Bariatric Surgery | Medscape Bariatric Surgery | Medscape
Bariatric surgery today is the only effective therapy for morbid obesity, which has increased steadily over the past several decades. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Intermittent fasting boosts health by strengthening daily rhythms
A new study explores the impact of fasting on our daily rhythms. The authors conclude that fasting may protect health by boosting cyclic gene expression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Is a Fecal Transplant, and Why Would I Want One?
Fecal transplant is used to treat gut infections and is now being studied as a treatment for obesity, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Feces Transplants Digestive Tract Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Bowels Colon Bacteria Source Type: news

Comparison of US county-level public health performance rankings with county cluster and national rankings: assessment based on prevalence rates of smoking and obesity and motor vehicle crash death rates - Wallace M, Sharfstein JM, Kaminsky J, Lessler J.
IMPORTANCE: Health departments can be grouped together based on sociodemographic characteristics of the population served. Comparisons within these groups can then help with monitoring and improving the health of their populations. OBJECTIVE: To co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Fidarestat prevents high-fat diet-induced intestinal polyps in ApcMin/+ mice
(Bentham Science Publishers) Recent epidemiological and experimental studies have shown that obesity is a major risk factor for Colorectal Cancer (CRC). Regular intake of high fat-containing diet can promote obesity and metabolic syndrome by increasing the insulin resistance and inflammatory response which contribute to carcinogenesis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Slim but Sedentary Might Face Same Heart Risks as Overweight Slim but Sedentary Might Face Same Heart Risks as Overweight
Adults with a healthy weight but a sedentary lifestyle may have the same risk for heart attacks or strokes as people who are overweight, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

CRISPR-based obesity treatment shows promise for other diseases
A recent study by Nadav Ahituv, PhD, showed that obesity caused by a gene mutation could be treated in animal models. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Celebrities Are Fighting Over the ‘Keto’ Diet. Here’s What Science Says About How Healthy It Is
A celebrity feud has ignited debate over the popular — but somewhat controversial — ketogenic diet. It all started last week, when trainer Jillian Michaels told Women’s Health that the high-fat, low-carb keto diet is “a bad plan, for a million reasons.” “I don’t understand. Like, why would anybody think this is a good idea?” Michaels asked. It quickly became clear that many people, famous and otherwise, think the trendy plan is a good idea. Celebrities including Al Roker and Andy Cohen criticized Michaels’ take, causing her to double down on her position and offer to de...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Fat fighters! 648lbs woman sheds 254lbs as her 607lbs nephew loses 270lbs
Robin McKinley, 40, from Kansas, is joined by her family to lose 500lbs between them on TLC show. The family suffered from morbid obesity and needed to lose weight for surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar tax may not solve Malaysia’s obesity crisis
Food companies in spotlight as debate continues on how to tackle epidemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Starting a Healthy Weight Loss Plan
-- More than 70 percent of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says. Are you one of them? Before starting a weight loss plan, you should visit your doctor. The first questions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Wired for obesity
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) In a multi-center collaboration, scientists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and University of Cambridge discover a set of genes that help to establish brain connections governing body weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify brain cells likely involved in memories of eating that influence next meal
(Georgia State University) Brain cells involved in memory play an important role after a meal in reducing future eating behavior, a finding that could be key in understanding and fighting obesity, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study identifies specific obesity-related risk factors for kidney cancer
(Spectrum Health) A new study confirms the long-suspected role of obesity as a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a type of kidney cancer, and identifies several specific obesity-related factors. These factors include multiple measures of obesity, diastolic blood pressure and fasting insulin. In contrast, the study found little evidence for an association with RCC risk for systolic blood pressure, circulating lipids, diabetes or fasting glucose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest Welsh health risk
Wales' first obesity strategy wants to make eating healthier food and staying active "normal and easy". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRISPR-mediated activation of a promoter or enhancer rescues obesity caused by haploinsufficiency
A wide range of human diseases result from haploinsufficiency, where the function of one of the two gene copies is lost. Here, we targeted the remaining functional copy of a haploinsufficient gene using CRISPR-mediated activation (CRISPRa) in Sim1 and Mc4r heterozygous mouse models to rescue their obesity phenotype. Transgenic-based CRISPRa targeting of the Sim1 promoter or its distant hypothalamic enhancer up-regulated its expression from the endogenous functional allele in a tissue-specific manner, rescuing the obesity phenotype in Sim1 heterozygous mice. To evaluate the therapeutic potential of CRISPRa, we injected CRIS...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Matharu, N., Rattanasopha, S., Tamura, S., Maliskova, L., Wang, Y., Bernard, A., Hardin, A., Eckalbar, W. L., Vaisse, C., Ahituv, N. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

