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Adding a blend of spices to a meal may help lower inflammation
Penn State researchers found that adding six grams of spices to a meal high in fat and carbohydrates resulted in lower inflammation markers hours later. (2020-05-21)
Inspiring stories from women like themselves helped these moms improve their diet
When researchers asked prospective study participants who they would like to see in videos promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors, the answer was unequivocal: They wanted to see themselves -- that is, other mothers living in low-income households who were overweight or obese. (2020-05-20)
Atrial fibrillation among overweight people is not due to fat
In a recently published study, researchers from Aarhus University document that the risk of atrial fibrillation is not linked to the amount of body fat, but instead to large muscle mass, or more precisely, a high fat-free weight (2020-05-18)
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)
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)
Obesity is a critical risk factor for type 2 diabetes, regardless of genetics
Obesity increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by at least 6 times, regardless of genetic predisposition to the disease, concludes research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]). (2020-04-15)
Early bedtime may help children maintain healthy weight
Going to bed early and following a consistent bedtime routine may help reduce children's risk of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new study published in Acta Paediatrica. (2020-04-08)
Excess weight during pre-school linked to higher bone fracture risk
Pre-school children who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of bone fractures during childhood than normal weight preschoolers, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. (2020-04-08)
Depression in adults who are overweight or obese
In an analysis of primary care records of 519,513 UK adults who were overweight or obese between 2000-2016 and followed up until 2019, the incidence of new cases of depression was 92 per 10,000 people per year. (2020-04-08)
COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity
Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. (2020-04-03)
Larger thighs associated with lower risk of heart disease in obesity
A larger thigh circumference may be associated with lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease in people with obesity, according to a study published in Endocrine Connections. (2020-04-03)
Infants introduced early to solid foods show gut bacteria changes that may portend future health risks
Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts, called short-chain fatty acids, measured in their stool samples, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2020-03-31)
Childhood overweight and obesity rates fall slightly overall but rise among disadvantaged families
A study of more than one million children in Catalonia examines the time trends and socio-demographic factors associated with this health problem. (2020-03-26)
Obesity alert for April 2020
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. (2020-03-23)
Protein controls fat metabolism
A protein in the cell envelope influences the rate of fatty acid uptake in cells. (2020-03-17)
Novel blood test points to risk of weight gain and diabetes
The blood test method makes use of machine learning and can be used to predict whether patients will put on weight, unless they change their habits. (2020-03-10)
Study: Daily avocado consumption improves attention in persons with overweight, obesity
A diet including daily avocado consumption improves the ability to focus attention in adults whose measurements of height and weight are categorized as overweight or obese, a new randomized control trial found. (2020-03-10)
Does antibiotic use during pregnancy and infancy impact childhood obesity?
New findings published in Obesity reveal that use of antibiotics during pregnancy does not appear to affect children's weight in subsequent years, but use during infancy may increase their risk of becoming overweight or obese. (2020-03-04)
A novel cause of fatty liver in lean people
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is mostly diagnosed in overweight and obese people. (2020-03-03)
Metabolic health and weight management key to minimizing diabetes risk
Increased fat distribution during menopause has long been shown to increase insulin resistance and the risk of diabetes. (2020-02-26)
Weight-based bullying linked to increased adolescent alcohol, marijuana us
Adolescents who are bullied about their weight or body shape may be more likely to use alcohol or marijuana than those who are not bullied, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (2020-02-25)
Mid-life weight gain linked to faster decline in lung capacity in older age
Mid-life weight gain is linked to an acceleration in the natural decline in lung capacity that comes with ageing, reveals a 20-year study published online in the journal Thorax. (2020-02-25)
New Dartmouth research: Fast food intake leads to weight gain in preschoolers
There is a strong link between the amount of fast food that pre-school age children consume and their likelihood of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new Dartmouth-led study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity. (2020-02-14)
Overweight from cosmetics
Parabens are used as preservatives in cosmetics. If pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens that remain on the skin for protracted periods, this may have consequences for their child's subsequent weight development. (2020-02-12)
Study identifies top strategies for successful weight loss maintenance
Some of the most effective behaviors and psychological strategies reported by those maintaining their weight loss included choosing healthy food, tracking what you eat and using positive self-talk, according to a Cal Poly study published in Obesity. (2020-01-23)
Study examines childhood weight and obesity in adolescence
A new Pediatric Obesity study reveals how excess weight at age 3 years was associated with a higher risk of being overweight or obese at age 15 years in a study of adolescents in Japan. (2020-01-08)
Overweight and obesity linked to higher cancer risks in large Danish study
Overweight and obesity were associated with higher risks of several common cancers in a 40-year, nationwide Danish study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. (2020-01-08)
Commercial weight management groups could support women to manage their weight after giving birth
Women who were overweight at the start of their pregnancy would welcome support after they have given birth in the form of commercial weight management groups, University of Warwick-led research has found. (2020-01-06)
Study: Children who drank whole milk had lower risk of being overweight or obese
Research led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto and published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition analyzed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between children drinking cow's milk and the risk of being overweight or obese. (2019-12-30)
High BMI may improve cancer survival
Above average or high BMI -- often linked to cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases -- may in some cases improve the chance of survival among certain cancers, new research from Flinders University indicates. (2019-12-26)
Obesity is a risk factor for cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients with breast cancer
A recent study showed that being overweight or obese was a risk factor for cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients with breast cancer, but it did not take into account related cardiac risk factors or other classic risk factors of cardiotoxicity produced by anthracycline and trastuzumab. (2019-12-23)
Obesity in pregnant moms linked to lag in their sons' development and IQ
A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found impaired motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while expecting them. (2019-12-20)
Study links longer exposure to obesity and earlier development of obesity to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Cumulative exposure to obesity could be at least as important as actually being obese in terms of risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), concludes new research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]). (2019-12-20)
Large study links sustained weight loss to reduced breast cancer risk
A large new study finds that women who lost weight after age 50 and kept it off had a lower risk of breast cancer than women whose weight remained stable, helping answer a vexing question in cancer prevention. (2019-12-17)
Obesity may alter nearly 70% of routine blood tests in children
Weight may affect doctors' ability to correctly interpret routine blood tests in children, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2019-12-17)
Women who live near green space are less likely to be overweight or obese
Women who live less than 300 metres from green space may be at lower risk of excess weight or obesity. (2019-12-17)
More than 1 in 3 low- and middle-income countries face both extremes of malnutrition
Being undernourished or overweight are no longer separate public health issues. (2019-12-15)
Diet, not exercise, may be key to addressing our biggest cause of liver disease
Edith Cowan University researchers have found that a chronic disease affecting up to 80 per cent of overweight people may be causing an iron deficiency that simply leaves them too tired to get off the couch. (2019-12-11)
TV watching is the lifestyle habit most strongly associated with obesity in children
ISGlobal team studies the role of five different lifestyle habits in the development of childhood overweight and obesity (2019-12-10)
Patients' perspectives of clinical consultations related to weight
A recent review in Clinical Obesity assessed patients' reactions to consultations with physicians in which excess weight could have been or was discussed. (2019-12-04)
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