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Study: Children may not always grow out of being picky eaters
By age four, children could be established picky eaters, a new study suggests. (2020-05-26)
Warwick scientists discover how cells respond to fasting
As modern life-styles and high calorie diets drive the UK's obesity levels up, researchers from the University of Warwick have found how cells respond to fasting and activate the process called autophagy, which means a healthier lifestyle can be promoted to help people maintain a healthy body weight. (2020-05-26)
The prevention of childhood obesity would require stricter advertising regulations
Spain ranks fifth among European countries for childhood obesity. Sugar-sweetened beverages and soft drinks are consumed by 81% of Spanish children weekly. (2020-05-26)
Schizophrenia: When the thalamus misleads the ear
Scientists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Synapsy National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) have succeeded in linking the onset of auditory hallucinations - one of the most common symptoms of schizophrenia - with the abnormal development of certain substructures of a region deep in the brain called the thalamus. (2020-05-26)
Study finds childhood cancer does not affect parental separation, divorce, and family planning in Denmark
The diagnosis of cancer in a child can be devastating to parents and other loved ones, but in a recent study from Denmark, having a child with cancer did not appear to impact parents' risk of separation or divorce or affect future family planning. (2020-05-25)
Anti-obesity medications mitigate weight regain in RYGB surgery patients
Researchers have discovered that anti-obesity medications such as phentermine and topiramate, used individually or in combination, can significantly reduce weight regain in patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, according to a retrospective study published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. (2020-05-22)
Study links severe childhood deprivation to neuropsychological difficulties in adulthood
A team of researchers from the University of Southampton, the University of Bath and King's College London, including Dennis Golm from the University of Southampton, have provided compelling evidence of the impact of adversity in childhood on neuropsychological functioning in adulthood. (2020-05-22)
Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness risk factors for severe COVID-19 or death
Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness have emerged as risk factors for severe COVID-19 or death in the UK, according to the largest cohort study to date published by The BMJ today. (2020-05-22)
UBC scientist identifies a gene that controls thinness
Why can some people eat as much as they want, and still stay thin? (2020-05-21)
Obesity not related to how close you live to fast food or gyms
A new study from Lund University in Sweden has shown no correlation between obesity and how close you live to fast food restaurants or gyms. (2020-05-20)
Parents with degrees give their children significant advantage in maths
Children of parents with a degree are almost a year of schooling ahead in maths by the age 11 than peers whose parents have just GCSEs, a new study by the University of Sussex has discovered. (2020-05-20)
Family environment affects adolescent brain development
Childhood environment and socioeconomic status affect cognitive ability and brain development during adolescence independently of genetic factors, researchers at Karolinska Institutet report in a new study published in the journal PNAS. (2020-05-20)
New research shows that increasing number of lost pregnancies is linked to higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that the higher the number of pregnancy losses a woman has, the higher her risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (2020-05-20)
Antibiotic exposure in infants associated with higher risks of childhood obesity
Very young children exposed to antibiotics at an early age (from birth to 12 months) are associated with higher risks of childhood obesity and increased adiposity in early to mid-childhood. (2020-05-19)
Chemicals often found in consumer products could lead to obesity and fatty liver diseases
Chemical compounds found in many consumer products could be major contributors to the onset of lipid-related diseases, such as obesity, in humans, according to a Baylor University study. (2020-05-19)
Personal accounts of childhood maltreatment matter more for mental health than records
Personal accounts of childhood maltreatment show a stronger association with psychiatric problems compared to legal proof that maltreatment occurred, according to a new study co-written by a King's College London researcher. (2020-05-18)
McMaster chemists develop foolproof new test to track the fats we eat
A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a reliable and accurate blood test to track individual fat intake, a tool that could guide public health policy on healthy eating. (2020-05-15)
Asthma is associated with longer time on ventilators for younger COVID-19 patients
Patients with COVID-19 between the ages of 20 and 59 years old who also had asthma needed a ventilator to assist with breathing for five days more on average than non-asthmatic patients with COVID-19, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center, who published their findings today in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. (2020-05-15)
Geography of childhood cancer in Switzerland studied
