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The long arm of childhood conditions
Available research on the impact of a person's socioeconomic status during childhood suggests that the circumstances one grows up in matter a great deal for adult health. (2019-10-23)
Limiting mealtimes may increase your motivation for exercise
Limiting access to food in mice increases levels of the hormone, ghrelin, which may also increase motivation to exercise, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. (2019-10-18)
Sweetened drinks represented 62% of children's drink sales in 2018
Fruit drinks and flavored waters that contained added sugars and/or low-calorie (diet) sweeteners dominated sales of drinks intended for children in 2018, making up 62% of the $2.2 billion in total children's drink sales. (2019-10-16)
How hunger makes food tastier: a neural circuit in the hypothalamus
Using optogenetic and chemogenetic techniques, researchers at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Okazaki, Japan, identified brain circuits underlying hunger-induced changes in the preferences for sweet and aversive tastes in mice. (2019-10-16)
C-sections affect children's health less than previously assumed
A new study suggests that potentially avoidable unplanned Cesarean sections increase the risk of asthma, but not the risk of other immune-mediated disorders previously associated with C-sections. (2019-10-16)
Factors that predict obesity by adolescence revealed
Three simple factors that predict whether a healthy weight child will be overweight or obese by adolescence have been revealed in a new study led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI). (2019-10-15)
Type 2 diabetes and obesity could be treated by new, less invasive procedure
New research from King's College London published in EBioMedicine, has found that a newly tested medical device, called Sleeveballoon, mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents and produces impressive results on body weight, fatty liver and diabetes control. (2019-10-11)
Overweight before age 40 increases the cancer risk
The risk of cancer increases considerably if you gain weight before the age of 40. (2019-10-11)
Maternal obesity speeds up aging in offspring
The effects of maternal obesity even pass across generations to offspring, accelerating the rate of aging of metabolic problems that occur in normal life. (2019-10-10)
Study examines timing of weight gain in children
Recent studies suggest kids tend to gain the most weight in summer, but schools are chastised for providing unhealthy food and beverages, along with decreasing opportunities for physical activity. (2019-10-09)
Autism spectrum disorders linked with excess weight gain in children
A recent meta-analysis published in Obesity Reviews revealed that children with autism spectrum disorders had a 41.1% higher risk of developing obesity than matched groups of children, and on average, 22 out of 100 children with autism were found to have obesity. (2019-10-09)
Women and black Americans more likely to face severe adult obesity
A multi-national study led by experts at Cincinnati Children's shows how adult severe obesity risk rates vary by sex, race and other factors identifiable in childhood. (2019-10-09)
Maternal obesity hastens offspring aging, increasing diabetes & heart disease likelihood
New research in The Journal of Physiology has shown that the effects of maternal obesity even pass across generations to offspring, accelerating the rate of aging of metabolic problems that occur in normal life. (2019-10-08)
How common is high blood pressure among children worldwide?
This study, called a review and meta-analysis, combined the results of 47 articles published from 1994 to 2018 to estimate worldwide how common high blood pressure is among children and adolescents age 19 and younger. (2019-10-07)
Dog owners often inaccurately measure out kibble, study finds
New University of Guelph research finds dog owners are often inaccurate when measuring out kibble using a scoop, putting the dogs at risk of under-nourishment or weight gain. (2019-10-07)
Treatment for 'low T' could someday come from a single skin cell, USC research shows
USC researchers have successfully grown human, testosterone-producing cells in the lab, paving the way to someday treat low testosterone with personalized replacement cells. (2019-10-07)
High lead levels during pregnancy linked to child obesity, NIH-funded study suggests
Children born to women who have high blood levels of lead are more likely be overweight or obese, compared to those whose mothers have low levels of lead in their blood, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and Health Resources and Services Administration. (2019-10-03)
Heart failure and the obesity paradox
While obesity significantly increases your chances of developing heart failure, for those with established heart failure it may confer a survival benefit compared with normal weight or underweight individuals. (2019-10-03)
Sex-based differences in the development of brain hubs involved in memory and emotion
Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, have uncovered sex-based differences in the development of the hippocampus and amygdala. (2019-10-02)
Asthma changes obesity rate in black female teens living in disadvantaged neighborhoods
A first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans Schools of Public Health and Medicine found that asthma may protect against obesity among African American female adolescents living in disadvantaged neighborhoods. (2019-10-02)
