risk of a serious liver disease at a much younger age than once thought.
Almost half of gastric bypass patients have their diabetes under control one year after surgery, a new study has found.
Will NYC's new "soda ban" reduce obesity? P&S internist Deepu Gowda, MD, MPH – who voted for the "ban" – explains his reasoning.
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have identified a mechanism that can give energy-storing white fat some of the beneficial characteristics of energy-burning brown fat. The findings, based on studies of mice and of human fat tissue, could lead to new strategies for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes. The study was published today in the online edition of the journal Cell.
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified a brain receptor that appears to play a central role in regulating appetite.
Drs. Rudy Leibel and Michael Rosenbaum discuss the biology of weight regulation in this HBO documentary on obesity.