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Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 12.01.2009
Mice without key enzyme eat without becoming obese, new study finds
BERKELEY — Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a new enzyme that plays a far more important role than expected in controlling the breakdown of fat. In a new study to be published Jan. 11 in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers report that mice that have had this enzyme disabled remained lean despite eating a high-fat diet and losing a hormone that suppresses appetite.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.01.2009
Scientists unlock secret to overeating
A collaboration of scientists led by Professor Jane Wardle (Director of Cancer Research UK's Health Behaviour Research Centre in UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) have published today in the 'International Journal of Obesity' new evidence that the tendency to overeat could be genetic. UCL researchers, who were funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, created a new experiment to see if eating when full was linked to a gene called FTO**.

Agronomy / Food Science - 07.01.2009
Control of blood vessels a possible weapon against obesity
Mice exposed to low temperatures develop more blood vessels in their adipose tissue and metabolise body fat more quickly, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet. Scientists now hope to learn how to control blood vessel development in humans in order to combat obesity and diabetes. The growth of fat cells and their metabolism depend on oxygen and blood-borne nutrients.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 06.11.2008
A new weapon against obesity
A synthetic new chemical entity protects against diet-induced obesity, improves glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and enhances exercise endurance by enhancing fat utilization in certain target tissues.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 28.10.2008
Regulateur de poids contre l'obésité
Regulateur de poids contre l’obésité
Augmentation pathologique de la masse graisseuse, l'obésité se caractérise par un surpoids qui engendre d'autres complications.
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