Fat accumulates in the lungs of overweight and obese people
Study identifies new mechanism for airway pathophysiology in obese asthmatic patients Related items fromOnMedica Low fat vs low carb diet success not linked to genetics Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Should we recognise obesity as a disease? WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Taxing sugary foods would cut prevalence of obesity (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High pollution days send hundreds to hospital
Sudden pollution spikes trigger heart attacks, asthma and strokes Related items fromOnMedica Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths Cars should be banned from around schools Taxing sugary foods would cut prevalence of obesity Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Mesothelioma deaths reach their peak (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: First-time evidence suggests that fat can accumulate in the lungs
New evidence shows that fatty tissue can build up in the airways, affecting lung health, especially in people with obesity. This may contribute to asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Drinking low-calorie sweetened drinks does NOTHING to reduce body weight: Study says effects similar to sugary beverages
(Natural News) People who want to lose weight might want to think twice before drinking so-called “low-calorie” or “zero-calorie” sweetened drinks, especially since it’s not that different from regular sweetened drinks, according to a recent study in Pediatric Obesity. In their paper, researchers from George Washington University (GW) in Washington D.C. revealed that children and teens who drank low-calorie sweetened beverages... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercising Before Breakfast Burns More Fat, Study Says
(CNN) — Should you eat before or after exercise in the morning? The debate has raged for years. The eat-first camp says food before exercise boosts blood sugars, giving the body fuel to increase the intensity and length of a workout. It also keeps you from being fatigued or dizzy. The eat-after camp says you burn more fat if you fast before exercise. A small UK study published Friday supports the latter point of view: In 30 obese or overweight men, those who exercised before breakfast burned twice the fat as men who ate breakfast before they worked out. That’s because exercising with no fuel forces the body to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Exercise Source Type: news

Obesity in Early Adulthood Tied to Higher Risk for Early Mortality
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Weight gain in young adulthood and stable obesity across adulthood are associated with increased risks for early death, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in The BMJ. Chen Chen, from Huazhong University of Science... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fat Collects in Lungs, Raising Asthma Risk
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Excess weight is hard on the heart, but new research shows it may also harm your lungs. The study found that higher amounts of fat collect in the airways of overweight and obese people, which may help explain why they're... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sex hormones influence risk of asthma
Sex hormones, influenced by obesity, play a role in gender differences in asthma, according to a study published inAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.Pulmonology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Breastfeeding can reduce the risk of childhood obesity by as much as 25 percent
(Natural News) Good nutrition is essential for kids to grow up strong and healthy — even right out of the womb. In the past, breastfeeding was seen as “taboo” and “inferior” to formula feeding, but today we know better. This may sound shocking but breast milk is the perfect food for babies by design, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fat found in overweight people's lungs
The findings could explain why being overweight or obese increases asthma risk, researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Expands Xofluza to People at High-Risk for Flu Complications FDA Expands Xofluza to People at High-Risk for Flu Complications
People at high risk for serious flu complications are those with conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, morbid obesity, or adults aged 65 years or older.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Overweight people develop fat in their LUNGS and it can make it harder for them to breathe
A study from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the University of Western Australia has found that fatty adipose tissue clogs up the airway walls and restricts the supply of oxygen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Is fruit juice a good drink for children?
U.S. beverage companies spend millions of dollars every year to market fun, fruity drinks to kids, according to Children's Drink Facts 2019, a report by the University of Connecticut's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. And just last year, Americans spent $1.4 billion on these juices and flavored beverages, many of which have little [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

95% Of Baby Foods Tested Contain Lead, Arsenic, Or Other Toxic Metal
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe. The results mimicked a previous&nb...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Featured Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Featured review: What are the effects of fluoxetine treatment in overweight or obese adults?
Fluoxetine is a medicine used for the treatment of depression, which reduces appetite as a side effect. Therefore, it is suspected that fluoxetine could be used as a treatment for overweight or obese people. In this group of people administration of fluoxetine means an off-label treatment which means it is not licensed for treating obesity.The authors identified 19 randomised controlled trials (clinical studies where people are randomly put into one of two or more treatment groups) evaluating mainly women receiving different doses of fluoxetine. A total of 1280 overweight or obese participants received fluoxetine and 936 p...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

