Obesity

Even Normal And Low-weight Minorities At Higher Diabetes Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Obesity may be less of a risk factor in some racial/ethnic groups
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Nasal Spray Could Help Control Appetite, Burn Fat And Reduce Weight

The statistics on obesity are terrifying. The condition has tripled since 1975; there are more than 650 million obese people globally, 41 million of whom ... Read more

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Medical News Today: Mouse Study Sheds New Light On Fat Formation

A recent study in mice has found a new biological mechanism that regulates the formation and accumulation of white fat tissue, a key factor in obesity.
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Overweight Danes Are More Likely To Have Overweight Dogs According To New Research

A new study from the University of Copenhagen reports that the prevalence of overweight dogs is markedly larger among overweight owners than among normal weight owners.
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Can You Still Be Healthy If You're Overweight?

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 -- If you're overweight but have dodged chronic health issues like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, you might not think that losing weight is a priority. But an analysis of five years of records on 3.5 million...
Related topics: Hypertension, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure

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The Most Obese City In Every State

It is old news that obesity is a major problem in this country today. An estimated 160 million Americans are either obese or overweight, or nearly 75% of adult men, more than 60% of adult women, and...

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This Is What It's Like To Be Overweight And Have Anorexia

Eating disorders as a whole are relatively misunderstood, and the misunderstandings become even worse if you don’t “look” the part.
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Study: Obesity Associated With Abnormal Bowel Habits - Not Diet

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center demonstrated for the first time that a strong association between obesity and chronic diarrhea is not driven by diet or physical activity. The findings could have important implications for how...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet, Diarrhea

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Why Overeating Is An Ecological Nightmare

While the cost of food waste is high, the environmental impact of obesity is even higher. According to researchers in Italy, obesity results in an extra 140 billion tons of food consumption every year.Obesity costs Americans $1.72 trillion in...
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Obesity Poses Much Bigger Risk For Diabetes Than Bad Genes

The study highlights the dominance of obesity as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and reinforces the "importance of weight management in diabetes prevention...in all genetic risk groups," say researchers. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Genetics, Medical Research

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Utsw Researchers Identify New Pathway That Controls Fat Formation

In work suggesting new therapeutic targets to fight obesity, UT Southwestern researchers have identified a novel mechanism that regulates the creation of fat in mammals.
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Deeper Understanding Of Early Life Experiences Can Help Combat Chronic Obesity And Frequent Bingeing

According to a new study, dysfunctional eating patterns and habits in overweight and obese adults can be triggered by early life experiences that are deeply rooted within patients' personality features.
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Historic High As Obesity Exceeds 35% In Nine Us States

"These latest data shout that our national obesity crisis is getting worse," says the CEO of a nonprofit organization that publishes an annual report on the state of obesity in America. Medscape Medical News

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Why Bill Maher Is Wrong About Fat-shaming

On a recent episode of his Friday evening talk show, Bill Maher proposed that society combat obesity by body-shaming overweight individuals. He argued that “fat shaming doesn’t need to end, it needs to make a comeback” to deter people from...

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Importance Of When Adolescents Sleep To Obesity And Cardiometabolic Health

New study finds adolescent sleep timing preferences and patterns should be considered risk factors for obesity and cardiometabolic health.
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‘obesity Crisis Is Getting Worse’: Study Finds 31% Of American Adults Are Obese

The US national obesity crisis continues to grow, with a national average obesity rate of 31% among adults, according to a report published Thursday by Trust for America’s Health.
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Is Your State One Of The 'most Obese' In America?

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 -- The number of U.S. states with adult obesity rates above 35% reached an all-time high of nine in 2018, a new report says. In 2018, the nine states with adult obesity rates above 35% were: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa,...

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Minnesota’s Adult Obesity Rate Is 30.1%, Up From 28.4%

Minnesota’s adult obesity rate is 30.1 percent, up from 28.4 percent the previous year, according to the 16th annual State of Obesity report released on Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). That rate means Minnesota is now ranked...

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Medical News Today: Who Urge Nutrition Interventions Against Worrying Global Trends

In a new report, the World Health Organization argue that nations must prioritize nutrition interventions to fight global trends in obesity and hunger.

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Obesity-associated Cancer Shifting To Younger People

During the past 17 years, new cases of obesity-associated cancers have been increasing among younger age groups, with racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately affected. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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