Controlling for factors like body size and muscle mass, researchers found that there are basically four phases of metabolic rates, and that a slowdown in adults doesn’t occur until after age 60.
Obesity doesn’t always mean ill health. Here’s what scientists are learning (Links to an external site)
Rethinking medical care: Dr. Samuel Klein and collaborators seek to understand how and why some obese individuals are able to retain metabolic and cardiovascular health.
Clinically relevant effects of anti-aging compound NMN found in people (Links to an external site)
In the first clinical trial of nicotinamide mononucleotide, School of Medicine researchers have found that the compound previously demonstrated to counteract aspects of aging and improve metabolic health in mice also has clinically relevant effects in people.
Significant weight loss has same metabolic effects on diabetics from surgery or diet alone (Links to an external site)
Study finds that metabolic benefits of weight loss in severely obese people are the same whether they lose excess pounds through dieting or surgery.
Obesity: The Greatest Threat to American Society?
On WNYC’s The Takeaway, Samuel Klein, MD, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, discusses the science of America’s obesity epidemic.