Adolescent Obesity Linked With Midlife Cancer Risk Adolescent Obesity Linked With Midlife Cancer Risk
The findings underline the need to tackle obesity early in life, writes an editorialist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Congratulations to our latest Early Career Grant awardees
Congratulations to our Early Career Members awarded Early Career Grants of up to£10,000 to help fund their endocrine research.Alisdair Boag (Roslin Institute) - Delineating the consequences of thiosulfate sulfurtransferase (TST) overexpression in EndoCbH1 cellsNeil Martin (Loughborough University) - Investigating the lysosomal metabolome and mTORC1 localisation in aged human skeletal muscleMorag Mansley (University of Edinburgh) - Functional characterisation of novel corticosteroid-induced transcripts in the cortical collecting ductAndrea Pollard ​ (Imperial...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Sugar High’?
Many parents blame sugar for their children ’s hyperactive behavior. But the myth has been debunked. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Klasco, M.D. Tags: Sugar Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Obesity Weight Parenting Diabetes Source Type: news

What happens to the liver when you drink alcohol? For one, it loses its ability to protect against cancer
(Natural News) Adipokines are cell signaling proteins produced by adipose tissue (fat). These “circulating hormones” facilitate communication between various organs, such as the brain, liver and muscles. Dysregulation of adipokines, which also mediate inflammation, has dire consequences and is associated with serious health problems like obesity, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. In a recent study, researchers from the Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery effective against early-onset obesity too
(University of Gothenburg) Surgical treatment of obesity is as effective for individuals who developed the disorder early, by the age of 20, as for those who have developed obesity later in life, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung Diseases on the Rise Worldwide
Aging and risk factors such as smoking, pollution and overweight/obesity are among the other major risk factors for chronic lung diseases, according to the analysis of data from 195 countries. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietitians Effective for Weight Loss in Obese Medicare Patients
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Delivery of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity (IBTO) by registered dietitian nutritionists is effective and beneficial for Medicare beneficiaries, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in Family... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Maternal obesity linked to ADHD and behavioral problems in children, NIH study suggests
Women who were obese before pregnancy were approximately twice as likely to report that their child had ADHD or symptoms of hyperactivity. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function
After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory testsConsuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more desirable immediately after they had finished a meal.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Dementia Diets and dieting Nutrition Food Sugar Memory Obesity Diabetes UCL (University College London) Neuroscience Health Life and style Mental health Source Type: news

Late Sleep May Raise Risk for Adiposity in Young Children
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- More frequent exposure to late sleep is associated with increases in adiposity in children aged 2 to 6 years, especially among those with overweight and/or obese parents, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ethnic Differences in Sitting Behaviors ID'd in Older Women
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Overweight/obese postmenopausal women have ethnic differences in sitting behavior and in the deleterious association between sitting behavior and cardiometabolic risk, according to a study published in the Feb. 18 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smartphone app may help obese pregnant women manage weight
A smartphone lifestyle intervention app may help pregnant women with obesity improve diet and motivation for exercise, according to a study published inFrontiers in Endocrinology.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity and Liver Markers in Children and Adolescents Obesity and Liver Markers in Children and Adolescents
In what ways might obesity impact liver enzyme concentrations in the pediatric population?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

From obesity to liver cancer: Can we prevent the worst?
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Hepatocellular carcinoma, a liver cancer linked to the presence of fat in the liver, is one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Scientists (UNIGE) have discovered a protein involved in the progression of a " fatty liver " towards cancer. This protein could allow early detection of the risk of developing liver cancer and open the way to new targeted therapies. These results highlight the close links between our diet and cancer development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Maternal obesity linked to ADHD and behavioral problems in children, NIH study suggests
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Maternal obesity may increase a child's risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to an analysis by researchers from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Every child in the world is under threat as decades of health improvements begin to stall
Obesity, air pollution and climate change pose an 'immediate threat' to children in wealthy and poor countries alike. The UK is among the best ten countries in the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plantwatch: how urban trees and hedges help cut air pollution
The plants trap polluting particles like natural air filters, and protect against flooding, tooHedges and trees in towns and cities are more than just attractive, they can behave like natural air filters, trapping traffic pollution made up of dangerous microscopic particles blamed for a range of serious health problems, ranging from heart disease, asthma and strokes to diabetes, obesity and dementia.Astudy at Lancaster University showed that silver birch trees maintained as hedges at about the height of an adult person were particularly good at cleaning the air.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Trees and forests Air pollution Science Environment UK news University of Surrey Lancaster University Source Type: news

