How black women are walking away from the obesity epidemic
Across the US, obesity rates have risen and life expectancy has declined. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates
Cholesterol levels in children and teens improve in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

For fashion industry, China's battle of the bulge could be huge
Rising rates of obesity in China represent a big business opportunity for the fashion industry (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children and young people
This update looks at trends in the quality of care for children and young people. It highlights the increase in childhood obesity, the stalling in rates of infant mortality, and an increase in hospital admissions as a result of self-harm. However, there have been some promising improvements including a reduction in smoking among young people and a decrease in teenage pregnancy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol Levels Improving Among U.S. Kids
TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 -- Despite an epidemic of childhood obesity, the cholesterol levels of American kids have been improving over the past 20 years, a new study shows. Researchers found that since 1999, levels of " bad " LDL cholesterol among U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exposure to common environmental chemicals may increase obesity risk
Data, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lyon, suggests that phthalate exposure may correlate with increased markers of liver damage and obesity risk.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A Parent-Led Physical Activity Intervention for Obese Youth A Parent-Led Physical Activity Intervention for Obese Youth
Could a parent-led, home-based physical activity intervention lead to improvements in exercise participation?Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Earlier Bedtimes Help Kids Fight Obesity
TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 -- With childhood obesity rates high, many studies have investigated lifestyle factors that can make a difference -- which ones increase the risk and which ones reduce it. Beyond diet, a lack of sleep has been linked to weight... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chemicals in shampoo, toys and floorboards may raise our risk of obesity
A study by the University of Novi Sad in Serbia found people with higher levels of phthalates in their urine were more likely to be obese, diabetic or have dangerous amounts of fat in their bloodstream. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia ’ s Soda Tax
A slew of opponents of the tax are running in the city ’ s election Tuesday and beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 on ads aiming to turn public opinion against it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Soft Drinks Sales and Excise Taxes Elections, Mayors Diet and Nutrition Obesity Primaries and Caucuses Philadelphia (Pa) Jim Kenney American Beverage Association your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Lessons Learned Years After Weight Loss Surgery
Treatment TermsRoux-en-y gastric bypassWeight loss surgeryBMI Calculator Overview Fourteen years after his gastric bypass surgery, Donald Rice of Durham is a confident 46-year-old father who enjoys being active and social. Yet he can still recall when he weighed 339 pounds and felt anxious about the changes that would follow his weight loss surgery. Knowing how different his life is today, he is glad he didn ’t let fear hold him back. “There are so many positives that changed my life that what I gave up doesn’t matter," he said."It doesn ’t even cross my mind.” Content Blocks Sid...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Pathophysiology and Management of ARDS in Obese Patients Pathophysiology and Management of ARDS in Obese Patients
The presence of obesity in ARDS may add additional concerns regarding management options and potential complications. Find out what they are.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

US Kids Aren ’ t Eating Enough Seafood, Study Says
(CNN) — The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, explores both the health benefits and the risks associated with eating what once swam in the sea while informing parents of the safest, most sustainable choices for their children. “Seafood consumption by children has declined every year since 2007 to levels not seen sinc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Seafood Source Type: news

Overweight adolescents are as likely to develop heart disorders as obese adolescents
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers arrived at this conclusion after conducting cardiovascular fitness tests with boys and girls aged 10-17. The results were published in Cardiology in the Young. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Discovery in mice could remove roadblock to more insulin production
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new discovery made mainly in mice could provide new options for getting the insulin-making 'factories' of the pancreas going again when diabetes and obesity have slowed them down. It could offer new pathways to ramping up insulin supply to get metabolism back on track in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

