Sugary drinks linked to risk of overall and breast cancer
Limiting consumption of sugary drinks might represent a modifiable risk factor for cancer prevention Related items fromOnMedica Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Women who lost weight had lower breast cancer risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Weight loss surgery
My name is Jenny Marshall. This is the story of my lifelong struggle with obesity, and how weight loss surgery changed my life forever. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Insulin may improve cognition in obesity
According to Dutch findings, presented at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior annual meeting, inhalation of insulin improved the performance of overweight children in a memory task. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How to Help When Your Child Weighs Too Much
WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 -- Seventeen percent of American children and teens are obese and a nearly equal number are overweight, and those who are taunted about their weight tend to gain even more in response, according to a study from the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Warning signs on your skin you shouldn’t ignore
TYPE 2 DIABETES is characterised by high blood sugar and occurs primarily as a result of obesity and a lack of exercise. Knowing the early symptoms are crucial with proper management. Does your skin look like this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children ’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life Initiative and Its Impact: and When Public Health is a Team Sport: Lessons Learned from Super Bowl LIII
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 7/10/2019. This course includes two presentations: the findings from a Strong4Life program evaluation that highlight the successes and areas for improvement regarding the program's impact on reducing Georgia ’s childhood obesity, and how the Fulton County Board of Health prepared for Super Bowl LIII, and the public health lessons learned from hosting this major mass gathering. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biomedical scientist to study how body's cannabis-like molecules influence obesity
(University of California - Riverside) Nicholas DiPatrizio, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, has received a five-year grant of more than $1.7 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to identify novel gut-brain endocannabinoid signaling pathways that control feeding behavior and become impaired in obesity. More than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Robotic pancreas transplant offers hope for obese patients with Type 1 diabetes
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Surgeons at UI Health have demonstrated that obese patients with Type 1 diabetes can safely receive a pancreas transplant when the surgery is performed robotically. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTSA professor designs protein blockers to fight obesity and heart disease
(University of Texas at San Antonio) To help mitigate rising obesity rates, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has received funding to use a novel approach that inhibits the activity of a human protein that is thought to contribute to bad cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maternal obesity linked to childhood cancer
(University of Pittsburgh) New study analyzed 2 million birth records and 3,000 cancer registry records and found that children born to obese mothers were 57% more likely to develop cancer, independent of other factors. This finding offers a rare opportunity for childhood cancer prevention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In UK's third largest city intervention program helps reduce childhood obesity
(Bar-Ilan University) Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and continues to rise globally, particularly for children living in poverty. But Leeds, England has seen a significant fall in obesity, particularly among the city's poorest and most disadvantaged children. The decline coincides with a strategy introduced in 2009 which aimed to tackle the obesity epidemic. At its heart was HENRY, an intervention designed to help parents provide their families with a healthier start in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Supplementation Improves Metabolic Parameters in Overweight Volunteers Gut Bacteria Supplementation Improves Metabolic Parameters in Overweight Volunteers
Supplementation with the commensal gut bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila improved metabolic parameters in overweight and obese volunteers, in a proof-of-concept exploratory study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Insulin nasal spray may boost memory in obese teens
Preliminary findings from Yale School of Medicine found that teenagers with high BMIs performed better on memory tasks after inhaling insulin than their peers who inhaled a placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environment May Be Main Factor in Norway ’ s Obesity Epidemic
Rise in obesity since 1960s seen in both genetically predisposed, nonpredisposed people (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Environment May Be Main Factor in Norway's Obesity Epidemic
TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 -- Environment most likely remains the main contributor to the obesity epidemic in Norway, given that body mass index (BMI) has increased for both genetically predisposed and nonpredisposed people since the 1960s, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinical trial for new anti-obesity drug ready to launch at University of Alberta
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) The Alberta Diabetes Institute will host a new clinical trial for an anti-obesity drug targeting people with rare genetic conditions that contribute to their obesity. Led by Andrea Haqq, clinical scientist at the ADI and associate professor in the University of Alberta's Department of Pediatrics, the drug trial will also be tied to a genetic study already underway attempting to create a more comprehensive picture of the genes that are linked to obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Criteria for bariatric surgery should consider more than just patient's weight
(MediaSource) More than one-third of Americans are obese, and while more than 250,000 bariatric surgeries are performed annually in the United States, experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and 45 worldwide scientific and medical societies say surgery should be an option for many more patients. Dr. Stacy Brethauer says the standard criteria to qualify for bariatric surgery are nearly three decades old and are arbitrarily based on a patient's body mass index (BMI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

