Molecular ‘doormen’ open the way to potential obesity treatment
Researchers have discovered a promising new obesity treatment in regulating the traffic between incoming carbohydrates and outgoing lipids in fat cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Molecular “doormen” open the way to potential obesity treatment
Researchers have discovered a promising new obesity treatment in regulating the traffic between incoming carbohydrates and outgoing lipids in fat cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Influences Metabolic Inflexibility Cardiorespiratory Fitness Influences Metabolic Inflexibility
How does metabolic flexibility during exercise differ between obese and normal weight individuals?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Obesity Epidemic and Junk Food Consumption
Go Hand in Hand (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New cellular player involved in obesity discover
(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) The group also found that in experimental disease models that mimic the development of human obesity, loss of iRhom2 results in less fat accumulation in the body. In addition, adipose tissues are protected from inflammation and from the development of insulin resistance, two known hallmarks of metabolic disease. The discovery, besides improving the understanding of the cellular mechanisms associated with obesity, could be potentially useful in the future for the development of new drugs to treat the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Molecular 'doormen' open the way to potential obesity treatment
(Yale University) Fat cells are filled with droplets coated by molecules that act like hotel doormen: These 'doormen' control cellular access for nutrients as well as for the exit of energy-supplying molecules called lipids. In healthy individuals, outgoing and incoming traffic in fat cells is finely balanced, supplying energy while preventing excessive spread of undesirable fat in the belly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Challenge myth that personality disorder is untreatable
Psychiatrists say myth means people with personality disorders are denied specialist care, which can be fatal Related items fromOnMedica Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Midwives demand ‘equivalence’ in prison perinatal care Should we recognise obesity as a disease? ‘No improvement’ in community mental health care Mental health patients report poorer hospital experiences (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Processed Foods Are Making Americans Obese
Ready-to-eat meals and snacks are making Americans obese and unhealthy, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cluster of Unhealthy Risk Factors Could Raise Odds of Recurrent Blood Clots
THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- People with what's known as the " metabolic syndrome " are vulnerable to recurring blood clots, new research shows. Metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions, including obesity, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vancomycin Audit of American guidelinebased intermittent dose administration with focus on overweight patients
Chart review of 107 patients in a US institution found that adherence to guidelines was poor, particularly in overweight patients. Overweight patients had increased length of stay, mortality and treatment failure. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Processed Foods Are Making Americans Obese
THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- The convenience and lower cost of processed foods is hard to resist. But ready-to-eat meals and snacks are making Americans obese and unhealthy, a new study suggests. As more people eat cheaper processed foods, they are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sedentariness of college students is negatively associated with perceived neighborhood greenness at home, but not at university - Loder AKF, van Poppel MNM.
Previous studies reported contradictory evidence for associations between perceived greenness and obesity mediated by physical activity, focusing on people's homes or general greenness. Data are lacking in other environments. We studied the association of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UCF study: Judo may help health, social interactions of children with autism
(University of Central Florida) Judo may be just the right sport to increase the physical activity level among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and holds promise for reducing sedentary behavior, which is linked to obesity and diabetes, according to a new study from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene network helps to turn white fat into beneficial calorie-burning fat
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) 1.9 billion people in the world are overweight. Of these, 650 million people are obese, which increases the risk of secondary diseases such as cancer. Professor Martin Klingenspor and his team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) examine how our fat metabolism affects our health. In cooperation with the É cole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne (EPFL), the team has uncovered a network of genes that could turn energy-storing fat into beneficial calorie-burning fat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Allurion Kicks It up a Notch with New Funding and Personnel
Allurion has been making some pretty strong moves in the obesity treatment market over the past few days. The Natick, MA-based company recently announced significant funding and the hiring of several key personnel. These measures are being taken to help the company gain FDA approval for the Elipse Balloon for weight loss, and expand its presence outside the U.S. Allurion, which MD+DI once named as one of 5 Obesity Startups You Should Know, raised $34 million in new funding through a securities financing and a growth capital term loan. The round was led by Novalis LifeSciences and Romulus Capital with participation from IDO...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Healthy habits extend disease-free life 'by up to a decade'
Lifestyle keeps cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes at bay, research findsHealthy habits such as drinking in moderation, staying slim and exercising for at least 30 minutes a day could extend people ’s disease-free life by up to a decade, research suggests.Experts found that people who led a healthy lifestyle could expect to enjoy many more years of good health than those who smoked, drank too much or were overweight.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Health World news Science Society Diabetes Fitness Cancer Life and style Source Type: news

What Matters More for Obesity Risk, Genes or Lifestyle?
