Changing the debate around obesity
(University of Leeds) The UK's National Health Service (NHS) needs to do more to address the ingrained stigma and discrimination faced by people with obesity, says a leading health psychologist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

You Can Learn a Lot About Yourself From a DNA Test. Here ’s What Your Genes Cannot Tell You
“Have you found an article of clothing with a suspicious stain?” asks the website of one Florida-based company called All About Truth DNA Services, which informs readers that “aprrpoximately [sic] 60% of husbands and 40% of wives will have an affair at some point,” and recommends consumers wait for their “suspicious item” to dry and then send it in for testing. Also accepted: cigarette butts, toothpicks, hair. The landscape of the consumer genomics market now would have been barely recognizable a decade ago. One study by scholar Andelka Phillips, then at the University of Oxford, found t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Libby Copeland Tags: Uncategorized DNA DNA tests Science Source Type: news

You Can Learn a Lot About Yourself From a DNA Test. Here ’s What Your Genes Cannot Tell You
“Have you found an article of clothing with a suspicious stain?” asks the website of one Florida-based company called All About Truth DNA Services, which informs readers that “aprrpoximately [sic] 60% of husbands and 40% of wives will have an affair at some point,” and recommends consumers wait for their “suspicious item” to dry and then send it in for testing. Also accepted: cigarette butts, toothpicks, hair. The landscape of the consumer genomics market now would have been barely recognizable a decade ago. One study by scholar Andelka Phillips, then at the University of Oxford, found t...
Source: TIME: Science - March 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Libby Copeland Tags: Uncategorized DNA DNA tests Science Source Type: news

There's no evidence full-fat dairy is bad for kids, study says
There's little scientific evidence behind recommendations by US health organizations that kids should stop eating full-fat dairy after the age of two, according a new analysis of 29 peer-reviewed studies on the role of dairy and childhood obesity. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can't seem to lose weight? Not getting enough sleep could hinder you from attaining weight loss goals
(Natural News) Obesity has been a growing health problem over the years, especially in the United States. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), more than one in three adults are considered obese. This excess weight can bring negative effects to a person’s wellbeing and even inhibit their day-to-day... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Readiness for COVID-19
As COVID-19 spreads across the U.S., concerns mount that the need for hospital beds will overwhelm national capacity, putting severe strains on the health care system and limiting access to necessary care. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 1, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Blavin F Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Heart Failure Risk With NAFLD May Be Explained by Obesity Heart Failure Risk With NAFLD May Be Explained by Obesity
The excess weight that causes fatty liver disease also raises a person's risk for heart failure, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

After obesity surgery, more patients returning for another
As more Americans turn to surgery to lose weight, more of them are also returning for a second operation because the first isn't working (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mexico ’s Battle with Obesity
Members of the Alliance for Food Health, a collective of organisations and academics, called in Mexico for better regulation of advertising of junk food aimed at children and of food and beverage labelling, during the launch of the report “A childhood hooked on obesity” in Mexico City. Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPSBy N Chandra MohanNEW DELHI, Feb 28 2020 (IPS) Paradoxically, when the number of people suffering from undernourishment or hunger has risen in the world, so, too, have those afflicted by overweight and obesity. Latin America’s second largest economy, Mexico, for instance, is currently battling one of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: N Chandra Mohan Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Works, No Matter How Long Patient Was Obese
FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 -- Weight-loss surgery is as effective for people who became obese before age 20 as for older patients, new research shows. For the study, researchers from the University of Gothenburg, in Sweden, analyzed data from just over... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: Meet the Medical Consultant Who Is Changing Men's Lives Through Twitter
[Nairobi News] Eric Amunga, famously known as @Amerix on Twitter, is a Reproductive Medicine Specialist, fat loss coach and men's health consultant. He has gained popularity on the social media site for starting the #MasculinitySaturday hashtag where he advises men on a number of pertinent issues regarding relationships and other aspects of life. He is also very vocal on matters of personal health having successfully battled obesity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More Than 4 in 10 Americans Are Now Obese: CDC
Much more than just a cosmetic issue, obesity is associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, gallbladder disease and more, according to the U.S. National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How food can both help and hurt global health
A new book is arguing that food is at the center of a global epidemic of chronic disease. Almost three quarters of worldwide deaths are caused by heart disease, obesity or diabetes and estimates show it will cost the U.S. $95 trillion in preventing and treating diseases like those by 2050. Dr. Mark Hyman argues that food is the biggest driver, but could also be the most powerful tool to fight the problem. He joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his book, "Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet – One Bite at a Time." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of Obesity 42.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018
Age - adjusted prevalence of severe obesity 9.2 percent among U.S. adults, higher in women than men (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Implementing Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Through Community Coalitions and Extension Partnerships to Address Obesity in Rural Louisiana
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of Obesity 42.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 -- The prevalence of obesity was 42.4 percent among U.S. adults in 2017 to 2018, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Craig... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roughly 40% of U.S. adults are obese, 10% very much so, CDC says
The trend continues in the wrong direction, a CDC expert says, bringing with it all the health problems obesity could lead to (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

