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Obesity rates are not declining in US youth
A clear and significant increase in obesity continued from 1999 through 2014, according to an analysis of data on United States children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years. (2016-05-04)
Should Drugs Be Used In The Treatment Of Obesity: A Point-Counterpoint Discussion
Two authoritative obesity experts debate whether the benefit of anti-obesity drugs outweigh their potential medical risks. (1998-01-29)
New data on trends in obesity in Canada
Peter Katzmarzyk and Caitlin Mason report on their analysis of data from seven national surveys on the trends in overweight and obesity in the general Canadian population from 1985 to 2003. (2006-01-16)
Night shift work linked to an increased risk of obesity
In an analysis of 28 published studies, night shift work was associated with a 29 percent increased risk of becoming obese or overweight. (2017-10-04)
Wiley-Blackwell announces new publishing partnership with the Obesity Society
Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2012-05-11)
Training GPs to manage obesity does not affect weight loss
The usefulness of providing training in obesity management to general practice teams is questioned by researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-11-06)
Experts argue that obesity is a chronic, relapsing, progressive disease
In a new article, World Obesity Federation experts consider the argument for obesity as a chronic relapsing disease process. (2017-05-10)
Obesity-linked conditions are projected to rise sharply in children
Researchers' global estimates indicate that by 2025, some 268 million children aged 5 to 17 years may be overweight, including 91 million obese, assuming no policy interventions have proven effective at changing current trends. (2016-10-08)
Obesity association reacts to discrimination regarding surgery basis of body mass index
A UK obesity charity has objected strongly to the decision by health bodies in the UK restricting access to surgery on the basis of body mass index, calling it discriminatory. (2017-11-14)
Media alert: Register now for the largest obesity conference in North America
The Obesity Society's Annual Scientific Meeting, which will take place October 20-24 in Boston, is the largest gathering of influential obesity experts in North America. (2006-06-15)
Childhood obesity focus of Washington conference Sept. 13-14
A national conference on obesity will explore questions such as: are schools responsible for helping students maintain a healthy weight? (2000-08-23)
The government's obesity strategy, more of the same rhetoric
Nigel Hawkes chronicles a decade of the UK Government's attempts to tackle obesity, including its latest bid to turn the tide on obesity (2008-11-18)
'Belly fat' linked to development of asthma
Belly fat, known clinically as central obesity, has been linked to the development of asthma in a new study. (2011-09-25)
Launch of the African Centre for Obesity Prevention
Members of the media are invited to attend the breakfast launch of African Centre for Obesity Prevention on Nov. (2015-11-13)
The skinny on what makes us fat
Dr. Ormond MacDougald and colleagues at the University of Michigan sought to determine the mechanism of SFRP5-mediated obesity and found that mice lacking SFRP5 were resistant to diet-induced obesity, despite having similar numbers of fat cells as control mice. (2012-06-25)
Fathers' involvement may help prevent childhood obesity
Fathers are becoming more involved with raising children, but limited research has examined their association with childhood obesity. (2017-06-21)
Time lived with obesity linked with mortality
Monash University researchers have found the number of years individuals live with obesity is directly associated with the risk of mortality. (2011-03-21)
Achievement of meaningful impacts on childhood obesity requires more than single interventions
Childhood obesity is one of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century. (2017-10-10)
Strategy to tackle obesity still evading health services
No health-service system has yet developed a useful strategy for managing the huge numbers of overweight and obese people in the community, states a seminar in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2005-09-29)
Managing and preventing obesity in Canadian adults and children
Dr. David Lau, chair of the Obesity Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines Steering Committee and professor of medicine at the University of Calgary, provides a synopsis of the 2006 Canadian clinical practice guidelines on the management and prevention of obesity in adults and children. (2007-04-09)
Lessons learned from 'The Biggest Loser' study
Much media attention was given to a recent Obesity study that found that metabolism remained suppressed even when participants in 'The Biggest Loser' television series regained much of the weight they lost while dieting. (2016-08-01)
Obesity may influence rheumatoid arthritis blood tests