For years, research into "obesity genes" has  led many Americans to believe that their DNA makes becoming overweight and obese inevitable. But the new study shows that daily lifestyle -- not genes -- probably plays the much bigger role. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Sees Sharpest One-Year Drop
Breakthrough treatments for lung cancer and melanoma have driven down cancer mortality overall — and from 2016 to 2017 spurred the largest-ever decline. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Knvul Sheikh Tags: Cancer Smoking and Tobacco Lung Cancer Colon and Colorectal Cancer Breast Cancer Cervical Cancer Prostate Cancer Obesity American Cancer Society your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

What Matters More for Obesity Risk, Genes or Lifestyle?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 -- A new study suggests that genetics is not destiny when it comes to your odds of becoming obese. For years, research into " obesity genes " has led many Americans to believe that their DNA makes becoming overweight and obese... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity linked to increased risk for cancer
According to a Danish study published in theJournal of International Medicine, obesity may increase the risk of developing common cancers, such as breast and pancreatic, by 12%.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Being overweight or obese increases the risk of getting ANY kind of cancer by 12 percent
A new 40-year study from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has found that being overweight or obese increases the risk of all cancers, obesity and non-obesity related, by 12 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study examines childhood weight and obesity in adolescence
(Wiley) A new Pediatric Obesity study reveals how excess weight at age 3 years was associated with a higher risk of being overweight or obese at age 15 years in a study of adolescents in Japan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study reveals long-term benefits of weight loss surgery in adults with obesity and diabetes
(Wiley) Researchers recently conducted the largest study to date, which is published in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, to evaluate the effectiveness of weight loss surgery in a Chinese population of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Overweight and obesity linked to higher cancer risks in large Danish study
(Wiley) Overweight and obesity were associated with higher risks of several common cancers in a 40-year, nationwide Danish study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood deprivation may be linked to smaller brain size
8.6% smaller brain in those who experienced severe deprivation Related items fromOnMedica UK lagging behind peers on child health We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Put children ’s health, not private profits, at heart of policy Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Child nutrition shows little improvement as wealth grows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 8, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A "butter" alternative: Adding ghee to your diet can improve gut health
(Natural News) When it comes to food products that one would normally label as “healthy,” butter isn’t the first thing that would come to mind. It is, after all, near-synonymous to excess, and has been linked to hypertension and even obesity. That might soon change, however, as more and more studies are now espousing the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Milk May Be Better When It Comes to Children ’s Weight
Kids who drank whole milk were at a 39 percent reduced risk for being overweight than those who drank low-fat milk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Milk Children and Childhood Obesity Diet and Nutrition Weight American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Research Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 7, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Whole Milk May Lower Children's Obesity Risk Children who drink whole milk may have a lower risk of overweight and obesity than those who drink... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Whole Milk May Lower Children's Obesity Risk
Title: Whole Milk May Lower Children's Obesity RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

The GPCR accessory protein MRAP2 regulates both biased signaling and constitutive activity of the ghrelin receptor GHSR1a
Ghrelin is a hormone secreted by the stomach during fasting periods and acts through its receptor, the growth hormone secretagogue 1a (GHSR1a), to promote food intake and prevent hypoglycemia. As such, GHSR1a is an important regulator of energy and glucose homeostasis and a target for the treatment of obesity. Here, we showed that the accessory protein MRAP2 altered GHSR1a signaling by inhibiting its constitutive activity, as well as by enhancing its G protein–dependent signaling and blocking the recruitment and signaling of β-arrestin in response to ghrelin. In addition, the effects of MRAP2 on the Gαq an...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rouault, A. A. J., Rosselli-Murai, L. K., Hernandez, C. C., Gimenez, L. E., Tall, G. G., Sebag, J. A. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Gen X Women Get Less Sleep Than Any Other Generation. What ’s Keeping Them Up?
In the middle of the night, I wake up feeling warm. I open the window and pull my hair back into a ponytail and drink some water. Then I glance at my phone, delete a few things, and see some spam. I hit unsubscribe and go back to bed. Then I lie there thinking, What if by opening that spam email I got myself hacked? What if I just sent everyone in my contact list a Burger King ad at two in the morning? Now wide awake, I move on to other concerns: my parents’ health, my stepson’s college tuition, pending deadlines. Hours roll by. I tackle real-life math problems: how many weeks I have before getting my next free...
