SRC-1 gene variants linked to human obesity Apr 12, 2019 A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Cambridge reports that the gene SRC-1 affects body weight control by regulating the function of neurons in the hypothalamus – the appetite center of the brain.
Rap1, a potential new target to treat obesity Sep 13, 2016 Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity.
Understanding obesity from the inside out Mar 14, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine researchers collaborate on new lab method that reveals the roles of GABA in the control of appetite and metabolism.
A drug to encourage the “browning” of white fat to fight obesity Nov 16, 2015 Baylor researchers have found a way to turn "bad" white fat into a brown-like fat in mice studies, which may lead to a tool in the obesity fight.
Understanding how fatty acids bonds affect obesity, diabetes Jun 22, 2015 An enzyme known as stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD-1) plays an important role in the accumulation of fat in the cell. This structure provides the atomic details and tells us what the molecule looks like.
Diet not obesity defines body’s microbiome communities May 20, 2014 Baylor study finds consuming a high fat diet during pregnancy and breast feeding persistently alters the structure of an infant’s microbiome.
Campers wanted for seventh annual Kamp K’aana program May 17, 2013 Children ages 10 to 14 can sign up for Kamp K'aana, a fun weight management program this summer, created by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital.
Female mice overfed as infants become couch potatoes for life Apr 2, 2013 Study found overnutrition in infancy caused persistent changes that last into adulthood.
Correcting glutathione deficiency improves impaired mitochondrial fat burning, insulin resistance in aging Apr 2, 2013 Research could open possibilities to improve metabolic health in older people.
Brown bag lunches may need nutrient makeover Mar 6, 2013 Nutrition experts find kids with packed lunches are lacking in healthy, nutritious foods.
Careful planning can help those with diabetes enjoy holiday fetes Dec 13, 2012 BCM expert offers tips to manage diabetes during holidays.
Make holidays a time of good cheer Nov 14, 2012 BCM experts offer tips to cut down on holiday-associated stress.
Grant to study virtual weight management program for women with mobility impairments Nov 8, 2012 Program will focus on diet, nutrition, barriers women with mobility impairments face when preparing food.
Volunteers needed for weight management study Oct 24, 2012 Volunteers must be available for study-related clinic visits for approximately one year, plus follow-up for two to four years.
High fat diet in pregnancy alters thyroid activity in offspring Oct 8, 2012 High fat levels during pregnancy lowers hormone that helps regulate energy, implications for weight maintenance.
Healthy diet for pregnant moms may affect obesity risk in offspring Oct 5, 2012 BCM researchers find healthy diet during pregnancy can help keep obesity at bay for children.
Sixth annual Kamp K'aana now accepting campers Jun 18, 2012 The fun weight management program for kids age 10 to 14 is from July 29 to Aug. 11 in Livingston, Texas.
African-American women can lose weight, keep it off May 30, 2012 BCM researchers find African American women can lose weight with these tips.
Looks can be deceiving; read labels for accurate food facts Mar 1, 2012 Avoid these common misconceptions when looking for healthy food options.
Don't use 'once in a while' excuse at rodeo Mar 1, 2012 BCM expert says skip fried treats, eat healthy before you hit the rodeo.
Don't let snacks replace healthy, balanced meals Mar 1, 2012 Consider how snacks fit into your child's nutritional needs, creating a balanced diet.
Obesity risk still present at a healthy weight Mar 1, 2012 BCM expert says it's possible to have a normal weight and still be obese
One meal at a time - the motto for successful diets Mar 1, 2012 BCM expert offers tips for a successful diet.
Pairing up with buddy on diet, exercise might be recipe for success Mar 1, 2012 A reliable friend can offer extra motivation when starting new diet, exercise routine
Control your weight, minimize cancer risk Mar 1, 2012 Cancer risk can be reduced by controlling weight, according to BCM oncologist.
Your weight is key to a healthy heart Mar 1, 2012 Reduce your weight to reduce risk of heart disease.
Set simple nutritional goals Mar 1, 2012 Want to lose weight? BCM expert says set simple goals to improve nutrition.
Product labels help consumers kick trans fats to the curb Mar 1, 2012 Avoid processed foods high in trans fat, eat more whole grains says BCM dietitian.
Risk of heart disease important consideration for diabetics Mar 1, 2012 Diabetics can cut their risk of cardiovascular disease by maintaining low levels of cholesterol, low blood pressure.
Regaining a healthy liver, one pound at a time Mar 1, 2012 At risk for cirrhosis of the liver? Reduce risk by losing weight.
Fitness and weight management key in arthritis treatment Mar 1, 2012 BCM experts recommend an active lifestyle to maintain range of motion in joints.
Substitute fatty ingredients to reduce the calories Mar 1, 2012 Consider substituting applesauce for butter or oil, Greek yogurt for sour cream in recipes to save calories.
Consider 'fattest city' recognition as call to arms Mar 1, 2012 BCM dietician says Houston's designation as "America's Fattest City" is a call to small changes towards a healthier lifestyle.
Look out for hidden calories in drinks Mar 1, 2012 BCM dietitian: liquid calories can add up quickly.
Diet impacts skin, not just weight Mar 1, 2012 A diet high in sugar and fat is bad for your body, including your skin.
Waist circumference seems related to children's metabolic risk Dec 15, 2011 Waist circumference, physical activity, and body mass index play a role in cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors in children.
Obesity linked to worse survival outcomes in breast cancer adjuvant therapy Dec 7, 2011 Researchers finds obesity may contribute to worse survival outcomes in breast cancer patients who have received adjuvant therapy.
Estrogen receptor in two kinds of neurons fights obesity, infertility Oct 6, 2011 Two populations of brain neurons play roles in metabolism, fat distribution and appetite control.
UTHealth, BCM receive $6.28 million CDC grant to battle child obesity Sep 29, 2011 Project looks to create program to prevent obesity for underserved, ethnically diverse children.
Study: One pill to control multiple heart disease risk factors? Feb 16, 2011 Researchers across country and at BCM look into effectiveness of single pill for multiple heart disease risk factors.
Master regulator SRC-2 controls fat absorption Jan 5, 2011 New study of fat absorption could point to method of controlling obesity.
Set realistic goals when starting new year diet plan Dec 30, 2010 Seeing real change can take time when losing weight, so set realistic goals.
Quality of meals should not change during summer months Jun 1, 2010 Children may gain weight during summer, so healthy eating is important.