The relative fat mass (RFM) index may replace the body mass index (BMI) as the new standard for determining healthy weight.
Scientists at Cedars-Sinai are recreating brain neurons to study obesity and personalize treatment.
Genetic Differences Might Drive Diabetes Development Illustration: Davide Bonazzi Diabetes disproportionately affects African-Americans and Mexican-Americans, with rates as high as 13 and 14 percent, respectively, compared to 7 percent for non-Latino whites. Lifestyle factors and insulin resistance play major roles Read On
New research led by the Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute shows the prevalence of obesity among men residing at higher elevations is less than in those living in lower elevations.
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Photo illustration: Dan Saelinger Methane-producing bacteria. Mutating genes. Hunger-inducing hormones. Understanding the myriad microscopic factors inside our bodies that contribute to weight gain and obesity could help curb the epidemic—and tip the scale toward improved disease prevention. In the clinic’s Read On
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.