High school student speeds anti-obesity research at VU

A California high school student helped accelerate an anti-obesity drug discovery program at Vanderbilt University this summer — and provided the proof-of-principle for a new technique that could save the lab an estimated $250,000 in the process.

Receptor’s role in nutrition brain circuitry

New findings point to brain circuitry that communicates about the body’s nutritional status and regulates how nutrients are mobilized.

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Mixed results define 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men in Tennessee and cancer deaths continue to move further away from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy People 2020 goal, according to the 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card.

Obesity genes linked to uterine cancer

In addition to body mass index, genetic markers of obesity may provide value in predicting endometrial cancer risk.

Exercise fights fatty liver

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