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Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage

Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage

August 14, 2018

You may not know it, but whenever you eat cheese, ice cream, or yogurt, you are also ingesting microscopic lipid droplets. Long thought of merely as formless blobs of fat, lipids are now proving crucial for understanding how embryos survive and how obesity affects the body.

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Weight might not be why obesity damages knees

Weight might not be why obesity damages knees

April 19, 2018

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese, according to a new Medical Center study.

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Can family approach fight childhood obesity?

Can family approach fight childhood obesity?

July 26, 2016

Golisano Children’s Hospital is joining one of the largest family-based obesity studies ever conducted, focusing on treatment that teaches both a child and their parents how to change behaviors and attitudes on food, exercise, and stress.

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Researchers find protein that could control weight loss and lead to radical new treatments for obesity

Researchers find protein that could control weight loss and lead to radical new treatments for obesity

December 29, 2014

Researchers have uncovered a protein they say controls how the body produces fat cells. ‘We believe that weight gain is not necessarily just a result of eating more and exercising less,’ said lead author Richard Phipps of the University of Rochester. ‘Our focus is on the intricate network involved in fat cell development.’

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Decoding fat cells: Discovery may explain why we gain weight

Decoding fat cells: Discovery may explain why we gain weight

December 11, 2014

Medical Center researchers believe they’re on track to solve the mystery of weight gain – and it has nothing to do with holiday eggnog. They discovered that a protein, Thy1, has a fundamental role in controlling whether a primitive cell decides to become a fat cell, making Thy1 a possible therapeutic target in treating obesity.

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Obesity expert speaks on controlling the epidemic

Obesity expert speaks on controlling the epidemic

February 20, 2014

William Dietz, formerly of the CDC, will focus on what pediatricians, parents and others can do to fight the root causes of the epidemic.

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Orthopaedists Connect Science, Common Health Burdens

Orthopaedists Connect Science, Common Health Burdens

January 25, 2013

Some of the most significant modern health problems — including obesity and type 2 diabetes, infections, and joint degeneration — a linked with the latest musculoskeletal research.

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