A protein on a cell structure called the primary cilia links diabetes and obesity. The discovery may lead to new diabetes treatments.
A patient who struggled with being overweight for much of her life says she finally found success because of the trusting relationship she has with her doctor.
Childhood obesity and depression appear linked in the brains of children and teens with both conditions, according to new Stanford research.
Immature fat cells grow up if stress hormones rise at night. A new study explains the molecular underpinnings of why people gain weight due to chronic stress, disrupted circadian rhythms and treatment with glucocorticoid drugs.
Scientists argue that using the term "obesity paradox" to describe situations in which obese patients have unexpectedly better health outcomes is actually a disservice to scientific advancement.
Study finds even a modest weight gain causes the body to fluctuate on the molecular level, but most changes revert back when weight is lost.