CDC: Meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on October 21-22, 2020. The CPSTF is charged with identifying community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity and improve quality of life, while saving money. The agenda will consist of deliberation on systematic reviews of literature on topics including heart disease and stroke, obesity, and asthma. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 works with bacteria to increase disease severity in obesity and diabetes
(eLife) The combined effects of the body's microbiota working together with COVID-19 in the lungs could explain the severity of the disease in people with obesity and diabetes, according to a new article published today in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Decoding the genetics that drive disease
(University of South Australia) From Alzheimer's to obesity, life can change dramatically if you discover you have a genetic risk of disease. Now, a new study from the Australian Centre for Precision Health, University of South Australia is challenging these predispositions, showing that some of the genes traditionally labelled as 'bad' are not always what they seem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Obese adults sleep less than others, study finds
Obese adults get about 15 minutes less sleep per night than those who maintain a healthy weight, a study published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement
People with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery may have better long-term kidney function than without weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Poor sleep linked to weight gain in 2-year smartphone sleep tracking study
Not sleeping enough or getting a bad night's sleep over and over makes it hard to control your appetite. And that sets you up for all sorts of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity
This report examines the effectiveness of the government's approach to reducing childhood obesity in England. It finds that to date progress with the programme has been slow and many commitments are not yet in place, although the new strategy announced in July 2020 has signalled new legislation and greater willingness to act to reduce obesity. The report says that the government will need to act with greater urgency, commitment, co-ordination and cohesion if it is to address this severe risk to health and value for money. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity? Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity?
The weight and metabolism of children and young adults may improve through supplementation with probiotics, although treatment has to be tailored to the individual, say Italian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: New trial rolled out by the NHS to reverse the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is linked to lifestyle choices, such as eating that whole bar of chocolate or bag of crisps. Being overweight is a major risk factor for developing - what was once considered - a 'lifetime' condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help children with obesity lose weight
Probiotics taken alongside a calorie-controlled diet may help children and adolescents with obesity lose weight, according to research presented at the European Society of Endocrinology’s digital Congress, e-ECE 2020.CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Healthy diet and exercise during pregnancy could lead to healthier children, study finds
(King's College London) New research shows improving the lifestyle of women with obesity during pregnancy could mean long-term cardiovascular benefits for their children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taste buds may play role in fostering obesity in offspring
(Cornell University) Cornell food scientists show in animal studies that a mother's high-fat diet may lead to more sweet-taste receptors and a greater attraction to unhealthy food in their offspring - resulting in poor feeding behavior, obesity in adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Small Weight Loss Produces Impressive Drop in Type 2 Diabetes Risk Small Weight Loss Produces Impressive Drop in Type 2 Diabetes Risk
' Treat obesity first,'say authors of a study showing a loss of just 13% of body weight is associated with a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

