Cocoa constituents may have anti-obesity effects
A study, published inMolecular Nutrition and Food Research, reports that phenolic compounds found in cocoa bean shells have anti-inflammatory effects on fat cellsin vitro, which may reduce fat accumulation and decrease insulin resistance.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gastric surgery increases risk of drug or alcohol-related death
According to a study, published inSurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, alcohol and drug related deaths are much higher in gastric bypass patients, which may be a result of altered metabolism.Web MD (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers find new mutation in the leptin gene
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing hunger called leptin. This new mutation could help researchers understand why people develop excess of body fat. Dr. Bastarrachea's research is aimed at helping tackle metabolic disorders like cardiovascular disease and diabetes which are fueled by obesity and impact millions of people around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study warns of trend in ‘disordered eating’ to bulk up
Behaviour can escalate to muscle dysmorphia Related items fromOnMedica Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks Recent intense activity in teens linked to healthier metabolic profile English Football League action day aims to improve nation ’s health We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Diabetes and obesity higher among LGBQ teens (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inspiring Weight Loss: What Works? Inspiring Weight Loss: What Works?
Despite decades of public health efforts, rates of obesity are continuing to rise. Yoni Freedhoff says perhaps it's time we stop focusing on the individual and go after the village instead.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Expert Column Source Type: news

More than a THIRD of people in the Americas now suffer from sleep apnea
The US research team estimated that 170 million adults in the 40 countries of the Americas may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, driven by rising rates of obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

T2DM Risk in Offspring Up With Maternal Overweight, Obesity
THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 -- Maternal obesity and overweight are associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes in offspring, according to a study published online June 19 in Diabetologia. Marius Lahti-Pulkkinen, Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity during pregnancy increases diabetes risk in children
According to a Scottish study, published inDiabetologia, children of obese mothers are three times more likely to develop diabetes in later life.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The potential for active commuting by bicycle and its possible effects on public health - Raustorp J, Koglin T.
This article investigates the potential for a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Obesity during pregnancy linked to type 2 diabetes in child
Obesity during pregnancy is associated with a 3.5-times increased future risk of type 2 diabetes in the child, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study: Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related problems in mouse cells
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells in mice, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women who are obese while pregnant have triple the risk of a baby who develops type 2 diabetes
It's suspected by researchers led by Edinburgh University, who analysed the data of 120,000 women, that high blood sugar levels 'programme' adverse health outcomes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen vaping steady in England as it doubles in Canada
We must monitor closely the ‘rapidly evolving’ vaping market and nicotine salt-based products Related items fromOnMedica Texting can improve flu jab uptake Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Parents still following folklore methods for cold prevention Put families at heart of helping obese children Flu nasal spray fine for children with egg allergy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BeATing back obesity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Keeping kids' minds active may cut obesity risks, scientists suggest
At age five, a child's brain uses up nearly half of the energy they get from food. Scientists at Northwestern and NYU hypothesize that how active kids' brains are might help explain why some are obese. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity rates falling among low-income preschoolers: 'It gives us hope'
While childhood obesity remains a serious problem in the United States, an "encouraging" new study finds that obesity rates among low-income preschoolers have declined. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 15-minute walkable neighborhoods: measurement, social inequalities and implications for building healthy communities in urban China - Weng M, Ding N, Li J, Jin X, Xiao H, He Z, Su S.
A sufficient number of studies have highlighted that walkable neighborhoods can help to reduce the risk of obesity and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The Chinese government advocates the 15-minute (15-min) walkable neighborhoods to provide citizens with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Shaping the city that decreases overweight and obesity through healthy built environment - El Helou MA.
Cities are being built based on the concepts of the comfortable, easy, and fast for the inhabitants. However, what is being constructed is promoting physical inactivity, and people are finding that what was being considered as convenient for daily life is,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Effect of race on the relationship between child maltreatment and obesity in Whites and Blacks - Chieh AY, Liu Y, Gower BA, Shelton RC, Li L.
This cross-sectional study was designed to determine what role race plays in the relationship between obesity and child maltreatment (CM), which is currently unknown. One hundred fifteen participants successfully completed the study, including Whites (n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Elevated CTRP1 Plasma Concentration Is Associated with Sepsis and Pre-Existing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Critically Ill Patients.
This study demonstrates significantly elevated levels of CTRP1 in critically ill patients, particularly with sepsis, and links circulating CTRP1 to inflammatory and metabolic disturbances. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity and Work Challenging stigma and discrimination
This report is intended to enhance workplace practice surrounding obesity. It seeks to discuss how the effects of obesity extend to people's working lives, raising issues related to productivity and absenteeism as well as highlighting the level of discrimination that people with obesity can face at work. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Lessons From Brazil About How to Tackle 'Hidden Hunger'
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other. In many countries, in both the global North and South, malnutrition and obesity frequently co-exist in the same people. This is a condition known as "hidden hunger". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Obesity Rates Fall for U.S. Preschoolers
Title: Obesity Rates Fall for U.S. PreschoolersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Pregnant and obese: The clinic trying to help
A new clinic in Edinburgh is providing specialist care for overweight women and their unborn babies. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifelong obesity linked to physical difficulties aged 50
(University College London) People who are obese from childhood through to middle age are more than twice as likely to have difficulty with daily tasks such as lifting, climbing stairs and carrying shopping by the time they are 50, a new UCL study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity-related pain contributes to opioid use
(Reuters Health) - Long-term use of prescription opioids for chronic pain is more common among people who are overweight or obese, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Obesity rate drops by 13% among US preschoolers on food assistance
In 2014, the government food assistance program expanded access to healthier foods, and it seems to have paid off. Obesity among preschoolers fell from 16% to 14%, the CDC reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity rates are falling for young children on WIC, study says
Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a new study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining childhood obesity rates in the U.S. weren't a fluke.Obesity rates dropped steadily to about 14% in 2016 — the latest data available — from 16% in 2010,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lindsey Tanner Source Type: news

