Wales has the UK ’s highest prevalence of diabetes
Total for UK now over 4.8 million including undiagnosed cases – predicted to reach 5.3 million by 2025, warns Diabetes UK Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Put children ’s health, not private profits, at heart of policy Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bruce McEwen, 81, Is Dead; Found Stress Can Alter the Brain
A neuroscientist, he showed how an unrelenting barrage of stress hormones can break down the body, leading to disease, depression, obesity and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Randi Hutter Epstein Tags: Science and Technology Brain Deaths (Obituaries) Bruce McEwen Source Type: news

Obesity Expert: Time to Embrace Growing Array of Options Obesity Expert: Time to Embrace Growing Array of Options
With their skills as endoscopists, internists, and nutrition experts, gastroenterologists are uniquely positioned to treat obesity, but many physicians have been hesitant to address the problem.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Girls beginning puberty almost a year earlier than in 1970s
Onset of glandular breast tissue development has shifted by three months per decadeGirls are beginning puberty almost a year earlier than women 40 years ago, according to research.Scientists have found the onset of development of glandular breast tissue has crept forwards by about three months per decade since the late 1970s.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Children Science Menstruation Society World news UK news Global development Obesity Source Type: news

Breastfeeding for longer may reduce obesity risk in children
According to a study published inPediatric Obesity, breastfeeding children for longer is associated with a lower risk of childhood obesity.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mindfulness may help obese children lose weight
According to a study published inEndocrine Connections, mindfulness can help children with obesity and anxiety lose weight by reducing stress and appetite.Good Morning America (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Waist circumference important for determining obesity-related health problems
According to a study published inNature Reviews Endocrinology, waist circumference as well as BMI should be measured when determining cardiometabolic risks in obese patients.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Half of Us Face Obesity, Dire Projections Show
By 2030, nearly one in two adults will be obese, and nearly one in four will be severely obese. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Obesity Soft Drinks Weight Food Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: I'm slim - so how can I be diabetic?
When it comes to type 2 diabetes, we need to stop thinking about weight. While we associate the condition with obesity, it is really related to fat around and inside our organs, writes DR ELLIE. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens who need to lose weight should quit staying up so late
(Reuters Health) - - Obese teens who diet to lose weight may have more success if they also focus on getting enough rest, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Obesity Treatment Programs Improve Kids' Self-Esteem and Body Image Obesity Treatment Programs Improve Kids' Self-Esteem and Body Image
Children who participate in obesity treatment programs get a benefit over and above weight loss: they may also start seeing themselves more positively, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Extreme Weight Loss: How to Help Patients Shed Serious Pounds Extreme Weight Loss: How to Help Patients Shed Serious Pounds
Although many primary care physicians struggle with how to treat obesity, some patients are finding ways to achieve extreme weight loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Extreme Weight Loss: Patients Shed Serious Pounds Extreme Weight Loss: Patients Shed Serious Pounds
Although many primary care physicians struggle with how to treat obesity, some patients are finding ways to achieve extreme weight loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Visceral fat increases risk for cognitive decline in adults with diabetes
According to a study published inClinical Obesity, large amounts of visceral fat may increase risk for cognitive decline in adults with type 2 diabetes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Overweight and Obesity May Up Risk for Several Common Cancers
Among overweight, obese patients, cancer risk 12 percent greater compared with general population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Overweight and Obesity May Up Risk for Several Common Cancers
THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 -- Hospital-diagnosed overweight and obesity is associated with an increased risk for several common cancers, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Sigrid Bjerge Gribsholt, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study takes a stand against prolonged sitting
In many workplaces, standing desks and walking meetings are addressing the health dangers of sitting too long each day, but for universities, the natural question is how to make such adjustments in  classrooms.The question appealed to emerita dance professor Angelia Leung from the UCLA Department of World Arts& Cultures/Dance. Sitting too long was never an issue for Leung ’s students. But for most college students, desk time is more common than dance time. In an unusual collaboration between the arts and sciences, Leung partnered with Burt Cowgill, an assistant adjunct professor with the UCLA Fielding School...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fat-fighting drug discovery
(University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center) Cancer-fighting compound fights obesity and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Want to lose weight? You don ’t have to do it alone.
A new Yale weight loss center aims to provide the entire continuum of care for patients with obesity. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How the Health Care Industry is Investing in Patients' Social Needs
The February 2020 Health Affairs issue examines health systems' efforts to address social determinants of health. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - February 5, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Social Determinants of Health National Source Type: news

