Make 2020 the Year of Less Sugar
One of the best things you can do for your health is to cut back on foods with added sugar. Our 7-Day Sugar Challenge will show you how. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope Tags: Sugar Obesity Diet and Nutrition Addiction (Psychology) Weight New Year Fruit Brain Diabetes Fiber (Dietary) Alzheimer ' s Disease Liver Dopamine Source Type: news

Obesity May Boost Effectiveness of a Lung Cancer Therapy
MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 -- Obesity is seldom a friend to health, but in one medical context it might give patients a slight advantage, new research suggests. Specifically, when Australian researchers looked at trials of atezolizumab, an immune... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Americans Need to Tackle Youth Obesity: U.S. Task Force
MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 -- Childhood obesity is such a crisis in America that officials have been updating recommendations for how early intervention should begin. Obesity now affects as many as 20% of the nation's children. The U.S. Preventive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity May Boost Effectiveness of a Lung Cancer Therapy
Title: Obesity May Boost Effectiveness of a Lung Cancer TherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/30/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/30/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 30, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Americans Need to Tackle Youth Obesity: U.S. Task Force
Title: Americans Need to Tackle Youth Obesity: U.S. Task ForceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/30/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/30/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Study: Children who drank whole milk had lower risk of being overweight or obese
(St. Michael's Hospital) Research led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto and published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition analyzed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between children drinking cow's milk and the risk of being overweight or obese. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Clove essential oil can keep blood sugar levels at bay after eating
(Natural News) The aromatic flower buds of the Syzygium aromaticum plant known as cloves are common ingredients in many cuisines and in traditional medicine. Besides being a natural antibacterial and having anti-obesity properties, cloves have also been reported to have anti-diabetic properties. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from India and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Firefighters were called out to lift more than 2,000 obese patients from their homes since 2017
A Freedom of Information request into Britain's 53 fire services revealed crews were called out to deal with the cases up to twice a day since the start of 2017. Kent Fire service helped move 560 patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery in Teens May Cut Diabetic Kidney Disease Risk
FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2019 -- Among obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes, metabolic bariatric surgery is associated with decreased rates of hyperfiltration and elevated urinary albumin excretion (UAE), according to a study published in the January... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How You Can Be Overfat Without Being Overweight
FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2019 -- You know that you need to watch your weight to lower your risk for heart disease, but that is far from the whole story. It is possible to be overfat without being overweight, meaning that you're storing fat within your body... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Being overweight 'could HELP cancer patients beat the disease'
Researchers at Flinders University in Australia found non-small-cell lung cancer patients given atezolizumab who had a BMI of 25 or more had up to a 32 per cent better chance of surviving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How You Can Be Overfat Without Being Overweight
Title: How You Can Be Overfat Without Being OverweightCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/27/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: Intermittent Fasting May Help You Live Longer
BALTIMORE (CBS) – New research finds that intermittent fasting could actually help you live longer. It’s commonly used for weight loss, but a new review in the New England Journal of Medicine shows it can also reduce blood pressure and improve life span. The study considered two methods of fasting – only eating during a six-to-eight-hour window each day or choosing to severely limit calorie intake on two days each week. “Evidence is accumulating that eating in a 6-hour period and fasting for 18 hours can trigger a metabolic switch from glucose-based to ketone-based energy, with increased stress resi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston Diets Source Type: news

4 Cups Of Coffee A Day Could Help Reduce Weight Gain, Study Finds
CHAMPAIGN, Ill (CBS) — Could caffeine be the way to help curb holiday weight gain? A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois found that drinking four cups of coffee a day could limit how many pounds are packed on from a diet high in fat and sugar. Scientists studied rats and found that the ones that consumed caffeine gained 16% less weight and accumulated 22% less fat than the ones that didn’t. The study’s co-author said the findings suggest that caffeine could be considered an “anti-obesity agent.” Researchers also noted that a balanced diet is the best way to stay healthy. (So...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston Caffeine Source Type: news