About 40% of US adults are obese, government survey finds
1 in 10 is severely obese, government researchers said. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More Than 4 in 10 Americans Are Now Obese: CDC
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 -- In a sign that suggests America's obesity epidemic is far from under control, a new government report shows that more than 40% of people in the United States are obese. And almost 1 in 10 is severely obese, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC: More than 40% of U.S. adults are obese
More than 40 percent of American adults are obese, according to data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics on Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Support grows for technology aimed at turning bad fat to good fat
(Purdue University) A significant investment from a Purdue University alumnus and his wife will help further develop technology aimed at treating obesity and diabetes by turning bad fat into good fat inside the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adolescent obesity associated with midlife cancer
Adolescents with obesity are at greater risk of developing cancer later in life, according to a study published in theLancet Diabetes& Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity Type Factors Into Weight Loss Success Obesity Type Factors Into Weight Loss Success
Obesity rates in the United States are projected to approach 50% by the year 2030, and matching the right patient to the most appropriate treatment for them could help, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

High-fat diets are LITERALLY depressing ... here's why
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) defines overweight or obesity as the abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that presents a health risk. Obesity is caused by either one of two things: genetics or an increased consumption of high-calorie foods coupled with a sedentary lifestyle. People with obesity suffer from abnormalities characteristic of metabolic syndrome... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Later Bedtime Linked With Obesity For Children Under 6, Study Says
(CNN) — A new study has linked a later bedtime with an increased risk of obesity for kids — although the researchers say parents shouldn’t rush to put their preschoolers to sleep earlier as a result. Instead, concerned moms and dads should focus on maintaining a regular routine when it comes to scheduling meal and bed times, said Dr. Claude Marcus, a professor of pediatrics at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and an author of the study, which published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics. The research, which was part of a wider study on obesity, focused on 107 children in Sweden, with 64 of the children h...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

Bad Sleep, Bad Diet = Bad Heart?
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- It's a dangerous equation: Poor sleep triggers a bad diet, and the two can equal a higher risk for obesity and heart disease in women, a new study contends. " Women are particularly prone to sleep disturbances across the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Legacy of Discrimination Reflected in Health Inequality
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Risk factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke include obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. For African Americans, another issue also threatens their cardiovascular health:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bad Sleep, Bad Diet & #61; Bad Heart?
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- It's a dangerous equation: Poor sleep triggers a bad diet, and the two can equal a higher risk for obesity and heart disease in women, a new study contends. " Women are particularly prone to sleep disturbances across the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Liraglutide Enhances Weight Loss With Intensive Behavioral Therapy
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- Intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) produces clinically meaningful weight loss in a primary care setting, which is enhanced in combination with liraglutide, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in Obesity. Thomas A.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New study shows the effects of obesity mirror those of aging
(Concordia University) In their paper published in the journal Obesity Reviews, researchers argue that obesity should be considered premature aging. They look at how obesity predisposes people to acquiring the kinds of potentially life-altering or life-threatening diseases normally seen in older individuals: compromised genomes, weakened immune systems, decreased cognition, increased chances of developing type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other illnesses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uptake of self-funded weight-loss schemes — very low
Asking patients to pay ‘devalues referral uptake’ Related items fromOnMedica Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Playing to type: why diabetes education isn ’t one-size-fits-all Obesity top public health priority (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eating more at breakfast than dinner may help prevent obesity
According to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, eating a large breakfast and a small evening meal may help prevent obesity and high blood sugar, as thermogenesis is twice as high at breakfast time.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intensive behavioral therapy and liraglutide 3.0 mg show positive results for weight loss
(The Obesity Society) Intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) combined with liraglutide 3.0 mg (Saxenda) can produce clinically-meaningful weight loss in patients who receive the treatment in predominantly primary care settings, according to a study published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The study is the first multi-site evaluation of the efficacy of IBT based on a treatment visit schedule covered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity embargo alert for March 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! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living cell imaging technique sheds light on molecular view of obesity
(Utah State University) Researchers have developed novel probes to track cellular events that can lead to obesity. These probes will help to improve techniques to efficiently test the viability of new drugs to treat obesity and obesity-related conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two million at risk of type 2 diabetes, say experts
Highest number on record, warns NHS England Related items fromOnMedica Playing to type: why diabetes education isn ’t one-size-fits-all One person diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes NHS cost of poor diabetes control is £3 billion per year Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Different types of stroke linked to different foods
Fibre linked to lower ischaemic stroke risk Related items fromOnMedica Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Vegetarians and pescatarians have lower risk of CHD Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk Young adults with hypertension or hypercholesterolaemia have greater risk of heart disease in later life (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why a top Canadian obesity expert doesn't use BMI
Charts showing body mass index have been posted in doctors' offices for decades, but experts caution against using the number to make assumptions about an individual's health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news

