Dame Sally Davies calls for more honesty when discussing obesity
BRITAIN'S chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies has called for more honesty when discussing obesity, saying we shouldn't "pretend people are not overweight". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 9 reasons nearly all “diets” fail
(Natural News) Are you genetically modified for obesity? Do you have genes inside you that give you irritable bowels, draining the nutrients from your digestive tract? You do, don’t you? If you eat GMO foods and get GMO medicine (think flu shots and prescription meds here), there may be one huge yet-to-be-discussed reason your diets have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can bananas help you lose weight?
Bananas may help people feel full for longer and increase their potassium and fiber intake. Learn more about how bananas may aid weight loss efforts here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Can Your Smartphone Make You Fat?
Those who used their smartphone five or more hours a day increased their risk of obesity by 43%. Meanwhile, 26% of those who were overweight and 4.6% of those who were obese spent more than five hours a day on their smartphone. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mortality Up in Women With Central Obesity, Regardless of BMI
Normal weight with central obesity tied to higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lymphedema After Axillary Node Dissection Linked With Obesity, Longer Neoadjuvant Chemo Lymphedema After Axillary Node Dissection Linked With Obesity, Longer Neoadjuvant Chemo
Increasing body mass index and longer neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) are associated with a higher risk of lymphedema in women who undergo axillary lymph node dissection, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pharmacotherapy Boosts Weight Loss Effects of Intragastric Balloons Pharmacotherapy Boosts Weight Loss Effects of Intragastric Balloons
Dr Alok Patel speaks with Dr Reem Sharaiha about her study on concurrent pharmacotherapy with intragastric balloons and how it may alter the standard of care in treating obesity.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Americans Are Not Getting the Message About Exercising More and Sitting Less
Doctors and public health officials have been urging Americans to get more active and try to exercise at least 150 minutes per week at a moderate level, or 75 minutes weekly at a vigorous level. Even if you can’t fit in that much activity, studies show that any exercise is better than none when it comes to health benefits like lowering risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. But have all of these messages had an effect? That’s what researchers led by Dr. Wei Bao , an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa, wanted to find out in a recent study. The first guidance for how much exercise...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study health sedentary Sitting Source Type: news

Mortality Up in Women With Central Obesity, Regardless of BMI
FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 -- Women with normal-weight central obesity have increased mortality risk compared with normal weight women with no central obesity, according to a study published online July 24 in JAMA Network Open. Yangbo Sun, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood adversity and women's cardiometabolic health in adulthood: associations with health behaviors, psychological distress, mood symptoms, and personality - van Dammen L, Bush NR, de Rooij SR, Mol BWJ, Groen H, Hoek A, Roseboom TJ.
BACKGROUND: We tested whether childhood adversity is associated with poor cardiometabolic health in adulthood among a sample of overweight or obese Dutch women of reproductive age. Health behaviors, psychological distress, mood symptoms, or personality tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Public health experts release blueprint of ideal layout that would 'help tackle obesity'
The Royal Society of Public Health and Slimming World have designed a healthy supermarket layout with more fruit and vegetables surrounding the door and checkouts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A bad night's sleep affects 'good' sleepers more and makes them more likely to eat more food
Sleep disorders have been linked to obesity in previous studies. But this study, by researchers in Rome, found people with symptoms of insomnia ate less than 'good' sleepers after only five hours sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spending five hours or more on a smartphone raises obesity risk by 43%
A new study from Simón Bolívar University in Colombia found that college students who spent at least five hours a day on their smartphones were twice as likely to drink sugary beverages. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating In A Six-Hour Window May Promote Weight Loss, Study Says
BOSTON (CBS) – Do you think you could squeeze all of your eating into a 6-hour window? A new study published in the journal Obesity says doing just that may help you lose weight. Intermittent fasting can help some people lose weight, but this is the first study to show how the timing of your meals can affect your metabolism. Researchers studied 11 overweight men and women and found that eating three meals over a six-hour period, specifically between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., was associated with a lower production of a hunger hormone, improvements in appetite, and higher fat-burning over a 24-hour period. However, it did not...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Heart Transplant Doctors Could Help More People By Accepting Obese Donors
By Leora Yarboro and Elizabeth D. Krebs Heart disease is the top cause of death in the U.S. For some people with end-stage (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 25, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