The Financial Reward of Slimming Down
THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 -- If you're overweight or obese, shedding pounds can help improve your health and your longevity. What's more, doing so may also significantly boost your bank balance. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Peer victimization in overweight adolescents and its effect on their self-esteem and peer difficulties - Álvarez-García D, Núñez A, Pérez-Fuentes MDC, Núñez JC.
This study has three objectives: to examine whether adolescents who perceive themselves as overweight differ from others in terms of offline victimization at school, cybervictimization, self-esteem, and difficulties relating to peers; to examine the possib... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Obesity May Up Cardiotoxicity Risk From Breast Cancer Therapy
Obesity independently associated with treatment - related cardiotoxicity in breast cancer patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Boys born to obese mothers 'have worse motor skills and at age 3 and lower IQ at age 7'
Researchers found a 'significant' link between IQ and obesity during pregnancy. Boys in New York City born to obese mothers had five or more less points lower on IQ tests at the age of seven. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity and Risk of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Obesity and Risk of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Might obesity contribute to the development of differentiated thyroid cancer? A new study examines the possible relationship.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Obesity May Up Cardiotoxicity Risk From Breast Cancer Therapy
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- Obesity is associated with an increased risk for cardiotoxicity among patients receiving treatment for breast cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in PLOS Medicine. Elis é G. Kaboré, from Inserm U1018... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Getting Active Helps Kids' Hearts, Even in the Obese
Title: Getting Active Helps Kids' Hearts, Even in the ObeseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/23/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/24/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Obesity Might Skew Blood Tests in Kids
The study looked at more than 1,300 healthy children and teens in and around Toronto and found that obesity affected 24 routine blood tests, including those for liver function, inflammation markers, lipids and iron. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malnutrition Hits The Obese As Well As The Underfed
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Getting Active Helps Kids' Hearts, Even in the Obese
MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- Regular exercise reduces heart risk factors in overweight and obese kids, researchers report. Their study included 175 inactive boys and girls, aged 8 to 11, who took part in afterschool programs. All of them did homework... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Age at Obesity Onset Tied to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Women
MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- The age of onset of obesity and cumulative exposure to obesity are associated with the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Dec. 20 in Diabetologia. Juhua Luo, Ph.D., from the School of Public... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why is it so difficult to say no to that piece of cake?
New research in rats identifies a brain circuit that may explain impulsive eating. The findings may eventually help those who are finding it hard to diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Tackling Inflammation to Fight Age-Related Ailments
Body-wide inflammation is tied to most chronic diseases, limiting people ’s health and longevity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Longevity Elderly Obesity Exercise Anxiety and Stress Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Obesity Might Skew Blood Tests in Kids
MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- If your child is obese, new research suggests that those extra pounds can alter the results of routine blood tests. " We performed the first comprehensive analysis of the effect of obesity on routine blood tests in a large... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Midlife Obesity Linked to Long-term Dementia Risk
Midlife Obesity, Not Diet or Inactivity, Linked to Long-term Dementia Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity Might Skew Blood Tests in Kids
Title: Obesity Might Skew Blood Tests in KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/23/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 23, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Thousands of patients with Type 2 diabetes are to be put on a radical liquid-only diet
Five thousand obese patients will be restricted to 800 calories per day on a diet of soup and shakes when the NHS programme starts in April which will be the first of its kind to tackle Type 2 diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity is a risk factor for cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients with breast cancer
(PLOS) A recent study showed that being overweight or obese was a risk factor for cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients with breast cancer, but it did not take into account related cardiac risk factors or other classic risk factors of cardiotoxicity produced by anthracycline and trastuzumab. In a study published Dec. 23 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine, Elis é Kabor é of Centre Georges-Fran ç ois Leclerc and Charles Guenancia of University Hospital, Dijon, France, and colleagues address this gap in knowledge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Moms' obesity in pregnancy is linked to lag in sons' development and IQ
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while pregnant. At age 7, the boys whose mothers were overweight or obese in pregnancy had scores 5 or more points lower on full-scale IQ tests. No effect was found in the girls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dementia: Obesity, but not diet or inactivity, raises risk