CRISPRa corrects haploinsufficient obesity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Purnell, B. A. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases twis Source Type: news

Armed forces wives at greater risk of perinatal depression
Pregnant women whose partners are away on military deployment might need specialised support Related items fromOnMedica New dads are no longer to suffer in silence Perinatal mental health services will provide support for fathers Most of UK doesn ’t provide vital perinatal mental healthcare Treatment of vomiting/nausea in pregnancy may be costing NHS £60 million a year Multi-disciplinary care needed to manage obesity in pregnancy, says RCOG (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Commonest genetic mutation causes much morbidity
HFE p.C282Y homozygosity to blame for more haemochromatosis and other illness than was realised Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn UK falls behind other nations in preventing avoidable death (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer mortality cut by a third in young people
Deprivation has a significant impact on cancer incidence and survival rates across the country Related items fromOnMedica Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Third of emergency cancer presenters never saw GP Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Social media could help raise breast screening take-up (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Slim but sedentary might face same heart risks as overweight
(Reuters Health) - Adults with a healthy weight but a sedentary lifestyle may have the same risk for heart attacks or strokes as people who are overweight, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cardiometabolic Risks Increased With Tourette, Tic Disorders Cardiometabolic Risks Increased With Tourette, Tic Disorders
The increased risk for disorders such as diabetes and obesity begins in childhood and is higher in those with concomitant ADHD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to burn more fat naturally
Losing weight requires a person to eat fewer calories than their body burns. This typically involves eating less and exercising more. However, some foods and supplements may stimulate the metabolism to naturally burn more fat. Learn more about natural fat burners here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Obesity Can Cut Years Off Your Dog's Life, Too
Among all breeds in the study, the risk of earlier death was higher among overweight dogs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intermittent Fasts Plus Energy Restriction Best for Weight Loss
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- Intermittent fasting with restricted energy intake may provide better outcomes than daily continuous diet restriction for health and weight loss in obese women, according to a study published in the January issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Leash on Life? Staying Slim Keeps Pooches Happy, Healthy
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- Carrying extra pounds isn't just bad for humans: New research indicates dogs'lives may be significantly shorter if they're overweight. The study, which evaluated data from more than 50,000 dogs across 12 of the most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pathways to Abortion at a Tertiary Care Hospital: Examining Obesity and Delays
CONCLUSIONSFuture research is needed to determine whether obese women seeking abortions are being referred despite evidence that they do not require hospital ‐based care. If obese women are suffering delays because of referral, strategies to help overcome delay should also be explored. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Childhood obesity plan fleshed out
The Department of Health and Social Care has published a paper that goes into further detail about the government ’s childhood obesity plan. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Junk food ads target black and Hispanic kids at leat 80 percent more than white kids
A new report led by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity has found that 86 percent food ad spending on black-targeted TV was for junk food and 82 percent of Spanish-language TV. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In PsA, Treat Excessive Weight
(MedPage Today) -- Disease activity reduced with ultralow-cal diet in obese psoriatic arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cheese from hormone-treated cows found to raise the risk of breast cancer by over 50%... one more reason to buy organic
(Natural News) That gooey mozzarella on your pizza may be the best thing next to chocolate, but little do people know that cheese is quite literally “to die for.” Previous studies have established a link between dairy products and obesity, which in turn increases the risk of developing up to 13 types of cancer. Now, a recent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personality type could shape attitudes toward body weight of others, researchers say
(Florida State University) Researchers found that personality traits have significant bearing on a person's attitudes toward obesity, their implicit theories of weight and their willingness to engage in derisive fat talk or weight discrimination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Food ads targeting black and Hispanic youth almost exclusively promote unhealthy products
(UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity) Restaurant, food, and beverage companies target Hispanic and Black children and teens with ads almost exclusively for fast food, candy, sugary drinks, and unhealthy snacks, according to a new report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy& Obesity at the University of Connecticut, the Council on Black Health at Drexel University, and Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CRP levels higher among private renters than home owners
Housing type and tenure linked to levels of C-reactive protein, perhaps down to insecurity Related items fromOnMedica Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors UK women ’s health lags behind much of Europe Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Worsening death rates ‘must be investigated’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cardiovascular disease risk linked to lack of sleep
People who slept for less than six hours a night at increased risk of atherosclerosis Related items fromOnMedica Omega 3 from seafood linked to healthier ageing Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UnitedHealth ranks Alabama 48 in their annual report
A new report from UnitedHealth puts Alabama near the bottom in terms of overall health. The insurer's annual report ranked Alabama 48th among states in overall health, which was down from 47th a year ago The state ranked 43rd for senior health and 33rd for the health of women and children. UnitedHealth's report showed Alabama struggles with a high prevalence of obesity, high cardio vascular death rate and a low rate of mental health providers. It also showed the state ranks low in a number of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