Certain Factors May Increase Risk for Cognitive Decline in Elderly
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- In older adults with abdominal obesity, sustained levels of higher blood glucose are tied to a higher likelihood of experiencing cognitive decline, whereas in older adults without abdominal obesity, the hormone adiponectin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A later bedtime linked with obesity for children under 6, study says
Putting your child to bed after 9 p.m. is linked to an increase in weight, a new study says, but science is still pondering all the reasons why. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH-funded study links natural sugars in breastmilk to early childhood height and weight
The study also suggested that maternal obesity may affect sugar composition in breastmilk. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 18, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heart attack: Study confirms popular breakfast food not associated with heart attack risk
HEART ATTACKS are often caused by coronary heart disease, and risk of developing this is increased by a high-fat diet, high cholesterol and being overweight or obese. Research in the past has found a link between eating certain foods and heart disease, but a new study has confirmed a popular breakfast food is not as bad as first though. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Late Bedtimes in Preschool Years Could Bring Weight Gain
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Little ones who stay up late may have a higher risk of becoming overweight by the time they are school-age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that young children who routinely got to sleep after 9 p.m. tended to gain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Combining Aerobics and Weights Tied to Optimal Weight Control
Activities like walking and lifting weights were both tied to a healthier weight, but combining the two may have the most benefits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Weight Exercise Weight Lifting Yoga Obesity Source Type: news

Can metformin reduce obesity in children and adolescents?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown metformin -- a glucose-lowering drug commonly used to treat diabetes -- to be effective at lowering some measures of obesity in children and adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Too much sitting increases heart disease, diabetes risk in older women
Researchers assessed the sitting habits of older, post-menopausal women and found that those who spent more time seated, and were either overweight or obese, had a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
I was skeptical, but it turns out there is something to be said for a daily fast, preferably one lasting at least 16 hours. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Obesity Weight Diet and Nutrition Food Fasting Source Type: news

The skinny on why poor sleep may increase heart risk in women
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A new study suggests that for women, poor sleep could contribute to unhealthy food choices, increasing the risk of obesity and heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mexico tackles obesity crisis with tough food labels
Consumers confronted with warnings on products that contain excess salt, sugar and calories (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Leftovers from chocolate manufacturing can help manage obesity and lipid disorders: Study
(Natural News) Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) is the main ingredient of chocolate, one of the most popular foods on the planet. The seeds of cocoa, also known as cocoa beans, are the only parts used for the production of chocolate. It is estimated that about nine tons of fresh byproducts — which end up as waste — are generated for each... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bullying victimization profiles of school-aged adolescents and associations with weight statuses: a latent class analysis - Lee J, Hong JS, Tan K, Pineros-Leano M, Baek SA.
Bullying and childhood obesity are public health concerns in the United States. While obesity has been found to be associated with bullying victimization, it is less clear how it is differentially associated with biological sex and grade level across varyi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dartmouth Research Provides Strongest Evidence Yet That Fast Food Intake Leads to Weight Gain in Preschoolers
There is a strong link between the amount of fast food that pre-school age children consume and their likelihood of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new Dartmouth-led study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - February 14, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Press Release obesity research Source Type: news

