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One in the Hand Worth Two in the Bush? Tendency to Undervalue Future Rewards Linked to ADHD, Obesity

( - Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found a genetic signature for delay discounting — the tendency to undervalue future rewards — that overlaps with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), smoking and weight.

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:46:54 AM

Genetic Issues
Researchers Find Genes May ‘Snowball’ Obesity

( - There are nine genes that make you gain more weight if you already have a high body mass index, McMaster University researchers have found.

Dec 8, 2017 - 2:46:29 PM

Obesity Issues
Critical Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Identified

( - DALLAS  – UT Southwestern researchers have identified a major mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:25:44 AM

Obesity Issues
Does this One Gene Fuel Obesity?

( - CHAPEL HILL, NC – Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: People are eating too much and exercising too little. But evidence is growing that at least some of the weight gain that plagues modern humans is predetermined.

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:02:15 PM

Obesity Issues
How People Cope with Weight Stigma Affects Their Health
( - A new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut shows that how people cope with being mistreated because of weight can affect their health.
Nov 9, 2017 - 3:13:07 PM

Obesity Issues
Weight Bias May Impede Care for Patients with Obesity

( - Health care providers should look beyond body mass index when providing care to patients with obesity, according to an article in AACN Advanced Critical Care.

Nov 8, 2017 - 11:38:47 AM

Obesity Issues
Breastfeeding and Obesity

( - Silver Spring, MD:  In accordance with the World Health Organization recommendation of optimal infant feeding practices, and as interpreted in policy documents of the American Academy of Pediatrics....

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:00:59 AM

Obesity Issues
Obesity Numbers Headed in Wrong Direction

( - HERSHEY, Pa. — Dr. Ann Rogers could list 100 reasons why new numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics show that rates of obesity have increased by at least 30 percent in both adults and children the past 15 years.

Oct 26, 2017 - 1:55:56 PM

Obesity Issues
Study of Breastfeeding Difficulties Due to Obesity Informs Need for Targeted Interventions for Better Breastfeeding Outcomes

( - PHILADELPHIA  – Typically, within 50 to 72 hours of giving birth, a woman will begin to secrete copious milk in a process called lactogenesis II.

Oct 19, 2017 - 11:07:58 AM

Children's Health
Study Investigates Fitness of Obese Children

( - DALLAS – Oct. 10, 2017 – A study underway at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine is investigating the respiratory effects of obesity in children, including obese children who may be misdiagnosed with asthma.

Oct 10, 2017 - 3:12:34 PM

Obesity Issues
In Obese Adults and Children, the Microbiome Plays Key Role in One of the Most Common and Serious Liver Diseases

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. — New clues to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which affects nearly all obese adults and a rising percentage of obese children, have been reported in apaper published earlier this month in the journal Gut

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:49:51 AM

Obesity Issues
Weights Lifted: Gastric Sleeve Surgery Helps Patients Shed More Than Pounds

( - Las Vegas, NV, September 19, 2017 – A diamond, so the saying goes, is forever. Unfortunately, apparently so are fat cells – whose numbers seem only to increase.

Sep 19, 2017 - 11:59:00 AM

Obesity Issues
Fruit and Vegetable Intake Influences Obesity Risk in Mexican-American Children

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Potential disparities in fruit and vegetable intake in Mexican-American children may be placing them at greater risk for obesity and related health problems, new research suggests.

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:53:28 AM

Obesity Issues
Does Folic Acid Prevent Obesity in Kids? (VIDEO)

( - There's no question that women of childbearing age should take folic acid because it reduces a baby's risk of being born withspina bifida, a neural tube defect.

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:29:59 AM

Obesity Issues
Psychotic Disorders and Obesity: New Report Shows Big Waistlines Are to Blame

( - Obesity is a major public health problem in the United States, as an estimated 35 percent of Americans are obese and have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:27:33 PM

Obesity Issues
First Study of Its Size Shows Early Weight Gain in Pregnancy Correlates with Childhood Obesity

( - Silver Spring, MD—Weight gain in early pregnancy has the greatest impact on infant size at birth, according to a new study published today in Obesity.

Aug 28, 2017 - 11:07:55 AM

Obesity Issues
Scientists Explore More About How Sugary Drinks Make Us Fat

( - AUGUSTA, Ga. (Aug. 23, 2017) – These hot summer days may tempt some of us to reach for a cold sugary drink, but scientists are finding increasing evidence that if we reach too often, we are setting ourselves up for rapid weight gain.

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:29:08 AM

Obesity Issues
Brain’s Self-Regulation in Teens at Risk for Obesity

( - In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting “food cues,” researchers report that reduced activity in the brain’s “self-regulation” system may be an important early predictor of adult obesity.

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:09:14 AM

Obesity Issues
Is Childhood Obesity a Psychological Disorder?

( - A team of researchers, including senior investigator, Bradley Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, used fMRI to investigate neural responses to food cues in overweight compared with lean adolescents.

