Featured Review: Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes
ConclusionsWe did not find enough reliable evidence to find out whether a tax on the fat content of foods resulted in people eating less fat, or less saturated fat.We did not find any evidence about how a tax on the fat content of foods affected obesity or overweight.The results of our review will change when further evidence becomes available.Discussing the findings of this review, lead author Stefan Lhachimi said, “A tax on saturated fats could be in principle a good approach to reduce the consumption of so-called junk foods, a group of food products which is fiendishly tricky to define in legal terms. By taxing a ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Probiotics 'could reduce obesity in children' and reduce their risk of serious diseases
The study, by researchers in Italy, followed 100 obese children who were either put on a calorie-restricted diet or one that included probiotics. It found that those receiving probiotics lost more weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help manage childhood obesity, study finds
A healthy gut is crucial for regulation of our weight, digestion and immune system. A certain probiotic strain may help manage childhood obesity, new research has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight management services during COVID-19: phase 1 insights, PHE
This rapid review examines the impact of COVID-19 on children, young people and adults living with obesity; tier 2 and 3 weight management provision; and next steps for recovery. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help manage childhood obesity
(European Society of Endocrinology) Probiotics may help children and adolescents with obesity lose weight when taken alongside a calorie-controlled diet, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. The study found that obese children who were put on a calorie-restricted diet and given probiotics Bifidobacterium breve BR03 and Bifidobacterium breve B632, lost more weight and had improved insulin sensitivity compared with children on a diet only. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Making a giant leap on childhood health
This report reveals the scale of the opportunity for the economy and the health service if the government is successful in its drive to tackle childhood obesity. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: The fermented vegetable proven to reduce risk of early death
HOW TO live longer: Heart disease kills nearly 170,000 people every year in the UK. Obesity, which is on the rise in the UK, makes you more vulnerable to heart disease. Fortunately, a Korean staple has been shown to reduce your risk of both. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One man’s battle shows why covid-19 and obesity are a toxic mix
The high rate of obesity in the United States may be contributing to the severity of the pandemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Obese people's immune systems put under more strain
The report by the University of Michigan found that obesity causes a long-lasting activation of some parts of the immune system in a way that can be harmful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Fat-Shaming' Drops in US but UK Public Still Apportion Blame'Fat-Shaming' Drops in US but UK Public Still Apportion Blame
Survey data show a rise in the proportion of people in the US who believe obesity is a medical problem and that those with obesity are wrongly blamed for their condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Testosterone injections 'can trigger drastic weight loss' in obese men of four STONE
Men in Germany saw their weight drop by 4st and 3lbs (27kg) over a decade after getting testosterone jabs. Those who opted against the therapy saw their weight increase by almost a stone (6kg). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New weight-loss hope for those with highest obesity risk: Underserved, low-income patients
(Pennington Biomedical Research Center) Low-income Louisiana patients enrolled in a tailored obesity intervention program lost much more weight than counterparts receiving usual care. Study results were published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine. This population, who traditionally face the most barriers to weight loss and the highest levels of obesity, found success in a coaching program delivered directly through their primary care clinics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Offspring of mice fed imbalanced diets shown to be neurologically 'programmed' for obesity
(Hiroshima University) Pregnant mice fed diets high in omega-6 fats and low in omega-3 fats are shown in a new study to produce offspring whose brains had a higher level of dopamine-producing neurons--the neurological reward system. These mice went on to chase hyper-caloric diets, suggesting that the fats in a pregnant mother's diet may control the eating habits of her children, and potentially offering a new obesity-prevention strategy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Losing weight slashes risk of several chronic health conditions... even if you are still obese
A major study of more than half a million overweight British adults found going on a diet has significant health benefits, like losing 13 per cent of your body weight cuts chance of type 2 diabetes by 42 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrition Basics Help Fight Child Obesity
As the school year gets underway, parents and teachers are focused on reducing child obesity. FDA nutrition expert Shirley Blakely, a registered dietitian, says using the Nutrition Facts and list of ingredient on prepared foods are the keys to healthy eating. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Excess Weight May Increase Your Risk of Dementia
Overweight people were about 30 percent more likely to develop dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Obesity Dementia Weight Source Type: news

Early Body Mass Index Tied to Cardiometabolic Risk at Age 11 to 12
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 -- Toddlers who are overweight or obese have higher cardiometabolic risk scores at 11 to 12 years of age, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of Pediatrics. Kate Lycett, Ph.D., from Deakin University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

