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Being overweight linked to poorer memory
Overweight young adults may have poorer episodic memory -- the ability to recall past events -- than their peers, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge, adding to increasing evidence of a link between memory and overeating. (2016-02-26)
Metabolism protein found to also regulate feeding behavior in the brain
Feeling hungry or full leads us to change how much we eat, but the molecular wiring of this process is not well understood. (2016-02-25)
Pathway to better metabolism discovered in fat cells
Control over obesity and diabetes may be one step closer thanks to a Hiroshima University study in fat tissue. (2016-02-25)
Leaky lymphatics lead to obesity in mice
In the current issue of JCI Insight, Oliver and colleagues report definitive evidence linking obesity to lymphatic dysfunction in the Prox1+/- mouse model. (2016-02-25)
Increased demand for 'vaginal seeding' from new parents, despite lack of evidence
Doctors are seeing a rise in the number of parents requesting so-called 'vaginal seeding' for babies born by cesarean section, according to an editorial in the BMJ. (2016-02-23)
Couples' lifestyle choices impact on obesity risk, study finds
The lifestyle a person shares with their partner has a greater influence on their chances of becoming obese than their upbringing, research suggests. (2016-02-22)
In obese patients, 5 percent weight loss has significant health benefits
For patients with obesity, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found the greatest improvements to health come from losing just 5 percent of their body weight. (2016-02-22)
MGHfC review articles examine early-life risk factors, interventions for childhood obesity
Two articles receiving online publication in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine describe systematic reviews of the results of studies investigating either risk factors that contribute to childhood obesity or interventions that could prevent it during the first 1,000 days of life -- from conception to age 2. (2016-02-22)
Weight and height during adolescence may impact future risk of developing Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
A new analysis indicates that higher body weight and taller stature during adolescence increase the risk of developing Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. (2016-02-22)
Little diet pain, big health gain
Those who struggle with obesity, take heart. Losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight is enough to reap significant health benefits, according to a study published Feb. (2016-02-22)
Exposure to air pollution increases the risk of obesity
Laboratory rats who breathed Beijing's highly polluted air gained weight and experienced cardio-respiratory and metabolic dysfunctions. (2016-02-19)
Bariatric surgery before knee replacement cost-effective in improving outcomes in obese patients
A study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that bariatric surgery prior to total knee replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes in severely obese patients. (2016-02-18)
Researchers reveal new links between heart hormones, obesity, and diabetes
Research from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute suggests a new approach to treating metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes -- targeting the pathway that controls the concentration of certain heart hormones in the blood. (2016-02-17)
Scientists explore whether estrogen is key in making younger, obese women hypertensive
There's no doubt estrogen plays a big role in the differences between males and females, and now researchers want to know if it also helps explain emerging sex differences in what makes younger, obese men and women hypertensive. (2016-02-16)
Scientists explore whether estrogen is key in making younger, obese women hypertensive
There's no doubt estrogen plays a big role in the differences between males and females, and now researchers want to know if it also helps explain emerging sex differences in what makes younger, obese men and women hypertensive. (2016-02-15)
Childhood obesity, rapid growth linked to pregnant moms eating lots of fish
Eating fish more than three times a week during pregnancy was associated with mothers giving birth to babies at increased risk of rapid growth in infancy and of childhood obesity, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2016-02-15)
Study finds mechanism by which obesity promotes pancreatic and breast cancer
Massachusetts General Hospital investigators may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of obesity to promote cancer progression. (2016-02-12)
Early diet of infants, not maternal obesity, influences development of gut microbiome
After the age of nine months, the development of the infant gut microbiota is driven by the transition to family foods, not maternal obesity, according to results from a new study. (2016-02-11)
Study offers treatment hope for sleep disordered breathing
People with a condition linked to obesity that causes them to stop breathing in their sleep could be helped by new research from the University of Edinburgh. (2016-02-09)
Study shows association among childhood ADHD, sex and obesity
The incidence of childhood and adult obesity has increased significantly over the past three decades. (2016-02-04)
Don't use body mass index to determine whether people are healthy, UCLA-led study says
