Obesity

New Insight Into How Obesity, Insulin Resistance Can Impair Cognition

Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report. They knew that chronic activation of the receptor Adora2a on the endothelial cells that line this important barrier in our...
Related topics: Insulin

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Novel Obesity Tx Ok'd; Sugar Labels To Prevent Diabetes

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Related topics: Diabetes, Endocrinology

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Study Finds That People Living In Western Side Of Time Zones Make Less Money, Have Higher Rates Of...

Want to make more money, get better sleep, and improve your general health? Then you may want to try moving a bit eastward. A new study found that people who live in the western portion of time zones tend to go to bed later and get less sleep than...
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Cities With The Worst Diets

Americans have a global reputation for unhealthy eating habits that have led to a national obesity rate of nearly 40%. The situation seems to only be getting worse. Healthy eating was at its lowest...

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Will You Get Fat? Genetic Test May Tell

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- As obesity becomes epidemic among Americans, many could over- or underestimate their odds for piling on the pounds. But a new genetic "score" might take the guesswork out of all of that, researchers say. Using...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Achieving Sugar Reduction Targets Could Cut Child Obesity And Healthcare Costs

Reducing the sugar content of certain foods by 2020, in line with UK government policy targets, could cut child obesity and related illness, and save the NHS in England £286 million over 10 years, suggests a new study.
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Bariatric Embolization A Future Treatment For Severe Obesity?

The pilot study 'is a great step forward' to establish feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a weight-loss procedure designed to suppress appetite, but will not replace bariatric surgery. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Gelesis Granted Fda Clearance To Market Plenity - A New Prescription Aid In Weight Management

BOSTON, April 14, 2019 — Gelesis, a biotechnology company developing first-in-class hydrogel therapeutics to treat obesity and other chronic diseases related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, today announced that the United States Food and...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Biotechnology

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Ashley Graham’s Affirmations: ‘i Am Bold, I Am Brilliant, I Am Beautiful, I Am Worthy Of All’

The other day, I heard someone refer to Ashley Graham as “that really overweight model” and I was just like “…wait, what?” I’ve always had a “??” thought bubble over my head whenever people claim that Ashley represents body...

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Keto Diet Has Potential In Military, Researchers Say

A new study has researchers hopeful that a ketogenic diet could prove useful in the military, where obesity is an ongoing challenge, both in terms of recruiting soldiers and keeping them fit for service. The Ohio State University study included 29...
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research

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New Study Finds Simple Way To Inoculate Teens Against Junk Food Marketing

In a bid to fight obesity, public-health researchers have been trying for decades to find a way to convince teenagers to skip junk food and eat healthily, to little avail. One of the biggest obstacles is the enormous volume of food marketing kids...
Related topics: Medical Research, Marketing

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Phenols In Purple Corn Fight Diabetes, Obesity, Inflammation In Mouse Cells

Scientists have developed new purple corn hybrids with differing combinations of phenols in the pericarp that fight obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance, a new study in mice suggests. The pericarp also provides the food industry with a new...
Related topics: Diabetes, Insulin, Medical Research

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Cpap Brings Longer Life For Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- There's good news for the millions of obese Americans with sleep apnea: Researchers report the use of the CPAP mask may greatly increase their chances for a longer life. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure...
Related topics: Sleep Apnea, Medical Research

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The Disturbing Links Between Too Much Weight And Several Types Of Cancer

Being overweight or obese — long implicated in heart disease and diabetes — is now associated with getting at least 13 types of cancer.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes

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Dna Methylation Levels Linked To Obesity

A multidisciplinary study has linked DNA methylation levels to the development of the metabolic disease associated with obesity. A multidisciplinary work that has been carried out by biologists, surgeons and endocrinologists and conducted in...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Medical Research, Endocrinology

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Colchicine May Improve Obesity-induced Inflammation

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- Colchicine is safe and effective at improving obesity-associated inflammatory measures among adults with obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) without diabetes, according to a pilot study published online March 14 in...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Body Mass Index May Play A Significant Role In The Progression Of Multiple Sclerosis

A new article identifies a link between high levels of blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who are overweight or obese.
Related topics: Multiple Sclerosis

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Breast Milk Analyses Show New Opportunities For Reducing Risk Of Childhood Obesity

The composition of breast milk in normal weight mothers differs from that of overweight mothers, and variations in small molecule metabolites found in breast milk are possible risk factors for childhood obesity.
Related topics: Childhood Obesity

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People With Obesity Are Blatantly Dehumanized

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- People with obesity are not only commonly stigmatized, but are blatantly dehumanized, according to research published online April 2 in Obesity. Inge Kersbergen, Ph.D., and Eric Robinson, Ph.D., from the University of...
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Moving Much More, Not Diet, Key To Keeping Off Excess Pounds

'Striking' results show those who maintained weight loss ate roughly the same number of calories as overweight/obese controls but exercised more. Experts wonder what drives them. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Diet, Calories

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