Being Born Via C-Section May Up Risk for T2DM in Adulthood
TUESDAY, April 14, 2020 -- Women born by cesarean delivery may have a higher risk for being obese and developing type 2 diabetes during adult life than women born by vaginal delivery, according to a study published online April 13 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

C-sections may increase risk of obesity and diabetes in children
Children born by C-section may have a greater risk for developing obesity and diabetes, according to a study published inJAMA Network Open.CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

C-sections may increase risk of obesity and diabetes in adulthood
Children born by C-section may have a greater risk for developing obesity and diabetes in adulthood, according to a study published inJAMA Network Open.CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A potential breakthrough in obesity medicine with the help of gold nanoparticles
(Bentham Science Publishers) A team of researchers in Korea believes to have discovered a synthetic gold-based compound which may help patients with obesity. The nanoparticles were tested in both 3T3-L1 and HepG2 cell lines, which are two known candidates for studying obesity and related disease models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

C-section babies may be at higher risk of obesity and diabetes as adults, study suggests
Being born by cesarean section may have long-term health consequences, increasing your risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes as an adult, a study of more than 30,000 US women suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research provides new insights into menopause and weight gain
Can women in menopause get the benefits of hormone replacement therapy without the risks? Anew UCLA study conducted with mice points in that direction, but additional research is necessary.Women commonly experience hot flashes and weight gain, among other changes, during and after menopause. Hormone therapy, which gives women additional estrogen, can help alleviate some of these symptoms, but it has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease and breast cancer.UCLA life scientists now report that a gene called reprimo, which is expressed by certain neurons in the brain, may play a role in menopause-related weight gain, a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UofL researchers describe possible mechanism for link between obesity and breast cancer
(University of Louisville) It is widely accepted that higher levels of body fat increase the risk of developing breast cancer, as well as other cancers. Based on his ongoing research, Bing Li, Ph.D., has published an article which proposes a unique theory that a protein secreted by fat cells drives the development of breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Child Care Subsidies: Supporting Work and Child Development for Healthy Families
Non-parental child care is a key support for working parents and can contribute to long-term child health and development. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 13, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Adams G Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Early Childhood National Source Type: news

Coronavirus warning: Expert advises losing weight to ease COVID-19 symptoms
BRITONS have been told to lose some weight as new figures have shown the obese and unhealthy are at high risk from coronavirus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of obesity and fall risk on gait and posture of community-dwelling older adults - Lockhart TE, Frames CW, Soangra R, Lieberman A.
This study investigates if obesity (Body Mass Index: BMI>30 kg/m2) influenced gait an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Almost 90% of COVID-19 Admissions Involve Comorbidities Almost 90% of COVID-19 Admissions Involve Comorbidities
According to a new US surveillance network, hypertension was the most common comorbidity followed by CVD and obesity among older adults hospitalized with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Incident Depression Increases With Body Mass Index
Authors call for antidepressant prescribing, services designed for overweight, obese people (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Incident Depression Increases With Body Mass Index
FRIDAY, April 10, 2020 -- The risk for incident depression increases with body mass index (BMI) among overweight and obese patients, according to a study published online April 8 in Obesity. Freya Tyrer, from the University of Leicester in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity increases death risk from coronavirus, and Americans are FAT
(Natural News) Are you overweight or obese? If so, your chances of developing severe complications from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), including death, are substantially higher compared to thinner folks, according to new research. Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that’s advising the French government on the pandemic, estimates that as many as 17... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Paradox in AF: Relationship With OACs Obesity Paradox in AF: Relationship With OACs
What might account for the apparent paradox that while obesity and AF are clearly related, overweight and obese patients with AF may have a better prognosis than healthy-weight patients?American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Women over 50 can cut their risk of a stroke by taking up healthy habits, research suggests 
The key habits to adopt are daily exercise, consuming less junk food and alcohol, not smoking and shedding a few pounds if overweight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar, Fat, Alcohol … What’s Worse for the Liver?
This webinar will investigate the increasing mortality rates of liver disease in the UK associated with obesity and the excess consumption of alcohol. It will give an overview of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is now the most common  of liver disease affecting an estimated 25-30% of adults and 10% of children in the UK and worldwide. Both NAFLD and alcohol-related fatty liver can progress to severe liver disease including fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The roles of genetics, obesity and dietary patterns i n the development and progression of liver disease will be dis...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 9, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

