New diabetes drugs do not tackle root causes of obesity, experts warn
Doctors say preventing obesity by avoiding unhealthy food is better than trying to reverse its effectsThe promise of breakthrough drugs to help people lose weight must not be used as an excuse to avoid tackling the root causes of obesity, experts have warned, as concerns grow over a scramble for the slimming jabs.According to recent figures, the proportion of adults in England who are obese rose from 14.9% to 28% between 1993 and 2019, while NHS England data reveals that in 2019-20 there were10,780 hospital admissions directly attributable to obesity.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Obesity Society UK news Health Drugs Medical research Food & drink industry Source Type: news

Lasting Decrease Seen in Risk for All-Cause Mortality After Bariatric Surgery
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2023 -- All-cause mortality and mortality from specific causes are reduced for decades after bariatric surgery, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in Obesity. Ted D. Adams, Ph.D., M.P.H., from Intermountain Healthcare in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long COVID's 7 Symptoms; Most of U.S. Backs Tobacco Ban; Ugly People and Face Masks
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require subscriptions. Data on more than 50,000 people suggest that seven symptoms are unique to long COVID: heart palpitations, hair loss, fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, joint pain, and obesity... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 3, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug Maker Structure Therapeutics Offers Big Bet on ‘Diabesity’ With IPO
One of the first major biotech deals of the new year is offering investors a big bet on diabetes and obesity treatments. Drug developer Structure Therapeutics has set terms for a deal that aims to comfortably clear the $100 million mark. On Monday, January 30, Structure Therapeutics announced it…#drug #jefferies #svbleerink #guggenheimsecurities #bmocapitalmarkets #federalreserve #phase1b #gsbr1290 #phase2a #raymondstevens (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environmental medicine shows promise for reducing chronic disease
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2016/6/science-highlights/environmental_medicine/thumb791119.jpg?itok=rMvM5ISU" /><br /><p>A trio of researchers highlighted the role of environmental medicine in reducing health problems, such as diabetes, obesity, and chronic diseases.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Epigenetics holds key to link between obesity and colorectal cancer
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2018/2/feature/feature-2-obesity/thumb838460.jpg?itok=GAfvRoHS" /><br /><p>In a new study, cells in the guts of obese mice showed epigenetic changes that may promote colorectal cancer.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Obesity may lower breast cancer risk in young women
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2018/7/feature/feature-3-obesity/thumb849710.jpg?itok=B5TDfrKA" /><br /><p>A new study finds young women with high body fat have a lower chance of developing breast cancer before menopause.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D protects against pollution-induced asthma
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2019/4/feature/3-feature-asthma/thumb864282.jpg?itok=I9mtsPdY" /><br /><p>The vitamin&#039;s protective effects among urban kids were most pronounced in obese children, pointing to need for a multifaceted approach.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Body weight, early puberty in girls analyzed by NIEHS researchers
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2019/10/feature/3-feature-early-puberty/thumb877514.jpg?itok=Lv28qerY" /><br /><p>The research is part of a larger effort to learn how obesity affects girls&#039; pubertal development.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Enzyme may play key role in obesity-related leaky gut
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2020/5/papers/leaky-gut/thumb890856.jpg?itok=P2T1pdoL" /><br /><p>Bruce Hammock and colleagues report that inhibiting an enzyme called soluble epoxide hydrolase improved intestinal function in obese mice.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Obesity may affect puberty timing and hormones in girls
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2021/4/papers/puberty/thumb910927.jpg?itok=Mj-XgljO" /><br /><p>Study shows girls with excess body fat developed mature breasts more slowly, but started their period sooner than girls with normal weight.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Environmental exposures underpin many metabolic diseases, expert says
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2022/4/science-highlights/metabolic-diseases/thumb934755.jpg?itok=8CDXjH4i" /><br /><p>Lida Chatzi&#039;s NIEHS grant portfolio explores the origins of obesity, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and cancer.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Exercise Halves T2D Risk in Adults With Obesity Exercise Halves T2D Risk in Adults With Obesity
"Physical exercise combined with diet restriction has been proven to be effective in prevention of diabetes."MDedge News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Obesity Worsens Clinical Outcomes of Right Ventricular Dysfunction Obesity Worsens Clinical Outcomes of Right Ventricular Dysfunction
Among patients who had right heart catheterization, obesity was consistently associated with right ventricle dysfunction and increased risks of death and heart failure hospitalization within 7 years.First Look (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 2, 2023 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Eli Lilly is a'play' in type 2 diabetes and obesity: Sam Waksal
Graviton Biopharmaceuticals Holdings CEO Sam Waksal argues that there will be 'great growth' in the pharmaceutical industry.#samwaksal (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news