What We Know About Diet and Weight Loss
After decades of research, there are shockingly few firm conclusions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Weight Obesity Diet and Nutrition Calories Carbohydrates Food Obesity Society Source Type: news

Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C & #43; Donors
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Transplant patients with hearts from donors with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and obese donors have similar survival rates as patients with other donor hearts, according to two studies published in the December issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity, risk of cognitive dysfunction? Consider high-intensity interval exercise
(Florida Atlantic University) Researchers have discovered what might be an effective strategy to prevent and combat cognitive dysfunction in obese individuals. They are the first to examine the modulatory role of an exercise-induced protein in the brain that promotes neuron survival and used high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) in obese and normal-weight subjects. Obesity reduces the expression of this protein and lower levels are associated with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and obesity. HIIE upregulated this protein in the obese subjects compared to normal-weight subjects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What are Some of the Causes of SGA?
Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Crisis in mental health: Children in need of 'help' as eating disorders spiral
MORE than 300 people a week are being admitted to hospital with potentially life-threatening eating disorders, with a sharp rise in young patients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss - 5p a day capsules to prevent weight gain
WEIGHT LOSS supplements could help overweight or obese patients with their diet plans. You could lose weight and prevent weight gain by adding these cheap capsules to your daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity spreads influenza: Overweight people take twice as long to recover from the flu
(Natural News) An epidemiologic study conducted by researchers from America and Nicaragua showed that obesity increases the period needed for a patient to recover. Their research, which was published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, monitored around 1,700 people from 320 households in Nicaragua for three flu seasons from 2015 to 2017. The participants, which included... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Should you do cardio or lift weights?
Many people wonder what the best type of exercise is for burning calories. Cardiovascular exercises and weight training have different effects on the body and may influence weight loss or muscle gain. Here, learn more about how each type of exercise burns calories and which is best. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Weight may affect the risk of flu hospitalization
Hospitalization due to flu or flu-like viruses is more likely in underweight adults or those with obesity in the morbid range or higher, says a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Obesity Ups Survival in Heart Failure, but That's No Reason to Pile on Pounds
Title: Obesity Ups Survival in Heart Failure, but That's No Reason to Pile on PoundsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine Cancers
Title: Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine CancersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine Cancers
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Study Again Links Obesity, Heart Failure Survival
A new study is the latest to confirm the so-called "obesity paradox," a puzzling pattern that researchers have noted for years: Obese patients with heart disease tend to survive longer than their normal-weight counterparts. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COPD Tied to Obesity in Male, Female Never - Smokers
Strong dose - response relationship seen in never - smokers aged 50 and older (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Being obese can impair your ability to build muscle after resistance exercise
(Natural News) Obesity is one of the world’s most serious health problems. It is associated with numerous life-threatening health conditions, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure, to name a few. But obesity doesn’t just put your life at risk, it even puts you at a disadvantage. According to research, obesity reduces... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Just one workout offers long-lasting metabolic benefits
New research suggests that we may need less physical activity than we thought to reap the benefits of exercise for our metabolism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

