Mouse study reveals how fat ‘talks’ directly to the brain, and what that means for weight loss

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown communication pathway that allows fat cells to directly “talk” to the brain — at least in mice.  The team visualized these hidden sensory nerve pathways using a technique that made the animals’ tissue transparent. When the researchers destroyed the connection , the mice burned more fat. That raises the […]

Is saturated fat bad for you?

Is saturated fat bad for your health? For decades, saturated fat consumption was routinely linked to coronary heart disease and high blood cholesterol levels. It was also vilified by medical professionals and governmental bodies alike. The rise of this low-fat craze appears to link back to the publication of the famous Ancel Keys’ study back […]