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Connecting the dots between weight loss and prostate cancer

U.S. veterans help shed light on link between dropping pounds and slowing progression of the disease

Nov. 9, 2017 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Obesity and prostate cancer are two of the most common medical issues facing older men today, especially veterans. A new study aims to determine whether weight loss achieved through a diet and exercise will improve the health of men in active surveillance for prostate cancer.

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Fruit fly study IDs missing links in fat-signaling system

Hormone alerts brain to fat-storage status, but its packaging system goes awry in obesity

Oct. 9, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study uncovers links in the fat-brain connection — in fruit flies. Yes, fruit flies have fat too. Just not very much.

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Little tweaks that pack a healthy punch

Looking for a new year reset? These small steps can make a big difference when it comes to your overall health

Jan. 3, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Getting back on track after a tough year is a little easier when you're surrounded by an entire division full of crackerjack public health researchers. Fred Hutch writer Diane Mapes shares a few small steps that can make a big impact on your health in the new year.

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