Watching TV has a greater link to obesity than other sitting activities like video games 
Watching TV was positively associated with childhood obesity in an Australian study. The activity the child is doing while sedentary has more impact than the duration, findings suggest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watching TV has a greater link to obesity than other sitting activities like video games  
Watching TV was positively associated with childhood obesity in an Australian study. The activity the child is doing while sedentary has more impact than the duration, findings suggest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slow Growth in Medicare and Medicaid Spending Per Enrollee Has Implications for Policy Debates
Since 2006, national health expenditure (NHE) growth has been slow relative to historic growth rates. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - February 11, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Weight loss: How important is eating breakfast?
A new study has examined the importance of eating breakfast in the process of losing weight. It may not be as pivotal as once thought, say the authors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Call for Papers: Special Section on Community-Driven Solutions to Mitigate Adolescent Obesity and Its Co-Morbidities within Rural Appalachia
The Journal of Rural Health is seeking article submissions focused on social factors impacting obesity in youth in rural Appalachian areas. A special focus on community-academic solutions from a social-ecological perspective will be included. Submissions are due by June 28, 2019. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify early home and family factors that contribute to obesity
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new 21-year longitudinal study identified multiple risk factors related to the family and home environment associated with the timing and faster increase in body mass increase (BMI), ultimately leading to overweight or obesity in adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers examine postpartum hospital readmissions for women with psychiatric conditions
(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) When is the best time to screen obese women for gestational diabetes? The first-ever randomized control trial to address this question is presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 39th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could energy overload drive cancer risk?
(Santa Fe Institute) By providing an over-abundance of energy to cells, diseases like obesity and diabetes might super-charge growth and cause cells to become cancerous. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The battle for lipoedema surgery: 'I'm in constant pain'
Often mistaken for obesity, lipoedema is a life-changing condition that causes causes swollen limbs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The battle for lipoedema surgery: 'I've got pain constantly in my legs'
Often mistaken for obesity, lipoedema is a life-changing condition that causes causes swollen limbs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Put Your Obese Dog on a Diet
-- Being overweight isn't just an issue for people. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention says more than half of all dogs are overweight. A dog that weighs too much is at greater risk of osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, orthopedic problems,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The mental toll of being overweight: Having positive outlook and a healthy BMI often go hand-in-hand
(Natural News) A recent study has shown that people who manage to keep their weight down have the most probability of keeping their spirits up. Researchers from the University of Michigan (U-M) and Fudan University in Shanghai, China concluded that body mass index (BMI) has an effect on physical and mental health – especially among college... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These delicious foods naturally boost your mood
(Natural News) If you’ve had a long and tiring day at work, a plate of comforting food can improve your mood. But instead of indulging in junk food that can make you overweight, snack on some mood-boosting and nutrient-rich superfoods instead. Even fresh food can’t function as a miracle cure, but following a diet full of fresh... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity consultation moves to listening events
60% of adults are overweight in Wales Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Put families at heart of helping obese children More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Real food and brisk daily walk best for heart health Nutrition more important than calories, say experts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Experts Pen Road Map for Drugs to Treat Adolescent Obesity Experts Pen Road Map for Drugs to Treat Adolescent Obesity
Experts in childhood obesity give advice on appropriate choices for drug therapy in obese adolescents, who are often stuck in between lifestyle modification and bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

HPV linked to increased risk for cardiovascular disease
Women carrying the high-risk strain of HPV also have a heightened risk of heart and blood vessel disease, particularly if they're obese, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tune in and switch off
(University of South Australia) The simple act of switching on the TV for some downtime could be making a bigger contribution to childhood obesity than we realise, according to new research from the University of South Australia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High rates of weight-based bullying found among LBGTQ adolescents
(Wiley) Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and/or gender identity. New research from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut indicates that high percentages of LGBTQ youth are also teased and bullied because of their body weight -- in some cases at higher rates than previous reports of weight-based bullying in heterosexual youth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oh my COD! Cut down fish and chips to just 600 CALORIES to combat obesity crisis
Researchers at Newcastle University cut 1,000 calories from top takeaway across chippies in England. Results showed up to 40 per cent said they would consider smaller portions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Strongest evidence yet" that obesity causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems
(Natural News) Disturbing yet unsurprising results from a recent study provide the “strongest evidence yet” that obesity causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems. These findings were published in the International Journal of Epidemiology and highlight both the physical and mental risks that come with being obese. Researchers from the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset
A new study links prolonged sitting while viewing TV to a higher risk of young-onset colorectal cancer, regardless of obesity and exercise. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Fecal Transplants for Obesity Jury Still Out on Fecal Transplants for Obesity
As interest in fecal transplants from healthy donors to tackle obesity is gathering pace, results from trials are eagerly awaited to further inform on this topic, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Exercising Might Help You Make Healthier Food Choices, Study Says
Getting healthy can be a daunting endeavor. It can seem impossible to get active, eat better, sleep more, stay hydrated and do the many other things your doctor says you should do, all at once. But recent research suggests there’s a single best place to begin. According to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, starting an exercise regimen may also inspire you to eat more healthfully. “It’s hard to start a diet. Most people feel deprived from the get-go,” says study co-author Molly Bray, chair of the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. “...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Excessive weight gain in early childhood affects teenage heart health
(University of Sydney) Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the middle, finds new research from the University of Sydney. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in anti-obesity medications
(Bentham Science Publishers) The fourth volume of this series covers six reviews on anti-obesity treatment strategies including updates on obesity and Cancer prevention through dietary modulation, the role of anti-obesity medications in polycystic ovary syndrome, potential anti-obesity strategies targeting mitochondria, calcium silicate based formulations for anti-obesity therapy, and the identification of obesity medications from natural products and plants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers discover sugar CAN be good for you – topically: It can stimulate the healing of skin wounds
(Natural News) These days, sugar is commonly linked to either diabetes, obesity or both. It’s no wonder some people avoid it, and for good reason: an increase in your sugar intake may also increase your blood glucose or your calories – both of which are risk factors for diabetes. However, there are some types of sugars... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The anti-obesity effects of ulam raja or “king’s salad,” a plant used in Malaysian cuisine
(Natural News) Obesity is a major problem for many people across the world. It is an issue in both developed as well as developing countries, and it directly leads to millions of deaths every single year. Now, a group of researchers successfully looked into the potential of ethanolic extract from Cosmos caudatus Kunth leaf (EECCL)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer screening tests exceed target set in Scotland
Simpler test thought to have contributed to figures Related items fromOnMedica New test prompts rise in bowel screening uptake Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Faecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effective Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rough sleeper numbers might be stabilising, figures for Wales and England show
But latest overall numbers still higher than in 2010 for England Related items fromOnMedica Social housing 'makes mental health worse' Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Active elderly live independently and avoid social care Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Prisoners have right to health care as good as community care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public understanding of dementia risk factors poor, large poll shows
Only a third of respondents knew that it ’s a health condition they can reduce their chances of developing Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Social prescribing can free up GPs ’ time and save resources GP leaders welcome U-turn on dementia payments Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Flaxseed fiber could help reduce obesity
In a new study of mice, researchers found the mechanism through which flaxseed-derived fiber can improve health and, more specifically, prevent obesity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Orthopedic Implants Market: Sales in Knee Reconstruction Pre-eminent, Hip Reconstruction to Gain Steady Momentum
Rapid rate of the co-morbidities that include obesity and diabetes have been adding to the risk of degenerative joint diseases, especially in the older population. With young people engaging more in sports and fitness activities, relevant injuries are also increasing in number. This has further created demand for orthopedic implants worldwide.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Industry News Source Type: news