ASH Poster Rounds: Obesity Impacts CLL Survival in Women
(MedPage Today) -- Plus: New risk model predicts CLL survival; novel BTK inhibitor works after ibrutinib (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 6, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine Cancers
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Cases of uterine cancer are charting a slow but steady rise among American women, and so are deaths from the disease, new statistics show. Looking at federal health data, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COPD Tied to Obesity in Male, Female Never-Smokers
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Obesity is strongly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in never-smokers, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in the Journal of Obesity. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity Ups Survival in Heart Failure, but That's No Reason to Pile on Pounds
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Obese people with heart failure may live longer than those who are thinner -- especially if they are " metabolically healthy, " a new study suggests. The study, of more than 3,500 heart failure patients, is the latest to look... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Elevated hormone flags liver problems in mice with methylmalonic acidemia
(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) NHGRI researchers have discovered a hormone in a mouse study that can be used immediately to can help doctors predict how severely patients with the rare disease methylmalonic acidemia are affected and when to refer them for liver transplants. The findings, published December 6 in JCI Insight, also might shed light on more common disorders such as fatty liver disease, obesity and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine Cancers
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - December 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists paid off to suppress the truth about harmful effects of SUGAR
(Natural News) Sugar is what makes food sweet, and your body uses it as a source of energy. But too much sugar is a major problem, and excessive consumption is now known to be a driving force in the epidemic of obesity and diet-related disease plaguing the Western world. Indeed, the true nature of sugar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMI May Matter in Risk of Hospitalization From Severe Flu
(MedPage Today) -- U-shaped curve, where obese, underweight individuals more likely to be hospitalized (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Too Much Sleep Linked To Greater Risk Of Disease & Death, Study Finds
(CNN) — The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. Looking at data from 21 countries, across seven regions, the research team found that people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of major cardiovascular events, like stroke or heart failure, as well as death by up to 41%. But a possible reason for this could be that people have underlying conditions causing them to s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Sleep Source Type: news

Body Weight Swings Linked to Increased Mortality Risk Body Weight Swings Linked to Increased Mortality Risk
Swings in body weight, also known as cycling, are shown to increase risk of death; however, in those who are obese the fluctuations, and weight loss, appear protective of diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

With a Little Help from My Friends
Children and teenagers benefit from the social and emotional support that friends offer, but they can also experience occasional social stressors and peer conflicts. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - December 5, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Pepler D Tags: Early Childhood National Adolescents (11-18 years) Children (0-5 years) Children (6-10 years) Source Type: news

Does weight affect likelihood of experiencing severe flu-like symptoms?
(Wiley) A new Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses study found that adults who are underweight or morbidly obese have an elevated risk of being hospitalized with influenza-like illness due to the flu virus or other respiratory viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Black cumin oil combined with a low-calorie diet can modulate hormone secretion in obese women
(Natural News) Black cumin oil, which is derived from the seeds of the Nigella sativa plant, offers many health benefits. A regular intake of black cumin oil can help reduce asthma symptoms and high cholesterol, but according to the results of a study, the oil can also be used to help promote weight loss. Black seed oil’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol-related deaths among UK women at record high
Overall alcohol-related deaths are at a 10-year peak Related items fromOnMedica Drinking alcohol linked to higher risk of PMS Women drinking almost as much alcohol as men Deaths among under-fives more likely in England than in Sweden Less risk of obesity in children of healthy mothers Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Promising research shows blood vessel growth key to healthy fat tissue
(York University) research led by York University's Faculty of Health shows that inhibiting a protein within blood vessels stimulates new blood vessel growth, resulting in healthier fat tissue (adipose) and lower blood sugar levels. The findings provide key insight into how improving blood vessel growth could help to mitigate serious health problems that arise with obesity, such as diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Gene that lets you eat as much as you want holds promise against obesity
(Flinders University) It sounds too good to be true, but a novel approach that might allow you to eat as much as you want without gaining weight could be a reality in the near future. When a single gene known as RCAN1 was removed in mice and they were fed a high fat diet, they failed to gain weight, even after gorging on high fat foods for prolonged periods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Exercise may improve kidney function in obesity, reduce risk of renal disease
(American Physiological Society) Aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of diabetes-related kidney disease in some people, according to a new study. The findings are published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology -- Renal Physiology and was chosen as an APSselect article for December. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Standing workstations: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Being sedentary poses many health risks, including obesity and heart disease.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we look at the possible benefits of standing workstations with Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez. To listen, click the link below. Standing workstations (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Elevated hormone flags liver problems in mice with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA)
NHGRI researchers have discovered a hormone in a mouse study that can be used immediately to can help doctors predict how severely patients with the rare disease methylmalonic acidemia are affected and when to refer them for liver transplants. The findings, published December 6 in JCI Insight, also might shed light on more common disorders such as fatty liver disease, obesity and diabetes. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - December 4, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Obese people can reduce the amount of oxidative stress in their body by taking apple cider vinegar
(Natural News) You probably know by now how useful apple cider vinegar can be but did you know that you can also use it to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease if you are obese? A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food says taking apple cider vinegar can reduce the damage caused by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blocks, Boxes Better Than High-Tech Toys For Young Kids, Report Says
Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity. “A cardboard box can be used to draw on, or made into a house,” said Dr. Alan Mendelsohn, co-author of a new report on selecting toys for young children, up to around age 5. (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) Many parents feel pressured by ads promoting tablet-based toys and games as educational and...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Cardboard Boxes Toys Source Type: news

