Obesity

Aha News: Obesity, Other Factors May Speed Up Brain Aging

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new research has found. Almost one-quarter of adults have...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Little-known Protein Appears To Play Important Role In Obesity And Metabolic Disease

With unexpected findings about a protein that's highly expressed in fat tissue, scientists have opened the door to critical new understandings about obesity and metabolism. The discovery could lead to new approaches for addressing obesity and...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research

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What We Get Wrong About Childhood Obesity

Weight Watchers (recently rebranded to WW) put out an app for kids and teens who want to lose weight a few months ago. It’s called Kurbo, and it assigns “traffic light” color codes to different foods. Green foods like fruits and...
Related topics: Childhood Obesity

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Weight Loss Tied To Loss Of Hip Bone Density In Older Adults

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 -- Obese and overweight older individuals who lose weight have lower bone mineral density (BMD) in their hips, according to a study published in the November issue of Obesity. Daniel E. Kammire, of the Wake Forest...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Robotic Transplants Safe For Kidney Disease Patients With Obesity

Researchers report that among patients with obesity, robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes comparable to those seen among nonobese patients. The study includes data collected over 10 years from more than 230 robotic-assisted kidney...
Related topics: Robots, Kidney Disease, Medical Research

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It's Funny Because It's True

Our friend Rick B sends us the link to this satirical(?) piece on modern health "care:""Supreme Court Allows Victims Of Heart Disease, Obesity To Sue Utensil Manufacturer"He points out that there are some very real issues at play here:"I know this...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease

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High-protein Diets May Be Dangerous For People Trying To Lose Weight

High-protein diets are trendy right now, but they may not be healthy. According to a new expert editorial, substituting the majority of carbohydrates with protein is hard on the kidneys, something that’s particularly risky among the morbidly...
Related topics: Proteins

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New Study Says Children With No Siblings Are '7 Times More Likely To Be Obese'

Post by theAsianparent .com. A recent study has revealed that children without any siblings are "7 times more likely to be obese" than those who do. Conducted by the University of Oklahoma, the study found that most only children or "singletons"...
Related topics: Medical Research

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'hyperpalatable' defined As Foods Driving The Obesity Epidemic

"We believe that one of the drivers of the obesity epidemic is ready access to energy dense, hyperpalatable foods," says an expert. Having a standard, universal definition is therefore key. Medscape Medical News

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Teachers Show Biases Against Overweight Kids, Including Giving Them Lower Grades

By Emily Reynolds Body image can be a tricky enough thing to navigate in adulthood: for young people, it can be even more difficult. Research suggests that adolescence is a “pivotal time” for the development of positive or negative body image...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Oral Insulin Trial Success; Low Bmd & Cardiovascular Death

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals said its investigational oral insulin succeeded in a phase IIb trial as adjunct to oral antihyperglycemic agents for type 2 diabetes. Youth with obesity who underwent bariatric surgery were able to...
Related topics: Insulin, Cardiology, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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News Digest – Cancer Waiting Times, Complementary Treatments, Obesity And A Nasa-style Training...

Cancer waiting time targets missed since 2015 The most recent figures reveal hospital performance in England is at its worst level on record and cancer waiting time targets have been missed since 2015. According to BBC News, slightly more than 76 in...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, NASA, BBC

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Higher Waist Circumference Tied To Increased Risk For Dementia

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 -- Abdominal obesity is associated with significantly increased risk of dementia, even after adjustment for general obesity, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Obesity. Geum Joon Cho, M.D., Ph.D., from the Korea...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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A Possibly Fishy Complication Of An Alaskan Cruise

A 69-year-old man with a medical history of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity with a body mass index of 33 was admitted with altered mental status. He and his wife were returning from a 14-day Alaskan cruise. On their return, the wife started...
Related topics: Hypertension, Diabetes

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Mount Sinai Researcher's Examine The Metabolic Effects Of An Oral Blood Cancer Drug

Recent study found that an effective blood cancer treatment was associated with weight gain, obesity, and increased systolic blood pressure
Related topics: Medical Research, Oral Cancer, Blood Pressure, Cancer, Oncology

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Setmelanotide Promising In Obesity Caused By Rare Genetic Disorders

Investigational drug impacts hunger and reduces weight in two small, preliminary trials in patients with obesity caused by two rare genetic mutations; agent may have wider uses, says an expert. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Genetics

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Better Buy: Intercept Pharmaceuticals Or Genfit?

It's rare to find diseases with large patient populations and no approved drugs. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) fits the bill and emerged as one of the hottest areas in pharmaceutical research in recent years. NASH, caused by ballooning...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Obesityweek 2019: Gerd After Surgery, Hyper-palatable Foods, And More

(MedPage Today) -- LAS VEGAS -- Advancements in obesity medicine, with a heavy focus on bariatric surgery, were at the forefront of ObesityWeek 2019, the joint annual meeting of the Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic and...

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Stay Fat Say Mainstream Media, Enabling The Obesity Epidemic

It is happening more and more. Mainstream media exposes how an actress, model or athlete was “fat shamed” producing an “eating disorder” and physical and emotional stress. The latest examples are runner Mary Cain who the New...
Related topics: Stress

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The Week That Wasn't: Birth Control Patch, Only-child Obesity, Cat Scratch Sepsis

Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained. Medscape
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception, Sepsis

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