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

Comments from Richard Besser, MD, on Proposed Changes to USDA's School Meal Nutrition Standards
Comments submitted by Richard Besser, MD, on proposed changes to USDA's school meal nutrition standards. (Source: RWJF - News Releases)
Source: RWJF - News Releases - April 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Childhood Obesity Source Type: news

Maternal obesity affects offspring
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alderton, G. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Pilates may reduce blood pressure, body fat in obese women, study finds
Women who engage in 90 minutes of mat Pilates weekly saw blood pressure declines of up to six points, and experienced a drop in their percentage of body fat, according to study results published Wednesday in American Jou (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ENDO: Liraglutide May Benefit Adolescents With Obesity
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 -- Liraglutide plus lifestyle therapy results in a significantly greater reduction in body mass index (BMI) standard-deviation score than placebo among adolescents with obesity, according to a study published online March 31... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study finds that Pilates significantly improves blood pressure in young, obese women
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper in the American Journal of Hypertension, published by Oxford University Press, finds that mat Pilates may be an effective strategy to improve cardiovascular health for young obese women, a population that is at risk for hypertension and early vascular complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2019 Center for Effective Philanthropy Grantee Perception Report
The 2019 Grantee Perception Report finds that, overall, grantees remain very satisfied with their experiences with the Foundation, allowing us to build on those recognized strengths. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 1, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Center for Effective Philanthropy Tags: Health Disparities Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss - the 2p a day capsules to prevent weight gain
Weight loss supplements could help overweight or obese patients with their diet plans. You could lose weight and avoid weight gain by adding these fat-burning capsules to your daily route. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ENDO: Diabetes Diminishes Weight Loss Effect of Bariatric Surgery
TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 -- The presence of diabetes seems to diminish the weight loss effect of bariatric surgery among obese patients, according to a study presented at the virtual meeting of The Endocrine Society, held from March 28 to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rising rates of obesity leave small portion of the US at low risk of contracting coronavirus 
Studies have shown that chronic health conditions such as obesity and diabetes can increase the risk of infection and death, making the coronavirus pandemic even deadlier in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quercetin, the active compound in Yang-Yin-Qing-Fei-Tang, found to inhibit lung cancer
(Natural News) Quercetin is a plant pigment or flavonoid that’s present in fruits, vegetables, seeds and grains. It is considered one of the most abundant antioxidants in the human diet. Apart from its antioxidant activities, quercetin is also known for having other beneficial properties, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive, anti-obesity and even anti-cancer activities. In an recent study published in The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obalon Mulling Over Strategic Options Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Obalon Therapeutics is exploring financial and strategic alternatives because of the impact of COVID-19 on elective procedures. The weight loss solutions company said on Wednesday that these alternatives could include equity or debt financing; a sale of the company; a business combination; or a merger or a reverse merger with another party. Obalon has developed a gas-filled intragastric balloon system that treats obesity. The device won a nod from FDA back in 2016. The company has engaged Canaccord Genuity as its advisor.   Nearly a year ago, Obalon made a similar play, albei...
Source: MDDI - March 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news

Anxiety, depression and premature death associated with childhood obesity
According to findings published inPLOS Medicine andBMC Medicine, children with obesity are more likely to have anxiety and depression and have an increased risk of early death.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fight Coronavirus Risk, Boost Your Immunity With These Simple Tips
(CNN) — As the coronavirus situation intensifies, you might be wondering: How can I keep myself healthy? The answer lies in following the latest guidelines on social distancing, proper handwashing and your local stay-at-home directives. But there are also ways to strengthen your own immune system. Diet is one of them, and we covered that here in part one of our immunity boosting series. Yet what you eat is just one factor. Being physically active, meditating and managing stress, and getting adequate sleep help, too. Keep reading to find out why those habits boost your immunity and how you can take advantage of their ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Voices of Patients With Obesity The Voices of Patients With Obesity
Patients with obesity share their common experiences and needs, and describe the dread they feel when they visit their physician.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Childhood overweight and obesity rates fall slightly overall but rise among disadvantaged families
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A study of more than one million children in Catalonia examines the time trends and socio-demographic factors associated with this health problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 26, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus could hit Mexico's high obesity, diabetes rates
The coronavirus pandemic could be especially deadly in Mexico because of the country's high rates of obesity and diabetes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Causes of childhood obesity worldwide vary, Yale paper finds
The factors causing childhood obesity are quite different for wealthier and poorer countries, according to new Yale research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medicaid Block Grants and Per Capita Caps
Medicaid block grants would be particularly harmful today, as the COVID-19 pandemic and opioid epidemic increase the need for affordable health care for lower-income people. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 25, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Overweight patients with high BMI more at risk
The report found 63 per cent of patients receiving intensive care in UK hospitals after contracting the coronavirus are overweight, obese or morbidly obese. Almost 40% were under 60. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery May Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
MONDAY, March 23, 2020 -- Weight-loss surgery is associated with a significantly lower risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and death, a new study reveals. The study included more than 7,400 severely obese people, average age 36, in Denmark... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity alert for April 2020
(The Obesity Society) All print, broadcast and online journalists who receive the Obesity embargo alert agree to abide by the embargo and may not publish, post, broadcast or distribute embargoed news releases or details of the embargoed studies before the embargo date and time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

