Americans Sit More Than Anytime In History And It's Literally Killing Us
Sitting time and activity levels found in those who sat for more than 8 hours a day with no physical activity had a risk of dying similar to the risks of dying posed by obesity and smoking. That ’s terrible news given that the average American adult sits more than at any other time in history. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

Scientists identify genetic factors that may cause some people to become obese
(Rockefeller University) New research on leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite, reveals a previously unknown mechanism that may be responsible for at least 10 percent of obesity cases. The findings could help identify individuals with treatable forms of the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New findings may help guide treatment of patients with asthma
(Wiley) Asthma patients often undergo tests involving inhaled methacholine, a drug that can cause narrowing of the airways, similar to what occurs in asthma. In a Respirology analysis of data on patients undergoing such tests, obesity and older age were linked with higher risks of airway closure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Studies Look at Ways to Reduce Depressive Episodes in Obese
Integrated intervention associated with decline in body mass index, depressive symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Nearly nine in 10 tooth extractions are for decay in 0-5s
Royal Colleges demand national and local action to tackle postcode lottery in children ’s oral health Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Texting can improve flu jab uptake NHS investment in child health will reap rewards (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nutrient therapies no help in averting depression in the overweight
Supplements and nutrition therapy failed to cut MDD risk in overweight people with early depressive symptoms Related items fromOnMedica Diet shown to reduce stroke may also lower depression risk Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Men with eating disorders struggle to get help Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised UK falls behind other nations in preventing avoidable death (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study: Obesity, depression combo therapy effective
A person's weight and mood go hand in hand, according to a new study showing that 43 percent of obese people also have depression. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise and weight loss efforts significantly reduce risk of tumors
(Natural News) People who are obese and those who do not exercise are at an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer — one of the most common cancers worldwide. A recent study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism found that exercise is an essential factor in reducing the risk of developing this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies Look at Ways to Reduce Depressive Episodes in Obese
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- For overweight adults with depression, daily multinutrient supplements and individual or group therapy sessions do not reduce major depressive disorder (MDD) episodes over one year, but an integrated intervention appears to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Model Finds Bariatric Surgery Cost-Effective in NASH Model Finds Bariatric Surgery Cost-Effective in NASH
Bariatric surgery could extend life expectancy and quality-adjusted life-years (QALY) cost-effectively in overweight and obese patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a new modeling study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Back, Neck Pain Increased in Diabetes; Key Culprits Unclear Back, Neck Pain Increased in Diabetes; Key Culprits Unclear
Possible causes may range from obesity to biochemical effects of diabetes on tissue, muscle.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The impact of obesity on outcomes in geriatric blunt trauma - Barry R, Modarresi M, Duran R, Denning D, Wilson S, Thompson E, Sanabria J.
Blunt trauma is poorly tolerated in the elderly, and the degree to which obesity, a known risk factor for suboptimal outcomes in trauma affects this population remains to be determined. The incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates of blunt trauma by demo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Integrated therapy treating obesity and depression is effective
(University of Illinois at Chicago) An intervention combining behavioral weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved weight loss and depressive symptoms compared with routine physician care, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Surgery Tied to Diabetes Remission Gastric Bypass Surgery Tied to Diabetes Remission
Three in four obese people with diabetes who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) experienced remission of their diabetes within a year after surgery, a Danish study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Being overweight boosts chance of stroke survival by 62%, study finds 
Researchers at UCLA found that, contrary to expectations, carrying some extra body fat may actually increase an elderly person's chances of surviving a brain bleed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raw meat dog food can be dangerous to human health
High bacteria levels threaten young, old and immunocompromised in contact with food or dogs who ’ve eaten it Related items fromOnMedica Improve uptake of MMR jab to meet WHO target RCGP backs O ’Neill’s call for investment in new antimicrobials Patients less happy with low antibiotic prescribers Behaviour change during a consultation Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leisure-time physical activity, objective urban neighborhood built environment, and overweight and obesity of Chinese school-age children - Lin L.
This study aims to investigate the associations between objective urban neighborhood built environment, leisure-time physical activity, and overweight ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Extra Pounds May Boost Stroke Survival
(MedPage Today) -- Study adds to literature supporting obesity paradox (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Predictors of NASH and Fibrosis in Non-obese NAFLD Predictors of NASH and Fibrosis in Non-obese NAFLD
This study aimed to identify risk factors for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and fibrosis in NAFLD. How do clinical and histological characteristics differ between obese and non-obese patients?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

One in Three Seniors Is Lonely. Here ’s How It’s Hurting Their Health
Loneliness and social isolation are growing public-health concerns for people of all ages in the United States, from young adults to seniors. Studies have long connected loneliness to a range of health issues that could threaten longevity and well-being, including higher risks of heart attacks, strokes, depression, anxiety and early death. Now, the latest National Poll on Healthy Aging finds that about a third of seniors are lonely. “Research shows that chronic loneliness can impact older adults’ memory, physical well-being, mental health, and life expectancy,” write the authors of the new report. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

