June 2008 Obesity Causes List

These are the stories in June 2008 detailing the causes of obesity.


Serotonin causes obesity“A study on worms shows that serotonin levels in the nervous system influence feeding and fat. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, also acts independently to control eating and what your body does with those calories once they’ve been consumed, the study said.”

Genes cause obesity“Our results confirm the association between FTO and fat mass and indicate that the 5-LO promoter modifies the association between FTO and lipid levels.”