It's in our genome: Uncovering clues to longevity from human genetics
(Osaka University) Researchers from Osaka University found that high blood pressure and obesity are the strongest factors reducing lifespan based on genetic and clinical information of 700,000 patients in the UK, Finland and Japan. These findings could be exploited to develop novel medical treatments to improve population health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2nd Trimester Antibiotic Exposure May Up Risk for Offspring Obesity
FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 -- Prenatal antibiotic exposure overall has no significant association with later overweight or obesity in children, but exposure during the second trimester may up later risk, according to a review published online March 3 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mexico ’s President Is Resisting Coronavirus Restrictions as the Rest of the World Shuts Down
(MEXICO CITY) — Many countries in Latin America have taken aggressive measures to deal with the coronavirus such as closing their borders, dock and airports to foreigners, declaring states of emergencies and ordering business shutdowns. Mexico, by contrast, has so far taken a “business as usual” attitude. People still crowd street markets picking through piles of fruit and vegetables. Cars and trucks continue to fill the streets and commuters throng subway trains, though the volume of traffic is noticeably lower. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his government have said a shutdown o...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PETER ORSI / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Dr MICHAEL MOSLEY: Six ways to BURN calories and FUEL sleep
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: if you are overweight, and your sleep is poor it can be difficult to know whether to prioritise improving sleep or losing weight. Luckily, you can do both at the same time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food and Nutrition Board Celebrates 80 Years of Advising the Nation
Symposium participants examine what climate change, obesity, and personalized medicine mean for nutrition in the future (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 20, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Long-Term Risk for Major CV Events
THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 -- For patients with obesity, bariatric surgery is associated with a lower long-term risk for major cardiovascular events and incident heart failure, according to a study published online March 18 in the European Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity Might Be 'Contagious' Among Teens
Title: Obesity Might Be 'Contagious' Among TeensCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Statement from Richard Besser, MD, on Proposed Changes to USDA's School Meal Nutrition Standards
Statement submitted by Richard Besser, MD, on proposed changes to USDA's school meal nutrition standards. (Source: RWJF - News Releases)
Source: RWJF - News Releases - March 19, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity National Source Type: news

Food and Nutrition Board Marks 80 Years of Advising the Nation
Symposium participants examine what climate change, obesity, and personalized medicine mean for nutrition in the future (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement from Richard Besser, MD, on Proposed Changes to USDA's School Meal Nutrition Standards
Statement submitted by Richard Besser, MD, on proposed changes to USDA's school meal nutrition standards. (Source: RWJF - News Releases)
Source: RWJF - News Releases - March 19, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity National Source Type: news

Obesity Might Be 'Contagious' Among Teens
For the study, Datar's team collected data on 401 teens who took part in a study of U.S. Army families between December 2017 and July 2018. Young people and their parents completed online surveys about teens' height, weight and other factors. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personality type, eating behaviour and suicide risk in women in treatment for obesity - de Figueiredo MDD, Nasser SN, Franco CB, Dos Santos CB, Boguszewski CL, Suplicy HL, Rodrigues AM, Radominski RB.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the personality types of women in treatment for obesity and the associations among their personality characteristics, eating behaviour and suicide risk. SUBJECTS: Sixty women in pharmacological treatment for obesity (clinical group... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Obesity Might Be'Contagious' Among Teens
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 -- Teens who live around lots of obese or overweight kids come to see their body types as ideal, a new study suggests. As a result, these teens tend to be obese or overweight themselves, researchers say. " Higher obesity... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Metformin Could Reduce Obesity in Children
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 -- Metformin treatment reduces some obesity measures in children, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Feb. 18 in Childhood Obesity. Alireza Sadeghi, Ph.D., from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood obesity linked to higher risk of anxiety, depression and premature death
(Karolinska Institutet) Two new studies from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden underscore health risks associated with childhood obesity. Children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood compared with children in the general population and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. The findings, published in PLOS Medicine and BMC Medicine, highlight the need to identify specific risk factors for children with obesity and find preventative tools, according to the researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Belly Fat Can Lead to a Sudden Attack of Pancreatitis: Study
TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 -- Obesity is not only tied to chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, researchers now say it's also linked to a painful condition known as acute pancreatitis. " We were able to demonstrate that fat within the belly is rapidly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news