7 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q2 2019
The end of another quarter means a new list of FDA-approved drugs for primary care. Which ones should you know about? Click through to find out.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Tags: Obesity Opioid Related Disorders Osteoporosis Pregnancy and Birth Psoriasis Rheumatoid Arthritis T2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Endurance, Resistance Exercise Shrinks Cardiac Fat in the Obese Endurance, Resistance Exercise Shrinks Cardiac Fat in the Obese
Both pericardial and epicardial fat mass fell in obese adults on a 12-week endurance- or resistance-training program, but only one exercise type worked on both kinds of cardiac adipose tissue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Consistent Time of Day Aids Workout Habit
MONDAY, July 8, 2019 -- Consistency in timing of workouts may help sustain high physical activity levels among adults successfully maintaining weight loss, according to a study published online July 3 in Obesity. Leah M. Schumacher, from Brown... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weightlifting is 'better than cardio' for reducing dangerous fat in the heart
Both cardio and weightlifting reduced heart fat in a study of 32 obese people in Copenhagen. But one type of heart fat was only targeted by weightlifting and was slashed by almost a third. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News:'Surprising' Lack of Progress on Heart Disease in Younger Adults
MONDAY, July 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- After years of declining rates of coronary artery disease, new research shows the trend is reversing among younger people, especially women. The culprit may be the rise in obesity, diabetes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Visceral fat reduced by resistance training
Adults with abdominal obesity lost more cardiac fat in response to endurance and resistance training than aerobic exercise, according to a study published inJAMA Cardiology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Broad Institute ’s New $50 Genetic Test Could Predict a Person’s Risk for Obesity from Birth through Adulthood
With nearly 40% of American adults considered obese, a ‘polygenic score for obesity’ could be a positive development for clinical laboratories Obesity often is stigmatized as a condition blamed solely on lifestyle choices and overeating. But is that true for all people? Now, a polygenic score for obesity developed by the Broad Institute may enable […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 8, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Uranium toxicity may be causing high rates of obesity and diabetes in Kuwait
(Forsyth Institute) Kuwait has some of the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the world, and scientists don't know why. This question was addressed by Dr. Max Goodson, Emeritus Professor at the Forsyth Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer patients miss out due to bank holiday closures
Some 780 chemotherapy patients in Northern Ireland had treatments cancelled Related items fromOnMedica Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking CCGs struggling to meet cancer targets Blood cancer patients feel ‘let down’ by NHS Chemo treatment ‘unsustainable’ due to staff shortages GPs key to new faster cancer diagnosis standards (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New research may explain why evolution made humans 'fat'
Scientists compare how fat cell DNA is packaged in humans, chimps, and other primates. The results reveal the role of evolution in human fat metabolism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It's not cruel - doctors have a duty to tell patients they're fat
DR MAX PEMBERTON: Overweight people in the UK might like to kid themselves that they can be fat and healthy, but the evidence shows that this isn't the case. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weightlifting better at reducing heart fat than aerobic exercise
Obese people who engaged in resistance training were more likely to see reductions in a type of heart fat that has been linked to cardiovascular disease, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pro-obesity environment and genes could explain big rise in body weight
While genes can raise obesity risk, they interact with environment to drive up BMI, with environment likely contributing more, Norwegian study suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Team of bariatric paramedics extract an obese woman from her apartment using a reinforced bag
Elizabeth Jackson, 43, from London, featured in last night's Big Body Squad on Channel 5, which follows carers and medical staff who look after some of Britain's biggest people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cross Section: Giles Yeo – Science Weekly podcast
Why do some of us pile on the pounds, while others seem to get away with it?Hannah Devlin speaks toDr Giles Yeo about some of the latest findings from the field of obesity research – fromthe role of our genes and how heritable our weight is, tohow, as a society, we ’ve become overweight and what we can do about it.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlin and produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Obesity Society Health Genetics Source Type: news