Mandatory reporting of child maltreatment when delivering family-based treatment for eating disorders: a framework analysis of practitioner experiences - Kimber M, McTavish JR, Luo C, Couturier J, Dimitropoulos G, MacMillan H.
BACKGROUND: Increasingly, evidence-based treatment guidelines emphasize the role of parents in first-line treatment approaches for child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. Yet there are no best practice guidelines for practitioners on the identification... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Dynamic walking stability of elderly people with various BMIs - Gao X, Wang L, Shen F, Ma Y, Fan Y, Niu H.
BACKGROUND: Falls are one of the major causes of injury in the elderly. Obesity may be related to the risk of falling. Understanding the dynamic stability mechanisms of obese elderly people during gait is important as it may be associated with fall protect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Quiet Casualty of Sri Lanka ’ s Political Crisis: A Sugar Tax
In an effort to increase public support for the disputed prime minister, the government is reducing a tax on sugary drinks that experts say is vital for the country ’ s health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE IVES Tags: Sri Lanka Sugar Politics and Government Rajapaksa, Mahinda Soft Drinks Medicine and Health Diabetes Obesity Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the amount of weight you should lose to avoid high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms could be avoided with weight loss if you ’re overweight or obese. But how much weight should you lose to prevent signs of the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's Colorado researchers link sleep health to insulin resistance in obese teens
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have identified a connection between overweight and obese teens' sleep health and their insulin sensitivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High childhood BMI linked to obesity at age 24 in women
(Penn State) Girls who gain weight more rapidly between the ages of 5 and 15 are more likely to be obese at age 24, according to researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research: A third of hospitalized adolescents with life-threatening anorexia are not thin
(University of Melbourne) Health workers are being urged to closely monitor adolescents losing weight after a study of patients with anorexia nervosa found 31 per cent had all the cognitive features and physical complications of the disease without being underweight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Losing sleep increases the likelihood of obesity, study finds
(Natural News) Sleep deprivation and obesity have long been associated with each other, and for the longest time, this was believed to be due to late night snacking. However, a recent study suggests that the relationship between these two runs deeper than people initially thought. In a study in Science Advances, researchers found that a single night... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity and Asthma; Younger Kids and ADHD: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include team-based care and child maltreatment prevention (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - December 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Supplementing with vitamin D can promote weight loss, study finds
(Natural News) Childhood obesity has become a significant health problem around the world. Not only is it dangerous for children right now, but it also sets them up to develop serious problems later in life, such as diabetes and heart disease. In addition, it can cause psychological damage. While the most obvious solution is for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: The BEST diet to prevent symptoms - and it’s now available on the NHS
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. One of the best diet plans to tackle obesity and type 2 diabetes is now available on the NHS, it ’s been revealed. This is how to lower your chances of developing high blood sugar symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rates of chronic kidney disease, deaths outpace other diseases
(Washington University in St. Louis) An abundance of high-sugar, high-salt foods in many American diets and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes are likely driving an increase in kidney disease cases, including in young adults, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Very low-calorie diets set to tackle obesity and diabetes
After successful pilot, approach to be scaled up from next year Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news