BPA Substitute Chemicals Linked to Obesity in Children
THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 -- Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) substitute chemicals, bisphenol S (BPS) and bisphenol F (BPF), is associated with obesity among children, according to a study published online July 25 in the Journal of the Endocrine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brown fat associated with diabetes risk
The amount of brown fat in overweight teenagers positively correlates with their glucose tolerance, according to data published inPediatric Obesity.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Poland: Health System Review.
Authors: Sowada C, Sagan A, Kowalska-Bobko I, Badora-Musial K, Bochenek T, Domagala A, Dubas-Jakobczyk K, Kocot E, Mrozek-Gasiorowska M, Sitko S, Szetela AM, Szetela P, Tambor M, Wieckowska B, Zabdyr-Jamroz M, van Ginneken E Abstract This analysis of the Polish health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. In late 2017, the Polish government committed to increase the share of public expenditures on health to 6% of GDP by 2024. If the GDP continues to grow in the years to come, this will present an oppo...
Source: Health systems in transition - July 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Obesity causes depression, concludes "strongest evidence yet"
(Natural News) Obesity and depression are global health problems. According to the World Health Organization, an escalating global epidemic of obesity and overweight is taking over many countries. Depression, on the other hand, continues to be the leading cause of disability worldwide. While these diseases affect different aspects of health, several studies have suggested that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Signals from skin cells control fat cell specialization
(Kobe University) When cells change to a more specialized type, we call this process cellular differentiation. Scientists have revealed that protein secretions by skin cells known as keratinocytes control the differentiation of subsurface skin fat cells. This discovery could potentially help to treat obesity. Associate Professor Takehiko Ueyama and Professor Naoaki Saito at the Biosignal Research Center of Kobe University led the research team, and the findings were published on July 24 in the online edition of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical Devices for Weight Loss and Weight Management: What to Know
Obesity has been linked to many health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Treatments for obesity range from healthy eating and exercise to prescription medicine and surgery. In recent years, FDA-regulated medical devices have also played a treatment role. Learn about approved products. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Immune control of the microbiota prevents obesity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Wang, Y., Hooper, L. V. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology perspective Source Type: news

