Plant-based diet ramps up metabolism, according to new study
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) A plant-based diet boosts after-meal burn, leads to weight loss, and improves cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight individuals, according to a new randomized control trial published in JAMA Network Open by researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Singer Cher has helped rescue the 'world's loneliest elephant' after decades in captivity
A 36-year-old overweight Asian elephant, who has spent much of his life languishing alone in captivity, is on his way to a sanctuary in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An antiracist framework for racial and ethnic health disparities research - Matsui EC, Perry TT, Adamson AS.
Striking racial and ethnic disparities in childhood health conditions, such as prematurity, obesity, and asthma, have persisted despite decades of research focused on reducing these disparities. Although major advances in the treatment of chronic health co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

FDA Approves Imcivree (setmelanotide) for Chronic Weight Management in Patients with Obesity Due to POMC, PCSK1 or LEPR Deficiency
BOSTON, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:RYTM), a biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of rare genetic diseases of obesity, announced today that the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Age No Barrier to Weight Loss in Those With Morbid Obesity Age No Barrier to Weight Loss in Those With Morbid Obesity
Healthcare professionals should recognize the importance of weight loss in the over 60s and include them in programs to treat obesity, say researchers who found comparable reductions to younger people.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Learning from local authorities with downward trends in childhood obesity
This report, a set of practice examples researched by University College London and an executive summary by Public Health England, identifies common approaches being implemented by local authorities that had a small but significant 10-year downward trend in childhood obesity. The findings show the value of engagement with and integration of the National Child Measurement Programme and the importance of addressing health inequalities, with 76 per cent of local authorities having a focus on deprivation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK's aim to half maternal mortality by 2030 is challenged by social inequalities, and increasing maternal age, obesity and c-section rates
(The European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC)) The complex issues around maternal deaths in the UK will be presented at Euroanaesthesia in a new review by an anaesthesiologist who works on the UK Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (CEMD), which began in 1952 and investigates the death of every mother during pregnancy and after childbirth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Specific clinical management, RCGP (updated 26th November 2020)
This RCGP resource provides guidance on managing COVID-19 alongside specific clinical conditions, namely: Addison's Allergy Asthma Cancer Diabetes Mental health Obesity Patients with hearing loss (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher COVID-19 Risk Leading More Patients With Obesity To Weight Loss Surgery
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Prepregnancy Obesity in U.S.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- From 2016 to 2019, there was an increase in prepregnancy obesity in the United States, according to a November data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Specific Clinical Management, RCGP (updated 25th November 2020)
This RCGP resource provides guidance on managing COVID-19 alongside specific clinical conditions, namely: Addison's Allergy Asthma Cancer Diabetes Mental health Obesity Patients with hearing loss (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New appetite suppressing hormone may be used for treating obesity
According to a study published ineLife, a hormone called Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) suppresses appetite and food intake in humans and mice and has potential to be used as a treatment for people with obesity.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New appetite-suppressing hormone may be used for treating obesity
According to a study published ineLife, a hormone called Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) suppresses appetite and food intake in humans and mice and has potential to be used as a treatment for people with obesity.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Food as Prevention – Rising to Nutritional Challenges
Mothers and their children gather at a community nutrition centre in the little village of Rantolava, Madagascar, to learn more about a healthy diet. Credit: Alain Rakotondravony/IPSBy Gabriele RiccardiNAPLES, Italy, Nov 25 2020 (IPS) The risks factors contributing to the dramatic rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in recent decades have been known for a long time but the Covid-19 pandemic has brutally exposed our collective failure to deal with them. Reporting on the findings of the latest Global Burden of Disease Study, The Lancet warns of a “perfect storm” created by the interaction of the highly infe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gabriele Riccardi Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foun Source Type: news

