World Obesity Day

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Today is World Obesity Day. To mark the day, the World Health Organization together with the Imperial College London released results of a joint major global study. The study reveals trends indicating an increase of obesity among children and adolescents aged 5-19 years. The study data ranges from 1975-2016 and details the factors driving this …

Belly Fat: Skin Patch Converts White Fat into Brown Fat

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a Chemical compound was introduced through microneedles on a patch by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the University of North Carolina. This resulted in the conversion of stored white belly fat to brown fat in mice.[1][2] The patch as described above, demonstrated fat reduction, increased whole body energy expenditure and improved type-2 …

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease linked in genetics

According to the findings of a study [1] The risks of developing coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes has been linked in genes. The findings are important because it aids in the understanding of both diseases. The study results also identifies potential goals for the development of future drugs and targets for existing drugs …