T cell-mediated regulation of the microbiota protects against obesity
The microbiota influences obesity, yet organisms that protect from disease remain unknown. During studies interrogating host-microbiota interactions, we observed the development of age-associated metabolic syndrome (MetS). Expansion of Desulfovibrio and loss of Clostridia were key features associated with obesity in this model and are present in humans with MetS. T cell–dependent events were required to prevent disease, and replacement of Clostridia rescued obesity. Inappropriate immunoglobulin A targeting of Clostridia and increased Desulfovibrio antagonized the colonization of beneficial Clostridia. Transcriptional...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Petersen, C., Bell, R., Klag, K. A., Lee, S.-H., Soto, R., Ghazaryan, A., Buhrke, K., Ekiz, H. A., Ost, K. S., Boudina, S., OConnell, R. M., Cox, J. E., Villanueva, C. J., Stephens, W. Z., Round, J. L. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Health matters: whole systems approach to obesity
This edition of Health Matters focuses on Public Health England ’s guide to taking a whole-system approach to obesity. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Being overweight in your 60s may age your brain a decade faster than your 'normal weight' peers
Researchers in Miami found 60somethings with a BMI over 25 had a thinner cortex, the outermost layer of the brain, which is crucial perception, language, memory and consciousness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overweight, Obesity in'Early Old Age' Tied to Cortical Thinning Overweight, Obesity in'Early Old Age' Tied to Cortical Thinning
Greater BMI and waist circumference in a person's mid-60s are associated with thinning of the brain's cerebral cortex, especially in early old age, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Waist Size Key to Health, Even Without Obesity
His study found that a large waist size  -- about 35 inches or more -- significantly increased the risk of an early death for women over 49, even when they had a  normal BMI. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Becoming Half the Man He Once Was
Treatment TermsWeight loss surgeryDuodenal switchBMI CalculatorWeight Loss Benefits and ComplicationsWeight Loss Surgery Next Steps Author Morgan deBlecourt Overview At 48 years old and 485 pounds, Jerry Quinn was on the verge of being completely immobile. His knee pain was so severe that he needed surgery. He wasn ’t able to walk inside a store from its parking lot without needing to rest. But after having weight loss surgery, Quinn lost more than half of his body weight in 10 months and credits his faith for getting him through. Hero Imageblog_jerry_weightloss_1932x862.jpg Content Blocks CTA Header Are You ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Eating Disorders You ’ ve Probably Never Heard Of
American culture seems obsessed with dieting. According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 70% of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight, including 35% that are considered obese. In kids and teens, it’s 17%. Meanwhile, the cultural ideal is to be fit, thin, and trim. The quest for body perfection has created a U.S. weight loss industry that was estimated to be worth $68.2 billion in 2017. In 2018, the fitness industry topped $30 billion. While 45 million Americans go on a diet every year and 54 million Americans paid for gym memberships last year, the sad reality is that most diets fail and most pe...
Source: Psych Central - July 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Eating Disorders Exercise Healthy Living Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder Disordered Eating food aversion Muscle Dysmorphia Orthorexia unhealthy dieting Source Type: news

Could Extra Weight Weaken Your Brain?
WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 -- Extra pounds and a wider waistline won't do your brain any favors as you get older, a new study suggests. In fact, obesity appears to accelerate brain aging by a decade or more, the researchers added. People with a wide... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eating earlier in the day aids weight loss by curbing appetite
Eating only between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. seems to aid weight loss by reducing appetite rather than burning calories, according to new research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Bigger Waistlines a Threat to Women's Health, Even Without Obesity
WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 -- A widening waistline can harm the health of older women, even if they avoid obesity, new research suggests. It's a condition known as " central obesity " -- a concentration of fat around the abdomen. Central obesity can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weight Loss Experiences Differ for Minority Groups With T2DM
WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 -- Daily self-weighing uptake is considerable among minority subgroups with type 2 diabetes and is associated with year 1 weight loss among African-Americans, according to a study published online July 24 in Obesity. Delia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some success for fecal transplants in obesity treatment
Data presented at Digestive Disease Week 2019 indicates that although fecal transplants did not alter GLP-1 levels, they did alter the microbiome profile of obese patients to match that of lean patients.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Exercise to Reduce Obesity Among African-American Teens Exercise to Reduce Obesity Among African-American Teens
Might the implementation of an aerobic exercise program help reduce obesity among African-American adolescents?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

America's packaged food supply is ultra-processed
(Northwestern University) Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study that reports the United States packaged food and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy. Since about 80% of Americans' total calorie consumption comes from store-bought foods and beverages (packaged and unpackaged), the food and beverage supply plays a central role in the development of chronic disease including obesity and cardiovascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New data fills research gaps on weight loss experiences for minority groups
(The Obesity Society) The use of intensive lifestyle interventions focused on altering dietary and physical activity habits using behavioral strategies can produce sustained weight loss among African-Americans and Hispanics who have type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a new study published online today in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds meal timing strategies appear to lower appetite, improve fat burning
(The Obesity Society) Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to a report published online today in the journal Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The study is the first to show how meal timing affects 24-hour energy metabolism when food intake and meal frequency are matched. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maltreatment experience in childhood and average excess body mass from adolescence to young adulthood - Sokol RL, Ennett ST, Shanahan ME, Gottfredson NC, Poti JM, Halpern CT, Fisher EB.
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have suggested maltreatment is a strong predictor of later weight outcomes, such that maltreatment experiences in childhood increase the likelihood of being overweight or obese in adulthood. Estimates of this relationship may be b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

