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  • The body's own bathroom scales - a new understanding of obesity

    [2 Jan 2018] Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found evidence for the existence of an internal body weight sensing system. This system operates like bathroom scales, registering body weight and thereby fat mass. More knowledge about the sensing mechanism could lead to a better understanding of the causes of obesity as well as new anti-obesity drugs.

  • Prestigious award in pediatric endocrinology

    [25 Oct 2017] Kerstin Albertsson Wikland, senior professor in pediatric growth research at the University of Gothenburg, has been given the Andrea Prader award.

  • A new study rebut the claim that antidepressants do not work

    [18 Aug 2017] A theory that has gained considerable attention in international media, including Newsweek and the CBS broadcast 60 minutes, suggest that antidepressant drugs, such as the SSRIs, do not exert any actual antidepressant effect. A research group at the Sahlgrenska Academy has now analyzed data from clinical trials and can rebut this theory.

  • Hormone from fat tissue can give protection against PCOS

    [14 Aug 2017] Obesity and reduced insulin sensitivity are common in polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS. New research based on animal studies, and to be published in the journal PNAS, reveals that the hormone adiponectin can protect against these changes.

  • Broccoli in focus when new substance against diabetes has been identified

    [15 Jun 2017] Researchers have identified an antioxidant - richly occurring in broccoli - as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane.

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