What are the effects of fluoxetine treatment in overweight or obese adults?
Fluoxetine is a medicine used for the treatment of depression, which reduces appetite as a side effect. Therefore, it is suspected that fluoxetine could be used as a treatment for overweight or obese people. In this group of people administration of fluoxetine means an off-label treatment which means it is not licensed for treating obesity.The authors identified 19 randomised controlled trials (clinical studies where people are randomly put into one of two or more treatment groups) evaluating mainly women receiving different doses of fluoxetine. A total of 1280 overweight or obese participants received fluoxetine and 936 p...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Obese adults who do not cut to a healthy body weight by middle age '20% more likely to die early'
Scientists from Huazhong University, China, found that gaining weight between the age of 25 and 47 hikes the chances of an early death from any cause by 22 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food nutritionally better in restaurants with menu labelling
Mandatory menu labelling might encourage reformulation of items served by restaurants and benefit public health Related items fromOnMedica WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Put children ’s health, not private profits, at heart of policy Doctors urge government to act on rising alcohol impact Industry has had too much say over junk food ad rules (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Video: Gender studies professor blames Trump for black female obesity
(Natural News) During a television appearance, a New Jersey gender studies professor claimed that Donald Trump’s policies were to blame for black female obesity. (Article by Paul Joseph Watson republished from Summit.news) “I hate when people talk about Black women being obese. I hate it, because it becomes a way to blame us for a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wednesday ’s Daily Brief: Soaring obesity rates, sustainable development funding alliance, new UN office to support Haiti
A recap of Wednesday’s main stories: Poor global diets triggering obesity; cancer incidents expected to rise indicates new 'atlas'; CEOs join UN to tackle SDG funding; New UN Mission launches in Haiti; to blend better into Big Apple life, NYC restaurant gives migrants, refugees and fresh start. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research suggests fasting can help men with Type 2 diabetes improve their glucose levels
(Natural News) Fasting can help men suffering from Type 2 diabetes improve their glucose levels, suggests researchers from the U.S. and Australia. Their study, which appeared in the journal Obesity, revealed fasting to be a novel alternative treatment for managing the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 30 million Americans have diabetes, and up to 95 percent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Birth Defects Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Birth Defects
Women with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery to lose weight before becoming pregnant may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than similar women who don't have weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Heart disease deaths among young Americans decline by 20% in 15 years
Between 2000 and 2015, premature heart disease deaths declined by 20$ in the US, but NIH researchers say obesity is fueling stagnating rates, particularly among young white women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moms' Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Birth Defect Risk
The risk of major birth defects was about 30% lower in children whose mothers had weight-loss surgery than in those of the obese mothers, the findings showed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moms' Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Birth Defects
The risk of major birth defects was about 30% lower in children whose mothers had weight-loss surgery than in those of the obese mothers, the findings showed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity rates soar due to dramatic global diet shift, says UN food agency
Eating food high in starch, sugar, fats and salt; combined with a sedentary lifestyle, is a recipe for soaring global obesity rates, even in countries where many still suffer from hunger. On World Food Day, which falls on Wednesday, the UN’s food agency, FAO, is calling for action to make healthy, sustainable diets affordable and accessible for all. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Top 34 Bestselling ‘ Fruit ’ Drinks For Kids Deemed Unhealthy
(CNN) — Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children’s fruit drinks and flavored waters last year. Yet according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy. Why would loving parents do this? Perhaps because US beverage companies spent $20.7 million to advertise fun, fruity drinks with added sugars to families in 2018, according to Children’s Drink Facts 2019, a new report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. “I know that parents want their children to be healthy, but the sweetened drink market is just incredibly co...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN juice Source Type: news

Maternal Lead Exposure Tied to Obesity Risk in Offspring
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- Maternal elevated lead exposure is associated with an increased risk for intergenerational overweight or obesity (OWO), independent of postnatal blood lead levels, according to a study published online Oct. 2 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Maternal gastric bypass surgery reduces risk of birth defects
According to a study published inJAMA, gastric bypass surgery for obese women reduces likelihood of birth defects in children.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Let Plants be Thy Medicine – You Are What You Eat
Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi NsoforILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”. This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year. While 45 percent of deaths in children are from nu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health World Food Day Source Type: news

