Obesity & more

29. January 2015

Typical behaviors of obese people?

Can eating become an addiction? There seem to be some parallels. The human brain of persons with obesity and persons with an addiction show an increased activity in specific brain areas as reaction to food or drug stimuli respectively.

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13. October 2014

IFB scientist wins research fellowship in Stockholm

In September 2014, Isabel Wagner received a very competitive grant from the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) for her obesity research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The 31 year old scientist works in the Swedish capital since October 2013.

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16. July 2014

Growing up with too many kilos

Overweight of children and teenagers is an increasing problem in Germany. A big national study (KiGGS) says that about 1.9 million 3-17-year-olds are overweight. 800.000 of these boys and girls are obese (adipose).

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