Ultrasound tracks DVT in patients with severe COVID-19
Ultrasound was used to track deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prevalence in patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound steps up in COVID-19 pandemic What causes PTE in COVID-19 patients? CTA still most common modality for PE diagnosis Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk Which ultrasound method is best for DVT? All of them (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Obesity is not only the individual's responsibility
(Kobe University) Analysis of survey results by Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine has revealed that in women, obesity is linked to various social and economic factors. In addition, this study is the first in Japan to illuminate the connection between abuse during childhood and obesity in adulthood. These results highlight the importance of taking these factors into account when implementing policies to tackle obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Taking common drugs linked to impaired microbiome health and increased risk of obesity and intestinal infections
(Natural News) Researchers from the University Medical Center Groningen and Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands have found that 18 common drug categories can negatively impact the gut microbiome, the total population of microbes present in the gut and their collective genetic material. Many of these drugs, such as the diabetes drug metformin and the antidepressant selective... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone that switches off hunger may help treat obesity, study says
A Lipocalin-2 hormone found naturally in humans and mice could potentially treat obesity, a new study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Obese Patients More Likely to Be Hospitalized for COVID - 19
Risk for in - hospital death, mechanical ventilation higher for obese patients; link between BMI and outcomes strongest for adults ≥50 years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes
Overweight women who eat a Mediterranean-like diet may reduce their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 30%, compared with women who don't, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Looks Good for Rare Genetic Severe Obesity New Drug Looks Good for Rare Genetic Severe Obesity
' The impact of setmelanotide in the obesity clinic is likely to mean...an increase in genetic screening to identify a subset of patients that can benefit,'said an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Live Webcast Source Type: news

AHA: Obese Patients More Likely to Be Hospitalized for COVID-19
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Obese patients are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and have worse outcomes, even if they are 50 years of age or younger, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in Circulation to coincide with the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Overweight women who eat a Mediterranean-like diet may reduce their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 30%, compared with women who don't, a new study suggests. The Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil, fruits,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Weight-Loss Surgery Can Weaken a Teen's Bones
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Sleeve gastrectomy, a procedure used to help obese people lose weight, may damage the bones of teen patients, a new study finds. " Childhood obesity is a major public health issue that has increased over the last 10 years, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

National Child Measurement Programme: childhood obesity, PHE
This report, comprising a set of practice examples researched by University College London and an executive summary by Public Health England, identify common approaches being implementing by local authorities that had a small but significant 10-year downward trend in childhood obesity at the time the research was done. The findings show the value of engagement with, and integration of, the National Child Measurement Programme and the importance of addressing health inequalities, with 76% having a focus on deprivation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Act now to meet global heart disease targets
(European Society of Cardiology) Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality in Europe, and World Health Organization (WHO) heart disease goals will not be achieved by 2025 unless urgent action is taken. That is the finding of a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) report published today. 'Cardiovascular Realities 2020' is a compendium of the latest statistics on cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe. The document provides numbers of people with heart conditions, death rates, and levels of risk factors including obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hormone found to switch off hunger could help tackle obesity
(eLife) A hormone that can suppress food intake and increase the feeling of fullness in mice has shown similar results in humans and non-human primates, says a new study published today ineLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: gut hormones' regulation of fat production abnormal in obesity, fatty liver disease
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Gut hormones play an important role in regulating fat production in the body. One key hormone, released a few hours after eating, turns off fat production by regulating gene expression in the liver, but this regulation is abnormal in obesity, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign found in a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research shows bariatric surgery may reduce severity of COVID-19 in patients with obesity
(Cleveland Clinic) A Cleveland Clinic study shows that among patients who have obesity and who tested positive for COVID-19, a past history of bariatric surgery was significantly associated with a lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission. The results were published in the journal of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study examines remission of obesity-related complications in teens after bariatric surgery
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have shown that, with the exception of cholesterol and triglyceride levels, remission of obesity-related complications in teens following bariatric surgery was not dependent on major sustained weight loss. Rather, a majority of adolescents benefited from such remission whether or not they lost a significant amount of weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increased Risk Of Chronic Conditions Associated With Early Antibiotic Exposure
Researchers have linked early antibiotic use with a greater risk of developing childhood-onset asthma, respiratory allergies, eczema, celiac disease, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Here's what parents need to know. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Campbell, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Early weight gain in children linked to ability to produce the hormone leptin
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) The brain controls weight by measuring levels of leptin in the blood, which is released by fat cells. In adults, leptin treatments have so far proved ineffective at treating obesity. New genetics research by scientists at the University of Copenhagen suggests that leptin plays a stronger role in controlling the weight of children than in adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kellogg's and Britvic attack British plan to ban junk food ads online
Firms including Kellogg's and Britvic say the plan to tackle childhood obesity is "disproportionate". (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NAFLD Prevalence Rising Among Children but Many Undiagnosed NAFLD Prevalence Rising Among Children but Many Undiagnosed
The incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rising among children, but not all youth with obesity are getting recommended screening, a study in California suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

