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Cancer trends in Canada from 1971 to 2015
The overall rate of new cancer cases is decreasing in men but increasing in women younger than 80 years, and obesity-related cancers are increasing in young people, according to a study on cancer trends in Canada from 1971 to 2015 published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association). (2019-11-18)
Uninfected individuals born to mothers living with HIV at risk of obesity and asthma
Adolescents and young adults who were born to mothers with HIV but remained uninfected themselves still face a greatly heightened risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms. (2019-11-15)
Diet trials often amend their outcome measures as they go
A study published today in JAMA Network Open concludes that 86 percent of diet trials amended their desired study outcomes along the way. (2019-11-13)
Study led by Tulane researchers outlines America's losing battle to lose weight
It comes as no surprise that Americans struggle with weight loss, but a new study led by researchers at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine reveals the extent to which many people try, and fail, to shed extra pounds. (2019-11-13)
Using cardiac-specific biomarkers to predict cardiovascular disease risk early
A new review article provides valuable insights into how traditional and emerging cardiac-specific biomarkers and their associated cardiovascular disease risk factors may help point to effective preventive interventions in high-risk obese populations starting at an early stage of disease development. (2019-11-12)
Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to obesity during pregnancy
Vitamin B12 deficiency impairs fat metabolism and may be associated with obesity during pregnancy, according to findings presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference. (2019-11-11)
Impaired liver function during pregnancy may increase risk of childhood obesity
Impaired liver function during pregnancy may alter gut bacteria composition and increase the risk of obesity in children, according to results presented at The Society for Endocrinology Annual Conference. (2019-11-10)
Age is not a barrier to the benefits of weight-loss surgery
While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. (2019-11-10)
Factors during pregnancy may affect early childhood weight
In a study published in Pediatric Obesity, a child's high and increasing body mass index between ages two and six years was strongly associated with pre-pregnancy obesity and overweight in the child's mother; modestly associated with maternal type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes that required medication, and excessive weight gain during pregnancy; and slightly associated with breastfeeding for six months or less. (2019-11-06)
High waist circumference associated with elevated risk of obesity-related dementia
Waist circumference is a more accurate indicator of abdominal visceral fat level than body mass index (BMI) in the elderly, according to a report published in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. (2019-11-05)
Obesity embargo alert for November 2019 issue
This alert contains a list of papers in the November 2019 issue of Obesity. (2019-11-05)
Study: A mother's warmth, sensitivity can mitigate obesity risk factors in infants
An ongoing longitudinal University at Buffalo study being presented Nov. (2019-11-05)
Biliary complication rates similar for kids and adults after weight-loss surgery
Adolescents and teens experience biliary side effects after weight-loss surgery at about the same rate as adults. (2019-11-05)
Web-based calculator predicts risk of death, complications from diabetes and obesity
A new web-based risk calculator can accurately predict the likelihood a patient with type 2 diabetes and obesity will die or develop serious complications including a heart attack, heart failure and diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy) within the next 10 years depending on whether they have metabolic (bariatric) surgery or continue with standard medical treatment, according to a new study presented today by Cleveland Clinic researchers at the 36th American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting. (2019-11-05)
Weight-loss surgery may counter genetic risk for developing breast cancer
Women with a genetic predisposition for breast cancer were 2.5 times more likely to develop a malignancy than women with the same genetic risk who underwent bariatric or weight-loss surgery, according to a new study* presented today by Cleveland Clinic Florida researchers at the 36th American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019. (2019-11-05)
New study challenges decades-old patient eligibility criteria for weight-loss surgery
Weight-loss surgery has been shown to improve or resolve diabetes, reduce heart attacks and produce significant weight loss, but the operation has generally been restricted by health insurers to people with severe obesity. (2019-11-05)
Cancer risk drops in half with over 20% weight loss after bariatric surgery
Patients with severe obesity who had bariatric or weight-loss surgery and lost more than 20% of their total weight were 50% less likely to develop cancer compared to patients who did not have as much weight loss after surgery, according to a new study* presented today by Oregon Health & Science University researchers at the 36th American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019. (2019-11-05)
Quality of life changes after weight loss
Obesity increases a number of adverse health consequences including reduced health-related quality of life. (2019-11-05)
Bariatric surgery may not lead to lower health care costs
Despite helping to bring about improved survival and significant weight loss, bariatric surgery may not lead to lower health care costs in the long term, says a Veterans Affairs study. (2019-10-30)
Avocados may help manage obesity, prevent diabetes
University of Guelph researchers have shown for the first time how a compound found only in avocados can inhibit cellular processes in the pancreas that normally lead to diabetes. (2019-10-30)
How far schoolkids live from junk food sources tied to obesity
As measured in city blocks, proximity to fast and convenience food sellers can impact a student's chances of becoming obese, according to a new study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine. (2019-10-29)
ASMBS endorses new policy statement from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The American Society for Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS), the largest organization for bariatric surgeons in the nation, has endorsed the new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommending greater access to metabolic and bariatric surgery for children and adolescents with severe obesity. (2019-10-29)
How much do obesity and addictions overlap?
A large analysis of personality studies has found that people with obesity behave somewhat like people with addictions to alcohol or drugs. (2019-10-28)
AAP recommends greater access to surgical treatments for severe obesity
Recognizing that severe obesity is a serious and worsening public health crisis in children and adolescents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for greater access to metabolic and bariatric surgery, one of the few strategies that has been shown to be effective in treating the most severe forms of the chronic disease. (2019-10-27)
Bariatric surgery is a safe option for young adolescents with morbid obesity
Bariatric surgery is safe for teens with morbid obesity and is beneficial for young patients who would otherwise face potential lifelong risks of death associated with obesity, according to new research. (2019-10-25)
Bariatric surgery is safe for teens with morbid obesity
Bariatric surgery is safe and, in many cases, beneficial for teenagers with morbid obesity who would otherwise face a heightened risk of developing severe health problems, including heart disease and stroke, according to a new study from Penn Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). (2019-10-25)
Obesity exacerbates many causes of death, but risks are different for men and women
People who carry around unhealthy amounts of weight don't just have heart disease and diabetes to worry about. (2019-10-24)
Childhood obesity linked to structural differences in key brain regions
Obesity in children is associated with differences in brain structure in regions linked to cognitive control compared to the brains of children who are normal weight, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. (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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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