With New Marketplaces Created by the Affordable Care Act, is it Still Less Expensive to Serve Low-Income People in Medicaid Than in Private Coverage?
Medicaid beneficiaries use more care, but marketplace enrollees generally have higher spending, presenting challenges for policymakers responsible for health policy. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 9, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Blavin F Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity May Be Related to Risk for ADHD in Children
Risk seen for mothers with body mass index of 25 and greater; paternal obesity not a factor (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

School Closures May Be Adding to Kids' Waistlines
One side effect of the coronavirus pandemic could be long-lasting: U.S. school closures may worsen the child obesity crisis, experts warn. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity May Be Related to Risk for ADHD in Children
WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2020 -- Mothers with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m² and greater are more likely to see behavioral problems and psychiatric symptoms in their children, according to a study recently published in The Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity is major COVID-19 risk factor, says French chief epidemiologist
Being overweight is a major risk for people infected with the new coronavirus and the United States is particularly vulnerable because of high obesity levels there, France's chief epidemiologist said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weight Loss Intervention Fails in Endometrial Cancer Survivors Weight Loss Intervention Fails in Endometrial Cancer Survivors
Almost half of obese endometrial cancer survivors in a recent study gained weight during 12 months of follow-up, whether or not they participated in a behavioral weight loss intervention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

School Closures Could Be Adding to Kids' Waistlines
WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2020 -- One side effect of the coronavirus pandemic could be long-lasting: U.S. school closures may worsen the child obesity crisis, experts warn. Previous research has shown that kids tend to gain weight when they're out of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Excess weight during pre-school linked to higher bone fracture risk
(Wiley) Pre-school children who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of bone fractures during childhood than normal weight preschoolers, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Depression in adults who are overweight or obese
(Wiley) In an analysis of primary care records of 519,513 UK adults who were overweight or obese between 2000-2016 and followed up until 2019, the incidence of new cases of depression was 92 per 10,000 people per year. The risk of depression also rose with higher weight, according to the Obesity analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early bedtime may help children maintain healthy weight
(Wiley) Going to bed early and following a consistent bedtime routine may help reduce children's risk of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new study published in Acta Paediatrica. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Allurion Files for PMA Submission of Elipse Gastric Balloon
Allurion Technologies is one step closer to having its Elipse gastric balloon enter the U.S. market. The Natick, MA-based company announced the PMA submission of the device early Tuesday. The submission comes hot on the heels of Allurion raising $34 million in new funding through a securities financing and a growth capital term loan. Allurion also announced the hiring of Joyce Johnson as VP, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. “Joyce comes to Allurion at an opportune and exciting time as we work towards receiving US regulatory approval from the FDA for the Elipse Balloon,” said Sha...
Source: MDDI - April 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Pilates Tied to Improved CV Health in Young Obese Women Pilates Tied to Improved CV Health in Young Obese Women
After 12 weeks of mat Pilates, obese young women with high blood pressure lost body fat and had significantly improved blood pressure compared with those who didn't participate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Do the walkability and urban leisure amenities of neighborhoods affect the body mass index of individuals? Based on a case study in Seoul, South Korea - Choi Y, Yoon H.
This study investigates the impact of neighborhood-built environments on obesity in interrelationship with socioeconomic status (SES)-controlling for dietary patterns and physical activities of residents-using structural equation modeling (SEM). A total of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Large thighs associated with lower blood pressure
According to a study published inEndocrine Connections, a larger thigh circumference is associated with lower blood pressure in Chinese people with obesity.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