Division Remains Over Whether Child Obesity Should Be a Child Protection Issue Division Remains Over Whether Child Obesity Should Be a Child Protection Issue
Professionals in medicine, social work and education share mixed views around whether child obesity is a child protection issue.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight stigma predicts emotional distress and binge eating during COVID-19
(UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity) New research from the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and the University of Minnesota shows that young adults who experienced weight stigma before the pandemic have higher levels of depressive symptoms, stress, eating as a coping strategy, and are more likely to binge-eat during COVID-19 compared to those who haven't experienced weight stigma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus US: Infection fatal for fewer than 3% under 35
Regardless of age, people who are diabetic, obese, have high blood pressure or a combination of two or three of those conditions have far poorer chances of survival, a Brigham And Women's study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why obesity worsens COVID-19
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wadman, M. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Implications of Obesity in Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia Implications of Obesity in Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia
In what ways might obesity impact outcomes of critically ill COVID-19 patients, and what are the potential implications for management?Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Impact of Coronavirus on Households Across America
This NPR, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and RWJF polling series examines the most serious health and financial problems facing households across America prior to the expiration of federal coronavirus support programs. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 9, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Disparities Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Government strategies to cut childhood obesity have 'had little impact' for nearly a decade
The report by the National Audit Office revealed that childhood obesity levels in 10 to 11-year-olds rose from 18.7 per cent to 20.2 per cent in the past decade, and stayed the same for 4 to 5-year-olds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's obesity crisis exposed: Poor children twice as likely to be fat - damning report
MINISTERS must do more to tackle the growing obesity crisis among disadvantaged youngsters, a damning report warns today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child obesity action 'risks losing its way'
The problem is worsening for some and strategies have been too sluggish to keep up, a report warns. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity May Alter Fetal Brain Development
Effects localized in prefrontal cortex and anterior insula, regions with known obesity - related deficits (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Testosterone: An Option for Weight Loss in Obesity With Hypogonadism Testosterone: An Option for Weight Loss in Obesity With Hypogonadism
Testosterone therapy in men with both morbid obesity and low testosterone is effective at sustaining weight loss over 11 years and might be an alternative to bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Doctors studying why obesity may be tied to serious COVID-19
Obesity seems to put people at higher risk for getting very sick if they’re infected with the coronavirus, and doctors are trying to figure out why (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Can popping a pill ever beat obesity? We ask the experts for the pros and cons
Tackling obesity is 'one of the greatest long-term health challenges' this country faces, the Government announced recently as it launched a new strategy to address it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Relationship Between Asthma and Obesity in Schoolchildren The Relationship Between Asthma and Obesity in Schoolchildren
Does childhood asthma contribute to the development of obesity, or does obesity contribute to the onset of asthma--or might it be a two-way street?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Slashing of calories won't work ‘unless food firms face sanctions’
GOVERNMENT plans to slash calories in everyday foods are doomed unless companies missing targets are sanctioned, obesity campaigners have declared. Public Health England unveiled voluntary guidelines asking the industry to slash calories in certain foods by up to 20 percent by 2024. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity May Alter Fetal Brain Development
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- Obesity in pregnant women may impact the development of their offspring's brains, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Megan E. Norr, from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Community violence exposure and cortisol awakening responses in adolescents who are overweight/obese - Wexler J, Ajibewa TA, Lee J, Toledo-Corral C, Hasson RE.
BACKGROUND: Community violence exposure has been identified as a salient environmental stressor associated with dysregulated cortisol awakening response (CAR), which may act to exacerbate hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation observed in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Voluntary calorie guidelines to help tackle obesity
The government is encouraging the food industry to support the national effort against COVID-19 and obesity, with voluntary calorie reduction guidelines to make it easier for the nation to choose healthier options in everyday meals and foods. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes
ConclusionsWe did not find enough reliable evidence to find out whether a tax on the fat content of foods resulted in people eating less fat, or less saturated fat.We did not find any evidence about how a tax on the fat content of foods affected obesity or overweight.The results of our review will change when further evidence becomes available.Discussing the findings of this review, lead author Stefan Lhachimi said, “A tax on saturated fats could be in principle a good approach to reduce the consumption of so-called junk foods, a group of food products which is fiendishly tricky to define in legal terms. By taxing a ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Probiotics 'could reduce obesity in children' and reduce their risk of serious diseases
The study, by researchers in Italy, followed 100 obese children who were either put on a calorie-restricted diet or one that included probiotics. It found that those receiving probiotics lost more weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help manage childhood obesity, study finds
A healthy gut is crucial for regulation of our weight, digestion and immune system. A certain probiotic strain may help manage childhood obesity, new research has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight management services during COVID-19: phase 1 insights, PHE
This rapid review examines the impact of COVID-19 on children, young people and adults living with obesity; tier 2 and 3 weight management provision; and next steps for recovery. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help manage childhood obesity
(European Society of Endocrinology) Probiotics may help children and adolescents with obesity lose weight when taken alongside a calorie-controlled diet, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. The study found that obese children who were put on a calorie-restricted diet and given probiotics Bifidobacterium breve BR03 and Bifidobacterium breve B632, lost more weight and had improved insulin sensitivity compared with children on a diet only. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Making a giant leap on childhood health
This report reveals the scale of the opportunity for the economy and the health service if the government is successful in its drive to tackle childhood obesity. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: The fermented vegetable proven to reduce risk of early death
HOW TO live longer: Heart disease kills nearly 170,000 people every year in the UK. Obesity, which is on the rise in the UK, makes you more vulnerable to heart disease. Fortunately, a Korean staple has been shown to reduce your risk of both. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One man’s battle shows why covid-19 and obesity are a toxic mix
The high rate of obesity in the United States may be contributing to the severity of the pandemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Obese people's immune systems put under more strain
The report by the University of Michigan found that obesity causes a long-lasting activation of some parts of the immune system in a way that can be harmful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Fat-Shaming' Drops in US but UK Public Still Apportion Blame'Fat-Shaming' Drops in US but UK Public Still Apportion Blame
Survey data show a rise in the proportion of people in the US who believe obesity is a medical problem and that those with obesity are wrongly blamed for their condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Testosterone injections 'can trigger drastic weight loss' in obese men of four STONE
Men in Germany saw their weight drop by 4st and 3lbs (27kg) over a decade after getting testosterone jabs. Those who opted against the therapy saw their weight increase by almost a stone (6kg). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New weight-loss hope for those with highest obesity risk: Underserved, low-income patients
(Pennington Biomedical Research Center) Low-income Louisiana patients enrolled in a tailored obesity intervention program lost much more weight than counterparts receiving usual care. Study results were published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine. This population, who traditionally face the most barriers to weight loss and the highest levels of obesity, found success in a coaching program delivered directly through their primary care clinics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Offspring of mice fed imbalanced diets shown to be neurologically 'programmed' for obesity
(Hiroshima University) Pregnant mice fed diets high in omega-6 fats and low in omega-3 fats are shown in a new study to produce offspring whose brains had a higher level of dopamine-producing neurons--the neurological reward system. These mice went on to chase hyper-caloric diets, suggesting that the fats in a pregnant mother's diet may control the eating habits of her children, and potentially offering a new obesity-prevention strategy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Losing weight slashes risk of several chronic health conditions... even if you are still obese
A major study of more than half a million overweight British adults found going on a diet has significant health benefits, like losing 13 per cent of your body weight cuts chance of type 2 diabetes by 42 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrition Basics Help Fight Child Obesity
As the school year gets underway, parents and teachers are focused on reducing child obesity. FDA nutrition expert Shirley Blakely, a registered dietitian, says using the Nutrition Facts and list of ingredient on prepared foods are the keys to healthy eating. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Excess Weight May Increase Your Risk of Dementia
Overweight people were about 30 percent more likely to develop dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Obesity Dementia Weight Source Type: news

Early Body Mass Index Tied to Cardiometabolic Risk at Age 11 to 12
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 -- Toddlers who are overweight or obese have higher cardiometabolic risk scores at 11 to 12 years of age, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of Pediatrics. Kate Lycett, Ph.D., from Deakin University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

“Hidden” Costs of Our Food Systems
SOFI launch event. Credit: FAOBy Zoltán KálmánROME, Sep 3 2020 (IPS) Five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda we are far from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to the recently launched SOFI Report (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020), we are not on track to eradicate poverty, hunger and malnutrition. On the contrary, with the current trends, the global number of undernourished people in 2030 would exceed 840 million. Moreover, WHO has reported alarming rates of overweight and obesity, globally affecting 39% and 13% of the adult population, res...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news