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Changes in obesity among low-income children enrolled in WIC
This study looked at changes in overweight and obesity among low-income young children enrolled in the food assistance Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) from 2010 to 2016. (2019-06-18)
Do video games drive obesity?
Are children, teenagers and adults who spend a lot of time playing video games really more obese? (2019-06-17)
Even in young children: Higher weight = higher blood pressure
Overweight 4-year-olds have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six, raising the hazard of future heart attack and stroke. (2019-06-13)
Research finds pre-pregnancy weight affects infant growth response to breast milk
In the first study of its kind, LSU Health New Orleans researchers report that women's pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity produces changes in breast milk, which can affect infant growth. (2019-06-13)
Being overweight linked to significantly higher disease severity in psoriatic arthritis
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate significant correlation between body mass index (BMI) and disease severity in psoriatic arthritis. (2019-06-12)
Gender affects the correlation between depression and weight in children and adolescents
The results of a large community-based study have shown that the probability of major depressive disorder in children and adolescents with high, low, or normal body mass index differs according to gender. (2019-06-11)
Women with obesity prior to conception are more likely to have children with obesity
A systematic review and meta-analysis identified significantly increased odds of child obesity when mothers have obesity before conception, according to a study published June 11, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Nicola Heslehurst of Newcastle University in the UK, and colleagues. (2019-06-11)
Does obesity increase risk of being a bullying victim, perpetrator, or both?
A new study has shown that obese adolescents are not only significantly more likely to experience bullying, but they are also more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of bullying compared to their healthy weight peers. (2019-06-10)
Extending sleep may lower cardiometabolic risk
Increasing sleep duration may help reduce cardiometabolic risk -- or the risk of heart disease and metabolic disorders -- in individuals who do not get enough sleep, according to an analysis of all published studies on the topic. (2019-06-05)
Being overweight as a teen may be associated with cardiomyopathy in adulthood
The risk of developing cardiomyopathy, which often leads to heart failure, increased in adult Swedish men who were even mildly overweight around age 18. (2019-06-05)
Being teased about weight linked to more weight gain among children, NIH study suggests
Youth who said they were teased or ridiculed about their weight increased their body mass by 33 percent more each year, compared to a similar group who had not been teased, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. (2019-05-30)
Trinity researchers find stark social inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI)
Researchers at Trinity College have found that socioeconomic inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI) emerge during the preschool years and widen across childhood and into early adolescence. (2019-05-24)
Overweight adolescents are as likely to develop heart disorders as obese adolescents
Brazilian researchers arrived at this conclusion after conducting cardiovascular fitness tests with boys and girls aged 10-17. (2019-05-20)
Children who walk to school less likely to be overweight or obese, study suggests
Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who travel by car or public transport, a new study suggests. (2019-05-19)
Weight loss medicines underutilized by veterans
Despite the availability of new weight management medications and several clinical guidelines recommending their use as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for obesity, a new study has found that their use is extremely low (about one percent) among eligible Veterans. (2019-05-15)
Research highlights role of psychological distress and emotional eating in obesity
New research, published in the research journal Obesity, has found that people on lower incomes may be more likely to have obesity due to psychological distress that gives rise to emotional eating to cope. (2019-05-08)
Avocados, as a substitution for carbohydrates, can suppress hunger without adding calories
A new study released by the Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Institute of Technology suggests that meals that include fresh avocado as a substitute for refined carbohydrates can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction in overweight and obese adults. (2019-05-08)
New brain mechanisms regulating body weight
Researchers at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, clarify the link between the molecule interleukine-6 (IL-6) in the brain and obesity. (2019-05-02)
Fat cell discovery could help combat obesity-related health issues
A world-first discovery has identified three different kinds of fat cells including a 'fast burning' type which if unlocked might help people lose weight. (2019-04-30)
Obese children over a third more likely to require a hospital emergency department visit
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, Scotland (April 28-May 1) reveals that obese children are over a third more likely to require a hospital emergency department visit than their normal weight counterparts. (2019-04-30)
Study shows that controlling or 'wiping out' obesity and excess weight could avoid substantial numbers of premature deaths
New research presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, UK (April 28-May 1) shows that controlling or wiping out obesity and overweight would have a substantial impact in reducing premature deaths from non-communicable diseases, which is also a key target outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. (2019-04-30)
