Healthy Food and Nutrition
Many families across the nation struggle with hunger and access to healthy foods that is essential for children’s cognitive and physical development. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 18, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Early Childhood National Source Type: news

The Importance of the First Years of Life
Early life experiences set the foundation for lifelong health and well-being. The experiences of children in the first years of life play a major role in how their brains and bodies develop. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 18, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Early Childhood National Source Type: news

Maternal and Child Health
Data that shows maternal and child health in the United States is much worse than it should be for a wealthy country with advanced health care services. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 18, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tags: National Source Type: news

Early Care and Education
Investing in programs to support families and children, birth to age 5, is an effective strategy to support success in school and lifelong health for young children. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 18, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Early Childhood National Source Type: news

Family Economic Stability: Work Supports and Tax Credits
Research shows too many families with young children in United States face persistent financial hardship impacting their health and well-being. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 18, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Early Childhood National Source Type: news

Food manufacturers will be responsible for thousands of needless cases of diabetes
Oxford University academics calculated the scheme - which aims to cut sugar by a fifth in cereals, yogurts and sweet treats - will significantly cut obesity if it is successful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Embolization a Future Treatment for Severe Obesity? Bariatric Embolization a Future Treatment for Severe Obesity?
The pilot study'is a great step forward'to establish feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a weight-loss procedure designed to suppress appetite, but will not replace bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Weight Loss Aid
BOSTON (CBS) — The FDA has approved a new weight loss aid not just for people who are obese, but people who are overweight as well. It’s called “Plenity” and it’s an oral hydrogel capsule made of cellulose and citric acid. When it enters the stomach, it releases thousands of particles that absorb water, forming small pieces of gel that increase the volume of the stomach and small intestine and make patients feel full. The manufacturer says in clinical trials, when taken before lunch and dinner, six out of 10 adults lost at least 5% of their body weight within six months. It’s designed no...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

Association of Parent-Perceived Stress With Children's Weight Association of Parent-Perceived Stress With Children's Weight
How does parental stress impact their children's risk of obesity?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Why Spicy Food Makes Your Nose Run —and Why It’s Great for You
Munch a bit of habanero pepper or hot-sauce-soaked jambalaya, and you’ll notice a tingling numbness in your mouth followed by a burning sensation. If that burning sensation is sufficiently strong, your nose and eyes will start to run, and your mouth and throat will start to generate mucus. You may not be able to feel it, but your stomach and parts of your intestine will also start secreting excess fluid, says Dr. Brett Comer, a surgeon and ear, nose, and throat specialist at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Why does all this happen? Like spraying water on a filthy car, your body turns on the waterworks...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Obesity and Depression Linked to Chronic Hip Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - April 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Eating no more than recommended levels of red meat still raises risk of bowel cancer
Risk is raised in people eating just 76g of red and processed meat a day, which is roughly in line with government recommendations Related items fromOnMedica Lower cancer risk in people with higher vitamin D levels Cancer rates could rise due to growing intake of highly processed food Scientists equate wine to cigarette consumption to flag up cancer risk Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

10 Biggest Myths About Sleeping, According To Researchers
(CNN) — Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream. Many of us have notions about sleep that have little basis in fact and may even be harmful to our health, according to researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine, who conducted a study published Tuesday in the journal Sleep Health. “There’s such a link between good sleep and our waking success,” said lead study investigator Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. “And yet we often find ourselves debunking myths, whether ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

Statins safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits as other individuals Related items fromOnMedica Lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes can have long-term effect Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths CHD and stroke risk seriously elevated with just one daily cigarette Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Celebrity 'Fat-Shaming' Affects All Women: Study
The impact of fat-shaming may be far-reaching because nearly three-quarters of Americans are overweight or obese, according to the latest information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The FDA Just Approved a New Prescription Weight-Management Device. Here ’s How It Works
In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel prescription device meant to help with weight management. The product, called Plenity and developed by Gelesis, has been cleared for overweight or obese adults with a body mass index of at least 25, even if they do not have other health problems. It should be used in conjunction with diet and exercise, the FDA says, and can also be taken alongside other weight-loss medications. That sweeping approval is noteworthy, says Dr. Caroline Apovian, who has studied Plenity in Gelesis-sponsored research and is the director of nutrition and weight managemen...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

