Kids gain weight when new convenience stores open nearby
(Elsevier) A new study in theJournal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that changes in the food environment around low-income and high-ethnic/racial minority populations over time impact childhood obesity. Increased availability of small grocery stores selling a selection of healthy items in close proximity to children's homes improves their weight status over time, whereas increased availability of convenience stores selling predominantly unhealthy foods is likely to be detrimental. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research shows impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular disease risk in obese teens
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado determined that the long-term risk of cardiovascular events including heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke and coronary death was reduced by almost threefold for teenagers with type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery compared to those whose diabetes was only managed medically. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supporting whole-system approaches to tackling obesity
New guidance is available from Public Health England to support the involvement of NHS leaders in increasing physical activity as part of whole-system approaches to obesity. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Amazon Halo Review: The Fitness Gadget We Don ’t Deserve or Need
The retail giant claims that its health product is extremely precise at scanning body fat. I found otherwise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian X. Chen Tags: Content Type: Service Weight Obesity Wearable Computing Mobile Applications Exercise Watches and Clocks Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Computers and the Internet Amazon.com Inc Apple Inc Fitbit Source Type: news

Exercise for Weight Loss: Aim for 300 Minutes a Week
Overweight men and women who exercised six days a week lost weight; those who worked out twice a week did not. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Calories Weight Hormones Research Medicine & Science in Sports Exercise (Journal) University of Kentucky Source Type: news

Obesity Increases Hip Fracture Risk Before Age 70 in Postmenopausal Women
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2020 -- In postmenopausal women, obesity is associated with hip fracture risk between the ages of 58 and 70 years, according to a study recently published in Osteoporosis International. Toni Rikkonen, Ph.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Metformin Use May Reduce Mortality in Women With COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2020 -- For women with type 2 diabetes or obesity who are admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, metformin use is associated with significantly reduced mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in The Lancet Healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Over Half of Obese Patients Have Diabetes Remission After RYGB
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2020 -- More than half of severely obese patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) have diabetes remission, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exercise may protect bone health after weight loss surgery
(Wiley) Although weight loss surgery is a highly effective treatment for obesity, it can be detrimental to bone health. A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that exercise may help address this shortcoming. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity impairs immune cell function, accelerates tumor growth
(Harvard Medical School) New study in mice finds that a high-fat diet allows cancer cells to outcompete immune cells for fuel, impairing immune function and accelerating tumor growth. Cancer cells do so by rewiring their metabolisms to increase fat consumption. Blocking this rewiring enhances anti-tumor immunity. Findings suggest new strategies to target cancer metabolism, improve immunotherapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Glyphosate can create biomarkers predicting disease in future generations
(Washington State University) Exposure to the widely used weed-killer glyphosate makes genetic changes to rats that can be linked to increased disease in their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. These glyphosate-induced changes to sperm from exposed rats could be used as biomarkers for determining propensity in subsequent generations for prostate and kidney diseases as well as obesity and incurring multiple diseases at once. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UBCO researchers suggest stool transplants can battle serious infections
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Could number two be number one when it comes to combating recurrent Clostridium difficile (CDI) infections? Using genetic material analysis and machine learning, UBC researchers have pinpointed several key factors to ensure successful fecal microbiota transplants (FMT), which have proven successful in treating bacterial infections in the gut including illnesses like C. difficile, Crohn's Disease, Colitis and even obesity, explains lead author Negin Kazemian. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Obesity Series
The NSTA's obesity series provides a more  in-depth overview of the increasing issue of obesity not only in the UK, but globally. This 6 part series provides an opportunity to hear from leading experts in their respective areas of obesity research. From childhood obesity, through to the effects of obesity on ageing, whilst also debating whether society or the individual is responsible for the issue of obesity, and essentially what needs to be done to reduce the increasing prevalence including lectures from: -  Childhood Obesity: How do we tackle the major public health issue?, Dr Laura St...
Source: The Nutrition Society - December 8, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Deep Longevity publishes an epigenetic aging clock of unprecedented accuracy
(Deep Longevity Ltd) Longevity startup " Deep Longevity " has released a new high-accuracy methylation aging clock -- DeepMAge. It is a neural network that was trained and verified in a collection of>6,000 blood samples from 32 studies. The median absolute error of this aging clock is superior to other methylation clocks: 2.77 years in healthy people. The clock shows association with multiple age-related conditions, including cancer, dementia, and obesity. The authors aim to further develop DeepMAge into a generative model to simulate subcellular aging processes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hormone suppresses hunger in primates and people
A hormone called LCN2 suppressed hunger after eating, researchers found, and levels were depressed in people with obesity. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Adds to Racial Disparity in Early Breast Cancer
MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2020 -- For women with early breast cancer, there are considerable disparities in terms of obesity and comorbidity for Black and White women, according to a study published online Dec. 7 in Cancer. Kirsten A. Nyrop, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity Drives Breast Cancer Risk for Black Women
Obesity is a known risk factor for several types of cancer, and decades of rising rates of obesity in the United States have contributed to climbing breast cancer rates greater in Black women than white women. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Plays Role in Higher Breast Cancer Rates for Black Women
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Oncology, Research, Diabetes, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