Source: TIME: Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ada Calhoun Tags: Uncategorized Gen X healthy sleep insomnia Source Type: news

Can Whole Milk Reduce Risk for Obesity in Kids? Can Whole Milk Reduce Risk for Obesity in Kids?
Two thirds of the studies in a meta-analysis found a lower risk for obesity with higher milk fat consumption, but all were observational studies that did not control for total energy intake.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Health Equity Fellow Targets Obesity in Clinic, Community
AAFP Health Equity Fellow Keisha Harvey, M.D., has embarked on a broad campaign to address obesity with efforts in physician offices and throughout the community. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 6, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Lower Skin Cancer Risk
MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 -- Weight-loss surgery does more than shed pounds: new research suggests it might also lower your risk for skin cancer. " This provides further evidence for a connection between obesity and malignant skin cancer, and for the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Explores Factors Affecting Glycemic Control in T1DM
MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 -- Patients with type 1 diabetes with optimal and suboptimal glycemic control differ with respect to clinical and health care utilization factors, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in Diabetes, Obesity and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cumulative overweight pregnancies increase risk of maternal midlife obesity
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Not only is excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) associated with increased long-term maternal weight, but a new study has shown that there is a cumulative effect of excessive GWG over multiple pregnancies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Commercial weight management groups could support women to manage their weight after giving birth
(University of Warwick) Women who were overweight at the start of their pregnancy would welcome support after they have given birth in the form of commercial weight management groups, University of Warwick-led research has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US
(George Washington University) A review article from the George Washington University highlights the correlation between highly processed foods and increased prevalence of obesity in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In a 24/7 food culture, periodic fasting gains followers
The latest diet trend entails going for long stretches without eating anything, but obesity experts say research so far suggests it may not be any better than other diets for weight loss (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Association of depression and obesity is mediated by weight perception - Paulitsch RG, Demenech LM, Dumith SC.
This study investigates whether the association between obesity and depression is mediated by the perception of body weight and verifies the combined effect of being obese and having a self-perception of being fat on depression in a population-based sample... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Weight loss surgery reduces skin cancer risk
Although obesity is a known risk factor for some cancers, its relationship with skin cancer has been harder to pin down. A recent study takes a fresh look. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Whole-Fat Milk Consumption Tied to Lower Odds of Child Obesity
FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 -- Consumption of whole-fat milk is associated with reduced odds of overweight or obesity among children, according to a review published online Dec. 18 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Shelley M. Vanderhout, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Maternal obesity associated with low IQ in children
Obesity before and during pregnancy is associated with a lower IQ in boys, but not girls, according to a study published inBMC Pediatrics. Medical News Bulletin (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Avoid foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup to prevent negative side effects like tooth decay and obesity
(Natural News) Most processed food products and drinks today contain either sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFSC) as sweeteners. According to researchers, the increased consumption of such food products and beverages could be linked to the widespread development of health conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. While most researchers would agree that consuming... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug trial seeking first ever treatment for dangerous side effect of Prader-Willi syndrome
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A worldwide research effort is underway for finding a treatment option for hyperphagia, the most common genetic cause of life-threatening childhood obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why caffeine may limit weight gain
After observing the effect in rats, scientists propose that consuming caffeine can limit weight gain and other adverse effects of a pro-obesity diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Obesity Paradox With Immunotherapy in NSCLC Obesity Paradox With Immunotherapy in NSCLC
A new analysis shows that overweight and obese patients with NSCLC live longer than their normal weight counterparts following treatment with immunotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Anorexia and obesity may affect bone mineral density in young women
Anorexia and obesity cause variations in hormone levels that may adversely affect bone metabolism in young women, according to a study published inThe Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Childhood obesity levels have doubled in 12 years despite £372m Government project
EXCLUSIVE: The 2008 Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives strategy pledged to reduce the 'number of overweight and obese children in England to levels found in the year 2000'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity
(University of Virginia) A new study finds that the pleasure center of the brain and the brain's biological clock are linked, and that high-calorie foods -- which bring pleasure -- disrupt normal feeding schedules, resulting in overconsumption. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news