Weight Loss May Lower Obesity - Related Cancer Risk in T2DM
Statistically nonsignificant reduction in incidence rate of obesity - related cancers seen in Look AHEAD trial (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine may not be as effective in obese people, scientists warn
Scientists at the University of North Carolina raised the concern because research shows the flu jab is less effective in obese people because high blood sugar disrupts the immune system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight Loss May Lower Obesity-Related Cancer Risk in T2DM
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2020 -- An intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) may reduce the incidence of obesity-related mortality among individuals with overweight or obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 24 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Is Here To Calm Your Road Rage
I am behind the wheel of a Nissan Leaf, circling a parking lot, trying not to let the day’s nagging worries and checklists distract me to the point of imperiling pedestrians. Like all drivers, I am unwittingly communicating my stress to this vehicle in countless subtle ways: the strength of my grip on the steering wheel, the slight expansion of my back against the seat as I breathe, the things I mutter to myself as I pilot around cars and distracted pedestrians checking their phones in the parking lot. “Hello, Corinne,” a calm voice says from the audio system. “What’s stressing you out right n...
Source: TIME: Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Is Here To Calm Your Road Rage
I am behind the wheel of a Nissan Leaf, circling a parking lot, trying not to let the day’s nagging worries and checklists distract me to the point of imperiling pedestrians. Like all drivers, I am unwittingly communicating my stress to this vehicle in countless subtle ways: the strength of my grip on the steering wheel, the slight expansion of my back against the seat as I breathe, the things I mutter to myself as I pilot around cars and distracted pedestrians checking their phones in the parking lot. “Hello, Corinne,” a calm voice says from the audio system. “What’s stressing you out right n...
Source: TIME: Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Obesity in Youth Could Be Big Risk Factor for MS
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2020 -- High rates of child and teen obesity could play a growing role in people's risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), British researchers say. Prior research has suggested that 53% of MS risk is directly attributable to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Risk of death from COVID-19 is 48% higher for people with obesity
People with obesity have a 48% higher risk of death from COVID-19 and vaccines against the virus may not be as effective, according to a study published inObesity Reviews.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity increases risk of Covid-19 death by 48%, study finds
Comprehensive study suggests vaccine may not work as well for overweight peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageObesity increases the risk of death from Covid-19 by nearly 50% and may make vaccines against the disease less effective, according to a comprehensive study using global data.The research from leading global experts warns that the risks for people with obesity are greater than previously thought.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Obesity Society Science World news Infectious diseases US news Medical research Source Type: news

Obese children are more likely to get multiple sclerosis
Experts at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Oxford say that one in ten cases of the condition are linked to people carrying excess weight as a child or teenager. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity linked with higher risk for COVID-19 complications
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) From COVID-19 risk to recovery, the odds are stacked against those with obesity, and a new study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health raises concerns about the impact of obesity on the effectiveness of a future COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transplanted brown-fat-like cells hold promise for obesity and diabetes
(Joslin Diabetes Center) A potential therapy for obesity would transplant HUMBLE (human brown-like) fat cells, human white fat cells that have been genetically modified using CRISPR to become similar to heat-generating brown fat cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis: Evaluation Assessment 2006 - 2013
This initiative replicated a program that used evidence-based psychosocial and pharmacologic interventions in the early identification and treatment of adolescents and young adults with severe mental illness. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - August 25, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome linked to worse outcomes for COVID-19 patients
(Tulane University) Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who had a combination of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes were over three times more likely to die from the disease, according to a new Tulane University study published in Diabetes Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fears grow of nutritional crisis in lockdown UK , BMJ
This Feature discusses rising concerns that the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated nutritional problems associated with food insecurity, including obesity, undernourishment, nutrient deficiencies, and mental health problems. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intensive lifestyle intervention focused on weight loss lowers obesity-related cancer risk
This study is the only randomized clinical trial that has examined long-term cancer outcomes in an ILI focused on weight loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

If you need a lifesaving reason to lose weight, the novel coronavirus provides it
Obesity is a growing health problem. It’s also one of the risk factors for severe disease and death from covid-19. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

Weighing Children in School: No Good Can Come of It Weighing Children in School: No Good Can Come of It
The UK National Obesity Forum is recommending that children be weighed upon their return to school. This would do more harm than good, says Dr Yoni Freedhoff.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Whether From Diet or Surgery, Weight Loss Has Same Benefits: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2020 -- The metabolic benefits of weight loss in severely obese people are the same whether they lose excess pounds through dieting or surgery, a new study says. That suggests that weight loss alone, not any effects of weight-loss... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Three of five babies who die in infancy born to overweight mothers, CDC says
More than 60% of babies who die in infancy are born to mothers who were overweight or obese prior to becoming pregnant, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aligning Forces for Quality: Program Evaluation 2006 - 2016
An evaluation of a program that was designed to help communities across the country align health care forces to improve the quality of health care of 37 million people, providing models for widespread national reform. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - August 21, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Health Care Quality and Value Source Type: news