So, That Was Obalon ’s Plan All Along!
Obalon’s new retail plans are becoming a bit clearer as the company revealed it has entered into a commercial lease for its first weight loss center. The weight-loss specialist said the center would be located in San Diego and could open this fall. As part of a strategy to increase patient access and utilization of its novel gastric balloon weight loss system, Obalon said it intends to own and operate a network of retail centers throughout the U.S. that focus solely on patients wishing to lose weight using the Obalon Balloon System. Obalon’s gas-filled intragastric balloon system treats ...
Source: MDDI - July 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Fecal Transplants May Hold Promise in Treating Obesity Fecal Transplants May Hold Promise in Treating Obesity
Dr Alok Patel speaks with Dr Jessica Allegretti on what she learned from applying fecal microbiota transplantation as a treatment for obesity in otherwise healthy patients.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Study: Cost of healthy food drives malnourishment globally
New research shows price differences for healthy and unhealthy foods can lead to malnourishment, obesity and other diet-related health problems -- with cheap, unhealthy foods causing one-fifth of global annual deaths. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese mother who's run FOUR ultra-marathons reveals how trolls accuse her of 'promoting' fatness
Plus size adventurer Cath Wallis, 43, from Canberra, Australia, has completed gruelling endurance events around the world - and insists her size doesn't hold her back, despite what people say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Bolder Actions Are Needed to Eradicate Hunger and Fight Obesity
[Reporter] Our food systems are distorted, and unless bolder actions are taken soon to fix them, humanity is at grave risk of increasing hunger, obesity and diet-related illnesses. It is a stark warning, but one that must be heeded if all countries are to fulfil their commitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal number 2 - eradicating hunger and all forms of malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics before liver transplants lead to better results
A UCLA-led research team has  found that giving mice antibiotics for 10 days prior to a liver transplant leads to better liver function after the surgery.After concluding the experiment mice, the scientists discovered data from liver transplants performed between October 2013 and August 2015 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, revealing that the same phenomenon appears to hold true in humans. The statistics from human patients even demonstrated that the people who were in worse health prior to their surgeries but received pre-surgery antibiotics fared better after their transplants than the patients who wer...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New prevention drive on ill health
Vaccination, smoking targets and obesity steps planned Related items fromOnMedica Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Weight loss targets exceeded on NHS type 2 diabetes prevention programme Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

May pushes on with ‘sin tax’ plans after ‘extraordinary’ row
Green paper put out on total smoking ban and obesity in face of Matt Hancock’s resistance (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Harvard Study: Plant-Based Diet Might Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
(CNN) — Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests. That link between plant-based eating habits and type 2 diabetes is even more beneficial when only healthy plant-based foods — such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts — are included in your daily diet, as opposed to refined grains, starches and sugars, according to the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. “We found that eating plant-based diets was associated with, on average, 23% reduction in diabetes risk,” said Dr. Qi Sun, an associate pr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Harvard University Type 2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Number of young people developing bowel cancer has jumped by a FIFTH in a decade amid obesity crisis
The proportion of cases in people under 50 in the US has risen from 10 per cent in 2004 to 12.2 per cent in 2015, according to experts at the University of Texas at Austin. Similar trends have been seen in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Downside of Having a Sweet Tooth
Regular consumption of sugary drinks heightens the risk not only of tooth decay, obesity, fatty liver disease and Type 2 diabetes, but also of heart disease and premature death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Sugar Obesity Diet and Nutrition Artificial Sweeteners Diabetes Corn Syrup and Sweeteners Source Type: news