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Integrated therapy treating obesity and depression is effective
An intervention combining behavioral weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved weight loss and depressive symptoms compared with routine physician care, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2019-03-05)
How celastrol sensitizes brains to leptin, curbing hunger and obesity
Celastrol's potent anti-obesity effects were widely reported in 2015. Derived from the roots of the thunder god vine, the drug curbed food intake in obese mice by nearly 80 percent, producing up to a 45 percent weight loss. (2019-03-04)
High-fat diet and age alter microflora and cause inflammation in heart failure
Growing older and a high-fat diet enriched with omega 6 fatty acids are major contributors to health risks ranging from diabetes to heart failure. (2019-03-01)
Junk food purchases increase after recreational marijuana legalization
New research by a UConn economist found a link between state recreational marijuana legalization and increased consumption of certain high-calorie foods. (2019-02-28)
Review suggests a reciprocal relationship between obesity and self-control
In a review published Feb. 26 in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, researchers explore the age-old chicken-or-the-egg conundrum but this time looking at whether obesity reduces self-control or if reduced self-control leads to obesity. (2019-02-26)
Better options needed for children at higher risk of premature heart disease
New developments in identifying and treating the increased risk of premature heart disease in children and teens with certain medical conditions associated with increased cardiovascular risk are discussed in a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. (2019-02-25)
What was effect of offering breakfast in the classroom on obesity?
Offering breakfast in the classroom at some Philadelphia public schools did not affect the proportion of students developing overweight and obesity, when examined as a combined measure, after 2.5 years. (2019-02-25)
Being overweight in adolescence may increase kidney cancer risk later in life
Being overweight has been linked with a higher risk of developing a form of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma (RCC) among adults, but it's unclear if this risk is present during adolescence. (2019-02-21)
Certain factors linked with higher risk of infection after orthopaedic surgery
In an International Wound Journal study of 4,818 older patients undergoing elective orthopaedic surgeries, five risk factors were linked with an increased risk of developing surgical site infections, including diabetes, morbid obesity, tobacco smoking, prolonged surgical duration, and lower serum albumin levels prior to surgery. (2019-02-21)
How obesity affects vitamin D metabolism
A new Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study confirms that vitamin D supplementation is less effective in the presence of obesity, and it uncovers a biological mechanism to explain this observation. (2019-02-21)
Researchers discover DNA variants significantly influence body fat distribution
A new breakthrough from the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium, which includes many public health researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, identifies multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue. (2019-02-18)
The Lypla1 gene impacts obesity in a sex-specific manner
Susceptibility to obesity, insulin resistance and other cardio-metabolic traits may also be dependent on a person's sex. (2019-02-15)
Accelerated risk of mobility loss for people aged 60+ tied to excess weight/inactivity
The combination of excess weight/obesity and an inactive lifestyle represents a powerful joint risk factor for developing mobility loss after age 60, according to a new study. (2019-02-12)
Could energy overload drive cancer risk?