How celastrol sensitizes brains to leptin, curbing hunger and obesity
Celastrol's potent anti-obesity effects were widely reported in 2015. Derived from the roots of the thunder god vine, the drug curbed food intake in obese mice by nearly 80 percent, producing up to a 45 percent weight loss. Celastrol increases the brain's sensitivity to leptin, the hormone that signals we've had enough to eat, but until now, no one knew how. In today's Nature Medicine, a study led by Umut Ozcan, MD, at Boston Children's Hospital finally solves the mystery. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

How celastrol sensitizes brains to leptin, curbing hunger and obesity
(Boston Children's Hospital) Celastrol's potent anti-obesity effects were widely reported in 2015. Derived from the roots of the thunder god vine, the drug curbed food intake in obese mice by nearly 80 percent, producing up to a 45 percent weight loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Fast Food Calorie Content Has Steadily Increased Over the Past 30 Years
The calorie content at the most popular U.S. fast food restaurants has shot up over the past three decades, according to a new study. The study, published this week in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, compared food at 10 fast food restaurants: Arby’s, Burger King, Carl’s Jr, Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, Jack in the Box, KFC, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s and Wendy’s. The study looked at the restaurants’ food in 1986, 1991 and 2016. Researchers found that, on average, the calorie content of entrees went up by 30 calories a decade, while the calorie content of desser...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized diet Fast Food onetime restaurants Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes and obesity
(Natural News) Millions of people across the globe turn to artificial sweeteners like aspartame in an effort to reduce their calorie intake. Who could blame them? Diet beverages, foods and those pastel-colored packets that adorn the tables at your favorite diner are all marketed as the healthy alternative for people who are conscious about their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The key to weight loss: 'Log often, lose more'
Contrary to popular opinion, dietary self-monitoring, which is one of the most effective ways to lose weight, takes less than quarter of an hour each day. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Gastric bypass surgery tied to diabetes remission
(Reuters Health) - Three in four obese people with diabetes who had a common type of weight-loss operation called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) experienced remission of their diabetes within a year after surgery, a Danish study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients
Most obese patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) fare well after bariatric surgery, but gastric bypass could make Crohn's disease harder to control, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Stop the Patient Blame Game: What Actually Causes Obesity? Stop the Patient Blame Game: What Actually Causes Obesity?
Is it a lack of willpower? Are people choosing to overeat? Dr Dhurandhar reviews the most common misperceptions about obesity and discusses some of its real causes.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may lower the risk of prediabetes in children
Research, published inPediatric Obesity, suggests that for mothers with gestational diabetes, breastfeeding may lower the risk of their children developing prediabetes. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 1, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High-fat diet and age alter microflora and cause inflammation in heart failure
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Growing older and a high-fat diet enriched with omega 6 fatty acids are major contributors to health risks ranging from diabetes to heart failure. How these factors regulate the immune response is now described -- a calorie-dense, obesity-generating diet in aging mice disrupts the composition of the gut microbiome. This correlates with development of a system-wide nonresolving inflammation in acute heart failure, with a notable disruption of the immune cell profile, primarily the neutrophil-leukocyte ratio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No Meat? One Study Says Plant-Based Diet Could Help Type 2 Diabetes
In this study, researchers looked at 20 men with type 2 diabetes and fed them either a tofu-based veggie burger or a meat-based burger that contained the same amount of calories. They found that the men on the plant-based meal produced more insulin and other hormones that can help lower blood glucose levels. Scientists say this is evidence that a plant-based diet should be considered a front-line treatment for type 2 diabetes. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Plant-Based Diet Type 2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Spending Just 20 Minutes in a Park Makes You Happier. Here ’s What Else Being Outside Can Do for Your Health
Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is one of the fastest ways to improve your health and happiness. It’s been shown to lower stress, blood pressure and heart rate, while encouraging physical activity and buoying mood and mental health. Some research even suggests that green space is associated with a lower risk of developing psychiatric disorders — all findings that doctors are increasingly taking seriously and relaying to their patients. Now, a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research adds to the evidence and shows just how little time it takes to get...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Weekend lie-ins not enough to recover from sleep loss, study finds
Research suggests link between disrupted sleep cycles and unbalanced metabolismHaving a good lie-in at the weekend might not make up for sleep loss during the working week, research suggests.Scientists have previously found that a lack of sleep increases the risk of obesity and diabetes. However, it was not clear whether sleeping more on the weekend could balance the books and prevent such an uptick.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Health & wellbeing Science Sleep World news Source Type: news