CDC: Mortality Rates Lowest for Infants of Normal-Weight Women
FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2020 -- Infants of women who are normal weight prepregnancy have the lowest total infant, neonatal, and postneonatal mortality rates, with increased rates seen for infants of women who are underweight or who have obesity... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

To Understand the ”Other”: How Disabilities Define Us
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 21 2020 (IPS)   You can shine your shoes and wear a suit you can comb your hair and look quite cute you can hide your face behind a smile one thing you can’t hide is when you’re crippled inside.                                                                ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Arts Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Treat Obesity Like Breast Cancer, With Empathy, Say Canadians Treat Obesity Like Breast Cancer, With Empathy, Say Canadians
The guideline stresses that clinicians should"move beyond simplistic approaches of'eat less, move more'and address the root drivers of obesity."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Treat Obesity Like Breast Cancer, With Empathy
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity stigma fuelling severe impact on adult social care
Up to a third of adults are predicted to be obese by 2024. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Can Artificial Sweeteners Keep Us From Gaining Weight?
Sugar substitutes may help stave off weight gain, but they have metabolic effects that some experts find concerning. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Artificial Sweeteners Beverages Weight Obesity Diet and Nutrition Sugar Calories Insulin Sucralose (Artificial Sweetener) Aspartame Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Dr. Otis Brawley In Conversation With Douglas Brooks: ‘We Don’t Need to Reform Health Care—We Need to Transform Health Care’
Douglas Brooks served as the head of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy during the Obama Administration as the first openly gay, HIV-positive African American to hold the job. He focused on addressing the health needs of those at higher risk of HIV infection, and is now executive director of community engagement at the biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. Dr. Otis Brawley was chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society before becoming a professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins, where he oversees a research effort exploring disparities in cancer rates and outcomes. Over a Zoom call, t...
Source: TIME: Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Brooks and Otis Brawley Tags: Uncategorized feature Magazine Source Type: news

UA research finds relationship between COVID-19 deaths and morbid obesity
(University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa) The prevalence of morbid obesity in a population is associated with negative outcomes from COVID-19, according to an analysis by researchers at The University of Alabama of morbid obesity data and reported COVID-19 deaths in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

7 Easy Ways to Lose Weight and Improve Fitness
Over 75 percent of adults 55 and older are either overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... But losing weight at this age, after decades of engraved habi... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Abolition of Public Health England just 'passing of blame for coronavirus mistakes'
Wellcome Trust director says government should have waited for public inquiryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe abolition of Public Health England is a kneejerk attempt to blame it for mistakes made over coronavirus, one of the government ’s key advisers on the crisis has alleged.Jeremy Farrar, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (Sage), criticised the move as ill-conceived, premature and unwise until a public inquiry into the pandemic has reported.His remarks came amid fears of widespread job losses when PHE is merged into a new body – up to 800 PHE staff...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Matt Hancock Health policy Politics Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Risk factors for COVID-19-related mortality in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in England: a population-based cohort study
Diabetes has been associated with increased COVID-19-related mortality, but the association between modifiable risk factors, including hyperglycaemia and obesity, and COVID-19-related mortality among people with diabetes is unclear. We assessed associations between risk factors and COVID-19-related mortality in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity May Be Bad for Your Brain
As body mass index increases, less blood flows to the brain, which may help explain why obesity is tied to an increased risk of Alzheimer ’s. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Obesity Brain Weight Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rate
TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2020 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with a reduction in mortality, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is effective for blood pressure (BP) control in patients with hypertension and obesity, according to two studies published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Metabolic Effects of Late Dinner in Healthy Volunteers Metabolic Effects of Late Dinner in Healthy Volunteers
Individuals who eat dinner later in the day may experience alterations in nocturnal metabolism, which can lead to a greater risk for obesity.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Decline in milk consumption by children in school lunch programs may affect future health
(Elsevier) Fluid milk consumption among children is vital, as adequate consumption of dairy products, especially during childhood, has beneficial health outcomes later in life. These benefits include reduced risk of osteoporosis, hypertension, obesity, and cancer in adulthood. Milk consumption among children has been declining for decades, so understanding and fulfilling the needs of children is crucial to reverse the decline. In an article appearing in the Journal of Dairy Science, scientists studied key contributors to increasing milk consumption among children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Evidence That Weight-Loss Surgery Prevents Early Death
MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2020 -- For those who are obese, weight-loss surgery can boost quality of life and quickly improve some chronic health conditions, like type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study confirms that weight-loss procedures probably also add years... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Severe Obesity Ups Risk for Death in Younger Men With COVID-19 Severe Obesity Ups Risk for Death in Younger Men With COVID-19
' Consistency of this new study and prior research should put to rest the contention that obesity is common in severe COVID-19 because it is common in the population,'said one expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Open letter: calorie labelling on restaurant menus will be both ineffective and psychologically damaging, Centre for Mental Health
Following the announcement of the Government's new obesity strategy, including proposals to add calorie labelling to restaurant menus, author and campaigner Hope Virgo has written an open letter to Matt Hancock (Secretary of State for Health and Social Care) and Duncan Selbie (Chief Executive, Public Health England). In it, the undersigned highlight that such measures may be both ineffective in addressing obesity, and highly damaging to people experiencing or at risk of developing an eating disorder. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Wait to Lose Weight: Shedding Obesity in Youth Extends Life
MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2020 -- Obesity can kill, contributing to the development of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. But losing weight before middle age arrives can help prevent early death, a new study shows. The researchers tracked health data for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Long-term exposure to traffic noise may impact weight gain in the UK population
(University of Oxford) A new study by the University of Oxford and the University of Leicester has found a connection between traffic noise and obesity. Long-term exposure to road traffic noise, such as living near a motorway or on a busy road, was associated with an increase in body mass index and waist circumference, which are key markers of obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gentrification and the Health of Legacy Residents
A Health Affairs health policy brief examines the potential health impacts of urban gentrification on original (or legacy) neighborhood residents. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - August 17, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Gould Ellen I Tags: Social Determinants of Health Health Disparities Source Type: news

