Are You Tall? Better Watch Out For Varicose Veins
(CNN) — In what researchers are calling “the largest genetic study ever performed” on varicose vein disease, a Stanford University School of Medicine study found a person’s height to be a significant risk factor for developing varicose veins. “We not only found an association between height and varicose veins, but the genetic studies we did showed a causal link,” said cardiologist and study author Dr. Nicholas Leeper, an associate professor of surgery and cardiovascular medicine at Stanford. “That suggests that the genes and pathways that drive human height are also likely to be ca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Varicose Veins Source Type: news

Obesity to become leading cause of cancer in women
Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of cancer in women in the UK, a new report warns. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding better for babies' weight gain than pumping
Research has already shown a link between breastfeeding and lower obesity risk for babies. But a new study finds another association: "Breast is best" for them even compared with giving babies breast milk out of the bottle. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity set to overtake smoking as the most common cause of preventable cancer for women
A study predicts one in ten new female cancer cases – around 23,000 a year – will be caused by excess weight by 2035, only 2,000 fewer than by tobacco. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity 'to be linked to more female cancers' than smoking
Cancer Research UK predicts excess weight will be linked to more cancers in women than tobacco in 25 years. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest female cancer risk
OBESITY is outpacing smoking to become the biggest preventable cause of cancer among women within the next 25 years. By 2035, 10 per cent of cancers in women – 25,000 cases – could be caused by smoking, compared to nine per cent by excess weight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenagers who eat the standard Western diet found to have increased risk of mental health challenges
(Natural News) The notion that the Western diet is not ideal is nothing new; the “standard” dietary habits in the U.S. and other westernized nations have been linked to major diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and more. But new research has shown that for teenagers in particular, the average American diet could be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MAX PEMBERTON THE MIND DOCTOR: I’d rather die than be put in one of our dreadful care homes
Health Minister Caroline Dinenage this week called on care homes to install CCTV in communal areas to prevent abuse and neglect of residents. Dr Max says obesity should be treated as a condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stigma-based bullying interventions: a systematic review - Earnshaw VA, Reisner SL, Menino D, Poteat VP, Bogart LM, Barnes TN, Schuster MA.
Youth living with socially devalued characteristics (e.g., minority sexual orientation, race, and/or ethnicity; disability; obesity) experience frequent bullying. This stigma-based bullying undermines youths' wellbeing and academic achievement, with lifelo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sep 21, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Sep 21, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
ASA, polypharmacy, statins and obesity treatments are the topics discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week ’ s podcasttheheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Dispelling the Myths About Obesity Dispelling the Myths About Obesity
Is obesity a choice? Are people just lazy or suffering from'food addiction'? Dr Akshay Jain responds to the results of a recent Medscape poll and says it's time to dispel the myths about obesity.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Can Mouth Swab at Age 2 Predict Obesity?
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Bacteria in a toddler's mouth might help predict later obesity, new research suggests. Scientists at Penn State University found the composition of microorganisms in the mouths of 2-year-olds offers clues to the child's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HbA1c Variability Is a Strong Predictor of Mortality in T2DM
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) variability may be a more powerful predictor of all-cause mortality with type 2 diabetes than average HbA1c, according to a study published in the August issue of Diabetes, Obesity and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Lifestyle interventions focusing on diet and physical activity result in less excess gestational weight gain (GWG) among women with overweight and obesity, according to a study published in the September issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anti-inflammatory protein may protect against obesity and insulin resistance
The anti-inflammatory protein, NLRP12, may protect against obesity and insulin resistance by influencing gut bacteria, according to a study published inCell Host& Microbe.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes, hypertension and obesity may increase fluid pressure inside the eye
Increased intraocular pressure is linked to diabetes, hypertension and obesity, according to a study published in theAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Constructing the cycling citizen: a critical analysis of policy imagery in Brisbane, Australia - Osborne N, Grant-Smith D.
Cycling is often promoted as a low cost, accessible and virtuous strategy for solving many urban problems, including air pollution, congestion, climate change and the 'obesity epidemic'. Yet the status of cycling as a quick and easy transport solution avai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Protective Headgear Source Type: news

Built environmental impacts on individual mode choice and BMI: evidence from China - Sun B, Yan H, Zhang T.
Using data from China Family Panel Studies (CFPS), this paper examines the impacts of the built environment on individual BMI and the risk of overweight, directly and indirectly mediated by mode choice with structural equation model (SEM). The results sugg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Solid fuel cooking linked to higher respiratory death rate
Research makes a 'compelling case to speed up universal access to affordable clean energy' Related items fromOnMedica Climate change poses major threat to health More action needed to treat TB Texting can improve flu jab uptake Multidrug-resistant TB spreads less easily than ‘normal’ TB Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks
We already have sufficient evidence to act to protect children, argues RCPCH president Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ UK lagging behind peers on child health Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 NHS investment in child health will reap rewards (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Swabbing a child's mouth for bacteria could predict how likely they are to become obese 
Pennsylvania State University researchers discovered that kids that rapidly gained weight in their lives have less diverse mouth bacteria, meaning an oral swab may predict childhood obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excess pounds can lead to a leaky bladder
(Reuters Health) - Young and middle-aged women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop a leaky bladder, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Obesity Doubles Risk of Incontinence in Younger Women Obesity Doubles Risk of Incontinence in Younger Women
Clinicians should counsel women that maintaining a healthy weight may help prevent urinary incontinence now or later in life, the authors suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Obesity Doubles Risk for Incontinence in Younger Women Obesity Doubles Risk for Incontinence in Younger Women
Clinicians should counsel women that maintaining a healthy weight may help prevent urinary incontinence now or later in life, the authors suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

