Posts Tagged ‘obesity phenotypes’

Obesity Causes: Physiology, Genes, and Signals

October 18, 2022 — Yesterday was the first of three days exploring the best scientific thinking in the world on the causes of obesity. From the start, it was plain that obesity presents a puzzle. Physiology, genes, and signals regulate the storage of energy in adipose tissue and thus obesity. But one thing was clear after 12 scientists through […]

The Art and Science of Precision Medicine for Obesity

March 31, 2021 — Editors note: after this post appeared, significant questions arose about errors in the Acosta paper described below. We will offer more information when more is available. Update June 23, 2021: The journal has published a correction, making clear that this study was not randomized nor did it have a pre-registered protocol and leaving us with […]

Obesity Treatment: One Size Fits All Is Rubbish

June 24, 2014 — What would you think of a doctor who gave everyone with heart disease a stent for their coronary arteries? Or surgery for every cancer? But when it comes to obesity, possibly most doctors follow a similar strategy. The common refrain: “You need to balance the calories you consume with the calories you burn. Let’s work […]