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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.
- 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 27, 2017
A communitywide intervention for families who receive WIC benefits reduced obesity risk factors in preschoolers.
- December 12, 2016
Columbia University researchers have discovered an enzyme deficiency in the brain that is linked to Prader-Willi, a rare obesity syndrome.
- November 23, 2016
Karolinska Institute’s Peter Arner wins Naomi Berrie Award for studies on the cellular processes that create and maintain fat tissue in humans.
- May 27, 2016
Columbia researchers are identifying the cellular processes that link obesity to diabetes and ways to interrupt them.
- February 23, 2016
Researchers conducted a systematic review of studies investigating both maternal and infant risk factors for childhood obesity.
- January 26, 2016
College of Physicians & Surgeons Dean Lee Goldman discusses his new book, which examines the role DNA plays in attempting to treat diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.