Study: Obesity rate falling for preschoolers who receive food aid
Obesity rates dropped steadily to about 14% in 2016 — the latest data available — from 16% in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity
A new study says preschoolers on U.S. government food aid have grown a little less pudgy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Abdominal Obesity May Raise Risk for Psoriasis
TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 -- Abdominal obesity may increase the risk for psoriasis, according to a study published online May 31 in the Journal of Dermatology. Ju Hee Han, M.D., from the Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in South Korea, and colleagues used... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity risk in children affected by brain energy needs
Research, published inPNAS, suggests that the risk of childhood obesity is increased during the period that their brain energy requirements decrease, which may be an under investigated opportunity to tackle obesity.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Midwives are at risk of suffering painful back injuries by helping obese women to give birth
Hospital staff in Britain are struggling with the physical strain of handling severely overweight women as soaring obesity levels mean half of mothers-to-be are now too fat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When You ’re Told You’re Too Fat to Get Pregnant
Does it make sense, medically or ethically, when fertility clinics refuse to treat prospective mothers they consider too large? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Virginia Sole-Smith Tags: In Vitro Fertilization Weight Infertility Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Obesity Fertility Drugs Source Type: news

Yale-led study reveals biology of leptin, the hunger hormone
(Yale University) In a new study, Yale researchers offer insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity. Their findings advance knowledge about leptin and weight gain, and also suggest a potential strategy for developing future weight-loss treatments, they said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Artificial light during sleep linked to obesity
Women who slept with a television or light on were more likely to gain weight and develop obesity. The findings suggest that turning off lights at bedtime could help keep off extra pounds. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excess Body Fat Tied to Fatal Prostate Cancers
Fat in the thighs and abdomen was associated with advanced prostate cancers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Obesity Prostate Cancer Weight Source Type: news

Your Zip Code Could Affect Your Lifespan. These Maps Show How
Predicting lifespan isn’t an exact science. U.S. life expectancy is currently estimated at 78.6 years, but that one number doesn’t tell the whole story. Genes, gender, lifestyle and luck all play an important part, but it’s impossible to know exactly how much and in what proportion each ingredient influences a person’s longevity. The single best predictor, though, might not be one of these factors at all. A growing body of evidence suggests it may be a person’s zip code that holds the most information about how long they’ll live. Researchers from the New York University School of Medicin...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized data visualization public health Source Type: news

Your ZIP Code Might Determine How Long You Live —and the Difference Could Be Decades
Predicting lifespan isn’t an exact science. U.S. life expectancy is currently estimated at 78.6 years, but that one number doesn’t tell the whole story. Genes, gender, lifestyle and luck all play an important part, but it’s impossible to know exactly how much and in what proportion each ingredient influences a person’s longevity. The single best predictor, though, might not be one of these factors at all. A growing body of evidence suggests it may be a person’s zip code that holds the most information about how long they’ll live. Researchers from the New York University School of Medicin...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized data visualization public health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The seven-day low-carb diet plan to reduce blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes is a common condition caused by the body ’s inability to produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. It is strongly linked to being overweight and poor dietary decisions. Sticking to a low-carb meal plan can help to mitigate the risks associated with the life-long condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overweight Kids Are at Risk for High Blood Pressure
Title: Overweight Kids Are at Risk for High Blood PressureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 17, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Do video games drive obesity?
(University of W ü rzburg) Are children, teenagers and adults who spend a lot of time playing video games really more obese? A meta study conducted with the the University of W ü rzburg has looked into this question. The clich é is true -- but only for adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS England seeks feedback from commissioners on childhood obesity strategy
NHS England ’s specialised commissioning team wants to hear from local commissioners who could help to review the draft clinical pathway for surgical and medical management of severe childhood obesity. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Overweight Kids Are at Risk for High Blood Pressure
FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 -- Overweight preschoolers have twice the odds of developing high blood pressure by age 6, putting them at risk of heart attack and stroke later in life. And those odds begin building as early as age 4, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug- and Alcohol-Related Deaths Higher After Bariatric Surgery
FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 -- Drug- and alcohol-related mortality is significantly higher than expected in the seven years following bariatric surgery, according to a study recently published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Gretchen E.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The association between maternal body mass index and child obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Meta-analysis of 79 studies found maternal pre-pregnancy obesity was significantly linked to child obesity (OR 3.64, 95% CI 2.68 –4.95; n = 88,872), child overweight/obesity combined (2.69, 2.10–3.46; n =181,800), and child overweight (OR 1.80, 1.25–2.59; n = 53,238). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Simple Way to Help Prevent Child Obesity
FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 -- Kids who don't drink water take in nearly 100 more calories from sugary drinks every day than those who do, according to a recent Penn State study. About one-fifth of children fall into the no-water group. But a multi-year... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Simple Way to Help Prevent Child Obesity
Title: A Simple Way to Help Prevent Child ObesityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Overweight men are inhibiting childbirth
(Estonian Research Council) About 15% of couples in fertile age have experienced fertility problems. Men contribute to 50% of the cases when a couple cannot achieve the desired pregnancy. The proportion of overweight men has tripled in parallel with the increase in fertility problems worldwide. The doctoral thesis conducted at the University of Tartu Institute of Clinical Medicine confirmed that central obesity affects fertility parameters negatively. To alleviate their fertility problems, men should pay attention to their lifestyle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity and excess weight CAUSE heart disease, study shows in world-first
After decades of research consistently linked obesity and cardiovascular disease, researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have finally used 'Mendelian randomization' to prove the link is causal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news