MARKETPLACE PULSE: Medicaid Managed Care Organizations in the Individual Market
The share of the population in a county with an MMCO in the marketplace increased from 48 percent in 2015 to 57 percent in 2019. Yet there are opportunities for more growth. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - May 20, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Only a third of people have hypertension under control
Large study covering 1.5m people identifies global problems Related items fromOnMedica Shocking variation in diabetes care across UK More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK's spiralling obesity crisis could lead to liver disease boom
The review of nearly 19million people in the UK said those with diabetes should be monitored closely because of their raised risk of life-threatening liver disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growth in life expectancy in Australia slows, research finds
(University of Melbourne) After 20 years of rapid increases in life expectancy at birth, the rate of growth in Australia is now falling behind most other high-income nations, meaning better control of health risk factors such as obesity will be needed if further life expectancy increases are to be achieved, research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease
(Digestive Disease Week) Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2019. Chronic liver disease is increasing, partly due to the obesity epidemic, and currently there are no guidelines for the optimal type of exercise for the prevention of cirrhosis-related mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children who walk to school less likely to be overweight or obese, study suggests
(University of Cambridge) Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who travel by car or public transport, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obese children have different forearm fracture characteristics compared with normal-weight children - Li Y, James C, Byl N, Sessel J, Caird MS, Farley FA, Robbins C.
BACKGROUND: Current estimates suggest that one third of children and adolescents are overweight and 1 in 5 are obese. Obese children are at increased risk of sustaining more complex fractures, failing nonoperative treatment, and experiencing more complicat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe for Obesity
Study found people who ate predominantly processed foods were more likely to gain weight. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highly processed diet causes increased energy intake
Excess intake and weight gain with processed diet compared with nutrient-matched unprocessed diet 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 Night shifts worsen diabetes risk for unhealthy women Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe
Colorectal cancer screening guidelines might need to include 45-50 year olds if trend continues Related items fromOnMedica FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Overweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease later Faecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effective (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery may work better for teens than adults
The damaging effects of obesity accumulate, and the risk of developing other diseases and dying prematurely rises the longer someone goes. But surgery is only really effective for the youngest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery in teen years may improve diabetes, blood pressure outcomes
After having weight loss surgery, a group of teens with obesity lost 26 percent of the body weight -- while the adults with obesity lost 29 percent of their weight (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults
New study finds teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as those who have the operation as adults and are more likely to have it resolve other health problems (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Daunting Operation Offers Relief to Obese Teenagers
Gastric bypass surgery works as well in adolescents as it does in adults, researchers report. But the procedure requires a major commitment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Bariatric Surgery Obesity Teenagers and Adolescence Surgery and Surgeons Weight Children and Childhood Psychology and Psychologists New England Journal of Medicine United States your-feed-health Source Type: news

Alabama ’s Abortion Ban Isn’t Only About Abortion. Opponents Are Afraid it May Drive Doctors Out of the State
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on May 15 signed into law the strictest abortion ban in the country, sparking fears not only about abortion access, but also about how the policy could worsen disparities that already endanger the health of women living in the south. The law, set to become enforceable in six months, bans nearly all abortions at all stages of pregnancy, with exceptions only for serious threats to the mother’s health. It also makes performing abortions a crime for doctors, who could be convicted of a felony and face up to 99 years in prison. Until the law is enforced, abortion is still legally available in Alabama...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized abortion Abortion Ban medicine politics public health Source Type: news

Here ’s What Eating Processed Foods for Two Weeks Does to Your Body
Ultra-processed foods—the kinds made irresistible by sugar, fat and salt—are ubiquitous in the U.S., making up as much as 60% of the average American diet. But a small, intensive new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism shows that their low price and convenience comes at a cost to health. When people ate a highly processed diet for two weeks, they consumed far more calories and gained more weight and body fat than they did when they ate a less processed diet—even though both diets had the same amounts of nutrients like sugar, fat and sodium. It wasn’t a shock to find ultra-processed foods ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition embargoed study Source Type: news

Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat
People who followed a diet of ultra-processed foods ate about 500 more calories a day compared to when they ate a whole foods diet. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Diet and Nutrition Obesity Weight Food Calories Hormones Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Very Obese Teens: Promote or Postpone Gastric Bypass? Very Obese Teens: Promote or Postpone Gastric Bypass?
The decision on whether to recommend bariatric surgery for adolescents with severe obesity or postpone it to adulthood needs to be made after careful consideration of harms vs benefits, says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