The Lancet Public Health: Obesity-related cancers increasing in young US adults
(The Lancet) An observational study using data covering more than half of the US population suggests that incidence rates of cancers linked to obesity are increasing most rapidly in young adults. The findings, published in The Lancet Public Health journal on World Cancer Day, could indicate that an even greater disease burden is on the horizon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Flaxseed fiber ferments in gut to improve health, reduce obesity
(American Physiological Society) Research in mice suggests that fermentation of flaxseed fibers in the gut changes the microbiota to improve metabolic health and protect against diet-induced obesity. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology -- Endocrinology and Metabolism, was chosen as an APSselect article for February. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity-linked cancers on the rise for young Americans
New research finds cancer rates are rising in young people where obesity was a risk factor. When baby boomers were younger, their risk for some of these cancers was half the rate millenials face today. Adriana Diaz reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity-Related Cancers On The Rise In Millennials
A new study suggests that millennials may have twice the chance of developing obesity-related cancers as the baby boomer generation did at their age. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Obesity-related cancers rising in U.S. young adults
Rates of some obesity-related cancers are rising faster in adults aged 25 to 49 than in older generations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Some Cancers Are Rising in Millennials. Obesity Might Be Why
Kidney cancer had the sharpest annual increase for young Americans: 6.23% between 1995 and 2014.02/04/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 4, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Obesity-Linked Cancers On the Rise in Young Adults
In the study, the cancer incidence increases were particularly severe in six of the 12 obesity-related cancers: colon, uterine, gallbladder, kidney and pancreas, and multiple myeloma -- a bone marrow cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity-linked cancers rising for young Americans
Cancers tied to extra weight keep climbing among those aged 25 to 49, a new study finds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity-related cancers rising in U.S. young adults
(Reuters Health) - Mirroring the decades-long increase in obesity rates in the U.S., cancers that are thought to be driven at least in part by excess weight are also on the rise among people under age 50, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Millennials Getting More Obesity-Related Cancers, Study Finds
This study shows the incidence of cancer associated with obesity has been rising dramatically in groups of individuals born in more recent decades,” said MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Dr. George Chang, who was not associated with the analysis. However, Chang warns against overgeneralizing on the basis of an epidemiological study. “The study was not set up to establish causation,” Chang said. “We know there are many factors that are associated with both obesity and cancer, such as lack of exercise and poor diet. How much each of those factors contribute to cancer is less clear.” Obesity is ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer CNN Millennials Source Type: news

Rates of cancer are rising faster in millennials 'because they're fatter than their parents' 
Research by the American Cancer Society studied more than 14million cancer cases and found rates of obesity-related diseases are rising faster among younger generations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity - Linked Cancers On the Rise Among Young Americans
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults
Rates for six of 12 cancers associated with obesity are growing among younger adult Americans, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six'Obesity-Related' Cancers on Rise in US Young Adults Six'Obesity-Related' Cancers on Rise in US Young Adults
In an observational study covering 20 years, the incidence of six of 12 so-called obesity-related malignancies increased among adults ages 25 to 49.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

For millennials, cancers fueled by obesity are on rise, study says
Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ages, according to an analysis released Monday by the American Cancer Society. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Obesity-Related Cancers Increasing in Younger Adults
MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 -- The incidence of some obesity-related cancers is increasing in younger generations, according to a study published online Feb. 3 in The Lancet Public Health. Hyuna Sung, Ph.D., from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news