Metabolic Syndrome Related To Protein That Regulates Liver Genes, Circadian Rhythms 

Mitch Lazar, MD, PhDA new study from the lab of Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD, director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, was featured in Medical Daily.

The study explains how Rev-erbα regulates the clock in most cells of the body while also regulating metabolic genes in the liver. Instead of relying on the same mechanism for both these functions, Rev-erbα performs each of these jobs in distinct ways. This research may provide a new map for scientists wanting to treat metabolic syndrome.
>> Medical Daily article

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Is it Always Unhealthy to Be Fat?

An episode of WHYY's "Radio Times" discusses the topic with experts including Rexford Ahima, MD, PhD, director of the Obesity Unit in the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, who says that the effect of extra weight really depends on the individual.