COVID-19 may increase numbers of obese children
According to a study published inObesity, the COVID-19 pandemic may increase the number of obese children in the US, due to poor diet at home and lack of physical activity.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Balance and musculoskeletal flexibility in children with obesity: a cross-sectional study - Bataweel EA, Ibrahim AI.
BACKGROUND: Studies on the influence of obesity on different physical parameters such as postural balance and musculoskeletal flexibility are limited and have reported varying results. OBJECTIVES: Measure effect of childhood obesity on balance and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intergenerational transmission of the effects of maternal exposure to childhood maltreatment on offspring obesity risk: a fetal programming perspective - Lindsay KL, Entringer S, Buss C, Wadhwa PD.
Childhood obesity constitutes a major global public health challenge. A substantial body of evidence suggests that conditions and states experienced by the embryo/fetus in utero can result in structural and functional changes in cells, tissues, organ syste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Follow your gut
(Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown) We may try to consciously make good food choices, but our bodies have their own way of weighing in. A new study reveals a learning mechanism orchestrated by the digestive and nervous systems that leads animals to actively seek out certain foods. These results are a step towards understanding how eating-related disorders, such as obesity, occur. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Built environment, physical activity, and obesity: findings from the International Physical Activity and Environment Network (IPEN) adult study - Sallis JF, Cerin E, Kerr J, Adams MA, Sugiyama T, Christiansen LB, Schipperijn J, Davey R, Salvo D, Frank LD, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Owen N.
Creating more physical activity-supportive built environments is recommended by the World Health Organization for controlling noncommunicable diseases. The IPEN (International Physical Activity and Environment Network) Adult Study was undertaken to provide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Obesity and incident prescription opioid use in the U.S., 2000-2015 - Stokes A, Lundberg DJ, Hempstead K, Berry KM, Baker JF, Preston SH.
This study investigates the association betw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mexico official calls diet a factor as coronavirus death toll climbs
Mexican Deputy Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Saturday that decades of poor eating habits in the country have created an epidemic of obesity, diabetes and other related health complications that make its people more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fitness guru behind world-famous running programme Couch To 5K reveals how to jog through lockdown
Josh Clark's plan has helped everyone from grandparents to overweight children and has come to the fore again with gyms being closed and home exercise equipment selling out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fat thighs linked to a lower risk of high blood pressure
FAT thighs reduce the risk of high blood pressure in people who are overweight, a study found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk-based importance factors for bridge networks under highway traffic loads - Fiorillo G, Ghosn M.
This paper proposes a risk analysis framework for the quantification of the importance to a highway network of bridges subjected to overweight traffic loads. First, the level of risk to the network is quantified taking into consideration current bridge saf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Modifiable Risk Factors for Development of Psoriatic Arthritis Modifiable Risk Factors for Development of Psoriatic Arthritis
This study examined weight reduction as well as smoking as potential modifiable risk factors for PsA.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Andrew Rundle, DrPH, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and colleagues expect that COVID-19-related school closures will double out?of?school time this year for many children in the US and will exacerbate risk factors for weight gain associated with summer recess. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor
The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate twice that of New York City. Doctors, public health officials and available data say the Big Easy's high levels of obesity and related ailments may be part of the problem. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus death rate higher in America due to rampant obesity
(Natural News) One of the fattest cities in America just so happens to also have one of the highest death rates from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), a correlation that experts say is no coincidence. As it turns out, being obese greatly increases one’s risk of dying from the coronavirus, which at least partially explains why... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Is New Orleans' Coronavirus Death Rate 7 Times New York's? Obesity Is a Factor Why Is New Orleans' Coronavirus Death Rate 7 Times New York's? Obesity Is a Factor
The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate much higher than in New York City.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Depression risk and body mass index among immigrants and non-immigrants in Canada: results from the Canadian Community Health Surveys, 2010-2014 - Su Y, Rao W, D'Arcy C.
PURPOSE: Obesity has been associated with an increased risk of the depression in the general population, but it is unknown whether this relationship applies equally to immigrants as well as non-immigrants. Furthermore, the nature of the relationship is unc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Why Is New Orleans' Coronavirus Death Rate Twice New York's? Obesity Is a Factor Why Is New Orleans' Coronavirus Death Rate Twice New York's? Obesity Is a Factor
The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate much higher than in New York City.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

BU researchers find opioid prescriptions linked to obesity
(Boston University School of Medicine) Two new studies from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news