Genetics Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Why scientists are studying hibernation to tackle obesity

Many mammals gain weight and become insulin resistant during fall. However, these changes are easily reversible, and the mammals will not develop any further unhealthful symptoms. Researchers believe that the explanation for this lies in mechanisms associated with hibernation. Share on PinterestHibernating mammals may have genetic mechanisms that protect them from obesity.Image credit: Little brown […]

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Pulmonary System

First-time evidence suggests that fat can accumulate in the lungs

A new study has found that fatty tissue can accumulate in the airways of people with obesity, possibly contributing to asthma and other respiratory problems. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that fatty tissue accumulated in the airways may contribute to asthma in some cases. In the United States, as well as across the world, obesity […]