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A group of clinical trials showed that pregnant women can prevent excess weight gain with a healthy diet and physical activity.
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.
By studying “overfed” mice, CUIMC researchers have found evidence for a hormone that helps obese animals return to their normal weight.
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.
- March 22, 2018
High plasma triglycerides have been linked to heart disease; studies in mice suggest inhibiting gamma secretase in the liver could lower plasma triglyceride levels and have parallel benefits for diabetes.
- March 21, 2018
In obese mice, the liver increases production of an enzyme, DPP4, that promotes diabetes by increasing inflammation in abdominal fat.
- November 21, 2017
2017 Naomi Berrie Award winner Bradford B. Lowell, MD, PhD, is an innovator in creating cutting-edge genetic engineering and neuroscience techniques to study energy balance and obesity.
- October 24, 2017
Researchers may have found a way to treat insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes, while avoiding side effects such as weight gain.
- July 12, 2017
Michael Rosenbaum, MD, director of the new FIT clinic at Columbia for treatment of pediatric obesity, explains his research on weight loss and metabolism.
- June 28, 2017
Two 20-somethings, Berrie Center patient Emily Goldman and her "diabestie" Christie Leist, share their trials and tribulations of living with T1D.
- June 27, 2017
A communitywide intervention for families who receive WIC benefits reduced obesity risk factors in preschoolers.
- April 5, 2017
The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center has launched an initiative to study the relationship between the brain and metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes.