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Study: Abdominal Fat May Cause Pathogenic Obesity – dLife.com

Type 2 diabetes and other diseases related to the obesity epidemic depend on how the body stores excess energy, according to an evolutionary biologist, Dr. Mary Jane West-Eberhard, emeritus scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. In her latest research, she describes her theory about fat inside the abdominal cavity, called visceral adipose tissue or VAT, the “VAT prioritization hypothesis.” ...

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Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum attenuates obesity-related behavioral changes in mice – Gut Microbiota for Health

Obesity is currently at pandemic proportions and not only impairs metabolic homeostasis, but is also a risk factor for psychological disorders including depression. Although the underlying mechanisms of these associations are largely unknown, alterations in the communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system (also called the gut-brain axis) could play a key role. A new study, led by ...

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