Can Caffeine Help Tackle Obesity via Brown Fat Activation? Can Caffeine Help Tackle Obesity via Brown Fat Activation?
"The potential implications of our results are pretty big … brown fat could potentially be part of the solution in tackling [the obesity epidemic]," says the author of a study. But an expert disagrees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Could Heavier Folks Be at Lower Risk for ALS?
WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 -- It's not often that anything good is associated with obesity. Yet heavy folks and those who bulk up as they age may have less risk for the deadly disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study finds. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could This Be A Solution To TheObesity Epidemic: Food In A Pill
Would you replace your meals with pills if you could lose significant weight by doing so? With an estimated 40% of Americans overweight, the weight loss market is projected to be a $253 billion dollar market by 2024. Meet the latest meal replacement technology: Food Diet Pill. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Serena Oppenheim, Contributor Source Type: news

Better cancer treatment remains a ‘major’ public ‘priority’
Cancer care accounts for just 5-7% of NHS budget Related items fromOnMedica Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Is the NHS ready for ‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy? NHS annual cancer checks top two million Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival GPs key to new faster cancer diagnosis standards (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

£1.5m funding for schemes to tackle child obesity
Projects focus on obesity and health inequality Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised UK lagging behind peers on child health We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation New rules may restrict the promotion of unhealthy food (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Obesity Education in Family Medicine Clerkships Falls Short
New research on obesity education in family medicine clerkships shows gaps that may leave future family physicians inadequately prepared to treat patients with this condition. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Set of Competencies for Obesity Developed for Medical Educators
TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 -- A set of competencies has been developed for medical education program directors on caring for patients with obesity, and a proposed standard of care has been developed for adults with obesity, according to two reports... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What the Science Really Says About Grilled Meat and Cancer Risk
As backyard cookout season kicks into high gear, many people may be eyeing their sizzling burgers and dogs with suspicion. And for good reason: a number of studies published in the past two decades have turned up evidence that eating charred, smoked, and well-done meat could raise cancer risk—pancreatic, colorectal, and prostate cancers, in particular. A 2010 review of the evidence on cancer and “well-done” meat, conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University, concluded that “the majority of these studies have shown that high intake of well-done meat and high exposure to meat carcinogens, particu...
Source: TIME: Health - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Diet & Fitness Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fighting obesity with a single cup of coffee
A first-of-its-kind study finds that caffeine is an effective way to stimulate brown fat in cultured cells and humans, pointing to new obesity treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Can Coffee Really Help You Burn Fat? What This Study Said
Here is what this study found about caffeine and brown fat and what the implications may be about coffee drinking, weight loss, and obesity. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

LSU Health research to study link between obesity and breast cancer in real time
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Frank Lau, MD, Associate Professor in the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has been awarded a grant by the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons to improve the care and research of breast cancer and obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child obesity drive 'stalled by Brexit'
Slow progress is being made on junk food advertising restrictions and calories labelling, it is claimed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

War on child obesity 'stalled by Brexit'
Campaigners say a new prime minister must deliver on promises of anti-obesity measures Related items fromOnMedica Childhood obesity plan Doctors back TV junk food advertising ban CQC raises concerns over independent slimming clinics and doctors Very low-calorie diets set to tackle obesity and diabetes GPs should lead on weight management advice to children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tackling childhood obesity: £1.5 million funding for local projects
Five local councils with forward-thinking ideas to address childhood obesity will receive funding. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes shortness of breath when lying down?
Some potential causes of shortness of breath when lying down include heart failure, obesity, and emphysema. Learn more about the causes of shortness of breath when lying down here, along with their treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Got man boobs? It's not the soy, it's the BEER
(Natural News) If you listen to your medical doctor, who knows very little about nutrition, you may think those man boobs are genetic, or caused by obesity, drugs (legal and illegal), or most likely soy, but you would be way off. What’s really affecting those hormones and influencing them so badly that thousands of men... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee Might Be Your Go-to Brew for Weight Loss
MONDAY, June 24, 2019 -- Could America's favorite morning drink also help fight one of its biggest health issues, obesity? That's the suggestion from a British study that finds coffee stimulates the human body's " brown fat, " a heat-generating form... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance
A study of immune and fat cells from mice found that cocoa shell extract can reduce and prevent some of the cell dysfunctions that can result from obesity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

How coffee could be the secret to fighting obesity
Scientists at the University of Nottingham used nine people to test their theory, which had already been successful in a lab. Coffee was found to increase activity in people's brown fat, which burns calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee Could Help Fight Body Fat, New Research Suggests
By Katie Hunt, CNN (CNN) — Drinking coffee could activate the body’s fat-fighting defenses, a discovery that could have potential implications in the battle against obesity and diabetes. In a study published Monday, researchers at the University of Nottingham said that coffee may help stimulate our brown fat reserves, also known as brown adipose tissue, which play a key role in how quickly we can burn calories. There are two forms of fat cells, brown cells and white cells, and each plays a different role in our metabolism. While brown cells help generate heat, white cells are responsible for the storage of...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Coffee Source Type: news

