CDC: More than 40% of U.S. adults are obese
More than 40 percent of American adults are obese, according to data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics on Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Support grows for technology aimed at turning bad fat to good fat
(Purdue University) A significant investment from a Purdue University alumnus and his wife will help further develop technology aimed at treating obesity and diabetes by turning bad fat into good fat inside the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adolescent obesity associated with midlife cancer
Adolescents with obesity are at greater risk of developing cancer later in life, according to a study published in theLancet Diabetes& Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity Type Factors Into Weight Loss Success Obesity Type Factors Into Weight Loss Success
Obesity rates in the United States are projected to approach 50% by the year 2030, and matching the right patient to the most appropriate treatment for them could help, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

High-fat diets are LITERALLY depressing ... here's why
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) defines overweight or obesity as the abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that presents a health risk. Obesity is caused by either one of two things: genetics or an increased consumption of high-calorie foods coupled with a sedentary lifestyle. People with obesity suffer from abnormalities characteristic of metabolic syndrome... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Later Bedtime Linked With Obesity For Children Under 6, Study Says
(CNN) — A new study has linked a later bedtime with an increased risk of obesity for kids — although the researchers say parents shouldn’t rush to put their preschoolers to sleep earlier as a result. Instead, concerned moms and dads should focus on maintaining a regular routine when it comes to scheduling meal and bed times, said Dr. Claude Marcus, a professor of pediatrics at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and an author of the study, which published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics. The research, which was part of a wider study on obesity, focused on 107 children in Sweden, with 64 of the children h...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

Bad Sleep, Bad Diet = Bad Heart?
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- It's a dangerous equation: Poor sleep triggers a bad diet, and the two can equal a higher risk for obesity and heart disease in women, a new study contends. " Women are particularly prone to sleep disturbances across the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Legacy of Discrimination Reflected in Health Inequality
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Risk factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke include obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. For African Americans, another issue also threatens their cardiovascular health:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bad Sleep, Bad Diet & #61; Bad Heart?
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- It's a dangerous equation: Poor sleep triggers a bad diet, and the two can equal a higher risk for obesity and heart disease in women, a new study contends. " Women are particularly prone to sleep disturbances across the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Liraglutide Enhances Weight Loss With Intensive Behavioral Therapy
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- Intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) produces clinically meaningful weight loss in a primary care setting, which is enhanced in combination with liraglutide, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in Obesity. Thomas A.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New study shows the effects of obesity mirror those of aging
(Concordia University) In their paper published in the journal Obesity Reviews, researchers argue that obesity should be considered premature aging. They look at how obesity predisposes people to acquiring the kinds of potentially life-altering or life-threatening diseases normally seen in older individuals: compromised genomes, weakened immune systems, decreased cognition, increased chances of developing type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other illnesses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uptake of self-funded weight-loss schemes — very low
Asking patients to pay ‘devalues referral uptake’ Related items fromOnMedica Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Playing to type: why diabetes education isn ’t one-size-fits-all Obesity top public health priority (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eating more at breakfast than dinner may help prevent obesity
According to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, eating a large breakfast and a small evening meal may help prevent obesity and high blood sugar, as thermogenesis is twice as high at breakfast time.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intensive behavioral therapy and liraglutide 3.0 mg show positive results for weight loss
(The Obesity Society) Intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) combined with liraglutide 3.0 mg (Saxenda) can produce clinically-meaningful weight loss in patients who receive the treatment in predominantly primary care settings, according to a study published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The study is the first multi-site evaluation of the efficacy of IBT based on a treatment visit schedule covered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity embargo alert for March 2020
(The Obesity Society) All print, broadcast and online journalists who receive the Obesity embargo alert agree to abide by the embargo and may not publish, post, broadcast or distribute embargoed news releases or details of the embargoed studies before the embargo date and time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living cell imaging technique sheds light on molecular view of obesity
(Utah State University) Researchers have developed novel probes to track cellular events that can lead to obesity. These probes will help to improve techniques to efficiently test the viability of new drugs to treat obesity and obesity-related conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two million at risk of type 2 diabetes, say experts
Highest number on record, warns NHS England Related items fromOnMedica Playing to type: why diabetes education isn ’t one-size-fits-all One person diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes NHS cost of poor diabetes control is £3 billion per year Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Different types of stroke linked to different foods
Fibre linked to lower ischaemic stroke risk Related items fromOnMedica Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Vegetarians and pescatarians have lower risk of CHD Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk Young adults with hypertension or hypercholesterolaemia have greater risk of heart disease in later life (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why a top Canadian obesity expert doesn't use BMI
Charts showing body mass index have been posted in doctors' offices for decades, but experts caution against using the number to make assumptions about an individual's health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news

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