Tag: obesity

Microbiome

Super poo: the emerging science of stool transplants and designer gut bacteria. This collection of microbes in your body includes bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Together, it’s called the human microbiome. Scientists are only just discovering the enormous impact… Read More

Obesity

The hypothesis and paradox of obesity being associated with higher survival rates in severe bacterial infections was confirmed in this prospective, population-based observational study. Increased bodyweight is the second greatest predictor of hospitalisation and a high risk of… Read More

Genome

Why genetic sequencing is key to tracking Covid-19. Know thine enemy! What happens when sequencers find a variant? How does sequencing help against Covid-19? You can’t fix what you don’t measure is a maxim in the business world…. Read More

Hyperleptinemie

Het is inmiddels duidelijk dat het coronavirus ons lichaam binnendringt via ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2-) receptoren. Vetweefsel beschikt over veel van deze receptoren, hoe meer vetweefsel, hoe groter de kans dat het virus aanhaakt op zo’n receptor en… Read More

Nutrition

Online sales are booming as the well-heeled increasingly eat their caviar at home. A taste for posh fish eggs. Autoimmune diseases range from type 1 diabetes to rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis. Global spread of blamed… Read More

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