WPSI Mulls Recommending Obesity Prevention in Midlife Women
The Women's Preventive Services Initiative is inviting public comment on whether WPSI should develop recommendations around the topic of preventing obesity in midlife women; the deadline to comment is June 19. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 11, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Response to letter to the editor on sleep, obesity, and injury among US male career firefighters - Kaipust CM, Jahnke SA, Poston WSC, Jitnarin N, Haddock CK, Day RS.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Sleep, obesity, and injury among male firefighters - Gao X, Deming NJ, Alam T, Moore K, Deming NJ.
To the Editor: We read “Sleep, Obesity, and Injury Among US Male Career Firefighters” by Kaipust et al1 with great interest. This paper indicated that body composition may serve as the effect modifier for the association between sleep and injury ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Bests Medication for Lowering Albuminuria in Early Kidney Disease Gastric Bypass Bests Medication for Lowering Albuminuria in Early Kidney Disease
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) was more effective than best medical treatment in achieving albuminuria remission in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity in an intermediate analysis of a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New drug may help treat obesity
According to a study published inEMBO Molecular Medicine, a newly discovered protein called BAM15 prevents weight gain, reduces blood sugar and may help treat obesity.SciTechDaily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Junk food industry shares the blame for Britain's Covid-19 disaster, scientists argue
Statistics show that six out of 10 people who have died of coronavirus in Britain have been obesity and critics say the food industry must shoulder some of the blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiac ultrasound shows COVID-19 complications
Patients with COVID-19 can experience cardiac injury and dysfunction that can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Global study shows ultrasound's strength for COVID-19 What's the best way to image COVID-19? Ultrasound autopsies help doctors understand COVID-19 Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk POCUS provides unique advantages for COVID-19 imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Obesity Linked to Greater Severity of Pediatric COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 -- Obesity is the most common comorbidity among children and adolescents with COVID-19 and is associated with disease severity, according to a study published online June 3 in JAMA Pediatrics. Philip Zachariah, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Body Mass Index Lower in Patients With Familial Psoriasis
WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 -- Familial psoriasis is not necessarily induced by obesity, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Dermatology. Bolortuya Bayaraa, M.D., from Fukuoka University in Japan, and colleagues examined whether... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exploring the Links Between Coronavirus and Vitamin D
Sales of vitamin D to promote immune health have soared, but studies of vitamin D and Covid-19 have yielded mixed results. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Vitamins Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tests (Medical) Vitamin D Black People Obesity Weight Diet and Nutrition Elderly Source Type: news

Look to precision public health to address the perfect storm fueling COVID-19 mortality
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) The interaction of COVID-19 with co-existing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a perfect storm, particularly for communities of poverty. While primarily targeting the elderly, NCDs and underlying metabolic conditions- obesity, hypertension, kidney disease, and diabetes in younger people, are all associated with higher risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. As COVID-19 continues to spread, It is not too late to address the underlying drivers of morbidity and mortality - and focus prevention efforts on people suffering from NCDs. (Source: Eur...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mental, physical health of people with obesity affected during COVID-19 pandemic
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on people with obesity as they struggle to manage their weight and mental health during shelter-in-place orders, according to research led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and UT Southwestern. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study discovers BAM15 as a potential treatment for obesity
(Pennington Biomedical Research Center) A new study offers the first evidence that a protein named BAM15 acts as an energy uncoupler and could be an effective drug for treating obesity and related diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Estimated number of adults who are morbidly obese in England, PHE
This document shows the estimated number of adults who are morbidly obese in England by age, sex, ethnic group, and deprivation quintile. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