UnitedHealth ranks Alabama 48 in their annual report
A new report from UnitedHealth puts Alabama near the bottom in terms of overall health. The insurer's annual report ranked Alabama 48th among states in overall health, which was down from 47th a year ago The state ranked 43rd for senior health and 33rd for the health of women and children. UnitedHealth's report showed Alabama struggles with a high prevalence of obesity, high cardio vascular death rate and a low rate of mental health providers. It also showed the state ranks low in a number of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

New Details Link Maternal Weight and Congenital Heart Defects New Details Link Maternal Weight and Congenital Heart Defects
A nationwide study highlights specific heart defects through age 5 and the urgent need for obesity-prevention interventions in reproductive age women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Anti-obesity pill could be near after discovery of a hormone that stops the body from burning fat  
A new study from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor has found that by blocking a hormone called TSK, which stops the body from burning fat, mice lost weight and were in better metabolic shape. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School nutrition policies reduce weight gain
Implementing nutrition policies at middle schools limited unhealthy weight gains in students. The findings highlight an effective obesity prevention strategy in schools. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritionists launch portion size guide to tackle overeating
Recommendations focus on how much people should eat during the day to stay healthyMinisters and public health experts have long been telling us we eat too much sugar, saturated fat and salt but less attention has been paid to the size of the portions on the plate. Now a new guide to portion sizes warning that people are eating too much without realising has been launched by nutritionists, to suggest how much food people should eat during the day to stay healthy and help combat the obesity crisis.The British Nutrition Foundation ’s (BNF) guide is designed, it says, to complement the government advice on the sorts of f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Nutrition Diets and dieting Food & drink industry Obesity Health UK news Science Source Type: news

Restricting promotions of products high in fat, sugar and salt by location and by price
Department of Health and Social Care - The government is seeking views on its plans to restrict promotions of food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) by location and by price, as proposed in Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2. It asks: which businesses, products and types of promotions should be included in the restrictions; definitions for HFSS products, price promotions and locations in stores; and how businesses can put this into practice and whether they will face any difficulties. The consultation closes on 6 April 2019.ConsultationPress release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Man...
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - January 14, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

Childhood obesity: a plan for action - a consideration of interactions between modelled policies
Department of Health and Social Care - This document considers four of the proposed policies in chapter 2 of theChildhood obesity plan. It looks at the possible interactions between these policies and three of the policies in chapter 1.ReportMore detail  (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - January 14, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Large for Gestational Birthweight?
Discussion Infant size at birth is determined mainly by genetics, but also pregnancy and environmental factors. Large for gestational age (LGA) is defined as a mean weight> 2 standard deviations above the weight for gestational age or above the 90th percentile on growth charts (or ~4000 g on WHO growth charts). Macrosomia is a term used for a term infant who is> 4000g. Risk factors for LGA infants includes: Male infant Maternal Genetic disposition Hispanic ethnicity Diabetic Multiparity or grand parity Obesity History of previous LGA infant Prenatal ultrasound is very helpful for antenatal management. First tri...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Suicide risk more than quadruples in cancer patients
‘Comprehensive approach’ needed to treat patients Related items fromOnMedica Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Cancer survival rates not improved much in a decade Cancer survivors more prone to stress than others New targeted drug could help treat advanced cancers The term ‘cancer’ should be dropped for some low-grade lesions (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New rules may restrict the promotion of unhealthy food
One in three primary school leavers are overweight or obese Related items fromOnMedica Kids consume more than a year ’s sugar in six months Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study: Those who live near fast food restaurants are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) Junk food is bad for your health, and the regular consumption of fast food is often linked to problems like obesity. According to a U.K. study, simply living near a fast food restaurant can even increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The study, which involved a collaboration between researchers from the Healthy High-Density Cities... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Junk Food, Obesity, Video Games and Early Death – Is that what America is coming to?
(Natural News) “I will just eat until I am dead” says a 700 pound 34-year-old video junkie “kid” who lives at home for free under his dad’s roof and who is so obese that he has to bathe outside in a pig trough. Like more than 200 million Americans, Casey King loves junk food, eats... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news