Pope on World Food Day laments paradox of hunger, obesity
Pope Francis is calling for lifestyle and dietary changes to address the paradox of people suffering from malnutrition in some parts of the world and obesity in others (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Metabolically Healthy Obesity and Fibrosis Progression in NAFLD Metabolically Healthy Obesity and Fibrosis Progression in NAFLD
Do obese individuals with NAFLD who are"metabolically healthy" (i.e., without diabetes, hypertension or high lipid levels) differ in fibrosis progression versus those with these risk factors?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Moms' Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Birth Defects
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- Weight-loss surgery before pregnancy may lower obese women's odds of having a baby with major birth defects, new research suggests. For the study, the researchers examined data on more than 33,000 births in Sweden... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery tied to lower risk of birth defects
(Reuters Health) - Women with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery to lose weight before becoming pregnant may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than similar women who don't have weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.N. Finds One-Third of All Children Under 5 Are Undernourished or Overweight
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. children’s agency says one-third of children worldwide under age 5 — about 200 million youngsters — are either undernourished or overweight, undermining their full potential to grow and develop. UNICEF also says almost two-thirds of children aged 6 months to 2 years are not fed food that supports their rapidly growing bodies and brains. In its annual report released Tuesday, UNICEF warns that poor eating and feeding practices start from the earliest days of a child’s life. As children grow older, UNICEF says, “their exposure to unhealthy food becomes alarming.&r...
Source: TIME: Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime United Nations Source Type: news

Contraception must not be ignored in climate change debates
Population growth fuelling environmental crisis – but nearly half of pregnancies globally are unintended Related items fromOnMedica HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Tool helps GPs predict risk of epilepsy seizures in pregnancy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chronic stress linked to hypertension risk in black US adults
Evaluating stress levels over time and intervening when high perceived stress persists might reduce hypertension risk Related items fromOnMedica Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Plant-based diet linked to lower risk of heart failure (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas
A recap of Tuesday’s stories: Millions of children undernourished and overweight says landmark report; Security Council marks transition after 15 years of ‘blue helmets’ in Haiti; violence continues ‘on both sides’ of Syria-Turkey border; UN human rights office raises concerns over deportation of Haitian migrants from the Bahamas; UN migration agency helps migrants in Algeria return to Niger; rural women celebrated on International Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children With Autism Found to Have Higher Risk for Obesity
TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 -- Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) appear to increase the risk for childhood obesity, according to a review published online Oct. 8 in Obesity Reviews. Chanaka N. Kahathuduwa, M.D., from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teens With Obesity'Deserve' to Be Offered Bariatric Surgery Teens With Obesity'Deserve' to Be Offered Bariatric Surgery
The evidence is clear. Bariatric surgery provides wide-ranging benefits to adolescents with obesity and type 2 diabetes, says Dr Louise Baur.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - October 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could coffee byproducts fight inflammation?
A recent study has investigated whether the byproducts of coffee production might help ease the inflammation associated with obesity and protect health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

New Academy of Nutrition Sciences launched
TheAssociation for Nutrition (AfN),British Dietetic Association(BDA),British Nutrition Foundation(BNF) and Nutrition Society (NS) have today (15 October 2019) launched the Academy of Nutrition Sciences (ANS), a new charitable organisation which aims to provide a powerful and unified voice to promote evidence-based nutrition science.The formation of the Academy of Nutrition Sciences has been announced at the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) European Nutrition Conference in Dublin, Ireland. The announcement was made by Professor Harry McArdle, Emeritus Professor at the Rowett Institute University of Aberdeen...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 15, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Rebecca Tobi Source Type: news

Time to solve childhood obesity: CMO special report
Report calls for action across industry and the public sector to help the government reach its target of halving childhood obesity by 2030. It sets out a range of recommendations for government, supported by 10 principles, and builds on work the government has already done. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Risk Factors Can Predict Adult Obesity
TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 -- Certain risk factors in childhood can identify those who are more likely to suffer severe obesity in adulthood, a new study finds. The research included more than 12,000 participants from different countries who were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Childhood Risk Factors Can Predict Adult Obesity
Title: Childhood Risk Factors Can Predict Adult ObesityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Offset the health risks of your desk job by exercising whenever you can
(Natural News) Most jobs nowadays involve an excessive amount of sitting down (and staring into a screen). This type of sedentary lifestyle – a lifestyle with little to no physical activity – has been linked to a number of health concerns like obesity. So how do you resolve this issue? Get moving. In a study published in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Takeaways are turning deprived areas of the UK into 'food swamps'
Unicef's report revealed the US has the highest number of children who are either overweight or obese (41.86 per cent), out of 41 of the world's biggest nations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Road network intersection density and childhood obesity risk in the US: a national longitudinal study - Xue H, Cheng X, Jia P, Wang Y.
The objectives of this study were to examine the trends in intersection density in the US from 2007 to 2011 and assess the associations between intersection density and childho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nearly 5 Million Youth Are Obese in the United States
FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 -- Nationwide, 4.8 million young people ages 10 to 17 years have obesity, according to the State of Childhood Obesity: Helping All Children Grow Up Healthy report published Oct. 10 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Data... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news