Aug 22, 2017 - 10:54:33 AM

Obesity Issues
Fat Rats Show Why Breast Cancer May Be More Aggressive in Patients with Obesity

( - Women with obesity are more likely to get breast cancer, and a number of studies have provided a reasonable explanation why:

Aug 14, 2017 - 2:53:13 PM

Obesity Issues
Obese Heart Surgery Patients Require Significantly More ICU Resources

( - After heart surgery, obese patients tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times when compared to non-obese patients.

Aug 11, 2017 - 12:59:33 PM

Obesity Issues
Loneliness and Social Isolation May Be Greater Public Health Threat Than Obesity

( - WASHINGTON -- Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow

Aug 7, 2017 - 7:14:04 AM

Obesity Issues
Dulled Taste May Prompt More Calories on Path to Obesity

( - ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University food scientists have found that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter – and likely higher-calorie – fare.

Jul 31, 2017 - 11:09:20 AM

Obesity Issues
New Path Toward Preventing Obesity

( - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — People who experience unpredictable childhoods due to issues such as divorce, crime or frequent moves face a higher risk of becoming obese as adults

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:42:56 AM

Obesity Issues
Scientists Propose Novel Therapy to Lessen Risk of Obesity-Linked Disease

, July 24, 2017 -- With obesity related illnesses a global pandemic, researchers propose in the Journal of Clinical Investigation using a blood thinner to target molecular drivers of chronic metabolic inflammation in people eating high-fat diets to limit weight gain and disease.

Jul 24, 2017 - 5:08:10 PM

Obesity Issues
Young Adult Obesity: A Neglected, Yet Essential Focus to Reverse the Obesity Epidemic

( - WASHINGTON, DC (July 18, 2017)
The overall burden of the U.S. obesity epidemic continues to require new thinking.

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:21:23 AM

Obesity Issues
Do Breathing Issues Hamper Exercise in Overweight Preteens?

( - DALLAS – Do overweight children have more breathing limitations, intolerance for exercise, and breathlessness when exercising than normal weight children, leading to possible misdiagnosis for conditions such as asthma?

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:48:44 PM

Obesity Issues
Babies Born Big More Likely to Become Obese Children

( - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 12, 2017 – Infants born with a high birthweight are more likely to become obese as children, a new study from the University of Virginia Children's Hospital suggests.

Jul 12, 2017 - 8:54:20 AM

Obesity Issues
Childhood Obesity Historically High in Low Income Communities

( - Silver Spring, MD: Childhood obesity rates are at historically high levels especially among racial/ethnic minorities and low-income families.

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:09:10 AM

Obesity Issues
Obesity Risk Factors Dropped in Preschoolers in Prevention Program

( - New York, NY (June 27, 2017)—Preschoolers from low-income families living in cities that took part in a two-year community-wide intervention to foster healthy eating....

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:03:39 AM

Obesity Issues
Obesity’s Causes

( - WASHINGTON—A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society calls for more research aimed specifically at understanding the underlying mechanisms that make it difficult to maintain long-term weight loss.

Jun 26, 2017 - 2:09:32 PM

Obesity Issues
Knowing the Risks of Obesity and Pregnancy

( - New York, NY, June 13, 2017 - One-third of Americans today are classified as obese, and another one-third considered overweight.

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:46:48 AM

Obesity Issues
Differences in Brain Activity Between Men and Women Who Are Obese

( - A new study of obese people suggests that changes in their brains’ reward regions make them more prone to overeating....

May 19, 2017 - 10:21:57 AM

Obesity Issues
Weight-Based Teasing Has Long-Term Impact

( - A new study shows that weight-based teasing in adolescence predicts health consequences in adulthood, including obesity, unhealthy weight-control and eating behaviors, and poor body image.

May 3, 2017 - 11:28:59 AM

Obesity Issues
Obesity Amplifies Genetic Risk of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

( - DALLAS – April 26, 2017 – An international study based at UT Southwestern Medical Center revealed a striking genetic-environmental interaction:

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:21:11 AM

Obesity Issues
Little Kids’ Regular Bedtimes and Ability to Regulate Emotions May Lessen Obesity Risk

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers...

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:53:38 AM

Obesity Issues
Obesity Is not a Character Flaw

( - Is obesity the result of a poor self-control? Most people in the United States believe it is, according to a survey by the National Opinions Research Center:

Apr 11, 2017 - 9:31:15 AM

Obesity Issues
Expanding Waistlines and Metabolic Syndrome: Researchers Warn of New 'Silent Killer'

( - BOCA RATON, Fla. (April 6, 2017) – For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm.

Apr 6, 2017 - 9:23:26 AM

Obesity Issues
Weight-Based Stigma an Obstacle to Sustaining Weight Loss

( - Losing weight is a struggle for many Americans, but maintaining weight loss can be an even greater challenge.

Mar 7, 2017 - 11:49:25 AM

Obesity Issues
Inactivity, Excess Weight Linked to Hard-to-treat Heart Failures

( - DALLAS – February 27, 2017 – Lack of exercise and excessive weight are strongly associated with a type of heart failure that has a particularly poor prognosis

Feb 27, 2017 - 2:28:36 PM

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