U.S. Moms-to-Be Are Much Less Healthy Now
  MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2020 -- In the past 30 years, U.S. women have been in progressively worse physical shape as they become pregnant, a new study finds. A combination of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and having children later in life... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity Plays Role in Higher Breast Cancer Rates for Black Women
MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2020 -- Obesity may be a major reason Black American women with early breast cancer are 40% more likely to die than white patients, according to a new study. Obesity is a known risk factor for several types of cancer, and decades of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity Plays Role in Higher Breast Cancer Rates for Black Women
Title: Obesity Plays Role in Higher Breast Cancer Rates for Black WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study finds obesity contributes to 40% mortality gap between Black and white women with early breast
(Wiley) In an analysis of women with early breast cancer, Black women had higher rates of obesity and other health conditions that can affect survival, compared with white women. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Novel anti-craving mechanism discovered to treat cocaine relapse
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Cocaine continues to be one of the most commonly abused illicit drugs in the United States. Pre-clinical literature suggests that targeting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptors (GLP-1Rs) in the brain may represent a novel approach to treating cocaine use disorder. Specifically, GLP-1R agonists, which are FDA-approved for treating diabetes and obesity, have been shown to reduce voluntary drug taking and seeking in preclinical models of cocaine used disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study details how aerobic exercise reverses degenerative process that leads to metabolic diseases
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Experiments with mice and humans showed that exercise training increased the expression in adipose tissue of a key enzyme for the organism's metabolic health, combating the harmful effects of aging and obesity (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Areas of the Physical Examination are Important in the Pre-participation Physical Examination?
Discussion Participation in organized or non-organized, recreational to elite sports activities can provide excellent recreational and leisure time activities and improve physical and mental health for participants. The Aspen Institute in 2018 reported that more kids are being physically active, more are trying different sports, and multisports play is increasing rather than strict specialization. Unfortunately they note that there is an economic inequality with children from lower-socioeconomic circumstances playing less organized sports. About 70% of children and youth participate in an individual or team sport, but unfo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA approves weight management drug for patients aged 12 and older
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Saxenda (liraglutide) for chronic weight management among patients aged 12 and older who are obese. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Teens Benefit From Bariatric Surgery, Regardless of Weight Loss
FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2020 -- Remission of obesity-associated complications (OACs) is not dependent on major sustained weight loss in teens undergoing metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS), according to a study published online Nov. 24 in Obesity. S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Saxenda (liraglutide) for the Treatment of Obesity in Adolescents Aged 12-17
PLAINSBORO, N.J., Dec. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an updated label for Saxenda® (liraglutide) injection 3 mg for use in the treatment of... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Obesity, Menstrual Irregularity and PCOS in Women With T1D Obesity, Menstrual Irregularity and PCOS in Women With T1D
A better understanding of the prevalence of these conditions among women with type 1 diabetes could have important implications for managing these patients.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Many of us are stress eating because of the pandemic.
(Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: internal-essential Quarantine (Life and Culture) Anxiety and Stress Food Research Obesity (Journal) Source Type: news

Yes, Many of Us Are Stress-Eating and Gaining Weight in the Pandemic
A global study confirms that during the pandemic, many of us ate more junk food, exercised less, were more anxious and got less sleep. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Anxiety and Stress Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Diet and Nutrition Weight Obesity Exercise Sleep Source Type: news

Weight Gain and Stress Eating Are Downside of Pandemic Life
A global study confirms that during the pandemic, many of us ate more junk food, exercised less, were more anxious and got less sleep. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Anxiety and Stress Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Diet and Nutrition Weight Obesity Exercise Sleep Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: A breakfast including eggs is one of the healthiest for blood sugars
TYPE 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high. It's caused by problems with a chemical in the body called insulin and is often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of type 2 diabetes. Fortunately having a breakfast meal containing eggs has been proven to keep blood sugar levels as it has a zero glycaemic index helping with weight loss too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social Media as a Research Tool (SMaaRT) for risky behavior analytics: methodological review - Singh T, Roberts K, Cohen T, Cobb N, Wang J, Fujimoto K, Myneni S.
BACKGROUND: Modifiable risky health behaviors, such as tobacco use, excessive alcohol use, being overweight, lack of physical activity, and unhealthy eating habits, are some of the major factors for developing chronic health conditions. Social media platfo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Obesity Ups Women's Odds for Early Hip Fracture
THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2020 -- Obese women are more likely to suffer a hip fracture before age 70 than those who aren't obese, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data gathered from more than 12,700 women in Finland who were born between 1932 and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of diabetes
Mediterranean diets may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 30% and improve insulin resistance in overweight women, according to a study published inJAMA Network Open.Diabetes.co.uk (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity Ups Women's Odds for Early Hip Fracture
Title: Obesity Ups Women's Odds for Early Hip FractureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

