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A new BRAIN Initiative atlas showcases the diverse cell populations within the human hypothalamus, paving the way to discovering novel cellular targets for obesity and metabolic disease
A new study in women found that shortening sleep by just 90 minutes for a few weeks increased insulin resistance, a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.
Studies exploring metformin’s power to prevent prostate cancer progression have been inconclusive. Columbia research now shows that the drug has promise, but only for specific patients.
Wegovy (semaglutide) produces the greatest weight loss in teenagers, but a study by Columbia researchers finds that the trendy obesity drug is not cost-effective at its current price.
- December 7, 2018
Columbia University has awarded the 2018 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to David M. Nathan, MD.
- 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.
- 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.