South Africa: Pregnancy, Obesity and HIV Explored in New Study
[UCT] The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine (SPHFM) has secured a R120 million grant from the United States (US) National Institutes of Health for a new birth cohort study to examine obesity in pregnant women living with HIV, as well as their children. UCT joins an international consortium including Columbia University and Northwestern University in the US. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Predictors of Severe Disease ID ’ d in Children With SARS - CoV - 2
Obesity and hypoxia on admission predictive of severe respiratory disease; children with MIS - C more likely to be non - Hispanic Black (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Simultaneous Surgeries Open Door to Kidney Transplants in Obesity Simultaneous Surgeries Open Door to Kidney Transplants in Obesity
Simultaneous sleeve gastrectomy/kidney transplantation, both done robotically, reduced surgical complications in patients with morbid obesity and end-stage renal failure who might otherwise not quality for a transplantMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Ghana: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
[Ghanaian Times] I will continue from where I left off last week. There is lot that can be done to prevent or delay diabetes even if one has the risk factors. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980. The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being overweight or obese. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation Tied to Reduction in Advanced Cancer
On stratification by BMI, significant reduction found in incident metastatic or fatal cancer in normal weight, not overweight/obese (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Four BILLION people worldwide will be overweight by 2050, report predicts 
Four billion people (45% of the global population) will be overweight in 30 years, with 1.5 billion obese if we continue eating meat and processed foods, a report by the German Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA model ID ’s areas that should have priority for vaccine, other COVID-19 help
To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, UCLA public health and urban planning experts have developed a predictive model that pinpoints which populations in which neighborhoods of Los Angeles County are most at risk of becoming infected.The researchers hope the new model, which can be applied to other counties and jurisdictions as well,will assist decision makers, public health officials and scientists in effectively and equitably implementing vaccine distribution, testing, closures and reopenings, and other virus-mitigation measures.The model maps Los Angeles County neighborhood by neighborhood, based on four i...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tesla Price Target Raised By Morgan Stanley After S & P 500 Inclusion
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jones lifts Tesla to overweight for the first time in more than three years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Up Odds for Obesity, Allergies
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 -- Kids given antibiotics before their second birthday may have a heightened risk for chronic conditions like allergies and obesity, a new study suggests. The drugs'effect on the " microbiome " -- trillions of helpful... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: New Coalition Plans to Tackle Continent's Growing Burden of Stroke
[The Conversation Africa] Africa is currently experiencing a changing pattern of diseases and deaths. The continent faces a double burden of infectious diseases and rapid escalation of non-communicable diseases such as stroke and heart disease. These conditions are driven by factors like ageing populations, changes in dietary habits, and rising rates of hypertension, physical inactivity, smoking, diabetes, raised cholesterol, alcohol abuse and obesity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Up Odds for Obesity, Allergies
Title: Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Up Odds for Obesity, AllergiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 18, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Overweight With Arthritic Knees? You Might Want to Avoid Tennis
Title: Overweight With Arthritic Knees? You Might Want to Avoid TennisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - November 18, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

AHA News: COVID-19 Patients of All Ages With Obesity Face Higher Risk of Complications, Death
TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- People with obesity– regardless of age– are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and have higher risks for complications and death, according to new research. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Overweight With Arthritic Knees? You Might Want to Avoid Tennis
TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 -- Stay off the court: For overweight people with arthritic knees, racket sports like tennis and racquetball may accelerate degeneration of the joints, a new study finds. Exercise can benefit overweight people, but the wrong... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Contribution of Age and Obesity to Painful Joint Sites in OA Contribution of Age and Obesity to Painful Joint Sites in OA
What role might age and BMI have in the development of osteoarthritis and the number of joint sites involved?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Overweight and obese younger people at greater risk for severe COVID-19
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) DALLAS - Nov. 17, 2020 - Being younger doesn't protect against the dangers of COVID-19 if you are overweight, according to a new study from UT Southwestern. While all adults who are overweight or obese are at greater risk for serious complications from the disease, the link is strongest for those age 50 and under. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news