A regulatory switch in obesity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wong, W. Tags: twis Source Type: news

RSNA: Sleeve Gastrectomy in Teens May Harm Bone Health
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 -- Adolescents with obesity undergoing sleeve gastrectomy (SG) have a decrease in lumbar volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD), which is associated with increased lumbar marrow adipose tissue (MAT), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Often Rids Patients of Type 2 Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 -- Weight-loss surgery conquers type 2 diabetes in more than 50% of patients who have the procedure, new research shows. So-called bariatric surgery helps severely obese people shed weight and improve their health. Two types... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug attenuates weight gain in animals fed a high-fat diet
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Medication originally developed to kill bacteria displayed the capacity to increase cell energy expenditure in tests with mice. Researchers are testing compounds with a similar structure that could give rise to novel approaches to the treatment of obesity (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Admission for SARS - CoV - 2 Down With Prior Metabolic Surgery
Obese patients with COVID - 19 who had prior metabolic surgery and subsequent weight loss have reduced rates of hospital admission (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Admission for SARS-CoV-2 Down With Prior Metabolic Surgery
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 -- Prior metabolic surgery and subsequent weight loss are associated with reduced rates of hospital admission for patients with obesity who are infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Common Weight-Loss Surgery Weakens Bones in Obese Adolescents Common Weight-Loss Surgery Weakens Bones in Obese Adolescents
Obese children who undergo sleeve gastrectomy experience a reduction in bone mineral density and an increase in fat within bones of the lumbar spine, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pandemic, ‘Great Reset’ and Resistance
A mother and doctor tend to a young girl with COVID-19 at an intensive care ward in the western region of Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Credit: UNICEF/Evgeniy MaloletkaBy Asoka BandarageCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka , Dec 1 2020 (IPS) According to the Center for Systems Science at Johns Hopkins University, as of November 29th, there have been 62,150,421 COVID-19 cases, including 1,450,338 deaths. And according to the latest ILO reports, as job losses escalate due to lockdowns, nearly half of the global workforce is at risk of losing livelihoods, access to food and the ability to survive. The World Economic Forum states that ‘With some ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asoka Bandarage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Obesity Profile: December 2020 update, PHE
This Obesity Profile online data tool includes new data from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for the academic year 2019 to 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity increases the risk of early hip fracture in postmenopausal women
(University of Eastern Finland) Obese women have an increased risk of hip fracture earlier than others, already well before the age of 70, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The study followed 12,715 women for a period of 25 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transomics analysis reveals allosteric and gene regulation axes for altered hepatic glucose-responsive metabolism in obesity
Impaired glucose tolerance associated with obesity causes postprandial hyperglycemia and can lead to type 2 diabetes. To study the differences in liver metabolism in healthy and obese states, we constructed and analyzed transomics glucose-responsive metabolic networks with layers for metabolites, expression data for metabolic enzyme genes, transcription factors, and insulin signaling proteins from the livers of healthy and obese mice. We integrated multiomics time course data from wild-type and leptin-deficient obese (ob/ob) mice after orally administered glucose. In wild-type mice, metabolic reactions were rapidly regulat...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - December 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kokaji, T., Hatano, A., Ito, Y., Yugi, K., Eto, M., Morita, K., Ohno, S., Fujii, M., Hironaka, K.-i., Egami, R., Terakawa, A., Tsuchiya, T., Ozaki, H., Inoue, H., Uda, S., Kubota, H., Suzuki, Y., Ikeda, K., Arita, M., Matsumoto, M., Nakayama, K. I., Hiray Tags: STKE Research Resources Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Drug for Rare Genetic Causes of Severe Obesity FDA Clears First Drug for Rare Genetic Causes of Severe Obesity
Setmelanotide (Imcivree) is indicated for weight management in adults and children as young as 6 years with severe obesity driven by genetic deficits in the melanocortin-4 receptor pathway.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Covid: Poor public health made pandemic worse - Sally Davies
The former chief medical officer says high rates of obesity, deprivation and overcrowding have cost lives. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news