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Obesity crisis blamed for a rise in fatty liver disease amongst young adults

2 days ago

One in five young people has the fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed…
Shaming, blaming and ignorance about obesity block millions from getting effective care

4 days ago

Bias, misinformation and a lack of understanding of how easy it is to relapse into obesity are preventing…
Molecular “doormen” open the way to potential obesity treatment

5 days ago

Fat cells are filled with droplets coated by molecules that act like hotel doormen: These “doormen” control cellular…
BMI Over Time Beats Genetics in Predicting Future Obesity

January 9, 2020

The promise of genetic testing is charming doctors and patients who are eager to finally make a dent…
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When you eat might be as important as what you eat

January 3, 2020

During the years 1976 through 1980, 15% of U.S. adults were obese. Today, about 40% of adults are…
Caffeine could protect you from obesity – it does work with rats

January 3, 2020

Many of us start our day with a good dose of caffeine. It gives us an instant energy…
Caffeine may offset some health risks of diets high in fat, sugar

December 30, 2019

A new study in rats suggests that caffeine may offset some of the negative effects of an obesogenic…
Type 2 diabetes can be reversed through diet and exercise

December 22, 2019

Type 2 diabetes is typically caused by lifestyle factors. In very simplistic terms, it could be said that…
Glutamine may decrease obesity-linked inflammation

December 20, 2019

Glutamine could help people with obesity reduce inflammation of fat tissue and reduce fat mass, according to a…
Less sleep linked to teen obesity, poor eating habits and low physical activity

December 11, 2019

Sleep can impact an individual’s health in many ways. University of Minnesota researchers were interested in how much…
Study debunks notion that C-section would increase risk of obesity in the child

December 9, 2019

Women who have C-sections are no more likely to have children who develop obesity than women who give…
New study explores the link between obesity and gum disease

December 4, 2019

Obesity and gum (periodontal) disease are among the most common non-communicable diseases in the United States—and studies show…
Bariatric Surgery is Safe for Teens with Morbid Obesity

November 8, 2019

Bariatric surgery is safe and, in many cases, beneficial for teenagers with morbid obesity who would otherwise face…
How much do obesity and addictions overlap?

November 4, 2019

A large analysis of personality studies has found that people with obesity behave somewhat like people with addictions…
Study links high-salt diet and cognitive impairment

October 30, 2019

A high-salt diet may negatively affect cognitive function by causing a deficiency of the compound nitric oxide, which…
Arthritis risk linked to obesity may be passed down through generations

October 30, 2019

Arthritis affects one in five Americans, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that number…
Workplace Sales Ban on Sugared Drink Shows Positive Health Effects

October 30, 2019

A workplace ban on the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages led to a 48.5 percent average reduction in their…
The heaviest person ever carried over 400 kg of fluids in his body

October 28, 2019

In colder months people start putting on weight. Some say that this is because of our natural response…
Childhood obesity linked to structural differences in key brain regions

October 24, 2019

Obesity in children is associated with differences in brain structure in regions linked to cognitive control compared to…
Weight-loss surgery cuts risk of major birth defects

October 17, 2019

Children born to women who underwent gastric bypass surgery before becoming pregnant had a lower risk of major…
Loneliness and Transportation Among the Biggest Obstacles to Health in South Jersey

October 10, 2019

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

October 8, 2019

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…
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