Less advertising for high-calorie snacks on children's TV
(University of Bonn) The number of overweight children has increased significantly. Some food and beverage companies have signed a voluntary commitment at EU level to restrict advertising of foods high in fat, sugar and salt to children. A study by scientists at the University of Bonn shows: The number of corresponding commercials aimed at children decreased in Germany once this agreement had been put in place, but the companies also exploit loopholes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Short, intensive training improves children's health
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) Many children don't get enough exercise and as a result often have health problems such as being overweight and having high blood pressure. A research team from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Medical School Berlin (MSB) has found that simple methods can be used to combat this. They integrated high-intensity interval training (HIIT) into standard physical education and observed improvements in children's health within a very short period of time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treating obesity benefits children's mental health
(Wiley) Treating obesity in children and adolescents improves self-esteem and body image, according to an analysis of all relevant studies published to date. The analysis, which is published in Pediatric Obesity, included 64 studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does abdominal fat affect the cognitive function of older adults with diabetes?
(Wiley) Higher levels of abdominal fat were linked with reduced cognitive function in a Clinical Obesity study of older Asians with type 2 diabetes -- even in individuals with normal weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Meds are not a ‘free pass’ to start or maintain bad habits
People who started CVD meds were more likely to gain weight and cut exercise, as well as to drink less and quit smoking Related items fromOnMedica Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Statins of small and uncertain benefit in primary prevention Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Low-quality work is bad for people ’s health
We must raise work quality as well as employment rates – those in low-quality jobs twice as likely to report not-good health Related items fromOnMedica Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Doctors urge government to act on rising alcohol impact Government must tackle low levels of physical activity (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Living Systematic Review: Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under
In this interview we ask Rebecca Hodder from the National Health and Medical Research Centre Early Career Research Fellow, the University of Newcastle, Australia and Nicole Martin, Managing Editor, Cochrane Heart, University College London, London, UK to tell us more aboutthis Living Systematic Review, which looks at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children under five years old.Why was this review selected to be a Living Systematic Review (LSR) originally, was it in response to a target audience need?Rebecca: The original review was initiated by the author team, who are embedded within the Hunter New England ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Ad spending on toddler milks increased four-fold from 2006 to 2015
(UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity) Formula companies quadrupled their advertising of toddler milk products over a ten- year period, contributing to a 2.6 times increase in the amount of toddler milk sold, according to a new paper published in Public Health Nutrition from researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy& Obesity at the University of Connecticut. This rapid increase in sales occurred despite recommendations from health and nutrition experts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People texting more likely to have ‘near miss’ with a vehicle
Text messaging generally had the most detrimental effect on pedestrian behaviours while crossing roads Related items fromOnMedica Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Midwives demand ‘equivalence’ in prison perinatal care More action needed to treat TB (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Your Heart at High Risk
The AASM points to several major warning signs and risk factors for sleep apnea: snoring, choking or gasping, fatigue, obesity and high blood pressure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traffic-related environmental factors and childhood obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Wang Z, Zhao L, Huang Q, Hong A, Yu C, Xiao Q, Zou B, Ji S, Zhang L, Zou K, Ning Y, Zhang J, Jia P.
A growing body of research links traffic-related environmental factors to childhood obesity; however, the evidence is still inconclusive. This review aims to fill this important research gap by systematically reviewing existing research on the relationship... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

MRI data show smoking, alcohol age the brain
It is no secret that excessive smoking and alcohol consumption harm one's health....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows air pollution effect on kids' brain development MRI links lead exposure, family income to brain development MRI finds communication breakdown after concussion DTI-MRI links obesity to areas of white-matter damage Smokers less likely to undergo medical, screening exams (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study backs up advice not to drink alcohol at all in pregnancy
Prenatal alcohol exposure probably causes poorer cognitive function and might be linked to lower birth weight Related items fromOnMedica Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Prenatal vitamins linked to lower ASD risk in siblings Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Maternal smoking linked to babies ’ fracture risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 31, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