Hanging in the Balance: Reports Aim to Propel Obesity Care Forward Hanging in the Balance: Reports Aim to Propel Obesity Care Forward
"These are critical steps in the evolution of a comprehensive care model for obesity treatment and prevention," says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Obese woman whose weight spiraled to 590lbs got down to 221lbs in time for her wedding
June McCamey turned to comfort food when her son suddenly died at just 17 in 2011. After suffering both a stroke and a heart attack, she underwent gastric-bypass surgery in Texas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modern day environment promotes obesity
According to a Norwegian paper, published in theBMJ, over the past 50 years our everyday environment has become more obesogenic, which is a major factor in the worldwide obesity epidemic.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gut bacteria may help reduce obesity
Obese people who consumed the gut bacteria, Akkermansia muciniphila, for 3 months had improved insulin sensitivity and lost weight, according to a Belgian study, published inNature Medicine.CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity/sin taxes: spun sugar
Populist sentiments should be taken with a pinch of salt (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

An unhealthy weight can affect your body's ability to use vitamin D
(Natural News) People who are overweight have a lot to worry about, from the way their clothes fit to their higher risk of health problems. Now researchers have added yet another motivation to shed some pounds as they’ve discovered that the effects of obesity on the liver can hurt overweight people’s ability to use vitamin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health chiefs team up with Disney to create games for children to stay active and fight obesity
Information packs with how to play the games will be handed out in 16,500 state schools in England over summer. They're inspired by Toy Story, The Lion King, Frozen and The Incredibles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics interact with environment to increase BMI across population
Prevention strategies could be especially helpful for people with a genetic predisposition to obesity – but aren’t enough Related items fromOnMedica More global deaths from poor diet than from smoking Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Solid fuel cooking linked to higher respiratory death rate (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Obesity overtakes smoking as lead cause of four cancers
A leading cancer charity has called for “urgent” action from the government to tackle obesity, as new analysis shows that excess weight is causing more cases of certain cancers than smoking. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease
Tooth decay and gum disease impact on illness and healthcare spending, yet the role of genetics in dental problems is largely unknown. New research led by an international team, including researchers at the University of Bristol, suggests hereditary traits and factors such as obesity, education and personality could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Weight Loss Support Helps People With Fatty Liver Disease Weight Loss Support Helps People With Fatty Liver Disease
People who have fatty liver disease related to being overweight may get the disease under better control when they get lots of support to lose weight, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

This Slimy Bacterium May Fight Obesity This Slimy Bacterium May Fight Obesity
F. Perry Wilson comments on a pilot study showing that supplementation with A muciniphila in humans is safe and improves several metabolic parameters.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

The relationship between obesity and fractures - Court-Brown CM, Duckworth AD, Ralston S, McQueen MM.
There has been very limited analysis of the relationship between obesity and fractures in the orthopaedic literature. It has been established for some years that underweight individuals are at greater risk of proximal femoral fractures but recently there h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Society congratulates our new Early Career Grant awardees
Congratulations to our early career members awardedEarly Career Grants of up to£10,000 to help fund their endocrine research.Patricio Atanes(King’s College London) - Identifying obesity-induced targets in the human liver GPCR expressome: therapeutic implications fortype 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseIoannis Christakis (University of Nottingham) - Evaluating a potential adrenal-gut axis as a therapy for Sub-Clinical Cushing’s SyndromeShelley Harris (OCDEM) - Dissecting the role of role of 5β-reductase in pancreatic islet cell morphology and hormone secretionInmaculada...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cancer warning: Obesity now poses a greater risk than smoking in four common cancers
CANCER accounts for more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK. While most people automatically think of smoking as the most common cause, obesity now rivals the risk in certain cancers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity now bigger cause of many cancers than smoking, shock study shows
Data from Cancer Research UK shows obesity causes 1,900 more cases of bowel cancer than smoking every year. Smoking remains the leading preventable cause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity 'causes more cases of some cancers than smoking'
Some common cancers are now more likely to be caused by obesity than tobacco, a charity is warning. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Timing of exercise may be key to successful weight loss
(Wiley) In an Obesity study of 375 adults who have successfully maintained weight loss and who engage in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity, most reported consistency in the time of day that they exercised, with early morning being the most common time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news