Mysterious Effects of Smoking May Surface Even 3 Generations Later, Study Finds

Great-granddaughters of men who smoked cigarettes when they were boys before puberty are more likely to carry excess fat on their bodies as young girls several decades later, according to a shocking study. The find – which scientists claim to be one of the “first human demonstrations of the trans-generational effects of environmental exposure across … Read more

Fat Injections Could Treat Plantar Fasciitis – A Common Cause of Foot Pain

University of Pittsburgh researchers have developed a new procedure to treat a painful foot condition called plantar fasciitis. A patient’s own fat is injected into the foot through dozens of small injections in a grid pattern. Credit: Beth Gusenoff and Jeffrey Gusenoff A new technique that transmits a patient’s own fat to the sole of … Read more

Virginia Tech, Temple University scientists awarded grant to research lipedema, an under-studied disease of fat tissues – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Most of us want to get rid of fat. Jennifer Munson and Evangelia Bellas want to understand it. Most of us want to get rid of fat. Jennifer Munson and Evangelia Bellas want to understand it. Munson, an associate professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, was recently awarded $ 250,000 by the … Read more

The unexpected benefits of fat in type 2 diabetes – BIOENGINEER.ORG

With nearly 10% of the world’s population affected, type 2 diabetes is a major public health problem. An overly sedentary lifestyle and an overly caloric diet encourage the development of this metabolic disease by altering the functioning of pancreatic cells and making blood sugar regulation less effective. However, fat, often referred to as the ideal … Read more