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Obesity Issues
Obesity Associated with Longer Survival for Men with Metastatic Melanoma

( - Obese patients with metastatic melanoma who are treated with targeted or immune therapies live significantly longer than those with a normal body mass index (BMI)

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:30:30 PM

Obesity Issues
Enzyme Plays a Key Role in Calories Burned Both During Obesity and Dieting

( - Ever wonder why obese bodies burn less calories or why dieting often leads to a plateau in weight loss?

Feb 9, 2018 - 11:07:15 AM

Obesity Issues
Obesity Drives U.S. Health Care Costs Up by 29 Percent, Varies by State

( - ITHACA, N.Y. – The prevalence of obesity has risen dramatically in the U.S., but there has been little information about the economic impact of this trend for individual states.

Feb 7, 2018 - 10:42:53 AM

Obesity Issues
Untimely Immune Cell Clocks May Contribute To Obesity And Diabetes In Shift Workers

( - About 15 million Americans don’t have a typical nine-to-five workday, and many of these—nurses, firefighters and flight attendants, among many other professions....

Feb 6, 2018 - 12:32:48 PM

Obesity Issues
Dietary Fiber Protects Against Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

( - ATLANTA—Consumption of dietary fiber can prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome and adverse changes in the intestine by promoting growth of “good” bacteria in the colon

Jan 23, 2018 - 11:33:59 AM

Obesity Issues
Overweight Female Kidney Donors May Be at Risk for Preeclampsia

( - Female kidney donors who are overweight may be at a greater risk for preeclampsia during pregnancy, according to a new study.

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:03:24 PM

Obesity Issues
Bariatric Surgery Prolongs Lifespan in Obese

( - Obese, middle-age men and women who had bariatric surgery have half the death rate of those who had traditional medical treatment over a 10-year period

Jan 17, 2018 - 12:35:49 PM

Obesity Issues
Aged Garlic Extract May Help Obese Adults Combat Inflammation

( - GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Aged garlic extract may help obese people ward off painful inflammation and lower cholesterol levels, a new University of Florida study shows.

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:05:41 AM

Obesity Issues
Improvements in Mortality Rates Are Slowed by Rise in Obesity in the United States

( - With countless medical advances and efforts to curb smoking, one might expect that life expectancy in the United States would improve.

Jan 16, 2018 - 1:46:18 PM

Obesity Issues
Large-Scale Study to Pinpoint Genes Linked to Obesity

( - New York – January 10, 2018 -  It’s not just diet and physical activity; your genes also determine how easily you lose or gain weight.

Jan 10, 2018 - 10:31:47 AM

Obesity Issues
Moms of Obese Children Use Different Words to Restrict Eating

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. - It’s a familiar scene at a birthday party: As a child goes back for a second cupcake or piece of cake, a parent says he has had enough sweets.

Jan 9, 2018 - 10:51:55 AM

Obesity Issues
Study Explores Impact of Obesity on Bone Marrow Cells

( - CINCINNATI –New research published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine highlights the pernicious effect of obesity on the long-term health of blood-making stem cells (hematopoietic stem cells).

Dec 28, 2017 - 10:09:15 AM

Obesity Issues
Warning Labels Can Help Reduce Soda Consumption and Obesity

( - Labels that warn people about the risks of drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) can lower obesity and overweight prevalence

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:12:57 AM

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

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