Obesity

Boosting Body Heat Production: A New Approach For Treating Obesity

Targeting a heat production 'brake' on fat tissues may be a safer way to treat obesity than current medication.

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Op-ed: Let's Stop Subsidizing Obesity

(MedPage Today) -- Obesity is one of the leading health challenges in the U.S., so why is the federal government subsidizing it among low-income Americans? This question comes to mind in response to President Biden's efforts to increase benefits...
Related topics: Joe Biden

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Obesity Raises Odds For Many Common Cancers

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 -- Being obese or overweight can increase the odds of developing several types of cancers, new research from the United Kingdom reveals. But shedding the excess pounds can lower the risk, researchers say. Reducing obesity cuts...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Prenatal Exposure To Famine Heightens Risk For Later Being Overweight

An analysis of historical medical records found that men who were prenatally exposed during early gestation to the Dutch famine of 1944-1945 were 30 percent more likely to be overweight with a Body Mass Index of 25 or over at age 19, compared to a...

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Possible Obesity Effect Detected In Cancer Death Rates

The obesity epidemic in the United States may be slowing improvements in cancer mortality, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Vegetarian Diet Could Help Fight Off Disease: Study

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 -- There's more evidence that a switch away from meat in your diet could cut levels of unhealthy "biomarkers" that encourage disease, researchers say. A new study reported Saturday at the virtual European Congress on Obesity...
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research

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Managing Children's Weight, Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Protects Brain Function Mid-life

Having high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or obesity from childhood through middle age were linked to poorer brain function by middle age. These cardiovascular risk factors were linked with low memory, learning, visual processing, attention...
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Childhood Obesity, Cardiology

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Obesity And Covid; Diabetic Foot Test For Afib?

(MedPage Today) -- Obesity might be a bigger COVID-19 threat in men than women, with increased risks for severe pneumonia, intubation, and mortality seen among hospitalized patients. (European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious...
Related topics: Diabetes, Pneumonia

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How Bullying And Obesity Can Affect Girls' And Boys' Mental Health

Depressive symptoms are more common in teenage girls than in their male peers. However, boys' mental health appears to be affected more if they suffer from obesity. Irrespective of gender, bullying is a considerably greater risk factor than...
Related topics: Bullying

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A Better Definition Of Metabolically Healthy Obesity?

(MedPage Today) -- A proposed new definition of metabolically healthy obesity uses waist-to-hip ratio as a key measurement for identifying individuals classified as obese by body mass index (BMI) who were not at increased mortality risk. A team...

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Your Stomach May Be The Secret To Fighting Obesity

Scientists believe a stomach-specific protein plays a major role in the progression of obesity, according to new research in Scientific Reports. The study co-authored by an Indiana University School of Medicine researcher, could help with...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research

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Study Finds Tree Nuts Offer Major Benefits When Dieting To Lose Weight

Incorporating tree nuts like walnuts and cashews into a calorie-deficit diet may help dieters lose weight and keep it off, at least according to a new study from UCLA. The study involved putting two groups of overweight and obese people on a diet,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Calories, Diet

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Covid, Obesity, And The Death Of Personal Responsibility

Aside from older age, unfortunately not yet controllable, it’s possible that nothing is more associated with death from COVID-19 than overweight and obesity. Yet it’s the elephant in the room. The mainstream media, seemingly obsessed with...

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Aga Issues Guidelines On Intragastric Balloons For Managing Obesity

TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 -- In a clinical practice guideline issued by the American Gastroenterological Association and published in the April 1 issue of Gastroenterology, recommendations are presented relating to use of intragastric balloons...

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Pros And Cons Of Draft Recs For Prediabetes, Diabetes Screening

The United States Preventive Services Task Force has drafted guidance that calls for screening all asymptomatic adults ages 35 to 70 years who are overweight or obese. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology
Related topics: Diabetes, Endocrinology

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Intraabdominal Fat Ups Health Risks In Absence Of Obesity

MONDAY, April 26, 2021 -- Intraabdominal fat increases the risk for metabolic and cardiovascular disease (CVD) even in the absence of a body mass index (BMI) indicating obesity, according to a scientific statement issued by the American Heart...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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Oral Semaglutide To Be Tested For Obesity; First Natural Estrogen Birth Control Pill

(MedPage Today) -- Ready-to-use dasiglucagon (Zegalogue) -- an aqueous formula of a glucagon analogue -- reversed hypoglycemia for patients with type 1 diabetes in a median of 10 minutes, while plasma glucose recovery was achieved within 15...
Related topics: Estrogen, Birth Control - Contraception, Hypoglycemia, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Counseling Adolescents With Obesity: Lead With The Evidence

Dr William F. Balistreri comments on the data surrounding the consequences of obesity in young people and the most effective interventions. Medscape Gastroenterology

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A Woman's Weight Might Affect Her Odds For Miscarriage

FRIDAY, April 23, 2021 -- Overweight and underweight women have a higher risk of repeated miscarriages than those whose weight is average, a new study finds. Miscarriage is the most common complication of early pregnancy, occurring in 15% to 20%...
Related topics: Medical Research

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More Belly Weight Increases Danger Of Heart Disease Even If Bmi Does Not Indicate Obesity

Research on how obesity impacts the diagnosis, management and outcomes of heart and blood vessel disease, heart failure and arrhythmias is summarized in a new statement. Waist circumference, an indicator of abdominal obesity, should be regularly...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure, Medical Research

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