By providing an over-abundance of energy to cells, diseases like obesity and diabetes might super-charge growth and cause cells to become cancerous. (2019-02-11)
Researchers identify early home and family factors that contribute to obesity
A new 21-year longitudinal study identified multiple risk factors related to the family and home environment associated with the timing and faster increase in body mass increase (BMI), ultimately leading to overweight or obesity in adulthood. (2019-02-11)
High rates of weight-based bullying found among LBGTQ adolescents
Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and/or gender identity. (2019-02-07)
Tune in and switch off
The simple act of switching on the TV for some downtime could be making a bigger contribution to childhood obesity than we realise, according to new research from the University of South Australia. (2019-02-07)
Excessive weight gain in early childhood affects teenage heart health
Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the middle, finds new research from the University of Sydney. (2019-02-06)
The Lancet Public Health: Obesity-related cancers increasing in young US adults
An observational study using data covering more than half of the US population suggests that incidence rates of cancers linked to obesity are increasing most rapidly in young adults. (2019-02-05)
Obesity-related cancers rising in young adults in the US
A new study finds rates are increasing for six of 12 cancers related to obesity in younger adults in the United States, with steeper increases in progressively younger ages and successively younger generations. (2019-02-04)
Ohio State-led study links protein, clusterin, to cardiac and metabolic diseases
During a study spanning nearly a decade, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute and Houston Methodist Cancer Center have linked the protein clusterin -- for the first time -- to many different facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk through its actions in the liver. (2019-02-04)
Children exposed to air pollution at school may be at greater risk of overweight and obesity
Exposure to air pollution, particularly at school, could be associated with a higher risk of overweight and obesity during childhood (2019-01-31)
Treatment for obesity and fatty liver disease may be in reach
Professor Amiram Goldblum and his team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute for Drug Research have discovered 27 new molecules. (2019-01-31)
Obesity prevention interventions needed beyond preschool
A Rutgers study has found a need for early childhood obesity prevention interventions beyond preschool education settings. (2019-01-30)
Calorie restriction prevents asthma symptoms linked to inflammation in mice
Experimenting with mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a low-calorie diet prevented asthma symptoms regardless of the diet's fat and sugar content. (2019-01-30)
Vegan diets are best for gut hormones and satiety, according to new study
A study published in the journal Nutrients finds that a vegan diet helps to promote beneficial gut hormones that are responsible for regulating blood sugar, satiety, and weight. (2019-01-29)
Lower obesity rates linked with public transportation use, study shows
Public transportation systems provide numerous economic benefits for a community. (2019-01-29)
Drug shows promise to treat diet-induced osteoarthritis
Scientists from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, have found that a drug derived from omega-3 fatty acids can reduce osteoarthritis inflammation that's been caused by a high-fat diet. (2019-01-29)
Medications could fill treatment gap for adolescents with obesity
Twelve independent pediatric obesity medicine and surgery specialists, led by experts at Boston Medical Center, outline an urgent need for evidence-based guidance on the use of obesity pharmacotherapy for adolescents in the Obesity research journal. (2019-01-25)
Slim people have a genetic advantage when it comes to maintaining their weight
In the largest study of its kind to date, Cambridge researchers have looked at why some people manage to stay thin while others gain weight easily. (2019-01-24)
UTSA researchers: Those with inadequate access to food likely to suffer from obesity
A recent study UTSA public policy professors Alexander Testa and Dylan Jackson assesses the link between food-related hardships and obesity. (2019-01-23)
Widely available food in US workplaces: Perk or hazard?
Nearly a quarter of employed adults obtain foods and beverages at work at least once a week, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (2019-01-22)
New study identifies specific obesity-related risk factors for kidney cancer
A new study confirms the long-suspected role of obesity as a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a type of kidney cancer, and identifies several specific obesity-related factors. (2019-01-17)
Salad, soda and socioeconomic status: Mapping a social determinant of health in Seattle
Seattle residents who live in waterfront neighborhoods tend to have healthier diets compared to those who live along Interstate-5 and Aurora Avenue, according to new research on social disparities from the University of Washington School of Public Health. (2019-01-17)
Personality type could shape attitudes toward body weight of others, researchers say
Researchers found that personality traits have significant bearing on a person's attitudes toward obesity, their implicit theories of weight and their willingness to engage in derisive fat talk or weight discrimination. (2019-01-15)
VAT fat may cause pathogenic obesity
VAT, Visceral Adipose Tissue, a kind of fat that accumulates around the abdominal organs, has an important immune function. (2019-01-11)
Risk factors for obesity may differ for Hispanic and non-Hispanic white babies
The factors that put children at risk of becoming obese within the first 12 months of their life may differ for Hispanic and non-Hispanic babies. (2019-01-10)
Depression and obesity linked to greater likelihood of hip pain
In a representative sample of the German population, older age, obesity, and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain. (2019-01-09)
Lack of standard dosage for blood thinners can lead to bleeding during bariatric surgery
Rutgers researchers have found a way to reduce bleeding in patients following bariatric surgery. (2019-01-09)
Study: Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain size
Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage, according to a study published in the Jan. (2019-01-09)
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