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Loneliness and Transportation Among the Biggest Obstacles to Health in South Jersey

4 days ago

Loneliness is the one of the greatest challenges to public health in South Jersey. According to new research…
Uncommon weight-loss surgery best for reducing diabetes risk

6 days ago

As obesity rates climb, so do the number of people receiving weight-loss surgery. One of the most frequently…
People eat more when dining with friends and family, study shows

October 7, 2019

Previous studies found that those eating with others ate up to 48 per cent more food than solo…
New drug helps combat metabolic syndrome

October 3, 2019

A new drug developed at Yale reduces a host of abnormalities associated with metabolic syndrome, an obesity-born condition…
Obesity: Unusual Suspect

September 23, 2019

Obesity affects approximately 40 percent of Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While…
Increased risk of type 2 diabetes in some occupations

September 19, 2019

Drivers, factory workers, and cleaners are three times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than teachers and…
“Fat Shaming” Won’t Solve Obesity. Science Might.

September 18, 2019

Science is with James Corden. Fat shaming shouldn’t make a comeback, and it won’t solve the nation’s obesity epidemic. Through countless…
Teenage Sleep Hygiene

September 17, 2019

A new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children has found that…
Protein insight may lead to better control of type 2 diabetes

September 16, 2019

Scientists from the School of Medicine, have, for the first time, discovered a family of proteins that are…
Genetic factors influencing adult obesity take effect in early childhood

September 16, 2019

An international consortium of researchers, involving the University of Exeter medical School, and led by scientists at Imperial…
Aptorum Group Announces Microbiome Drug Candidate Targeting Obesity and Drug Candidates Targeting Neuroblastoma

September 16, 2019

Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq: APM) (“Aptorum Group”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics to…
High-fat diets affect your brain, not just your physical appearance

September 9, 2019

Much research has pointed to how an unhealthy diet correlates to obesity, but has not explored how diet…
Is laziness a choice or genetic trait?

September 6, 2019

Regular physical activity is a crucial part of living a healthy lifestyle. However, a majority of American adults…
Overweight and obesity levels dipping in Alberta preschoolers, but severe obesity unchanged

September 5, 2019

The number of overweight and obese preschool-aged children is on the decline in Alberta, but severe obesity remains…
Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers by restoring their tissues, mouse study finds

September 2, 2019

Exercise immediately prior to and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body, making them better able to…
Remodeling unhealthful gut microbiomes to fight disease

August 29, 2019

You are what you eat — right down to the microbiome living in your gut. Diet can affect…
Bariatric surgery for teens coming into mainstream

August 28, 2019

When her endocrinologist first suggested bariatric surgery to deal with her obesity, Chloe was offended. Then she reconsidered.…
Study suggests body dissatisfaction begins before adolescence, remains constant into adulthood

August 28, 2019

Up to 46% of adolescents in the United States report feeling dissatisfied with their bodies, which can lead…
A major public health concern – too much screen time is making children overweight

August 27, 2019

We already know that screen time for children should be limited. Watching too much TV impedes their creative…
Research reveals health is number one for weight loss

August 27, 2019

A new report by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, suggests that when it comes to weight loss, people…
Scientists Discover Why Brown Fat Is Good for People’s Health

August 23, 2019

Rutgers and other scientists have discovered how brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, may help protect…
Study finds waist size a forgotten factor in defining obesity

July 25, 2019

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that some people considered to be a normal weight…
Early and Ongoing Experiences of Weight Stigma Linked to Self-Directed Weight Shaming

July 23, 2019

Weight bias is a common form of prejudice against people who are viewed as having excess weight. Some…
Viewpoint: Should obesity be recognised as a disease?

July 19, 2019

“Excess accumulation of body fat (obesity) develops because of abnormal biological regulation of energy balance, has multiple complications,…
Extra parental support helps to improve childhood obesity

July 15, 2019

Extra support for parents led to better weight development in young children with obesity than current standard treatment,…
Maternal Obesity Linked to Childhood Cancer

July 11, 2019

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center found that children born…
Unraveling the brain’s reward circuits

July 3, 2019

To some, a chocolate cake may spark a shot of pleasure typically associated with illicit drugs. A new…
New research raises possibility of better anti-obesity drugs

July 1, 2019

Effective weight-loss strategies call for eating less food, burning more calories — or ideally, both. But for the…
Study: Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related problems in mouse cells

June 30, 2019

Scientists may have discovered more reasons to love chocolate. A new study by researchers at the University of…
New research raises prospect of better anti-obesity drugs

June 28, 2019

Effective weight-loss strategies call for eating less food, burning more calories—or ideally, both. But for the more than…
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