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When trying to lose weight, the best diet isn’t the one that worked for your friend, it’s the one that works for you.
Columbia researchers have discovered that a nanomaterial injected into mice shrinks fat at targeted locations, highlighting an unexpected strategy to treat obesity.
A study of weight loss methods suggests that gastric bypass surgery is the best strategy for patients with type 2 diabetes and severe obesity, regardless of the severity of a patient’s diabetes.
Columbia obstetrician/gynecologist Noelia Zork on what people need to know about gestational diabetes—who is most at risk, how it is treated, and what you can do to prevent it.
- December 1, 2020
New findings suggest a hormone called lipocalin-2, previously found to suppress food intake in mice, may also prevent weight gain in humans.
- November 12, 2020
Ancient parts of the brain may hold secrets that help explain the drive to eat and how eating may affect brain health. Sabrina Diano, the new Institute of Human Nutrition director, is investigating.
- April 20, 2020
Unlike artificial sweeteners, real sugar sends signals to the brain when it enters the gut, a new study by Columbia neuroscientists has found.
- April 9, 2019
A new study from Columbia pediatricians found that new mothers are more receptive to educational materials that contain facts, not criticism, about sugary drinks.
- September 13, 2018
A group of clinical trials showed that pregnant women can prevent excess weight gain with a healthy diet and physical activity.
- June 27, 2018
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.
- June 22, 2018
By studying “overfed” mice, CUIMC researchers have found evidence for a hormone that helps obese animals return to their normal weight.
- April 4, 2018
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.
- September 15, 2017
Researchers have developed a skin patch that can turn white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body’s metabolism.
- 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.