Obesity is often characterised as nothing more than greed and lack of willpower. The truth is far more complex.
A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.
Giles Yeo (MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit) discusses the origins of lactose intolerance.
Technology assisting people with type 1 diabetes edges closer to perfection.
Children with type 1 diabetes have been able to use pioneering artificial pancreas technology, developed at the University of Cambridge, for the first time overnight at home without the supervision of researchers.
Scientists in Cambridge have discovered that loss of a key segment of DNA can lead to severe childhood obesity. This is the first study to show that this kind of genetic alteration can cause obesity.