“Hidden” Costs of Our Food Systems
SOFI launch event. Credit: FAOBy Zoltán KálmánROME, Sep 3 2020 (IPS) Five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda we are far from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to the recently launched SOFI Report (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020), we are not on track to eradicate poverty, hunger and malnutrition. On the contrary, with the current trends, the global number of undernourished people in 2030 would exceed 840 million. Moreover, WHO has reported alarming rates of overweight and obesity, globally affecting 39% and 13% of the adult population, res...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study: Two drinks per day raises risk for obesity, metabolic syndrome
Drinking more than two standard-sized servings of alcohol per day raises the risk for obesity and metabolic syndrome in some people by more than 30%, according to a study presented Wednesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People who drink just ONE bottle of beer or a small wine each day are 25% more likely to be obese
Moderate drinking is often regarded as safe by health chiefs. But the latest study from South Korea suggests even this level of drinking can lead to obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors should not call overweight patients 'chubby' or 'plus-size' because it upsets them
A survey of 3,000 mostly-overweight people, carried out by the University of Leeds, found that they were offended by words like 'fat' or 'obese' and would rather doctors didn't use labels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Boosts Risks in COVID-19 From Diagnosis to Death Obesity Boosts Risks in COVID-19 From Diagnosis to Death
People with obesity are much more likely to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, undergo hospitalization and ICU admission, and die, a new analysis shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Shock as Death Certificates Cite Obesity in < 10% of Relevant Cases Shock as Death Certificates Cite Obesity in < 10% of Relevant Cases
Fatalities in the UK are registered as being due to obesity on only 9% of death certificates where individuals suffered from a disease considered to be linked to their obesity, or'the deadly disease that no one dies from,'say the researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

High-Intensity Lifestyle Treatment Beneficial for Obesity in Underserved
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 -- For an underserved primary care population, a high-intensity lifestyle-based treatment program for obesity results in significant weight loss at 24 months, according to a study published in the Sept. 3 issue of the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Weight-Loss Program Shows Promise Among Low-Income Americans
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 -- Lifestyle interventions can help people lose weight, but experts have worried whether such programs can work in low-income communities where obesity rates can be high and access to health care can be limited. Until... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Social Care and Obesity
The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the urgent need for long-term reform and sustainable funding for adult social care. All areas of adult social care, and its interdependence with health care, need to be considered in the round in a comprehensive action plan. One area that places high demands on social care and exerts significant pressures on costs and resources is obesity, yet it is often overlooked. Focus to date has centred on obesity-related costs and pressures on the NHS, rather than on social care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The whole society approach: making a giant leap on childhood health
This report looks at the government's'obesity strategy'announcement in July 2020 and considers how it could be used to address growing levels of'health risk'faced by children. The report outlines a'whole society'approach to expand ambition from obesity to all health issues; tackle the link between childhood health and issues such as marginalisation, poverty and deprivation; and ensure the full range of levers offered by a collective approach are being used. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers awarded $2 million grant to study the immune system and triple negative breast cancer
(University of Tennessee Health Science Center) Liza Makowski, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Medicine-Hematology-Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Joseph F. Pierre, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics-Obesity at UTHSC, have received $2.1 million from the National Cancer Institute for a five-year study to examine how the microbiome impacts the immune system and response to immunotherapy for an aggressive type of breast cancer called triple negative breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Patients With Obesity Have Higher Viral Load, for Longer COVID-19 Patients With Obesity Have Higher Viral Load, for Longer
Patients with COVID-19 and obesity have higher viral loads and take an average of 5 days longer to recover, adding to existing study data on worse outcomes for COVID-19 in those with obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Children who get little sleep and spend too much time on screens most likely to be obese
Irish scientists found that, for every extra hour of screen use, youngsters are 16 per cent more likely to become overweight or obese. While every hour less of sleep drove up the risk by 23 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus US: Fauci insists fatalities are NOT exaggerated
In an appearance on Good Morning America, Dr Anthony Fauci said the new CDC data only means that 94% of people died of a combination of COVID-19 and underlying conditions such as obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity, Smoking, Physical Labor May Explain Disability Disparities
University of Michigan (U-M) study reveals excess body mass, smoking, and manual labor explain a large proportion of disability disparities in the U.S. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 1, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Information Source Type: news

Why the Coronavirus More Often Strikes Children of Color
Children in minority communities are much more likely to become infected and severely ill. Many have parents who are frontline workers, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS) Black People Children and Childhood Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Race and Ethnicity Obesity Hispanic-Americans Deaths (Fatalities) In Source Type: news

The science of healthy eating: Why are we still getting it wrong? - podcast
According toa recent study, obesity increases the risk of dying of Covid-19 by nearly 50%. Governments around the world are now hoping to encourage their citizens to lose weight. But with so much complex and often contradictory dietary advice, as well as endless fads, it can be hard to know what healthy eating actually looks like. How many pieces of fruit and vegetables should you eat a day? Will cutting out carbs help you lose weight? Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?Speaking to Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King ’s College London about his new book, Spoon-Fed,Madeleine Fi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Produced and presented by Madeleine Finlay with David Waters Tags: Science Health Nutrition Coronavirus outbreak Genetics Fast food Biology Society Source Type: news