GI Dynamics raises $5 million for diabetes/obesity device
Investors have agreed to buy $5 million worth of GI Dynamics’ (ASX:GID) common stock, representing 6.9 million shares. The Lexington, Mass.-based company said it will use the money to fund the continued development of its EndoBarrier device and for general working capital. EndoBarrier is a plastic gut sleeve designed to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity by preventing the absorption of nutrients from food as it exits the stomach and enters the intestinal tract. In August, the FDA granted EndoBarrier an investigational device exemption (IDE)  to begin enrollment in a pivotal trial, pending Institutional ...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How a protein works with gut bacteria to prevent obesity
Learning more about the inflammatory mechanisms that promote obesity can help us find new treatments for this metabolic condition, new research shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dementia: New risk factor examined
A number of risk factors are known for dementia; these include hypertension, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and smoking. A new study may add another. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Untreated gestational diabetes (GD) is associated with development of subsequent glucose metabolism disorders in mothers, but is not significantly associated with the composite outcome of childhood overweight/obesity in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WATCH: Feds offer new guidelines to fight obesity
New recommendations offer doctors guidelines on helping patients battle obesity. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Intestines modify their cellular structure in response to diet
(Carnegie Institution for Science) Body organs such as the intestine and ovaries undergo structural changes in response to dietary nutrients that can have lasting impacts on metabolism, as well as cancer susceptibility, according to Carnegie's Rebecca Obniski, Matthew Sieber, and Allan Spradling. 'Children born to malnourished mothers often struggle with obesity later in life and our findings could explain the physiology of why that happens,' Obniski explained. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Care 5 Under 40: Stephanie Fitzpatrick
The Kaiser Permanente doctor is making it her goal to create a new model of care for obesity (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sean Meyers Source Type: news

Health Care 5 Under 40: Stephanie Fitzpatrick
The Kaiser Permanente doctor is making it her goal to create a new model of care for obesity (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sean Meyers Source Type: news

High gluten intake during pregnancy associated with diabetes
Study suggests risk of child developing type 1 diabetes Related items fromOnMedica Gestational weight loss or gain linked to poor outcome in children UK lagging behind peers on child health Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Gestational diabetes raises long-term CVD risk Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Obese rodents provide food for thought
A study in mice links high-fat diets with impaired reasoning and memory (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity Alone May Increase Neonatal Risks Maternal Obesity Alone May Increase Neonatal Risks
' Obesity may be as important, if not more important, than hypertension and diabetes as a potentially modifiable risk factor for clinicians to target to improve neonatal outcomes,'new research hints.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk?
New research finds more evidence that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. Obesity is also a factor, authors confirm. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Intensive Behavioral Change for Obesity
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Primary care physicians should offer or refer obese patients to intensive behavioral interventions, according to a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) final recommendation statement published in the Sept. 18... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Two out of 101 children's yoghurts in UK have low sugar levels
Organic yogurts were found to have the highest average sugar content - 13.1 per cent. The Government is targeting yogurt as part of its childhood obesity plan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's yoghurts contain 'shocking' amounts of sugar, study finds
While they are still a healthier choice than a chocolate bar or a biscuit, flavoured yoghurts are packed with sugarChildren ’s yoghurts are packed with sugar, experts have found, warning that manufacturers and retailers need to do more to tackle the problem.Although yoghurt has long been considered a healthy food, experts warn that many of the products sold in supermarkets could contribute to child obesity, tooth decay and other health problems due to their high sugar content.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Sugar Food Health & wellbeing Science Society Life and style Source Type: news

Anti-inflammatory protein promotes healthy gut bacteria to curb obesity
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat diet. The researchers also reported that the NLRP12 gene is underactive in people who are obese, making it a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes, both of which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other serious conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Young children's oral bacteria may predict obesity
(Penn State) Weight gain during early childhood is related to the composition of oral bacteria of two-year-old children, suggesting this understudied aspect of a children's collection of microorganisms could serve as an early indicator for childhood obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity and vitamin D deficiency may indicate greater risk for breast cancer
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Vitamin D is already well known for its benefits in building healthy bones. A new study supports the idea that it also may reduce cancer risk as well as breast cancer mortality, especially in women with a lower body mass index. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Overweight and obesity linked to higher risk of urinary incontinence for women
(Wiley) Being overweight or obese is linked with an increased risk of developing urinary incontinence for young to mid-aged women, according to an Obesity Reviews analysis of all relevant published studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strength-based exercises could help child obesity fight, study finds
(University of Edinburgh) Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises -- such as squats, push ups and lunges -- could play a key role in tackling child obesity, research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. doctors recommend behavior changes to prevent obesity-related health issues
(Reuters Health) - For preventing health problems in obese patients, intensive behavioral interventions focused on improving things like eating and exercise habits may be the best prescription, U.S. doctors advise. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prescribe exercise and diets to obese patients - and keep track of them, US task force urges doctors
About 40 percent of Americans are obese, putting them at risk for chronic disease and death. A US Preventive Services Task Force is urging doctors to treat diet and exercise like prescriptions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Sticks With Behavioral Approaches Only for Obesity USPSTF Sticks With Behavioral Approaches Only for Obesity
Offer or refer adults with a BMI of 30 or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions, the USPSTF says in a statement reaffirming its 2012 recommendation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Prescribe exercise and diets to obese patients - and keep track of them, US task force urges doctors
About 40 percent of Americans are obese, putting them at risk for chronic disease and death. A US Preventive Services Task Force is urging doctors to treat diet and exercise like prescriptions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF: Behavioral Interventions Best for Obese Adults (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Potential harms were greater with pharmacotherapy; surgery was not considered in the recommendation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news