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Overactive stress response in obesity

Nov. 7, 2014—An overactive stress response contributes to the development of insulin resistance in obese individuals, and blocking it may be therapeutically beneficial.

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Lymphocyte study reveals obesity clues

Oct. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers are closer to understanding the link between obesity, chronic inflammation and type 2 diabetes.

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SEC Symposium focused on obesity prevention

Sep. 25, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost Susan Wente and several Vanderbilt experts joined colleagues from across the Southeast to discuss obesity at the second annual Southeastern Conference Symposium Sept. 21-23.

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Weight regain after gastric bypass

Aug. 15, 2014—Early weight regain after gastric bypass surgery does not reverse metabolic improvements, and the "hunger hormone" ghrelin might indicate who is susceptible to weight regain.

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Study examines therapeutic bacteria’s ability to prevent obesity

Jul. 17, 2014—Engineered bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut prevent obesity in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.

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Obesity sends immune cells to the brain

Feb. 12, 2014—Obesity causes peripheral immune cells to move to the brain, where they may contribute to inflammation and the pathophysiology of obesity.

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Is healthy obesity possible?

Jan. 29, 2014—It might be possible to generate a “metabolically healthy” state of obesity by targeting signaling pathways that improve insulin sensitivity.

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Young children engage in physical activity in short spurts; preschoolers take 11 hours to attain daily exercise levels

Jan. 8, 2014—Preschool-aged children require the majority of their waking day to achieve their recommended daily physical activity, a Vanderbilt study published in Obesity found.

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Bariatric surgery’s metabolic impact to be explored

Dec. 19, 2013—Vanderbilt University researchers have received a two-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study a mouse model of the metabolic and hormonal changes caused by bariatric surgery.

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Obesity pathway component identified

Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered a new critical component in the obesity pathway.

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‘Yo-yo dieting’ inflames fat tissue

Aug. 9, 2013—Gaining and losing weight during “yo-yo dieting” may contribute to an exaggerated immune response in fat tissue that increases metabolic dysfunction more than steady weight gain alone.

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