Adolescent Obesity Linked With Midlife Cancer Risk Adolescent Obesity Linked With Midlife Cancer Risk
The findings underline the need to tackle obesity early in life, writes an editorialist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Congratulations to our latest Early Career Grant awardees
Congratulations to our Early Career Members awarded Early Career Grants of up to£10,000 to help fund their endocrine research.Alisdair Boag (Roslin Institute) - Delineating the consequences of thiosulfate sulfurtransferase (TST) overexpression in EndoCbH1 cellsNeil Martin (Loughborough University) - Investigating the lysosomal metabolome and mTORC1 localisation in aged human skeletal muscleMorag Mansley (University of Edinburgh) - Functional characterisation of novel corticosteroid-induced transcripts in the cortical collecting ductAndrea Pollard ​ (Imperial...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Sugar High’?
Many parents blame sugar for their children ’s hyperactive behavior. But the myth has been debunked. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Klasco, M.D. Tags: Sugar Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Obesity Weight Parenting Diabetes Source Type: news

What happens to the liver when you drink alcohol? For one, it loses its ability to protect against cancer
(Natural News) Adipokines are cell signaling proteins produced by adipose tissue (fat). These “circulating hormones” facilitate communication between various organs, such as the brain, liver and muscles. Dysregulation of adipokines, which also mediate inflammation, has dire consequences and is associated with serious health problems like obesity, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. In a recent study, researchers from the Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery effective against early-onset obesity too
(University of Gothenburg) Surgical treatment of obesity is as effective for individuals who developed the disorder early, by the age of 20, as for those who have developed obesity later in life, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung Diseases on the Rise Worldwide
Aging and risk factors such as smoking, pollution and overweight/obesity are among the other major risk factors for chronic lung diseases, according to the analysis of data from 195 countries. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietitians Effective for Weight Loss in Obese Medicare Patients
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Delivery of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity (IBTO) by registered dietitian nutritionists is effective and beneficial for Medicare beneficiaries, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in Family... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Maternal obesity linked to ADHD and behavioral problems in children, NIH study suggests
Women who were obese before pregnancy were approximately twice as likely to report that their child had ADHD or symptoms of hyperactivity. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function
After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory testsConsuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more desirable immediately after they had finished a meal.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Dementia Diets and dieting Nutrition Food Sugar Memory Obesity Diabetes UCL (University College London) Neuroscience Health Life and style Mental health Source Type: news

Late Sleep May Raise Risk for Adiposity in Young Children
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- More frequent exposure to late sleep is associated with increases in adiposity in children aged 2 to 6 years, especially among those with overweight and/or obese parents, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ethnic Differences in Sitting Behaviors ID'd in Older Women
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Overweight/obese postmenopausal women have ethnic differences in sitting behavior and in the deleterious association between sitting behavior and cardiometabolic risk, according to a study published in the Feb. 18 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smartphone app may help obese pregnant women manage weight
A smartphone lifestyle intervention app may help pregnant women with obesity improve diet and motivation for exercise, according to a study published inFrontiers in Endocrinology.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news