Study Says Obesity Raises Risk of Death from Covid-19 Among Men
Obesity is not an independent risk for women, according to a new study, perhaps because their fat is distributed differently. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Obesity Weight Race and Ethnicity Deaths (Fatalities) Annals of Internal Medicine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kaiser Permanente your-feed-healthcare Disease Rates Source Type: news

Obesity Raises the Risk of Death From Covid-19 Among Men
Obesity is not an independent risk for women, according to a new study, perhaps because their fat is distributed differently. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Obesity Weight Race and Ethnicity Deaths (Fatalities) Annals of Internal Medicine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kaiser Permanente your-feed-healthcare Disease Rates Source Type: news

TGen review suggests postmenopausal women at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) NAFLD is the most common cause of liver damage, and can lead to liver cirrhosis and death. It affects nearly 1 in 4 people across the globe. It often is associated with obesity, abnormally high amounts of lipids in the blood, and type 2 diabetes. In the US, the number of NAFLD cases is expected to grow to more than 100 million within the next decade, annually costing an estimated at $292 billion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A new anti-obesity coronavirus campaign is a nightmare for eating disorder sufferers
Boris Johnson's latest strategy to fight coronavirus aims to make Britain healthier -- but campaigners are worried about the impact the policy will have on people living with eating disorders. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A newborn's fat mass is associated with obesity as a preschooler, study finds
Childhood obesity is becoming increasingly common. Their body fat percentage as newborns may have something do to with the issue, a new study finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's anti-obesity coronavirus campaign is a nightmare for eating disorder sufferers
Boris Johnson's latest strategy to fight coronavirus aims to make Britain healthier -- but campaigners are worried about the impact the policy will have on people living with eating disorders. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity: How do we tackle the major public health issue?
Childhood obesity and weight management are a major public health and societal issue. This webinar will look at current prevalence figures in the UK and the relationship with socio-economic status. The presentation will consider the obesogenic environment, the wider context of prevention and briefly touch on local strategies on delivering a whole systems approach.  The webinar will explore the evidence on weight management with a nod to recent Cochrane reviews. Then it will take a practical meander through what a childhood weight management programme could and should look like, keeping in mind stigma and trauma. From ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - August 13, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Maternal Weight Tied to Early-Onset Neonatal Bacterial Sepsis
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- Risk for early-onset neonatal bacterial sepsis (EOS) increases with maternal overweight and obesity, particularly in term infants, according to a study recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Eduardo Villamor,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Supporting teenagers living with Obesity
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a resurregence of the importance of tackling the Obesity crisis from the Government. However,  Obesity has long been a significant problem to the UK and global populations and is not just prevalent within adults, worringly the Obesity crisis is inclusive to children and adolescents. In this webinar,'Supporting teenagers living with Obesity', Professor Paul Gatelly  explore the wide range of challenges faced by teenagers living with obesity and the prevention and treatment efforts that have been planned or undertaken in the UK.Wednesday, 23 Septe...
Source: The Nutrition Society - August 13, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news