Relying on body mass index (BMI), a numerical measure of a person's height and weight, as a proxy for health incorrectly labels more than 54 million heavy Americans unhealthy when they are not, UCLA psychologists report today in the International Journal of Obesity. (2016-02-04)
CNIC researchers discover a new target for the treatment of fatty liver disease
Two proteins, p38 gamma and p38 delta, control the accumulation of fat in the liver, a process linked to the development of insulin resistance and diabetes, which are common outcomes of obesity (2016-02-03)
Study strengthens evidence linking autism to maternal obesity-diabetes
Scientists show they can use electronic medical records and birth information to verify and strengthen an already suspected link between autistic children and pregnant mothers with obesity and diabetes. (2016-02-01)
Chapman University publishes research on how the media influence perceptions of obesity
Researchers at Chapman University, UCLA, and Stanford have just published work on how news media coverage shapes perceptions of obesity. (2016-02-01)
Standard BMI inadequate for tracking obesity during leukemia therapy
An interdisciplinary research team at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles has found that body mass index (BMI) is an inadequate method for estimating changes in body fat and obesity in children with leukemia. (2016-01-28)
Epigenetics drives weight differences between identical twins
Having overweight parents significantly increases your risk of obesity, but the inheritance of specific mutations can't always explain why this is the case. (2016-01-28)
Epigenetic switch for obesity
Obesity can sometimes be shut down. (2016-01-28)
Sedentary lifestyle spells more menopause misery
Sedentary middle-aged Hispanic women in Latin America have significantly worse menopause symptoms than their active counterparts, shows a study of more than 6,000 women across Latin America, which was published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (2016-01-27)
NIHR to invest in more research into the prevention and treatment of obesity
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will invest millions of pounds into research addressing the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity. (2016-01-27)
Antibiotic use in early life disrupt normal gut microbiota development
The use of antibiotics in early childhood interferes with normal development of the intestinal microbiota, shows research conducted at the University of Helsinki. (2016-01-26)
Cardiac and metabolic risk factors significantly more likely in severely obese teens
Compared to normal weight adolescents, severely obese teens had at least a two-fold greater risk of having high total cholesterol, triglycerides, and fasting glucose levels, and a greater than five-times increased risk of elevated blood pressure. (2016-01-26)
Early puberty associated with gestational diabetes
Women who began having menstrual cycles at age 11 had a 39 percent higher risk of developing gestational diabetes. (2016-01-26)
Link between food advertising and child food consumption
New research by University of Liverpool health expert Dr. Emma Boyland has confirmed that unhealthy food advertising does increase food intake in children. (2016-01-25)
Vanderbilt study shows brain function differs in obese children
In a paper published in the journal Heliyon, the researchers suggest that mindfulness, a practice used as a therapeutic technique to focus awareness, should be studied as a way to encourage healthy eating and weight loss in children. (2016-01-25)
Immunological Aspects of Obesity
This FASEB Conference focuses on the interactions between obesity and immune cells, focusing in particular on how inflammation in various organs influences obesity and obesity-related complications. (2016-01-22)
Study identifies important regulator of chronic, low-level inflammation
A new study by a team of Rosalind Franklin University researchers headed by Carl White, PhD, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, has discovered that the degree of chronic inflammation caused by obesity is highly dependent on levels of the signaling molecule, hydrogen sulfide, which alters the activity of a calcium channel, Orai3. (2016-01-21)
Brain study reveals mindfulness could help prevent obesity in children
Mindfulness, described as paying attention on purpose and being in the present moment with acceptance, could be an effective way to help children avoid obesity. (2016-01-21)
Morbidly obese patients may benefit from bariatric surgery prior to knee replacement
A new, computer model-based evaluation appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, supports bariatric surgery in morbidly obese patients with end-stage osteoarthritis (loss of cartilage and joint pain, caused by aging and use) prior to total knee replacement surgery. (2016-01-21)
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty: A promising new weight loss procedure
A novel treatment method -- endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty -- might offer a new solution for obese patients. (2016-01-20)
Study finds strong link between pre-pregnancy obesity and infant deaths
Pre-pregnancy obesity is strongly associated with infant mortality, and compliance with weight-gain guidelines during pregnancy has a limited impact on that mortality risk, a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health researchers shows. (2016-01-20)
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