74% of the Public Support Government Action on Obesity in the Wake of Emerging Links with COVID-19
Emerging research suggests there is a link between obesity and adverse outcomes from COVID-19; and now people want the government to address obesity with policy interventions including those that address the food environment. These include changes to how unhealthy food can be marketed and promoted, according to new polling data from the Obesity Health Alliance.A recent Public Health England review of available research to date on disparities in the risk and outcomes from COVID19, reported an increased risk of adverse outcomes in people with a weight classed as obese or morbidly obese.The polling data shows strong backing f...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mexican immigrant obesity rates climb with deportation fears
(Rutgers University) Mexican immigrants, especially those who are undocumented and fear deportation, have limited access to healthy foods and are at increased risk for obesity because of stress, anxiety and depression, according to a Rutgers study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Binge drinking and overweight in Brazilian adults - CUME Project - Souza E Souza LP, Miranda AES, Hermsdorff HHM, Silva CSOE, Barbosa DA, Bressan J, Pimenta AM.
OBJECTIVE: To verify the association between heavy episodic alcohol consumption [binge drinking (BD)] and overweight in 2,909 adults from the Cohort of Universities of Minas Gerais (CUME Project) baseline, Brazil. METHOD: Cross-sectional study in which... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower All-Cause Mortality With Obesity, Kidney Failure Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower All-Cause Mortality With Obesity, Kidney Failure
People with obesity and end stage kidney disease (ESKD) who get bariatric surgery have lower all-cause mortality rates than counterparts who don't get these operations, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Free webinar on circadian clock from University of Birmingham
The Institute of Metabolism& Systems Research at the University of Birmingham invite you to their next public talk onFriday 12 June at 3pm BSTSatchidananda Panda (Salk Institute for Biological Sciences) will exploret he genes, molecules and cells that keep the whole body on the same circadian clock. A section of the hypothalamus called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) lies at the centre of the body’s master clock and gets input directly from light in the eyes, keeping the rest of the body on schedule.Professor Panda is exploring time-restricted eating (TRE) and how this can have profound impacts...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Coronavirus lockdowns worsen childhood obesity, studies say
(Natural News) The lockdown measures implemented to slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are worsening child obesity due to decreased physical activity and poorer diets. U.S. researchers have found that obese children in Italy participated in less physical activity while eating more junk food and watching more TV while social distancing measures to stop... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Obese But Healthy, His Doctor Says
Trump weighs 244 pounds. At 6 feet, three inches tall that puts him over the threshold for obesity set by the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bloomberg noted. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Reset Food Systems Now for a Better Future
By Cecilia RussellMILAN, Italy, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inherent fragility of food systems, Marta Antonelli told an international video conference organised by the Barilla Center for Food Nutrition (BCFN). However, she said, it also offered an opportunity to reset the way food is produced, distributed and consumed. The pandemic disrupted the food system, triggering food insecurity and resulted in sharp increases in the cost of food – up to 10 per cent in sub-Saharan Africa. Jobs were lost, children who received one meal a day at school lost access to this source of nutrition, and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Food & Agriculture Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutritio Source Type: news

Obesity may not be associated with thyroid cancer risk
According to a study published inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, obesity is not associated with an increased risk of developing thyroid disease or thyroid cancer.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How helpful is CTA for assessing coronary disease risk?
Adding coronary CT angiography (CTA) to exercise electrocardiography (ECG)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTA still most common modality for PE diagnosis Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk 3 uses for cinematic rendering of brain CTA scans CTA lowers costs, improves outcomes for minor stroke Are clinicians overusing CTA for carotid stenosis? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Obese children far more likely to need ventilators
A new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York looked at 50 coronavirus patients. About 60% with obesity had what is characterized as 'severe disease.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characteristics of Hospitalized Patients With Confirmed COVID-19 Characteristics of Hospitalized Patients With Confirmed COVID-19
This report reveals that 90% of hospitalized patients identified through COVID-NET had underlying conditions, most commonly obesity, chronic lung disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 3, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Obese children 3 times more likely to need a ventilator with COVID-19, study finds
Children age 2 or older who met the criteria for obesity were three times more likely to require a ventilator to treat their COVID-19 than those who had a healthy weight. Severe illness remains rare in kids. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Similar to Adults, Obesity Raises Kids' Odds for Severe COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 -- If a child is infected with the new coronavirus, being obese appears to greatly raise the odds for developing a severe form of COVID-19, a new study finds. The report was based on 50 cases of pediatric COVID-19 severe... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Psychological characteristics of patients seeking bariatric treatment versus those seeking medical treatment for obesity: is bariatric surgery a last best hope? - Gaudrat B, Andrieux S, Florent V, Rousseau A.
PURPOSE: Bariatric surgery (BS) is considered the most effective treatment for severe obesity. Nevertheless, long-term studies have identified some concerning issues, such as increased postoperative rates of suicide and substance use disorders. Some invest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A perspective on management of limb fractures in obese children: is it time for dedicated guidelines? - Donati F, Costici PF, De Salvatore S, Burrofato A, Micciulli E, Maiese A, Santoro P, La Russa R.
Limb fractures are the most common injuries in pediatric orthopedics. Early and late complications are often not preventable, even when providing the best treatment; furthermore, these injuries are largely implicated in medico-legal claims. The development... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Characteristics Hospitalized Patients With Confirmed COVID-19 Characteristics Hospitalized Patients With Confirmed COVID-19
This report reveals that 90% of hospitalized patients identified through COVID-NET had underlying conditions, most commonly obesity, chronic lung disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity
(University at Buffalo) Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to University at Buffalo research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Urban greenery, active school transport, and body weight among Hong Kong children - Yang Y, Lu Y, Yang L, Gou Z, Zhang X.
Children who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk of several diseases and are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood. Physical inactivity among children and adolescents is one of the major causes of the prevalence of overweight and obes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Building the Evidence on Best Practices to Engage Private Industry in Childhood Obesity Prevention
This evaluation assessment examined the contribution of 46 companies to changing the food and beverage environments to reduce the risk of unhealthy weight gain among young people between January 2005 and December 2015 (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care - June 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Source Type: news