North Carolina drops in national rankings on senior care
A national study of senior health care in the United States shows North Carolina sliding in rankings, related mostly to increasing obesity, depression and food insecurity.   The United Health Care Foundation's annual Senior Report ranks North Carolina 37th in the nation for care of the state's senior population. In 2018, North Carolina ranked 33rd.  Hurting North Carolina's ranking this year is a 17 percent increase in obesity – from 25.9 percent to 30.3 percent – of adults aged 65 and older… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes
NIH-funded study followed teens, adults with long-term obesity five years after gastric bypass. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Are Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe for Obesity?
THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 -- Researchers have long believed the obesity epidemic is at least partly related to the proliferation of highly processed foods. Now, new research suggests the connection is real. In a tightly controlled lab study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obese woman, 35, had to be resuscitated on the operating table during weight-loss surgery 
Vianey Rodriguez, 35, and her husband Allen Lewis, 51, moved from Chicago to Houston to meet Dr Younan Nowzaradan, star of the hit TLC reality show My 600lb Life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens with obesity find artificial intelligence coach helpful in weight-loss program
(Nemours) 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. The study, published today in the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine, demonstrates adolescents' willingness and positive reaction to engaging in SMS text conversations with the chatbot technology that simulates human interactions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fast walkers may live longer, study says
People whose body weight range from underweight to obese have a longer life expectancy if they walk more briskly compared to those in the same weight category who don't. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NC drops in national rankings on senior care
A national study of senior health care in the United States shows North Carolina sliding in rankings, related mostly to increasing obesity, depression and food insecurity.   The United Health Care Foundation's annual Senior Report ranks North Carolina 37th in the nation for care of the state's senior population. In 2018, North Carolina ranked 33rd.  Hurting North Carolina's ranking this year is a 17% increase in obesity – from 25.9% to 30.3% – of adults aged 6 5 and older in the last three… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Do Some Animals Have The DNA To Prevent Cancer?
BOSTON (CBS) – Being overweight increases your risk of cancer, but it turns out this is not always the case in the rest of the animal kingdom. Whales, for example, rarely get cancer, and researchers from Northern Arizona University wanted to know why. Despite being big and blubbery, whales rarely develop or die from cancer, unlike humans and other mammals like cats and dogs. The same is true for elephants. To find out why, researchers studied the DNA of skin samples taken from a female humpback whale off the coast of Massachusetts. Her name is Salt, and scientists have been studying her for decades. They found that w...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Cancer DNA Research Northern Arizona University Source Type: news

Scientists explore a compound in chestnut flower for its anti-obesity properties
(Natural News) Cinnamyl alcohol, an organic compound found in Japanese chestnut (Castanea crenata) flowers, can potentially be used in treating – and even preventing – obesity, according to a study in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. In their report, researchers from South Korea looked at whether chestnut flower extract can effectively prevent the accumulation of fat... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fight obesity with Traditional Chinese Medicine
(Natural News) Obesity has become a global epidemic. It is not only a health problem on its own, but it is also linked to many serious conditions. Fortunately, there is an effective and natural solution to fighting obesity: Acupuncture. A review written by researchers from China confirmed that this traditional Chinese medicine – both alone and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Carolina drops in national rankings on senior care
A national study of senior health care in the United States shows North Carolina sliding in rankings, related mostly to increasing obesity, depression and food insecurity.   The United Health Care Foundation's annual Senior Report ranks North Carolina 37th in the nation for care of the state's senior population. In 2018, North Carolina ranked 33rd.  Hurting North Carolina's ranking this year is a 17 percent increase in obesity – from 25.9 percent to 30.3 percent – of adults aged 65 and older… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Obesity medicine association announces major updates to its adult obesity algorithm
(Obesity Medicine Association) The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) announced the immediate availability of the 2019 OMA Adult Obesity Algorithm, with new information for clinicians including the relationship between Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Dyslipidemia, and Cancer; information on investigational Anti-Obesity Pharmacotherapy; treatments for Lipodystrophy; and Pharmacokinetics and Obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Experts advise against hormone treatment for mild thyroid problems
New advice could alter prescribing trends, say authors Related items fromOnMedica Poor diabetes education leading to health complications Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD GPs failing to follow women at risk after gestational diabetes Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Philadelphia's Soda Tax Tied to Big Drop in Sales
The obesity epidemic is a big reason soda taxes are catching on. Seven cities have them now, and Connecticut and Colorado are considering a statewide tax. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of breast cancer
(Reuters Health) - Severely obese women who opt for weight-loss surgery may be cutting their risk of breast cancer along with their extra pounds, a large U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Soda Taxes Are a ‘No-Brainer’ for Public Health, Says the Author of a New Study on Them
A new JAMA study suggests taxing sugary drinks really can make people buy fewer of them, potentially translating to better public health. Taxes on soda and other junk foods are frequently proposed as a way to coax Americans into eating more healthfully, and in turn cut rates of diet-related chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease. While Americans are drinking less soda than they used to, it’s still a major source of sweeteners and empty calories for many people, contributing to an estimated 25,000 premature deaths a year. But lawmakers and health experts have debated whether taxes ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized diet embargoed study Food Nutrition public health soda tax Source Type: news

Philadelphia's Soda Tax Tied to Big Drop in Sales
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- Soda taxes appear to be an effective weapon in the war on obesity and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. In January 2017, Philadelphia began taxing sugary and artificially sweetened drinks, and in that year their sales... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news