Obesity

Cdc: Nearly 1 In 10 American Adults Are Severely Obese

A report released this month by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that around 42% of American adults are obese, and nearly 1 in 10 are severely obese.
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Cdc: Prevalence Of Obesity 42.4 Percent In 2017 To 2018

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 -- The prevalence of obesity was 42.4 percent among U.S. adults in 2017 to 2018, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health...
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Sex-specific Traits Of The Immune System Explain Men's Susceptibility To Obesity

Researchers have uncovered important differences between the male and female immune system which may explain why men are more susceptible to obesity and metabolism-related associated diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It has long...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Diabetes

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Liraglutide Enhances Weight Loss With Intensive Behavioral Therapy

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- Intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) produces clinically meaningful weight loss in a primary care setting, which is enhanced in combination with liraglutide, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in Obesity. Thomas...
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Bad Sleep, Bad Diet = Bad Heart?

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- It's a dangerous equation: Poor sleep triggers a bad diet, and the two can equal a higher risk for obesity and heart disease in women, a new study contends. "Women are particularly prone to sleep disturbances across the...
Related topics: Diet, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Aha News: Legacy Of Discrimination Reflected In Health Inequality

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Risk factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke include obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. For African Americans, another issue also threatens their cardiovascular health:...
Related topics: American Diabetes Association, African-American, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cardiology

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The Effects Of Obesity Mirror Those Of Aging

R esearchers argue that obesity should be considered premature aging. They look at how obesity predisposes people to acquiring the kinds of potentially life-altering or life-threatening diseases normally seen in older individuals: compromised...

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Quoth Rfk Jr.: Vaccines And Glyphosate Are Responsible For The Obesity Epidemic!

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. published an article claiming that vaccines and glyphosate are responsible for the obesity epidemic. Too bad he cited the work of two longtime antivaccine cranks to support his bogus claim. He's really scraping the bottom of...
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Update For Osteoporosis Guidelines; Metformin For Childhood Obesity?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The Endocrine Society updated its osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines to cover use of romosozumab (Evenity), which the FDA approved last year. (The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism) In data pooled...
Related topics: Osteoporosis, Childhood Obesity, Food And Drug Administration, Endocrinology

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Study Finds Eating A Big Breakfast May Significantly Boost Calorie Burning

Skipping breakfast may be harming your weight loss attempt, according to a new study. The research joins past studies that have associated eating in the morning with lowered obesity and other metabolic benefits, finding that in addition to burning...
Related topics: Medical Research, Calories

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Bariatric Surgery Effective Against Early-onset Obesity Too

Surgical treatment of obesity is as effective for individuals who developed the disorder early, by the age of 20, as for those who have developed obesity later in life, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows.
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How Cities Are Making The Obesity Epidemic Worse

The common myth that obesity is just a matter of personal failure ignores the role cities play in discouraging healthy lifestyles. New disease outbreaks, like the novel coronavirus that recently emerged in China’s Hubei province, generate...

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Why Is Unilever Quitting Marketing To Kids?

Companies that sell unhealthy foods to kids like walk a bit of a tightrope. They ideally want kids driving demand by asking their parents for various treats.The problem with that, of course, is perception. It's not a good look, given the childhood...
Related topics: Marketing, Childhood Obesity

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Coriell Researchers Identify Snp Associated With Obesity Risk

Obesity is among the most common complex diseases in the United States and has been a stubborn public health challenge for decades. Its causes are wide ranging, but genetic heritability is increasingly understood to be an influential factor in...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Maternal Obesity Linked To Adhd And Behavioral Problems In Children

Maternal obesity may increase a child’s risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to an analysis by researchers from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development...
Related topics: ADHD, Medical Research

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Dietitians Effective For Weight Loss In Obese Medicare Patients

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Delivery of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity (IBTO) by registered dietitian nutritionists is effective and beneficial for Medicare beneficiaries, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in Family...
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Ethnic Differences In Sitting Behaviors Id'd In Older Women

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Overweight/obese postmenopausal women have ethnic differences in sitting behavior and in the deleterious association between sitting behavior and cardiometabolic risk, according to a study published in the Feb. 18 issue...
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Late Sleep May Raise Risk For Adiposity In Young Children

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- More frequent exposure to late sleep is associated with increases in adiposity in children aged 2 to 6 years, especially among those with overweight and/or obese parents, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in...
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Difference In Breast Milk Concentrations Impacts Growth Up To Age 5

Breastfeeding affects infant growth and, researchers have found, helps prevent obesity, both in childhood and later in life. However, the components of breast milk responsible for these beneficial effects remain mostly a mystery. Human milk is an...
Related topics: Medical Research, Childhood Obesity

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People Who Eat A Big Breakfast May Burn Twice As Many Calories

Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Related topics: Calories, Blood Sugar (glucose), Medical Research, Endocrinology

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