The FDA Just Approved a New Prescription Weight-Loss Drug. Here ’s How It Works
In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel prescription drug meant to help with weight loss and weight management. The drug, called Plenity and developed by Gelesis, has been cleared for overweight or obese adults with a body mass index of at least 25, even if they do not have other health problems. It should be used in conjunction with diet and exercise, the FDA says, and can also be taken alongside other weight-loss medications. That sweeping approval is noteworthy, says Dr. Caroline Apovian, who has studied Plenity in Gelesis-sponsored research and is the director of nutrition and weight...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Obesity Trends Reversed in Children on Food Voucher Program Obesity Trends Reversed in Children on Food Voucher Program
Trends in childhood obesity declined among WIC participants following healthy changes to the food package for women, infants, and children in lower-income families.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning: Heart attacks can happen in younger people - this is why
HEART ATTACKS are most commonly associated with older people or those who are overweight, but the life-threatening condition can also happen to younger and slimmer people. It ’s therefore vital to be aware of all possible causes. This is why younger people can also be at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Curcumin-fenugreek supplements can significantly improve heart health in obese young men
(Natural News) Obesity dramatically increases the risk of multiple life-threatening health problems. As noted by the respected Cleveland Clinic, a third of all Americans are seriously overweight, and these people are at far greater risk of developing coronary artery disease (commonly known as heart disease) or of having a stroke. Being seriously overweight goes hand-in-hand... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PureTech Health-affiliated weight loss drug gets FDA approval
Nearly two decades after being founded, life sciences company-creator and incubator PureTech Health has helped bring its first product to market. PureTech-affiliate Gelesis last week received FDA approval for a weight-loss capsule that releases a special formatted gel that fills up a portion of a person's stomach. Overweight subjects who took the prescription drug, Plenity, before eating were almost twice as likely to meet a weight loss goa l, according to clinical trial data. Plenity is the first… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

South Africa: Why Fixing Primary Health Care Is Crucial to Making South Africa Healthier
[The Conversation Africa] By some measures - healthy life expectancy, obesity and depression, among others - South Africa is the unhealthiest country on earth. That's a sobering fact to consider. How has the country got here? To what extent can its unenviable position be regarded as a failure of primary health care? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- There's good news for the millions of obese Americans with sleep apnea: Researchers report the use of the CPAP mask may greatly increase their chances for a longer life. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study
Title: CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - April 15, 2019 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

International Neuromodulation Society announces 14th World Congress
(International Neuromodulation Society) Researchers from 22 countries will present plenary lectures and nearly 400 abstracts top international research in neuromodulation therapies. New lines of inquiry will be presented about potentially aiding stroke recovery, heart failure, depression, paralysis, cognitive or memory issues, addiction, obesity, and anorexia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Phenols in purple corn fight diabetes, obesity, inflammation in mouse cells
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Scientists at the University of Illinois developed new purple corn hybrids with differing combinations of phenols in the pericarp that fight obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance, a new study in mice suggests. The pericarp also provides the food industry with a new source of colorants and farmers with a new value added product for their crops. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Diabetes Drug Called Invokana May Prevent or Slow Kidney Disease, a New Study Says
A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive. Doctors say it’s hard to overstate the importance of this study, and what it means for curbing this problem, which is growing because of the obesity epidemic. The study tested Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ drug Invokana. Results were discussed Sunday at a medical meeting in Australia and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. About 30 million Americans and...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime overnight Source Type: news

Gelesis Granted FDA Clearance to Market Plenity - a New Prescription Aid in Weight Management
BOSTON, April 14, 2019 — Gelesis, a biotechnology company developing first-in-class hydrogel therapeutics to treat obesity and other chronic diseases related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, today announced that the United States Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

