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Study: Obesity associated with abnormal bowel habits -- not diet
Because researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center demonstrated for the first time that a strong association between obesity and chronic diarrhea is not driven by diet or physical activity, the findings could have important implications for how physicians might approach and treat symptoms of diarrhea in patients with obesity differently. (2019-09-18)
Discovery of tanycytic TSPO inhibition as a potential therapeutic target for obesity treatment
Professor Eun-Kyoung Kim's team in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences discovered the mechanism underlying the regulation of energy metabolism by hypothalamic tanycyte. (2019-09-18)
Study shows the importance of when adolescents sleep to obesity and cardiometabolic health
New study finds adolescent sleep timing preferences and patterns should be considered risk factors for obesity and cardiometabolic health. (2019-09-16)
Overgrowth of baby in the womb may begin weeks before women are tested for maternal diabetes
The excessive growth of a baby in the womb, a common complication of gestational diabetes, begins weeks before women are tested for the disease, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-16)
Obesity linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with genetics and lifestyle also raising risk
Obesity is linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), with high genetic risk and unfavorable lifestyle also increasing risk but to a much lesser extent. (2019-09-15)
Why young females with obesity are at early risk for cardiovascular disease
In the face of obesity, the sex hormone progesterone that helps females get and stay pregnant appears to also put them at increased, early risk for cardiovascular disease, investigators report. (2019-09-11)
Food insecurity in toddler years linked to poor health, but not obesity
Young children, who grow up in homes with limited access to nutritious foods (known as food insecurity), are more likely to experience poor overall health, hospitalizations, and developmental problems, but they are not at higher risk of developing obesity, a new University of Maryland School of Medicine study finds. (2019-09-10)
High blood pressure among older pregnant women has increased by more than 75% since 1970
The rate of chronic hypertension among pregnant women age 35 and over in the United States has increased by more than 75% since 1970, with black women suffering from persistent high blood pressure at more than twice the rate of white women, according to a Rutgers University study. (2019-09-09)
New study shows why people gain weight as they get older
Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. (2019-09-09)
High-fat diets affect your brain, not just your physical appearance
Much research has pointed to how an unhealthy diet correlates to obesity, but has not explored how diet can bring about neurological changes in the brain. (2019-09-09)
Scientists isolate protective proteins that influence outcomes for type 2 diabetes
Scientists from the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, have, for the first time, discovered a family of proteins that are associated with lower blood sugar levels among obese patients with type 2 diabetes, implying that those proteins are associated with a better control of the patient's disease. (2019-09-09)
Weight change and bone health in older adults with obesity
Weight loss in older adults is accompanied by loss in bone mineral density (BMD) and an increased risk of bone fracture. (2019-09-05)
Obesity and psychosocial well-being among patients with cancer
In a study published in Psycho-Oncology, excess weight was linked with poorer psychosocial health among older adults diagnosed with breast cancer or prostate cancer. (2019-09-05)
Genetic factors influencing adult obesity take effect in early childhood
Body mass index (BMI) in infants, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age, according to a major new study. (2019-09-04)
Obesity pandemic shifting cancer to younger people
A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. (2019-09-03)
U of M researchers discover a new mechanism that could counteract obesity
Obesity rates worldwide have nearly tripled since 1975. Now, new research from the University of Minnesota Medical School has discovered, in rodents, critical mutations in molecules implicated in obesity, which may help inform the development of new anti-obesity therapies. (2019-09-03)
Study shows metabolic surgery associated with lower risk of death and heart complications
A large Cleveland Clinic study shows that weight-loss surgery performed in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity is associated with a lower risk of death and major adverse cardiovascular events than usual medical care. (2019-09-02)
Gene therapy reduces obesity and reverses type 2 diabetes in mice
The obesity epidemic affects nearly half a billion people worldwide, many of them children. (2019-08-29)
The role of a single molecule in obesity
A single molecule, derived from cholesterol, lurks inside your bloodstream and will increase your body fat, even if you don't eat a diet filled with red meat and fried food. (2019-08-28)
