Obesity Could Worsen MS Disability
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- Obesity can worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms, researchers say. Their study involved 140 patients with the relapsing-remitting form of MS, which means patients have periods of attacks (relapses), followed by periods of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Home Cooking Reverse the Obesity Epidemic?
A new book argues that for many families with limited time and money, avoiding processed food is not a realistic option. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Food Families and Family Life Obesity Cooking and Cookbooks Diet and Nutrition Income Inequality Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Source Type: news

Exposure to inorganic dust increases risk of gout in women by 27%
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate that occupational exposure to inorganic dust is a previously unknown risk factor for gout and also confirm known risk factors, such as alcoholism and obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Being overweight linked to significantly higher disease severity in psoriatic arthritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate significant correlation between body mass index (BMI) and disease severity in psoriatic arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IDIBELL-researchers negatively correlate a neuropeptide with executive functions
(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) Researchers from IDIBELL and the group of Eating Disorders, of the HUB, led by Dr. Fernando Fern á ndez-Aranda, published in Scientific Reports (Nature) a study that negatively correlates the concentration of orexin A (a neuropeptide) with the executive functions in anorexic patients. The study is part of the research program " Neurocognition and extreme weight conditions: from anorexia to obesity " , carried out at the CIBEROBN. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review assesses evidence on ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinks
(Wiley) Consumption of sugary drinks is considered to be a key driver behind the global obesity epidemic, and is linked with tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. Many public health bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO) have called upon governments, the food and drink industry, educational institutions, places of work and civil society to support healthier beverage choices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Sleeping With The TV On Really Lead To Weight Gain?
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed an association between artificial light and obesity. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Fifth of UK children affected by persistent poverty
Poverty linked to poor physical and mental health in adolescence Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ UK lagging behind peers on child health Put families at heart of helping obese children Doctors should regard FGM as child abuse Screen time - a moral panic for the 21st century? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sleeping with TV increases weight gain in women
Women who fall asleep with the light or TV on are more likely to gain weight and are at greater risk of obesity, according to a study published inJAMA Internal Medicine. CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gender affects the correlation between depression and weight in children and adolescents
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The results of a large community-based study have shown that the probability of major depressive disorder in children and adolescents with high, low, or normal body mass index differs according to gender. Underweight boys and overweight girls have an increased risk of depression, according to the study published in Childhood Obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating
(University of California - Riverside) Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in this signaling are affected when we eat a high-energy diet and how they contribute to obesity are not well understood. Using a mouse model, a research team led by a biomedical scientist at UC Riverside has found that overactive endocannabinoid signaling in the gut drives overeating in diet-induced obesity by blocking gut-brain satiation signaling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Study Links Sleeping With Lights On To Weight Gain In Women
(CNN) — Keeping a lot of light on while you snooze — such as from a television or bright nightlight — has been linked with an increased risk of weight gain and obesity. Specifically, sleeping with a television or light on in the room was positively associated with gaining five kilograms, or 11 pounds, over a five-year period among women in a new study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. “There was a 17% chance of gaining the five kilograms — after we adjusted for confounding factors,” said Dale Sandler, a senior investigator at the National Institute of Env...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Sleep Source Type: news

3 Cool Things to Know About Obesity: ADA 2019 Poster Pearls 3 Cool Things to Know About Obesity: ADA 2019 Poster Pearls
Some of the new information gleaned from posters at this year's meeting of the American Diabetes Association may prove very helpful to busy primary care physicians.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Sleeping with lights or TV on tied to obesity
(Reuters Health) - For middle-aged and older women, sleeping with the television or lights on has been linked with higher odds of becoming obese, in a recent U.S. study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sleeping with lights on and weight gain in women linked in new study
Keeping a lot of light on while you snooze -- such as from a television or bright nightlight -- has been linked with an increased risk of weight gain and obesity. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet for One? Scientists Stalk the Dream of Personalized Nutrition
No single food regimen works for everyone. A new study is the most comprehensive effort yet to understand why. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicola Twilley and Cynthia Graber Tags: Diet and Nutrition Food Obesity Weight Carbohydrates Genetics and Heredity Twins Diabetes Preventive Medicine Research Triglycerides DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) your-feed-science Source Type: news

Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women
Eliminating light while sleeping could reduce obesity. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 10, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy May Up Risk for Obesity in Offspring
MONDAY, June 10, 2019 -- Pregnancy hyperglycemia at levels below the threshold for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and maternal obesity are associated with childhood obesity, according to a study recently published in PLOS ONE. Samantha F.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hormone infusions may be more effective than gastric bypass in obesity
According to research, presented at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, infusion of gut hormones (GLP-1, oxyntomodulin, peptide YY) improved weight loss and glucose levels in obese and pre-diabetic patients.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The research, published online June 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine, is the first to find an association between sleeping with artificial light at night and weight gain in women. The results suggest that cutting off lights at bedtime could reduce women's chances of becoming obese. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does obesity increase risk of being a bullying victim, perpetrator, or both?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that obese adolescents are not only significantly more likely to experience bullying, but they are also more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of bullying compared to their healthy weight peers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do policies targeting sugary drinks pay off?
(American Society for Nutrition) Drinks with added sugar, also known as sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), are one of the largest sources of added sugar in the American diet and a major contributor to obesity. SSBs include non-diet sodas, flavored juice drinks, sports drinks, sweetened tea, coffee drinks, energy drinks and electrolyte replacement drinks. Research presented at Nutrition 2019 will examine how various policies could help reduce the consumption of these sugary beverages and improve health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More Anti-Obesity Drugs for Teens Coming, Devices Are Next Step More Anti-Obesity Drugs for Teens Coming, Devices Are Next Step
For obese teens who are unable to make lifestyle changes and are not candidates for bariatric surgery, there is"hope on the horizon" in the form of medical therapies and endoscopic devices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Under Right Circumstances, Bariatric Surgery Good for Obese Teens Under Right Circumstances, Bariatric Surgery Good for Obese Teens
The objective evidence shows that, under the right circumstances and with the right patients, bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for adolescents with obesity," says the lead author of a new review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Employees should exercise during lunch to help combat obesity
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK has issued this recommendation, as part of guidance to reduce obesity and increase physical activity.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 7, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

South Africa: Young Women in Soweto Say Healthy Living Is Hard. Here's Why
[The Conversation Africa] Data from South Africa has shown that over two thirds of young women are overweight and obese. This predisposes them to non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Most women are not exercising enough, and consumption of processed and calorie-dense foods and high amounts of sugar is common. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Different ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinks
New Cochrane Review assesses evidence on different ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinksConsumption of sugary drinks is considered to be a key driver behind the global obesity epidemic, and is linked with tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. Many public health bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO) have called upon governments, the food and drink industry, educational institutions, places of work and civil society to support healthier beverage choices. Thisnew Cochrane Review summarizes evidence from research studies testing different ways of reducing consumption of sugary drinks at a population lev...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

NICE calls for NHS staff to become active to cut obesity
Nurses and other healthcare staff must be encouraged to become active to fight against the “obesity crisis”, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has said, as part of new guidance that suggests employers should subsidise gym memberships and offer yoga during lunch breaks. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A home-based weight management program benefits both children and parents
(Elsevier) Obese children are four times more likely to become obese adults making childhood obesity a significant health threat. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, found the Developing Relationships that Include Values of Eating and Exercise (DRIVE) curriculum mitigated weight gain in at-risk children as well as prompting their parents to lose weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Debate over mandatory MMR vaccination
All GP practices should have immunisations leads Related items fromOnMedica Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Results from children ’s flu jab pilots ‘encouraging’ Put families at heart of helping obese children Surgery should be a last resort for obese children Measles cases on the rise (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Employers encouraged to help staff to fight obesity
NICE has published a quality standard to encourage employers to find ways to keep their staff fit and active as part of the battle against rising obesity. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Few Oncologists Refer Patients to Weight Management Programs
WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 -- While oncology providers are aware of the link between obesity and cancer, few provide referrals to support patients'lifestyle changes, according to a study published online May 16 in the Journal of Oncology... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Balloons, Pills, Sleeves: Weight Loss Options Grow
Nearly 40% of U.S. adults are obese, putting them at a higher risk of earlier death, heart disease, stroke, some cancers, and gallbladder disease, among other problems. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleeping odd, inconsistent hours raises your risks of obesity and high blood pressure by 27%
Letting your bedtime sleep forward or back even one hour may increase your risks for metabolic disorders like diabetes, hypertension and high blood sugar, a Brigham and Women's study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links irregular sleep patterns to metabolic disorders
Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol more prevalent among irregular sleepers. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 5, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