A research group under the direction of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University Bern has investigated the spatial distribution of childhood cancer risks in Switzerland for the period 1985-2015. (2020-05-14)
Excess coffee consumption a culprit for poor health
Cappuccino, latte or short black, coffee is one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the world. (2020-05-13)
Burning fat with brain-sparing amphetamines without harmful side effects
The team of Ana Domingos, principal investigator at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) and Associate Professor of the University of Oxford, together with Gonçalo Bernardes, principal investigator at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM) and Reader at the University Cambridge, have modified amphetamine so that does not enter the brain while avoiding its known side effects. (2020-05-13)
Coffee linked to lower body fat in women
Women who drink two or three cups of coffee a day have been found to have lower total body and abdominal fat than those who drink less, according to a new study published in The Journal of Nutrition. (2020-05-13)
Healthy eating behaviors in childhood may reduce the risk of adult obesity and heart disease
Encouraging children to make their own decisions about food, within a structured environment focused on healthy food choices, has been linked to better childhood nutrition and healthier lifelong eating behaviors. (2020-05-11)
Gene therapy in mice builds muscle, reduces fat
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that gene therapy in mice helped build strength and significant muscle mass quickly, while reducing the severity of osteoarthritis. (2020-05-08)
Delaying bariatric and metabolic surgery during COVID-19 pandemic puts patients at risk, experts warn
New guidance identifies patients with the greatest need for bariatric and metabolic surgery as experts warn delaying treatment could put them at a greater risk of complications from their disease as well as from COVID-19. (2020-05-07)
Fatty liver disease is underdiagnosed in the US
According to an analysis published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is grossly underdiagnosed in the United States. (2020-05-06)
Teen obesity, diabetes or high blood pressure may lead to prematurely aged arteries
Teens who have obesity, type 2 diabetes or high systolic blood pressure show greater signs of blood vessel aging compared to healthy, normal weight teens. (2020-05-06)
Children don't know how to get proper nutrition information online
Children looking for health information online could end up more prone to obesity. (2020-05-06)
Cholesterol lowering drugs linked to improved gut bacteria composition in obese people
Obese Europeans who are treated with cholesterol lowering drugs have not only lower values of blood LDL cholesterol and markers of inflammation but in addition a more healthy gut bacteria profile than those obese who are not prescribed statins. (2020-05-06)
Non-caloric sweetener reduces signs of fatty liver disease in preclinical research study
Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigator shows that non-caloric sweetener stevia decreases signs of fatty liver disease in a pre-clinical model. (2020-05-05)
Chronic illness in childhood linked to higher rates of mental illness
Children with long-term health conditions may be more likely to experience mental illness in early adolescence than healthy children, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London. (2020-05-04)
The ova of obese women have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids
A study conducted by researchers from the UPV/EHU, Cruces Hospital, the IVI Clinic Bilbao and Biocruces Bizkaia shows that the oocytes of obese or overweight women have a different composition of fatty acids. (2020-04-30)
Obese adults facing Medicaid expansion gap
Despite overall increases in insurance coverage for low-income individuals in Medicaid expansion states, some gaps remain for individuals who are obese. (2020-04-30)
Higher thrombus risk in men with obesity in adolescence
Men with a history of obesity in their late teens are, in adult life, more at risk of a blood clot (thrombus) in a leg or lung, according to a study from the University of Gothenburg study shows. (2020-04-29)
Childhood obesity and high blood pressure warn of future heart disease
A large study in adolescents and children, some as young as 3 years of age, shows a link between obesity, high blood pressure, and later damage to blood vessels. (2020-04-28)
Heart disease more likely for adults with dysfunctional childhoods
Children who experience trauma, abuse, neglect and family dysfunction are at increased risk of having heart disease in their 50s and 60s. (2020-04-28)
High-fat diet consequences include mental fatigue, researchers say
Obesity has been shown to place physical stress on the body, but new research suggests that excess weight may also cause mental fatigue. (2020-04-27)
New breakthrough could help us understand how rare childhood brain disorders develop
A new breakthrough in understanding the cause of rare childhood brain disorders has been made by researchers at the University of Sheffield. (2020-04-27)
Summary of preliminary data about obesity and severity of COVID-19
In a Nature Reviews Endocrinology 'Comment' authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), the Boston Children's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. (2020-04-24)
Scientists from IKBFU, Moscow and Kiev conducted research on treating obesity
In the 21st century, the search for methods of treating noncommunicable diseases, such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes are among the top priorities. (2020-04-23)
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