Does obesity cause permanent changes in the brain?

Obesity is a major public health problem that affects millions of people worldwide. It is associated with an increased risk of various chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. But how does obesity affect the brain, the organ that controls our behavior, cognition, and emotions? In this article, we will review some… Continue reading Does obesity cause permanent changes in the brain?

Possible explanations for “athlete’s paradox”

The term “athlete’s paradox” describes a condition characterized by high amounts of intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) fat in the muscles observed both in patients with obesity and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and in endurance-trained athletes. In obese individuals, the IMCL depots are located mainly in fast-twitch muscle fibers and contain high amounts of ceramides and… Continue reading Possible explanations for “athlete’s paradox”