Obesity & more

12. August 2015

Is Fat Fabulous?

New plus-size icons, as well as bloggers are triggering a changing view on the mainstream beauty ideal. Campaigns like “EffYourBeautStandards” or slogans like “Fat is Fabulous” call for more acceptance and recognition of people suffering from adiposity and a new definition of beauty.

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30. March 2015

How healthy are eggs? Do they deserve their reputation?

Easter is just around the corner - and that means that the egg consumption increases in Germany, where colored Easter eggs belong to this holiday’s customs. Chicken eggs are not only popular at Easter, but throughout the year as breakfast egg or omelet. How healthy are eggs after all?

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20. March 2015

Adipose tissue endangers physical and mental health

The adipose tissue in people with severe overweight (adiposity or obesity) is more than an energy reservoir. It affects metabolism, immune defense, and even the individual’s psyche. Here certain signaling transmitters of the immune system (cytokines) play a decisive role.

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13. February 2015

More genes identified that affect weight and stature

In addition to the 41 known locations on the human genome that are associated with the body mass index (BMI), another 56 gene loci have been found. This is the result of the so far largest international genome-wide association study (GWA) with over 339,000 people realized by the GIANT consortium.*

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