Green tea extract combined with exercise reduces fatty liver disease in mice
(Penn State) The combination of green tea extract and exercise reduced the severity of obesity-related fatty liver disease by 75% in mice fed a high-fat diet, according to Penn State researchers, whose recent study may point to a potential health strategy for people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Dartmouth research: Fast food intake leads to weight gain in preschoolers
(The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth) There is a strong link between the amount of fast food that pre-school age children consume and their likelihood of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new Dartmouth-led study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parabens Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to Girls' Weight Gain Parabens Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to Girls' Weight Gain
Mothers who use beauty products containing chemicals known as parabens during pregnancy may be more likely to have overweight daughters, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Food giant Unilever will stop targeting kids in ads
Owner of brands including Ben& Jerry's and Popsicle cites spike in childhood obesity for marketing shift. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Risk for Colorectal Cancer in Obese Patients
Relative risk for developing colorectal cancer reduced by about 35 percent with bariatric surgery for obesity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Young Black Adults More Prone to Stroke, but Don't Know It
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- Young black Americans face higher rates of stroke than others as a result of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, new research suggests. But the same study finds they typically underestimate their stroke risk. " If... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sperm Differences in Obesity May Not Show Up on Fertility Tests Sperm Differences in Obesity May Not Show Up on Fertility Tests
' We have shown that obesity significantly impacts the human sperm proteome, potentially to the detriment of important spermatogenic processes and the function of mature spermatozoa,'say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Risk for Colorectal Cancer in Obese Patients
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- Among obese individuals,those who undergo bariatric surgery have an approximately 35 percent lower risk for developing colorectal cancer than those who do not undergo surgery, according to a review and meta-analysis... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Popular ice creams like Ben & Jerry's and Twister will stop advertising to children
Unilever, the food giant which looks after brands like Wall's, which makes Twister, will remove cartoons on packaging. In the UK, more than one in three children are overweight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tests Normal, but Sperm Differs in Obesity
Test Normal, but Sperm Differs in Obesity, May Impact Fertility (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity and falls in older women: mediating effects of muscle quality, foot loads and postural control - Neri SGR, Harvey LA, Tiedemann A, Gadelha AB, Lima RM.
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with an increased risk of falls in older women. However, it is not certain whether factors commonly associated with obesity and falls mediate this risk. RESEARCH QUESTION: Do lower-limb muscle quality, foot loads and postu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Good oral hygiene isn’t just for the mouth: It benefits brain health too
(Natural News) Heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases (e.g., stroke) are the leading causes of death in western countries. These diseases are caused by several factors, such as hypertension, high blood cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, smoking and obesity. However, recent studies have found that there is another unexpected contributor to the development of atherosclerosis and atherothrombosis (blood clot... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combining Aerobics and Weights Tied to Optimal Weight Control
Activities like walking and lifting weights were both tied to a healthier weight, but combining the two may have the most benefits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Weight Exercise Weight Lifting Yoga Obesity Source Type: news

Tackling the Weight List Problem Tackling the Weight List Problem
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy may help improve kidney transplant candidacy among morbidly obese patients, but important questions remain.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Mother's beauty products might impact girls' weight gain
(Reuters Health) - Mothers who use beauty products containing chemicals known as parabens during pregnancy may be more likely to have overweight daughters, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Race division grows as "academics" downgrade whites to an inferior species: Dartmouth to host racist forum about how to figure out white people "in their natural habitats"
(Natural News) A grossly overweight, self-proclaimed “expert on whiteness” is planning to host an “academic” forum at Dartmouth University in early February entitled “What’s Up with White People?” that, as its name implies, will openly demean and insult people with fair skin as being members of some type of second-class species. According to reports, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law
A study finds that a landmark law requiring warning labels on unhealthy foods made a swift difference in purchases of sodas, bottled water and juices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: your-feed-science Obesity Soft Drinks Diet and Nutrition Beverages Sales and Excise Taxes Food Sugar Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Labeling and Labels (Product) PLoS Medicine (Journal) Chile Source Type: news

Exploring the link between cacao byproducts and obesity management
In this study, researchers from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico prepared, characterized and analyzed the effects of a nutraceutical made using cacao byproducts on altered cardiometabolic risk markers. Their findings were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. When making chocolate, only cocoa seeds are used. The other parts and byproducts are discarded,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news