New research reveals that in women, obesity may influence blood tests used to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis. (2017-04-10)
Conference focuses on practical strategies for preventing and treating obesity
The University of South Florida College of Medicine's 3rd Annual Conference on Obesity will be held April 13 and 14 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach. (2002-04-10)
Pregnant women who are overweight put their infants at risk
A new article published in the journal Nursing for Women's Health finds that obesity in pregnant women is associated with pregnancy complications, birth defects, as well as a greater risk of childhood and adult obesity in infants born to obese mothers. (2010-01-20)
An 'obesity-risk' allele alters hunger-stimulating hormone production
Rachel Batterham and colleagues at University College London identify a link between FTO and the hunger-stimulating hormone, ghrelin. (2013-07-15)
Breastfeeding associated with lower risk of childhood obesity
Authors of a research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET conclude that breastfed infants could have a 30% reduced risk of childhood obesity compared with children who were given formula milk in infancy. (2002-06-06)
U of M researchers discover gene linked to adult-onset obesity
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a gene that may provide a clue as to why obesity rates increase with age. (2008-06-10)
Big and fast growing infants at greater risk of later obesity
Large infants, and those who grow rapidly during the first two years of life, are at increased risk of obesity in childhood and adulthood, a study published online by the BMJ today (14 October 2005) has found. (2005-10-13)
Childhood obesity link to parents
The relationships between children and their parent of the same gender in the earliest years of life could be the key to understanding why some young people become obese and others do not, new research conducted by the EarlyBird Diabetes Study has shown. (2009-07-13)
Study uncovers genetic variations linked with common childhood obesity
A new study uncovers multiple genetic variations associated with common childhood obesity. (2010-10-14)
Diet and exercise may improve physical function and quality of life in older obese adults
A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults with obesity. (2016-10-20)
Timing of gallbladder and weight loss surgery may help prevent complications
There is a strong association between obesity and gallstones; however, there is no clear evidence regarding the optimal order of gastric bypass surgery and gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) when both procedures are clinically indicated. (2017-10-18)
Reaching the point of no return: Early intervention in a mouse model of obesity
In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers led by Malcolm Low at the University of Michigan challenged this hypothesis by developing a mouse model of obesity where the proopiomelanocortin (Pomc) gene in the hypothalamus can be turned on and off. (2012-10-24)
Findings suggest small increase in obesity among US teens in recent years
Among US children and adolescents 2 to 19 years of age, the prevalence of obesity in 2011- 2014 was 17 percent, and over approximately the last 25 years, the prevalence has decreased in children age 2 to 5 years, leveled off in children 6 to 11 years, and increased among adolescents 12 to 19 years of age, according to a study appearing in the June 7 issue of JAMA. (2016-06-07)
Vigorous physical activity linked to lower incidence of obesity in young African-American women
According to a new study by researchers from Boston University Slone Epidemiology Center's Black Women's Health Study, the risk of becoming obese among young African-American women decreased with increasing levels of vigorous activity. (2013-08-21)
Enzyme promotes fat formation
The enzyme TPPII may contribute to obesity by stimulating the formation of fat cells, suggests a study in EMBO reports this week. (2007-10-11)
Inactivity 'no contributor' to childhood obesity epidemic
A new report from the EarlyBird Diabetes Study suggests that physical activity has little if any role to play in the obesity epidemic among children. (2010-07-07)
Cultural approach is key to tackling obesity
Culture plays a significant role in how women perceive obesity in terms of both appearance and health. (2006-05-16)
Heavier birthweight linked to increased risk of obesity in early school-aged children
In a recent study, babies who were large at birth had an increased likelihood of being obese when they were in kindergarten to second grade (age 5 to 8 years). (2017-07-07)
Diagnosing obesity prompts action, report Mayo Clinic physicians
Mayo Clinic physicians have identified that simply being diagnosed as obese increases a patient's likelihood of establishing a treatment plan with their physician, a crucial step in improving health. (2007-08-01)
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