Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

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Why scientists are studying hibernation to tackle obesity

New research in hibernating mammals reveals that noncoding DNA may play a role in mechanisms related to obesity control in humans and other animals.

Why do Labrador retrievers love food so much?

Labrador and flat-coat retrievers are particularly fond of food and are inclined to be obese. Understanding the genetic mutation underlying this could help treat human obesity.

Humans’ slow metabolisms explain long life span, study says

Though some individuals may not appreciate their slow metabolisms, a new study suggests that humans and other primates – who burn 50% fewer calories each day than other mammals – have such long lives because of their curiously slow metabolisms.