A Morning Walk, Less Sitting Can Lower Blood Pressure for Hours A Morning Walk, Less Sitting Can Lower Blood Pressure for Hours
A brisk morning walk reduced blood pressure for several hours in a small study of older adults with overweight or obesity, and women benefited from adding'mini walking breaks'every half hour.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The effects of parental and peer factors on psychiatric symptoms in adolescents with obesity - Tas D, T üzün Z, Düzçeker Y, Akgül S, Kanbur N.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationships among psychiatric symptoms, effect of beliefs and attitudes of parents about obese people and victimization or bullying in obese adolescents. METHODS: The study group included 110 obes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dietary Monitoring Key to Successful Weight Loss
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- The frequency of dietary self-monitoring is significantly associated with weight loss, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in Obesity. Jean Harvey, Ph.D., R.D., from the University of Vermont in Burlington, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Take it from a doctor: Heart surgeon says statins DO NOT work, can even increase risk of diabetes and obesity
(Natural News) If you aren’t taking statins, there is a good chance you know several people who do. After all, a quarter of the American population over the age of 45 takes one daily. Given their widespread use, you would think they are incredibly effective and safe, but nothing could be further from the truth... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rural-Urban Differences in Adolescent Diet and Activity Levels Rural-Urban Differences in Adolescent Diet and Activity Levels
Do differences in dietary intake and physical activity explain the higher prevalence of obesity among adolescents living in rural versus urban settings?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Critical services becoming understaffed because American teens are too fat to fight fires, criminals, wars
(Natural News) There is little doubt that obesity is a growing problem in the United States. The problem with Americans’ expanding waistlines only seems to be getting worse as time trudges on; a report from the Centers for Disease Control has shown that nearly 40 percent of America’s adults are obese — and some 20... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tracking food leads to losing pounds
(Duke University) Without following a particular diet, overweight people who tracked daily food consumption using a free smartphone app lost a significant amount of weight in a new Duke University study. The results were achieved using automated, free tools, rather than expensive in-person interventions, suggesting a possible low-cost route to effective weight loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify potential mechanism to control nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
FINDINGSIn a comprehensive, nine-year-long study in mice, researchers profiled more than 300 liver and plasma lipid species and more than 5,000 liver proteins. The combined data helped researchers to identify new mechanisms that control the metabolism of lipids (molecules that include fat) and to discover a protein that regulates lipids. They found that silencing one particular protein, called PSMD9, is a potential therapeutic strategy to reduce nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.BACKGROUNDNonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the buildup of excess fat in liver cells not caused by alcohol. The disease affects about 25 percent ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fermented chokeberry extract displays great anti-obesity effects
(Natural News) A study reports that fermented black chokeberries (Aronia melanocarpa) have anti-obesity effects. The study, which was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, suggests that fermented black chokeberries could potentially be used as a dietary supplement for preventing obesity. Black chokeberries are mainly grown in Central and Eastern European countries. They have high levels... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ban ALL junk food adverts on TV, social media and digital billboards
The Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) is calling for children in the UK to be protected from ads for food high in fat, sugar and salt. It argues existing regulations have significant loopholes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A lipase-independent pathway of lipid release and immune modulation by adipocytes
To meet systemic metabolic needs, adipocytes release fatty acids and glycerol through the action of neutral lipases. Here, we describe a secondary pathway of lipid release from adipocytes that is independent of canonical lipolysis. We found that adipocytes release exosome-sized, lipid-filled vesicles (AdExos) that become a source of lipid for local macrophages. Adipose tissue from lean mice released ~1% of its lipid content per day via exosomes ex vivo, a rate that more than doubles in obese animals. AdExos and associated factors were sufficient to induce in vitro differentiation of bone marrow precursors into adipose tiss...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Flaherty, S. E., Grijalva, A., Xu, X., Ables, E., Nomani, A., Ferrante, A. W. Tags: Cell Biology, Immunology reports Source Type: news

Act urgently on total junk food ad ban, say doctors and public
Watershed ban on junk food ads must apply across all media, not just child-specific TV programmes Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Prenatal vitamins linked to lower ASD risk in siblings
ASD half as likely in high-risk children if mothers took prenatal vitamins during first month Related items fromOnMedica MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Valproate in pregnancy linked to raised autism risk Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Larger fast food portions fueling obesity epidemic, study says
As time has passed, the number of fast food restaurants has expanded, along with the average size of waistlines throughout the United States. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure in Teens Tied to Kidney Failure in Adulthood
Hypertension in adolescence doubled the risk for end-stage renal disease in adulthood. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Kidneys Blood Pressure Obesity Hypertension Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Catechins in green tea found to improve symptoms of metabolic syndrome in obese people
(Natural News) Japanese scientists have found more reasons for people to enjoy their daily cup of tea. Their study, which was published in the journal Nutrition Research, showed that catechins found in green tea can improve metabolic syndrome and reduce abdominal fat in obese and overweight individuals. More than 34 percent of adults in the U.S.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hawaii is named the happiest place in America with low rates of obesity and smoking
In an annual ranking from Gallup, Hawaii was named the happiest and healthiest US state with residents reporting satisfaction with their careers, social life, finances, communities and physical health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news