After pushing "toxic masculinity" nonsense on men, PG is now celebrating morbid obesity in Gillette Venus marketing to women
(Natural News) Leave it to a soulless, multinational corporation like Procter & Gamble (P&G), which was kicked out of Argentina back in 2016 for committing major tax fraud, to once again hop on the virtue signaling bandwagon here in the United States with a ridiculous new marketing campaign that pushes the idea that being really... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The disturbing links between too much weight and several types of cancer
Being overweight or obese — long implicated in heart disease and diabetes — is now associated with getting at least 13 types of cancer. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Gelesis Granted FDA Clearance to Market Plenity - a New Prescription Aid in Weight Management
BOSTON, April 14, 2019— Gelesis, a biotechnology company developing first-in-class hydrogel therapeutics to treat obesity and other chronic diseases related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, today announced that the United States Food and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - April 14, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Obalon Explores Financial and Strategic Alternatives
Obalon Therapeutics said it has retained Cowen as an independent financial advisor to assist in exploring financial and strategic alternatives. The move comes about a week after the San Diego-based company announced a restructuring measure that would see it cut half of its workforce. The obesity-treatment specialist said the bulk of the cuts would come from it eliminating its salesforce and switching to a new sales model. Obalon said with Cowen’s assistance it plans to explore a wide range of financial and strategic alternatives that could enhance stockholder value and enable the company to continue servi...
Source: MDDI - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Newborn's'Microbiome' Could Give Clues to Weight Later
FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- A newborn's first stool holds telltale clues about his risk for becoming an overweight 3-year-old, according to a European study. The clues come from the population of bacteria (microbiome) in the baby's gut. Finnish... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NHS prescriptions for diabetes drugs have soared by 70% in a DECADE
Experts warned the escalating cost – up from £593,000 a decade ago – is being driven up by Britain's spiralling obesity crisis. One in every 15 adults now has the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colchicine May Improve Obesity-Induced Inflammation
FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- Colchicine is safe and effective at improving obesity-associated inflammatory measures among adults with obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) without diabetes, according to a pilot study published online March 14 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Overweight women's breast milk may have obesity promoting content
According to research, published inThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, breast milk from obese women contains more metabolites that may increase the risk of childhood obesity.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists find a way to make crisps taste salty with less of the salt that causes obesity
Carolyn Ross, a food science professor at Washington State University, created the salt mix, which contains less sodium chloride, with a team of colleagues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts warn of fatty liver disease 'epidemic' in young people
Study finds substantial numbers of young people at risk of liver cancer, diabetes and heart attacksExperts are warning that high levels of fatty liver disease among young people, caused by being overweight, could signal a potential public health crisis.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is fairly common among older adults, detectable in about a quarter of the population. But a study has found that substantial numbers of 24-year-olds are also affected, putting them at risk of serious later health problems, such as liver cancer, type-2 diabetes and heart attacks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Obesity UK news Medical research Diets and dieting Health Society Life and style Science Source Type: news

Researchers of the University of Malaga relate DNA methylation levels to obesity
(University of Malaga) A multidisciplinary study performed at the University of Malaga (UMA) has related DNA methylation levels to the development of the metabolic disease associated with obesity. A multidisciplinary work that has been carried out by biologists, surgeons and endocrinologists and conducted in patients with metabolic risk factors such as high levels of glucose (hyperglycemia), triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia), blood pressure (hypertension), abdominal obesity and low levels of good cholesterol (HDL). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity a Key Driver of Multiple Sclerosis Risk Obesity a Key Driver of Multiple Sclerosis Risk
Ties between early puberty and an increased risk for multiple sclerosis appear to be largely driven by increased body weight, supporting the need for obesity prevention efforts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?
Researchers believe the findings suggest a link between multitasking and obesity risk -- the connection being the part of the brain that responds to temptation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Adult Obesity in the United States: CDC's Tracking to Inform State and Local Action
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Obalon taps Cowen to explore ‘ strategic alternatives ’
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) today tapped an advisory firm to explore “strategic alternatives,” a week after revealing plans to cut its workforce in half. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company, which makes a gas-filled balloon designed to treat obesity, said April 3 that it would lay off 49 of its 100 employees, including all of its direct sales force, in a pivot toward retail. Today the company said it hired investment bank Cowen “as an independent financial advisor to assist in exploring financial and strategic alternatives” to explore “a wide range of financial and strategic alternativ...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Weight loss Obalon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Adiposity may reduce acne in young adults
Being overweight or obese as a teenager, and having metabolically active fat cells as a result, may be prevent acne, according to a study published in theJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Exercise during pregnancy linked to lower risk of obesity in children
Children of non-obese women who exercised during pregnancy may have a reduced risk of obesity, according to mouse data presented at the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Body mass index may play a significant role in the progression of multiple sclerosis
(Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY) A newly published paper in the Lancet journal EBioMedicine identifies a link between high levels of blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who are overweight or obese. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obese mothers' breast milk may contribute to child's weight gain, study says
New findings show that the molecular makeup of the breast milk of an expecting mother who is obese could affect the weight of her child. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People With Obesity Are Blatantly Dehumanized
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- People with obesity are not only commonly stigmatized, but are blatantly dehumanized, according to research published online April 2 in Obesity. Inge Kersbergen, Ph.D., and Eric Robinson, Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Government's plan to ban junk food adverts before 9pm 'will cut just TWO calories a day'
Health ministers revealed plans to ban adverts with foods high in salt, fat and sugar in March as childhood obesity rates have reached a record high in Britain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mindfulness Improves Eating Behavior and Weight Loss Mindfulness Improves Eating Behavior and Weight Loss
A new study examines the beneficial effects of mindfulness-based eating behavior strategies among patients who attended an obesity service.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news