Hospital study shows in just a decade, proportion of pregnant women with obesity has doubled
The proportion of pregnant women with obesity (body mass index [BMI] above 30 kg/m2) has doubled over the past decade, from around 22% in 2010 to 44% in 2018, according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (April 28-May 1). (2019-04-30)
New WHO research reveals wide gradient of severe child obesity across Europe, with southern Europe having the highest levels
New research from WHO Europe presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, UK (April 28-May 1) shows there is a wide gradient of severe child obesity across Europe, with countries in Southern Europe generally having the highest rates. (2019-04-29)
Systematic review shows risk of a child developing overweight or obesity is more than trebled by maternal obesity prior to pregnancy
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, Scotland (April 28- May 1) reveals that the risk of a child becoming overweight or obese is more than trebled by maternal obesity prior to getting pregnant. (2019-04-29)
Heavier and taller children are more likely to develop kidney cancer as adults than their average-sized peers
A study of more than 300,000 individuals in Denmark, presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland (April 28-May 1), reveals that heavier and taller children are at greater risk than their average-sized peers of developing the kidney cancer renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as adults. (2019-04-28)
Pregnant women who were overweight children are at increased risk of developing hypertensive disorders
A study of nearly 50,000 women in Denmark, presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in in Glasgow, Scotland (April 28-May 1), reveals that those with overweight or obesity in childhood were more likely to develop hypertensive disorders during pregnancy than women of normal weight in childhood. (2019-04-28)
Being a car commuter with obesity linked to a 32% increased death risk
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland, shows that individuals with obesity who commute by car have a 32% higher risk of death, from any cause, compared with those individuals with a normal weight and commute via cycling and walking. (2019-04-27)
Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children's higher weight status
More than half of parents underestimated their children's classification as overweight or obese -- children themselves and health professionals also share this misperception, according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (April 28-May 1). (2019-04-27)
Microbiome of baby's first stool is associated with overweight at age 3 years
New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows that the early microbiome (population of gut bacteria) in newborn babies is able to predict the risk of the child subsequently becoming overweight. (2019-04-12)
Body mass index may play a significant role in the progression of multiple sclerosis
A newly published paper in the Lancet journal EBioMedicine identifies a link between high levels of blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who are overweight or obese. (2019-04-11)
Breast milk analyses show new opportunities for reducing risk of childhood obesity
The composition of breast milk in normal weight mothers differs from that of overweight mothers, and variations in small molecule metabolites found in breast milk are possible risk factors for childhood obesity. (2019-04-10)
Online tool encourages healthy weight gain during pregnancy
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of obesity in both mothers and babies. (2019-04-08)
CU Anschutz study reveals exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss
The study showed successful weight-loss maintainers rely on physical activity to remain in energy balance (rather than chronic restriction of dietary intake) to avoid weight regain. (2019-03-29)
Adipose hormone may play role in obesity-related asthma
New research suggests a hormone released from fat tissue is critical in the development of obesity-related asthma and may be a target of future treatments for the disease. (2019-03-24)
Obesity speeds up the start of puberty in boys, study finds
Girls are not the only ones who go through puberty early if they have obesity. (2019-03-24)
Eating later in the day may be associated with obesity
Eating later in the day may contribute to weight gain, according to a new study to be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-23)
Immigrant women more likely to be overweight during pregnancy
A new study in the Journal of Public Health finds that women in Norway from immigrant backgrounds are more likely to be overweight during pregnancy. (2019-03-21)
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Economic growth linked to reduction in stunting and thinness, but rise in overweight and obesity in Chinese children and adolescents
The first study to evaluate the effect of economic growth on malnutrition in all its forms has found that, while stunting and thinness have ameliorated in recent years, a four-fold increase in overweight and obesity among children and adolescents occurred in China between 1995 and 2014, with around one in five children and adolescents now either overweight or obese. (2019-03-19)
Cardiovascular screenings uncover diabetes, high cholesterol in middle schoolers
A pilot study of 45 middle school kids shows that more than a third of those screened had abnormal levels of blood sugar or high cholesterol. (2019-03-15)
Statins linked to higher diabetes risk
Individuals who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at higher risk for developing high blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, and eventually type 2 diabetes, according to an analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. (2019-03-06)
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