Radiologist scrutinized for 'herd immunity' COVID theory
This article is a unbalanced view on a serious issue, it sounds politically motivated. A more balanced view can be found here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2020/07/07/sweden-stayed-open-and-more-people-died-of-covid-19-but-the-real-reason-may-be-something-darker/#a017b0969bdc 9/1/2020 7:17:16 AMCastlevania Covid19 is a disease of the elderly and the obese. Modern civilizations and economies have these in general, especially places like the USA - both are historical and natural aberrations. Something to keep in mind.   The love of freedom in the world is also at an all time low, but it's not dead, ye...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Coronavirus US: Over 90% fatalities had underlying conditions
According to the CDC's latest death data, 94 percent of people who have died of the infection in the US had at least one pre-existing condition, such as obesity, high blood pressure or heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The whole society approach: making a giant leap on childhood health
This report looks at the government's 'obesity strategy' announcement in July 2020 and considers how it could be used to address growing levels of 'health risk' faced by children. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 31, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General and central obesity operate differently as predictors of falls requiring medical care in older women: a population-based cohort study in Spain - Hermenegildo-L ópez Y, Sandoval-Insausti H, Donat-Vargas C, Banegas JR, Rodriguez-Artalejo F, Guallar-Castillón P.
OBJECTIVES: to examine the association of general and abdominal obesity with falls, falls requiring medical care and falls with fractures in older women. DESIGN: a population-based prospective cohort of 1,185 women aged ≥60 in Spain, followed up from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

What to Know About Colon Cancer
The cancer that killed Chadwick Boseman is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and rates are rising among younger people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Colon and Colorectal Cancer Tests (Medical) Bowels Black People Race and Ethnicity Obesity Digestive Tract Colonoscopy your-feed-health Source Type: news

Can people with heart disease exercise safely?
(European Society of Cardiology) The first recommendations on sports and physical activity in all types of heart disease are launched today by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The document is published online in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website. " With rising levels of obesity and sedentary lifestyles, promoting physical activity is more crucial now than ever before, " said Professor Antonio Pelliccia, Chairperson of the guidelines Task Force and chief of cardiology, Institute of Sports Medicine and Science, Rome, Italy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Losing Weight Before Midlife Cuts Mortality Risk
Risk lower for those who dropped from obese to overweight versus those who remained obese (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Individuals with obesity and COVID19: A global perspective on the epidemiology and biological relationships, Obesity Reviews
Pooled analysis of 75 studies show individuals with obesity were more at risk for being COVID ‐19 positive, hospitalisation, ICU admission, and for mortality. Findings from systematic review of the mechanistic pathways for COVID‐19 and individuals with obesity are also presented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Losing Weight Before Midlife Cuts Mortality Risk
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 -- Weight loss from obesity to overweight between early adulthood through midlife is associated with a lower risk for early death compared with maintaining obesity, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infants in households with very low food security may have greater obesity risk
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Infants from households reporting very low 'food security,' a measure of access to adequate and healthy meals, tend to weigh more than those from households with relatively high food security. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Risk Higher For Obese People, Vaccine May Be Less Effective, Study Says
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Source Type: news

Head of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Nutrition and Therapeutic Education/part-time Professor position available
The&nbsp;University of Geneva are seeking a new Head of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Nutrition and Therapeutic Education, including a part-time appointment as Professor.&nbsp;The candidate should have an excellent clinical and research track record in endocrinology-diabetology and potentially therapeutic education, as wells as outstanding managerial, leadership, and communication skills to lead a division at the cutting-edge of technology.The successful candidate must possess the ability to conduct high-level research in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic diseases or obesity. They&n...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 27, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

COVID-19 less deadly and causes milder symptoms in children
(University of Edinburgh) Children and teenagers are less likely than adults to develop severe Covid-19 or die from the disease, according to the world's largest study of hospital patients with Covid-19.Obesity, Black ethnicity and being under one month old are factors that increased the risk of a child being admitted into intensive care with the condition, the report said. The findings also identify new symptoms of a severe inflammation syndrome that significantly increases the risk of children with Covid-19 needing intensive care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Obesity increases risk of complications from Covid-19, damages vaccine efficacy, study finds
Obesity increases the risk of catching coronavirus, of landing in the hospital and intensive care unit, and dying from Covid-19 (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Obesity 'increases risks from Covid-19'
Researchers also warn that a vaccine against coronavirus could be less effective among the obese. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intervention Curbs Obesity-Related Cancers in T2D: Look AHEAD Intervention Curbs Obesity-Related Cancers in T2D: Look AHEAD
Incidence of obesity-related cancers in adults who are overweight/obese and have type 2 diabetes is reduced by an intensive lifestyle intervention compared with standard diabetes support and education.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news