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Why do the different people’s bodies react differently to a high-fat diet?

April 26 2012

A diet rich in greasy foods causes an imbalance in our gut flora. The composition of the gut flora seems to determine the way in which the body develops certain metabolic disorders such as diabetes, regardless of any genetic modification, gender,...
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Serotonin and bones

February 01 2012

Serotonin, a well-known brain neurotransmitter, is produced locally in an unexpected place: the bone tissue. This has just been demonstrated by research scientists from the Combined "Bone and joints" research unit 606 (Inserm/Paris Dider...
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Biological time-keeper linked to diabetes

January 27 2012

Sleeping disorders have been known for some years to increase the risk of diabetes. A French-British team coordinated by Philippe Froguel from the Genomics and Metabolic Diseases Laboratory (CNRS/Université Lille 2/Institut Pasteur, Lille, EGID Re...
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Obesity: Does our second brain work too well?

January 23 2012

Scientists from Inserm have just demonstrated how a high fat and sugar diet prevents the natural destruction of neurons from the enteric nervous system in mice. It seems that, by slowing down natural ageing of the “second brain”, this particular d...
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Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy and renal disease: common gene involved

December 22 2011

In certain cases, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a serious nerve disorder, may be associated with renal diseases. Until recently, no shared genetic or physiological basis was available to explain the association. The team of Corinne Antignac,...
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