Coffee can stimulate brown fat metabolism
Data published inScientific Reports, suggests that drinking coffee may help tackle obesity through activation of brown adipose tissue.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 24, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?
(University of Nottingham) Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New reports provide guidance for obesity care
(The Obesity Society) Advocates for obesity prevention and treatment have designed two new resources for medical educators, healthcare providers and community programs that will enhance the level of care for patients, according to two new studies published online today in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The resources include the first set of competencies for how to care for patients with obesity for undergraduate and graduate medical education, and a proposed standard of care for people with obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research journal publishes first-ever obesity-focused education competencies
(Obesity Medicine Association) Research journal publishes the study 'Development of Obesity Competencies for Medical Education: A Report from the Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative' which outlines the first set of obesity-focused competencies to improve obesity medicine education for physicians and advanced healthcare providers. The 32 competencies were developed by The Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (OMEC), an intersociety initiative spearheaded by the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dyspnea Not Necessarily Due to a Heart Problem in Older Patients Dyspnea Not Necessarily Due to a Heart Problem in Older Patients
Dyspnea is multifactorial in older adults and may be associated with obesity or other conditions, a cross-sectional study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Intermittent fasting: How I got started
Accompany our Research Editor as she recalls the highs and lows of her first month of reducing her calories to 800 on 2 days per week. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce medical costs, study shows
People with severe obesity had their diabetes medication costs cut by 65 percent between three to six months following weight loss surgery. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Prevalence Down in Young Children Enrolled in WIC
FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 -- From 2010 to 2016, there was a decrease in the prevalence of obesity among children aged 2 through 4 years enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cocoa constituents may have anti-obesity effects
A study, published inMolecular Nutrition and Food Research, reports that phenolic compounds found in cocoa bean shells have anti-inflammatory effects on fat cellsin vitro, which may reduce fat accumulation and decrease insulin resistance.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gastric surgery increases risk of drug or alcohol-related death
According to a study, published inSurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, alcohol and drug related deaths are much higher in gastric bypass patients, which may be a result of altered metabolism.Web MD (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers find new mutation in the leptin gene
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing hunger called leptin. This new mutation could help researchers understand why people develop excess of body fat. Dr. Bastarrachea's research is aimed at helping tackle metabolic disorders like cardiovascular disease and diabetes which are fueled by obesity and impact millions of people around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study warns of trend in ‘disordered eating’ to bulk up
Behaviour can escalate to muscle dysmorphia Related items fromOnMedica Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks Recent intense activity in teens linked to healthier metabolic profile English Football League action day aims to improve nation ’s health We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Diabetes and obesity higher among LGBQ teens (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inspiring Weight Loss: What Works? Inspiring Weight Loss: What Works?
Despite decades of public health efforts, rates of obesity are continuing to rise. Yoni Freedhoff says perhaps it's time we stop focusing on the individual and go after the village instead.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Expert Column Source Type: news

More than a THIRD of people in the Americas now suffer from sleep apnea
The US research team estimated that 170 million adults in the 40 countries of the Americas may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, driven by rising rates of obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

T2DM Risk in Offspring Up With Maternal Overweight, Obesity
THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 -- Maternal obesity and overweight are associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes in offspring, according to a study published online June 19 in Diabetologia. Marius Lahti-Pulkkinen, Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity during pregnancy increases diabetes risk in children
According to a Scottish study, published inDiabetologia, children of obese mothers are three times more likely to develop diabetes in later life.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The potential for active commuting by bicycle and its possible effects on public health - Raustorp J, Koglin T.
This article investigates the potential for a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Obesity during pregnancy linked to type 2 diabetes in child
Obesity during pregnancy is associated with a 3.5-times increased future risk of type 2 diabetes in the child, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study: Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related problems in mouse cells
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells in mice, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women who are obese while pregnant have triple the risk of a baby who develops type 2 diabetes
It's suspected by researchers led by Edinburgh University, who analysed the data of 120,000 women, that high blood sugar levels 'programme' adverse health outcomes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen vaping steady in England as it doubles in Canada
We must monitor closely the ‘rapidly evolving’ vaping market and nicotine salt-based products Related items fromOnMedica Texting can improve flu jab uptake Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Parents still following folklore methods for cold prevention Put families at heart of helping obese children Flu nasal spray fine for children with egg allergy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BeATing back obesity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Keeping kids' minds active may cut obesity risks, scientists suggest
At age five, a child's brain uses up nearly half of the energy they get from food. Scientists at Northwestern and NYU hypothesize that how active kids' brains are might help explain why some are obese. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity rates falling among low-income preschoolers: 'It gives us hope'
While childhood obesity remains a serious problem in the United States, an "encouraging" new study finds that obesity rates among low-income preschoolers have declined. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 15-minute walkable neighborhoods: measurement, social inequalities and implications for building healthy communities in urban China - Weng M, Ding N, Li J, Jin X, Xiao H, He Z, Su S.
A sufficient number of studies have highlighted that walkable neighborhoods can help to reduce the risk of obesity and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The Chinese government advocates the 15-minute (15-min) walkable neighborhoods to provide citizens with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Shaping the city that decreases overweight and obesity through healthy built environment - El Helou MA.
Cities are being built based on the concepts of the comfortable, easy, and fast for the inhabitants. However, what is being constructed is promoting physical inactivity, and people are finding that what was being considered as convenient for daily life is,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Effect of race on the relationship between child maltreatment and obesity in Whites and Blacks - Chieh AY, Liu Y, Gower BA, Shelton RC, Li L.
This cross-sectional study was designed to determine what role race plays in the relationship between obesity and child maltreatment (CM), which is currently unknown. One hundred fifteen participants successfully completed the study, including Whites (n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Elevated CTRP1 Plasma Concentration Is Associated with Sepsis and Pre-Existing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Critically Ill Patients.
This study demonstrates significantly elevated levels of CTRP1 in critically ill patients, particularly with sepsis, and links circulating CTRP1 to inflammatory and metabolic disturbances. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity and Work Challenging stigma and discrimination
This report is intended to enhance workplace practice surrounding obesity. It seeks to discuss how the effects of obesity extend to people's working lives, raising issues related to productivity and absenteeism as well as highlighting the level of discrimination that people with obesity can face at work. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news