Father's obesity in puberty doubles the risk of asthma in his future offspring
A Norwegian study shows that boys who are obese in pre-puberty have an over two times higher risk of having children with asthma than those who are not. (2019-10-02)
Gut bacteria is key factor in childhood obesity
New information published by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health suggests that gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity. (2019-10-02)
Metabolic discovery may help in fight against heart disease, diabetes
Researchers at Cornell University have uncovered a key step in how the human body metabolizes sugar, which could lead to better treatment and prevention of heart disease, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. (2019-10-02)
Discovered new regulation for infant growth
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have identified new genetic signals for the regulation of how infants grow. (2019-10-01)
Mild-to-moderate hearing loss in children leads to changes in how brain processes sound
Deafness in early childhood is known to lead to lasting changes in how sounds are processed in the brain, but new research published today in eLife shows that even mild-to-moderate levels of hearing loss in young children can lead to similar changes. (2019-10-01)
Researchers find shorter sleep periods associated with obesity in African Americans
This study examined associations between the participants' body mass index (BMI) and their reported amounts of sleep, using data from 3,778 African American participants in the Jackson Heart Study (JHS). (2019-09-30)
Treating adolescent obesity: The evidence behind behavioral, pharmacological, and weight loss surgery options
As rates of adolescent obesity continue to rise, choice of treatment needs to be guided by the severity of obesity, psychosocial factors, comorbidities and patient's age and pubertal status, according to a new paper published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2019-09-30)
Researchers discover new, treatable pathway known to cause hypertension in obese people
There's no question that as body weight increases, so too does blood pressure. (2019-09-26)
Disrupting daily routine of gut microbiota impacts host metabolic function, mouse study shows
Disrupting the daily routine of gut microbes in mice impacts their metabolism, increasing the risk for metabolic dysfunction, according to a new study. (2019-09-26)
Obesity epidemic results in NAFLD becoming most common cause of liver disease in Europe
Obesity epidemic results in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) becoming the most common cause of liver disease in Europe. (2019-09-25)
Child abuse associated with physiologically detected hot flashes
Childhood abuse has been shown to lead to an array of health problems later in life. (2019-09-24)
Tool kit provides real world guidelines for counseling for weight loss in primary care
Healthcare practitioners and researchers have a new tool to combat obesity in primary care settings, according to a study published in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. (2019-09-24)
Exploring the risk of ALL in children with Down syndrome
Researchers discovered new clues that provide a better understanding of why children with Down syndrome have an increased risk of leukemia. (2019-09-24)
Low body-mass index with abdominal obesity is associated with worse heart failure outcomes in Asian
Having a lower body-mass index (BMI), but also having a higher waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), is associated with worse outcomes among Asian patients with heart failure, according to a study published Sept. (2019-09-24)
Fat mass index, not BMI, associated with cardiovascular events in people with diabetes
In people with diabetes, fat mass index, not body mass index (BMI), is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-09-23)
Obesity alert for October 2019
All print, broadcast and online journalists who receive the Obesity embargo alert agree to abide by the embargo and may not publish, post, broadcast or distribute embargoed news releases or details of the embargoed studies before the embargo date and time. (2019-09-23)
Today's obesity epidemic may have been caused by childhood sugar intake decades ago
Current obesity rates in adults in the United States could be the result of dietary changes that took place decades ago, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2019-09-23)
Pregnant women with obesity may not require additional calories for healthy pregnancies
Guidelines for weight gain and caloric intake during pregnancy are not tailored to women with obesity, 2/3 of whom gain excessive weight during pregnancy that poses a risk to mother and child. (2019-09-23)
Tackling cardiovascular deaths requires urgent action in children
Encouraging activity and improving diet in children is crucial to cut deaths from cardiovascular disease -- and is the focus of an innovative school project in São Paulo, Brazil. (2019-09-21)
Study examines associations between adverse childhood experiences, caregiver support, brain development
This study examined the association of adverse childhood experiences and caregiver support with the development of regions of the brain in childhood and adolescence. (2019-09-18)
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