New research suggests that it may only be obesity, not a poor diet or lack of physical activity, that contributes to dementia risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Midlife Obesity, Not Diet or Inactivity, Linked to Dementia Risk Midlife Obesity, Not Diet or Inactivity, Linked to Dementia Risk
Midlife obesity, but not poor diet and/or lack of exercise, is linked to a significantly increased risk for dementia later in life in novel findings that challenge previous research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Growing Obesity Rates May Contribute to Climate Change
The amount of carbon dioxide -- a greenhouse gas -- produced by a species is determined by its average metabolic rate, average body size and the total number of individuals of the species. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watermelon supplements help control blood glucose levels of obese mice
According to a study published in theJournal of Nutrition, watermelon supplements help control blood glucose levels in obese mice fed a high-fat diet.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity contributes to an extra 700 MILLION tons of carbon dioxide a year
A study by the US-based Obesity Society has found that humanity's obese population cause an extra 700 megatons of carbon dioxide emissions per year or about 1.6 per cent of all man-made emissions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing Obesity Rates May Contribute to Climate Change
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 -- Rising obesity rates worldwide may be contributing to the climate crisis, researchers report. " Our analysis suggests that, in addition to beneficial effects on morbidity, mortality and health care costs, managing obesity... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity in Middle Age Could Raise Odds for Alzheimer's Later
Title: Obesity in Middle Age Could Raise Odds for Alzheimer's LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - December 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Obesity embargo alert for January 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 details of the embargoed studies before the embargo date and time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study suggests obesity associated with greater greenhouse gas emissions
(The Obesity Society) A new analysis suggests that the increasing average body size of people on Earth, in addition to the growing world population may further challenge attempts to reduce man-made carbon dioxide emissions, according to a paper published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Longevity protein SIRT6 also protects against fatty liver and fatty liver disease
(Bar-Ilan University) SIRT6 regulates fat metabolism by activating another protein called peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR-alpha). 'SIRT6 is like a juggler that coordinates between metabolic processes in the body,' says the study's lead author Prof. Haim Cohen. 'By working together with PPAR-alpha, SIRT6 can actually send a message to the body to burn more fat. This cooperation is one way in which SIRT6 protects against fatty liver and fatty liver disease, as well as obesity-related damage.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity in pregnant moms linked to lag in their sons' development and IQ
(University of Texas at Austin) A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found impaired motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while expecting them. A team of nutrition and environmental health researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Columbia University found that the differences are comparable to the impact of lead exposure in early childhood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers discover process that may explain how Type 2 diabetes develops
A new study helps to explain the mechanism by which pancreatic cells secrete high levels of insulin during the early stages of diabetes.A central question in diabetes research is why cells of the pancreas, known as beta cells, initially over-secrete insulin. The prevailing theory was that the body may be in the process of becoming “deaf” to insulin, so beta cells secrete more to compensate. But isolated beta cells still over-secrete insulin, which exposes a gap in that theory.In the new study, researchers set out to understand what other mechanism beyond insulin resistance (that is, the body becoming “dea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Regular Moderate Exercise Ups GLP-1 Response in Overweight Men Regular Moderate Exercise Ups GLP-1 Response in Overweight Men
A half hour of daily moderate-intensity exercise was linked with a better response from a hormone that stimulates insulin; more research is needed to explain why this response was only seen in men.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Belly fat may reduce mental agility from midlife onward
As middle-aged people age, having more body fat and less muscle may affect their fluid intelligence, says a new study that implicates the immune system. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

In 10 Years, Almost Half of All Americans Will Have Obesity In 10 Years, Almost Half of All Americans Will Have Obesity
Moreover, nearly 1 in 4 adults, notably women, non-Hispanic blacks, and people from low-income households, will have severe obesity, which will no longer be rare, a study predicts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Study: Half Of America Will Be Obese Within 10 Years
(CNN) — If America does not collectively adopt healthier eating habits, over half of the nation will be obese within 10 years. Even worse, one in four Americans will be “severely obese” with a body mass index over 35, which means they will be more than 100 pounds overweight. That alarming prediction, published Wednesday in NEJM, was the result of a study analyzing 26 years of self-reported body mass index (BMI) data from over six million American adults. Considering the challenges of battling weight loss, that’s devastating news for the future health of our nation. “Given how notoriously diffi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Obesity Source Type: news

Half of U.S. Adults Will Be Obese in 10 Years
A decade from now, roughly half of U.S. adults will be obese -- with nearly one-quarter severely so, a new study projects. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news