GERD Reduction Overestimated After Gastric Bypass GERD Reduction Overestimated After Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass surgery relieved symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease in only approximately half of patients with severe obesity, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment in bariatric patients and its association with postoperative weight, depressive, and eating disorder symptoms - Peterh änsel C, Nagl M, Wagner B, Dietrich A, Kersting A.
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to compare prevalence rates of childhood maltreatment between patients with severe obesity undergoing bariatric surgery and patients without a surgical procedure. Second purpose was to calculate the association between chil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Being overweight as a teen may be associated with cardiomyopathy in adulthood
(University of Gothenburg) The risk of developing cardiomyopathy, which often leads to heart failure, increased in adult Swedish men who were even mildly overweight around age 18. The risk steadily increased as weight increased, even among those who started out at a normal weight, according to a study published in Circulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does weight loss surgery help relieve acid reflux?
(Wiley) Individuals who are obese often experience heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux. Previous research indicates that gastric bypass surgery for obesity helps alleviate symptoms in the short term, but a new Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics study finds that these benefits often are not long-lasting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hexacosanol derived from barley sprouts helps lower cholesterol
In this study, researchers from Korea University in Seoul investigated the hypocholesterolemic activity of hexacosanol on hepatocytes and high-fat–induced obese mice. The results of their study, which elucidate the mechanism behind hexacosanol’s cholesterol-lowering activity, were published in the journal Nutrition Research. Policosanols are hypocholesterolemic compounds but their mechanism of action is not well-understood. The researchers hypothesized... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government must tackle on-pack junk food marketing to children
‘Manipulative’ marketing uses cartoon characters on products so high in fat, sugar or salt that they can’t be advertised Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Act urgently on total junk food ad ban, say doctors and public Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

White Meat Is Just As Bad For Cholesterol Levels As Red Beef, Study Says
(CNN) — The red meat or white meat debate is a draw: Eating white meat, such as poultry, will have an identical effect on your cholesterol level as eating red beef, new research indicates. The long-held belief that eating white meat is less harmful for your heart may still hold true, because there may be other effects from eating red meat that contribute to cardiovascular disease, said the University of California, San Francisco researchers. This needs to be explored in more detail, they added. Non-meat proteins such as vegetables, dairy, and legumes, including beans, show the best cholesterol benefit, according to t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cholesterol CNN Red Meat Source Type: news

Life After Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery
Treatment TermsRoux-en-y gastric bypassWeight loss surgeryAdolescent weight loss surgeryChildhood Obesity Sub-Title Faith Newsome Uses Her Experience to Help Teens Facing Bariatric Surgery Overview As a child, Faith Newsome of Sanford, NC, struggled with feeling different from her peers because of her weight. By the time she was 15, she weighed 273 pounds and was pre-diabetic. She had gastric bypass surgery when she was 16. Today, Newsome is a 21-year-old college student who runs a local support group for obese teens. “When I was going through the process, I wanted to talk to people my age who were going through ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

No, You Probably Shouldn ’t Drink 25 Cups of Coffee a Day
Research making the rounds in Monday’s headlines could make you jittery just thinking about it. Drinking up to 25 cups of coffee per day, the headlines say, is still safe for the heart. The research, which was presented at the British Cardiovascular Society’s conference on Monday and has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal, was based on an analysis of about 8,500 people in the U.K. Compared to those who drank less than a cup of coffee a day, the researchers found, people in the highest tier of consumption—those who averaged five cups a day, but some of whom drank up to 25—did not have ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Intermittent Fasting Made My Life Easier, and Happier
I could eat the foods I enjoyed and most of my regular meals, but it had to be within a short time frame of eight to 10 hours. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Larissa Zimberoff Tags: Fasting Diabetes Food Obesity Weight Diet and Nutrition Longevity Sleep Sugar Carbohydrates Source Type: news

Maternal BMI Biggest Indicator of Risk for Childhood Obesity Maternal BMI Biggest Indicator of Risk for Childhood Obesity
Glucose levels elevated in pregnancy but below the threshold for diagnosis of gestational diabetes are nevertheless associated with obesity in the offspring; however, maternal BMI plays the biggest role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

LGBTQ adolescents experiencing weight-based bullying found to have increased substance use
(UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity) Weight-based victimization among sexual and gender minority youth is associated with increased offs of alcohol use, binge drinking, marijuana use, and cigarette use. These findings persist regardless of adolescents' demographic characteristics, body weight, sexual identity, gender identity, and sexual or gender minority victimization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leann Birch, Who Knew How to Get a Child to Eat Peas, Dies at 72
Her research into childhood nutrition and obesity shed new light on not just what children eat, but also why. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neil Genzlinger Tags: Birch, Leann L Deaths (Obituaries) Diet and Nutrition Children and Childhood Parenting Obesity Research Source Type: news

Can flaxseeds improve your gut health and help you lose weight?
(Natural News) Nutrition experts often suggest eating more fiber for improving overall health, and one of the most popular sources of fiber is flaxseed. In a study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers found that flaxseed fiber can improve gut health and prevent obesity. In the study, a team of researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news