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obesity

Cell biology
Low copper levels linked to fatter fat cells
Published Oct 19, 2018
Low levels of cellular copper appear to make fat cells fatter by altering how they process their main metabolic fuels, such as fat and sugar, study finds
Nutrition
Cheating on your diet? This blood test can tell
Published Sept 4, 2018
Blood metabolites differed strongly between treatment and control groups in clinical trial of popular DASH diet
Behavioral science
Overeating after dark
Published Jan 16, 2018
Chances of overeating increase in evening as hunger hormone levels rise, study suggests
Obesity
Study: Lose weight, save money
Published Sept 26, 2017
For adults, losing weight at any age leads to lower medical costs and productivity savings, Bloomberg School study suggests
Brain's reaction to 'food cues' could predict future obesity
Published Aug 24, 2017
Small study finds brain's self-regulation system less active in teens at risk for adult obesity / Hopkins Medicine
Exercise and health
Inactive beyond their years
Published June 15, 2017
Physical activity among kids and teenagers lower than previously thought, new Bloomberg School study finds / School of Public Health
Childhood health
More activity, big savings
Published May 1, 2017
Study finds that modest increases in activity could avert future medical costs, lost wages / School of Public Health
Get up and go
Pandemic or prescription?
Published Aug 4, 2016
A public health perspective on the Pokémon Go gaming craze, which has tens of millions talking—and walking / Global Health NOW
Flower power?
Magnolia tested as breast cancer treatment
Published July 6, 2016
A compound made from the tree's cones shows promise against tumors spurred by the leptin hormone
Health and economics
How the recession weighed on children
Published June 3, 2016
Study links unemployment during economic downturn with weight gain in California schoolchildren / School of Public Health