Posted 2/24/12

Basic Science

  • The Starvation-Predation Trade-Off Predicts Trends in Body Size, Muscularity, and Adiposity between and within Taxa. Click Here 
  • Large-Scale Gene-Centric Meta-Analysis across 39 studies Identifies Type 2 Diabetes Loci. Click Here 
  • Role of Hypothalamic Proopiomelanocortin Neuron Autophagy in the Control of Appetite and Leptin Response. Click Here 
  • Dysfunction of lipid sensor GPR120 leads to obesity in both mouse and human. Click Here 
  • Fasting can help protect against brain diseases, scientists say. Click Here 
  • Fasting vs dietary restriction in cellular protection and cancer treatment: from model organisms to patients. Click Here 
  • Chronic Consumption of Farmed Salmon Containing Persistent Organic Pollutants Causes Insulin Resistance and Obesity in Mice. Click Here 
  • Meta-analysis identifies common variants associated with body mass index in east Asians. Click Here 
  • PUFAs acutely affect triacylglycerol-derived skeletal muscle fatty acid uptake and increase postprandial insulin sensitivity. Click Here 
  • Longitudinal Replication Studies of GWAS Risk SNPs Influencing Body Mass Index over the Course of Childhood and Adulthood. Click Here 


  • Policy Brief: OECD Obesity Update 2012. Click Here 
  • Front-of-Package Food Labels - Public Health or Propaganda? Click Here 
  • Your Turn: Sugar-coating the effects of soda tax on public health. Click Here 

Translational, Clinical, and Behavioral

  • Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention - Workshop Report. Click Here 
  • Prenatal Exposure to Perfluorooctanoate and Risk of Overweight at 20 Years of Age: A Prospective Cohort Study. Click Here 
  • Epistemological and ethical assessment of obesity bias in industrialized countries. Click Here 
  • The relationship between hypertension and obesity across different ethnicities. Click Here 
  • Toward a Unifying Hypothesis of Metabolic Syndrome. Click Here 
  • Mitigating preventable chronic disease: Progress report of the Cleveland Clinic's Lifestyle 180 program. Click Here 
  • Changes in the Association Between Body Mass Index and Medicare Costs, 1997-2006. Click Here 
  • What is the prognosis for new centrally-acting anti-obesity drugs? Click Here 
  • Body Mass Index at Age 25 and All-Cause Mortality in Whites and African Americans: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Click Here 

General Science

  • Honestly, Who Else Would Fund Such Research? Reflections of a Non-Smoking Scholar. Click Here