Leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain, according to researchers from Monash University and the University of Cambridge.
An international collaboration involving Dr Nadia Schoenmakers and Krishna Chatterjee at the University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories, and scientists from McGill University and researchers in The Netherlands, Italy and Australia have discovered that mutations in a gene called immunoglobulin superfamily member-1 (IGSF-1) cause thyroid hormone deficiency due to ineffective signalling via the thyrotropin-releasing hormone […]
Brain Response to Appetizing Food Cues Varies among Obese People Genetic mutation linked to increased level of activity in brain’s reward centers People who have the most common genetic mutation linked to obesity respond differently to pictures of appetizing foods than overweight or obese people who do not have the genetic mutation, according to a […]
Researchers from the MRL have discovered a novel genetic cause of severe obesity which, although relatively rare, demonstrates for the first time that genes can reduce basal metabolic rate – how the body burns calories. Previously, studies done by David Powell and colleagues at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in Texas demonstrated that when the gene KSR2 (Kinase […]