Gut bacteria keeps bears healthily obese
Brown bears are obese. They have to be to survive months of hibernation. And yet they do not experience the complications that we do when we pile on the pounds. So what can they teach us?
A major European study of child obesity failed to include a representative number of kids whose parents are single, immigrants, undereducated or have low incomes. That means the results provide an inaccurate picture of obesity rates in the next generation of Europeans, a group of Swedish researchers says.