Waist size, not body mass index, may be more predictive of coronary artery disease
For years, women have been told that weight gain could lead to heart disease. (2019-08-28)
Kids from disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to be obese as adults
Children who grow up in disadvantaged neighborhoods are nearly one-third more likely to experience obesity as adults, according to new research from Cornell University. (2019-08-27)
Excess body fat increases the risk of depression
Carrying ten kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of depression by seventeen per cent. (2019-08-27)
Obesity tied to weakened response to taste
Obesity is connected with a reduced response to taste, according to a new study featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State of University of New York. (2019-08-26)
Study suggests weight loss regardless of psychiatric medication use
A new Canadian study suggests that individuals who take anti-depressants and/or anti-psychotics and participate in a weight management program can lose weight whether or not they take psychiatric medications, according to a report published online today in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. (2019-08-23)
Researchers find genetic links to child obesity across diverse ethnic groups
An international team of researchers who analyzed data across multiple ethnicities has produced the largest genetic study to date associated with common childhood obesity. (2019-08-22)
Scientists discover why brown fat is good for people's health
Rutgers and other scientists have discovered how brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, may help protect against obesity and diabetes. (2019-08-21)
British food crowned the healthiest in major global survey
It turns out that British food isn't that terrible, after all. (2019-08-20)
New study links high-fat diet and gut bacteria to insulin resistance
Researchers at Toronto's University Health Network have discovered how our choice of diet can weaken our gut immune system and lead to the development of diabetes. (2019-08-13)
Abundant screen time linked with overweight among children
A recently completed study indicates that Finnish children who spend a lot of time in front of screens have a heightened risk for overweight and abdominal obesity, regardless of the extent of their physical activity. (2019-08-09)
'Fat suit' role play may help uncover medical student prejudices against obesity
Getting patients to wear an obesity simulation suit, popularly known as a 'fat suit', may prove a useful teaching aid and help to uncover medical student prejudice against obesity, suggests a proof of concept study published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-08-05)
Pregnancy problems may lead to later cardiac trouble in adult children
A new study in Cardiovascular Research finds that female offspring of females with polycystic ovary syndrome have an increased risk for developing cardiac dysfunction. (2019-08-05)
Long-term declines in heart disease and stroke deaths are stalling, research finds
Heart disease and stroke mortality rates have almost stopped declining in many high-income countries, including Australia, and are even increasing in some countries, according to new research. (2019-08-04)
Jogging and five other exercises ward off weight gain despite 'obesity genes'
For people who inherited genes that increase their chance of becoming obese, there is hope for keeping the weight off. (2019-08-01)
BU study: Youth empowerment program can prevent childhood obesity
A new pilot study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers is the first to use youth-produced narratives to empower youth to reduce sugary drink consumption and obesity risk. (2019-08-01)
Strong evidence for causal link between obesity and multiple diseases
New research from the University of South Australia presents the strongest evidence yet of a causal relationship between obesity and a wide range of serious conditions. (2019-08-01)
Weight stigma in men associated with harmful health consequences
As many as 40% of men report experiencing weight stigma, but little is known about how this stigma affects their health. (2019-07-30)
Individuals with obesity get more satisfaction from their food
A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found no significant difference in taste perceptions between participants of normal weight and those who were overweight. (2019-07-30)
Exposure to common chemicals in plastics linked to childhood obesity
Exposure to common chemicals in plastics and canned foods may play a role in childhood obesity, according to a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2019-07-25)
Signals from skin cells control fat cell specialization
When cells change to a more specialized type, we call this process cellular differentiation. (2019-07-25)
Ten-state program increases healthy eating and physical activity at child care facilities
Nearly 1,200 child care programs in 10 states have improved their healthy eating and physical activity standards after participating in Nemours Children's Health System's National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives (NECELC) project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019-07-25)
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