Building the Evidence on Best Practices to Engage Private Industry in Childhood Obesity Prevention
This evaluation assessment examined the contribution of 46 companies to changing the food and beverage environments to reduce the risk of unhealthy weight gain among young people between January 2005 and December 2015 (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - June 2, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Source Type: news

U.K. Study Finds Ethnic Minorities at Higher Risk of Dying From COVID-19
(LONDON) — People in Britain from ethnic minorities have died in larger relative numbers with COVID-19 than their white compatriots, according to a study by British health authorities published Tuesday. But it didn’t answer the biggest question: Why? The Public Health England study found that people of Bangladeshi ethnicity had about twice the risk of death of white Britons. It also found that “accounting for the effect of sex, age, deprivation and region … People of Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Other Asian, Caribbean and Other Black ethnicity had between 10 and 50% higher risk of death when compare...
Source: TIME: Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Lawless / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Characterization and clinical course of 1000 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 in New York: retrospective case series, BMJ
Study reported the following trends; patients admitted to ICU had baseline comorbidities including hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, were older, predominantly male and had long lengths of stay. Many developed acute kidney injury and some needed dialysis and prolonged intubation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stay-at-Home Orders Could Mean More Obese Kids: Study
Title: Stay-at-Home Orders Could Mean More Obese Kids: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/1/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/2/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 2, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How a fat cell's immune response makes obesity worse
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Cincinnati Children's obesity science expert Senad Divanovic, PhD, reports in Nature Communications that adipocytes themselves can unlock a dormant inflammatory potential during obesity that further disrupts a person's metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stay-at-Home Orders Could Mean More Obese Kids
The model relied on body mass index and obesity data collected in a 2011 study that tracked weight patterns among more than 15,500 children, from kindergarten through 5th grade. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PHE report delayed on how ethnicity affects COVID-19 outcomes
Public Health England (PHE) has missed its 31 May deadline for reporting on how factors including ethnicity, gender and obesity affect outcomes in patients and NHS staff infected with COVID-19. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 1, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Deadline missed for PHE report on how ethnicity affects COVID-19 outcomes
Public Health England (PHE) has missed its 31 May deadline for reporting on how factors including ethnicity, gender and obesity affect outcomes in patients and NHS staff infected with COVID-19. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 1, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID-19 May Drive Increase in Childhood Obesity Rates
MONDAY, June 1, 2020 -- The U.S. childhood obesity rate may increase by 2.4 percent if school closures continue into December as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of Sport and Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stay-at-Home Orders Could Mean More Obese Kids: Study
MONDAY, June 1, 2020 -- As if the childhood obesity epidemic isn't bad enough, new research warns that over one million more American boys and girls stand to become obese if coronavirus-related school closures continue through the end of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

WTP for prevention of childhood overweight and obesity decreases
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - June 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medicine Is Failing Patients With Obesity Medicine Is Failing Patients With Obesity
The recent spotlight on obesity and its link to increased COVID-19 mortality risk may be highlighting an issue within medicine itself, before the virus ever appeared, says Dr Yoni Freedhoff.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Brodalumab in Obese and Nonobese Patients With Psoriasis Brodalumab in Obese and Nonobese Patients With Psoriasis
Does obesity have any impact on the response to therapy and safety of brodalumab in patients with psoriasis?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID19 and Its Impact on Pacific Island States
Regional efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 have so far proven successful. Image Credit: Pacific CommunityBy William W. EllisTORONTO, May 29 2020 (IPS) By now, the impact of COVID19 on our daily lives has been well documented, especially in advanced economies. Anxiety about the future continues to grow everywhere. Much of the corporate news coverage we consume has focused on the toll this pandemic will take on mainland countries. Often neglected, however, is the unique position Pacific Island States find themselves in. Globally, there are close to 6 million confirmed cases of COVID19. According to the Pacific Commu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: William W. Ellis Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Multimedia Podcast TerraViva United Nations Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

Isolation bag could block COVID-19 infection on CT
A simple patient isolation bag made of hypoallergenic plastic polymer could...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Quantitative analysis of CT predicts COVID-19 outcomes COVID-19 neuro findings marked by mental status, stroke How has COVID-19 affected radiology practice? AI boosts CT's COVID-19 diagnostic performance Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

South Africa: We Tracked Soweto Mothers-to-Be to Find Out More About Diet and Obesity Patterns
[The Conversation Africa] Pregnancy has been described as a "teachable moment" for promoting healthy lifestyle choices. This is because pregnant women are highly motivated to make behavioural changes. Whether the change involves taking a prescribed medication or supplement, or giving up a risky behaviour such as smoking, pregnant women are more committed because they feel a responsibility towards the health and well-being of their unborn child. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news