An update on mental health problems and cognitive behavioral therapy in pediatric obesity - Kang NR, Kwack YS.
Prevalence of pediatric obesity has increased worldwide in the last 20 years. Obese children suffer not only physical complications but also mental health problems such as depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and eating disorders, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disease burden of adverse childhood experiences across 14 states - Waehrer GM, Miller TR, Silverio Marques SC, Oh DL, Burke Harris N.
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and health outcomes is similar across states and persists net of ACEs associations with smoking, heavy drinking, and obesity. METHODS: We use data from the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UK Watchdog Turns Down Liraglutide (Saxenda) for Obesity UK Watchdog Turns Down Liraglutide (Saxenda) for Obesity
UK NICE cites"highly uncertain" cost-effectiveness estimates for liraglutide (Saxenda) for obesity and questions the appropriateness of a subgroup analysis of the SCALE trial in a draft ruling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: The four best foods to consume for banishing visceral fat
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Trying to lose weight is far more than just a vanity issue. Being overweight makes one susceptible to many major health risks and carrying too much visceral fat, in particular, could be a precursor to far more serious issues. According to leading health experts, having a diet rich in these four foods could help you to lose your belly fat. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Medicine Association announces key updates to its 2020 Adult Obesity Algorithm
(Obesity Medicine Association) The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) today announced the immediate availability of the 2020 OMA Obesity Algorithm ® , with new information for clinicians including obesity myths, polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity and psychiatric disease, ketogenic diet, as well as many other updates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Improve Breathing in Obese Patients Bariatric Surgery May Improve Breathing in Obese Patients
Obese people who have bariatric surgery may have an easier time breathing afterward, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Maternal smoking linked to babies ’ fracture risk
But does not seem to have a long-lasting effect on fracture risk later in childhood and early adulthood Related items fromOnMedica Assess benzodiazepines ’ risk-benefit before use in early pregnancy Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight SSRIs raise risk of rare neonatal hypertension (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 30, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fermented soy in diet linked to lower mortality risk
Lower risk of all-cause mortality among people who ate more natto and miso – but no link with overall soy intake Related items fromOnMedica More global deaths from poor diet than from smoking Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Sugary drinks linked to risk of overall and breast cancer Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 30, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gut Microbiome Is Less Diverse in Teens With Obesity and PCOS Gut Microbiome Is Less Diverse in Teens With Obesity and PCOS
Teens with obesity and PCOS had an altered gut microbiome, with decreased diversity and increased"unhealthy" bacteria compared to teens with obesity but without PCOS; higher testosterone was linked to unhealthy bacteria.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Adding dried plums to diet can improve nutrient consumption in overweight adults
In this study, researchers from San Diego State University looked at whether snacking on dried plums can reduce, even prevent, risk factors for chronic disease in relation to refined carbohydrate snacks. Their findings were published in the journal Nutrition Research. Studies have shown that including carbohydrate- or fructose-rich foods, in particular, fruits, in a person’s diet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients Have Less Dyspnea After Bariatric Surgery for Obesity
Dyspnea score change positively linked to air trapping extent change, end - expiratory tracheal shape change (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Rising rates of obesity, diabetes may reverse heart disease gains
Deaths from heart disease and stroke continue to decline nationally even as more and more people are living in poor health, a new report has found, potentially putting gains against heart disease in danger. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Surprise Bonus: Breathing Easier
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- Countless Americans who struggle with extreme obesity turn to weight-loss surgery for help, and now new research shows the procedure can deliver an unexpected benefit: better breathing. Until now, few studies have used CT... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Familial Psoriasis May Not Be Tied to Obesity
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- Obesity does not necessarily induce or contribute to familial psoriasis, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in the Journal of Dermatology. Bolortuya Bayaraa, M.D., from Fukuoka University in Japan, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patients Have Less Dyspnea After Bariatric Surgery for Obesity
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- Obese individuals undergoing bariatric surgery have improvement in dyspnea, which is associated with less air trapping and end-expiratory tracheal collapse, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Poor sleep may increase metabolic syndrome risk in women with PCOS and obesity
According to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, poor sleep is associated with an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome in young women with PCOS and obesity.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 29, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news