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Researchers reveal new strategy for preventing holiday weight gain
To avoid putting on extra pounds at the holidays, researchers have found that US adults who engage in daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain, according to a new study to be published in the June 2019 issue of Obesity. (2019-05-23)
Researchers identify genetic switch that controls conversion of bad to good fat
Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a way to control the production of white fat using TLE3, a genetic switch that stops the conversion of white fat into beige fat. (2019-05-22)
Patients who lose significant weight before a transplant are at higher risk of dying
Unexpected weight loss can be the sign of a serious health problem, especially in kidney transplant patients whose body systems are already under duress. (2019-05-21)
Withering away: How viral infection leads to cachexia
Many patients with chronic illnesses such as AIDS, cancer, autoimmune diseases, suffer from an additional disease called cachexia. (2019-05-20)
Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people
Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, suggests a study from Korea published today in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-05-20)
Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers
Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019. (2019-05-18)
Controlled study links processed food to increased calorie consumption
On May 16, 2019 in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers report results from the first randomized, controlled trial that directly compared differences in calorie consumption and weight gain between an ultra-processed and an unprocessed diet. (2019-05-16)
NIH study finds heavily processed foods cause overeating and weight gain
People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a National Institutes of Health study. (2019-05-16)
Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes
Despite similar weight loss, teens who had gastric bypass surgery were significantly more likely to have remission of both type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, compared to adults who had the same procedure. (2019-05-16)
Teens with obesity find artificial intelligence coach helpful in weight-loss program
Researchers at Nemours Children's Health System have found that an artificial intelligence (AI) behavioral coach, nicknamed Tess (X2ai, Inc), is feasible and useful for behavioral counseling of adolescent patients in a weight management program. (2019-05-16)
Does fracture risk differ between 2 common types of weight-loss surgery?
This study used Medicare claims data to compare risk of fracture among about 42,000 patients who had weight-loss surgery. (2019-05-15)
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)
Obesity: The key role of a brain protein revealed
Regardless of how much you exercise or how balanced your diet is, controlling your weight is more brain-related than you might have thought. (2019-05-13)
Minimally invasive procedure shows promise in combatting obesity
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), a relatively new, minimally invasive weight-loss procedure, resulted in significant total body weight loss in the first long-term study to follow patients' progress over five years, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. (2019-05-09)
First randomized controlled trial of FMT for obesity shows potential progress
Using capsules filled with fecal matter from a lean donor, researchers successfully changed some of the composition of the gut microbiota of patients with obesity, a possible step toward a new treatment for weight loss. (2019-05-09)
Obesity in early pregnancy linked to pregnancy complications
In a prospective study published in Obesity of 18,481 pregnant women in China who had never given birth before, obesity in early pregnancy was linked to higher risks of spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, and large birth weight in newborns. (2019-05-09)
Fracture risk tool useful in women with breast cancer initiating aromatase inhibitor therapy
The FRAX® tool takes into account certain factors to determine the risk of bone fracture in the general population. (2019-05-09)
Athletes with sickle cell traits are at more risk to collapse: here's why
A genetic variation known to affect sickle cell disease might be the reason why some college football players experience adverse clinical outcomes during periods of extreme physical exertion and others do not. (2019-05-09)
Milk expression within 8 hours associated with lactation success for VLBW infants in NICU
A study led by physician researchers at Boston Medical Center has shown that first milk expression within eight hours of giving birth is associated with the highest probability of mothers of very low-birth-weight infants being able to provide milk throughout hospitalization in the neonatal intensive care unit. (2019-05-09)
Researchers discover new pathway for improving metabolic health
Blocking the action of an enzyme involved in protein digestion may improve metabolic health, according to a new study published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. (2019-05-08)
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)
Older adults with obesity may have fewer years of healthy life
A study by researchers at Duke-NUS, conducted of older Singaporeans (above 60 years) showed that those with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) might have the same number of remaining years of life compared to those with a lower BMI, but spend fewer of those years in good health. (2019-05-08)
Can a mobile phone-based behavioral intervention affect weight regain?
A scalable, mobile phone-based intervention designed to slow weight regain after an initial weight loss had no significant effect on participants' weight, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Falko Sniehotta from Newcastle University, UK and colleagues. (2019-05-07)
Train your brain to eat less sugar
A recent study led by Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, shows that a computer game can be used to train its players to eat less sugar, as way of reducing their weight and improving their health. (2019-05-07)
Obesity reprograms immune cells in breasts to promote tumor formation
Macrophages in adipose tissue (fat) link obesity to triple-negative breast cancer. (2019-05-06)
Researchers putting the brakes on lethal childhood cancer
Reporting this week in the journal Nature Communications, the researchers conclude that blocking MYC could be 'unexpectedly effective' in treating MRT as well as other cancers driven by inactivation of SNF5. (2019-05-02)
Hearing loss weakens skills that young cancer survivors need to master reading
Researchers have identified factors that explain why severe hearing loss sets up pediatric brain tumor survivors for reading difficulties with far-reaching consequences. (2019-05-02)
How both mother and baby genes affect birth weight
The largest study of its kind has led to new insights into the complex relationships surrounding how mothers' and babies' genes influence birth weight. (2019-05-01)
Genes hold the key to birthweight
The largest genetic study of its kind has led to new insights into how the genes of mothers and babies influence birth weight. (2019-05-01)
Keto diet has potential in military, researchers say
A new study has researchers hopeful that a ketogenic diet could prove useful in the military, where obesity is an ongoing challenge, both in terms of recruiting soldiers and keeping them fit for service. (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)
Children with high BMI who don't become obese adults do not appear to be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes
New research being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (April 28-May 1) suggests that having a high BMI in childhood coupled with obesity in adulthood may contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes. (2019-04-30)
Study scrutinizes credibility of weight management blogs by most
Weight management discussions on social media are very influential. But a new study assessing the underlying nutrition and weight management information provided by key UK social media influencers suggests that their blogs are not credible/trustworthy sources of advice. (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)
Food packaging claims mislead consumers with ideas of health
Research finds four distinct ways that food brands claim to be ''healthy'' and how those types of claims influence consumers' expectations and choices for breakfast cereals, despite not being linked to the actual nutritional quality of the product. (2019-04-29)
Higher BMI linked with increased risk of serious health problems and death in study of 2.8 million UK adults
A new study has shed light on the link between higher body mass index (BMI) and serious health outcomes and death in over 2.8 million adults representative of the UK population. (2019-04-28)
International study reveals disconnect between perceptions of health care providers and people with obesity worldwide
The disconnect between perceptions of health care providers (HCPs) and people with obesity (PwO) is revealed in a new international study (the ACTION-IO study) presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2019) in Glasgow, UK, and published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. (2019-04-28)
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)
Study shows a quarter of patients have never had their BMI recorded by their GP
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, Scotland, reveals that a quarter of patients have never had their body mass index (BMI) recorded by their GP. (2019-04-28)
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