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Queen's University expert to lead new €4m initiative for assessing impact of chemicals on health
NEWS MEDICAL A Queen's University Belfast expert is leading a €4m international initiative to investigate whether natural toxins and manmade... 6 hours
How to turn white fat brown
SCIENCE DAILY The browning program in white fat cells is normally suppressed by a protein called FLCN, researchers have found. It performs this function in cooperation with a major cellular signaling hub, a protein complex known as mTOR.... 21 hours
Small fat-burning molecule could help combat global epidemic of obesity
NEWS MEDICAL A small molecule could provide valuable help in combating the global epidemic of obesity. 23 hours
Signaling pathway in fat cells may provide key to better treatments for obesity, Penn research finds
NEWS MEDICAL A signaling pathway in fat cells may one day provide the key to better treatments for... 24 hours
Gut microbes may play important role in exacerbated post-dieting weight gain
NEWS MEDICAL Following a successful diet, many people are dismayed to find their weight rebounding - an all-too-common phenomenon termed "recurrent" or "yo-yo" obesity. 2 days
Replacing screen time with other sedentary behavior can improve obesity risk in children
NEWS MEDICAL High amounts of screen-based activity, such as TV viewing, is known to be associated with higher risk of being obese in youth. 5 days
NASPGHAN clinical practice guidelines recommend screening test for NAFLD in obese children
NEWS MEDICAL A screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)--a serious condition that may have lifelong health consequences--is recommended for all obese children aged nine... 6 days
Overweight adolescents with bipolar disorder show signs of increased illness severity, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Bipolar disorder is one of the most disabling medical conditions among adolescents worldwide. Similarly, being overweight or obese is common in adolescents... 6 days
Study identifies underlying cause for overgrowths in lower extremities of morbidly obese patients
NEWS MEDICAL Morbidly obese individuals--those whose weight is more than double normal weight--are prone to overgrowths in their lower extremities that can lead to... 7 days
Pasteurised intestinal bacterium could stop progression of obesity and diabetes in mice
NEWS MEDICAL The intestinal bacterium Akkermansia proves to offer enduring benefits for the intestines of overweight mice and diabetic animals. 7 days
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CNET VIDEO Technically Incorrect: In an ad for a Swedish health organization, the physicist insists that obesity is killing millions. 1 week
Gut microbes contribute to recurrent 'yo-yo' obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shown in mice that intestinal microbes -- collectively termed the gut microbiome -- play an unexpectedly important role in exacerbated post-dieting weight gain, and that this common phenomenon may in the future... 1 week
Medical News Today: Diabetes and obesity could be prevented with novel protein
MNT Researchers may have found a way to stop diabetes and improve metabolism in mice, potentially leading to major advancement in treatment of human diabetes. 1 week
New target receptor discovered in the fight against obesity
SCIENCE DAILY The essential role that the receptor FFAR2 plays in the success of fermentable carbohydrates -- found in foods such as vegetables, fruit, breads, cereals and pasta - in suppressing appetite... 2 weeks
Researchers pioneer alternate use for sugarcane waste
PHYS.ORG From Britain to Mexico, countries are considering sugar taxes to reduce consumption and curb the global obesity epidemic. In 2014, about 600 million people, roughly double the population of the United States, were obese.... 2 weeks
TUM scientists explore link between gastrointestinal microbiota and dietary fats
NEWS MEDICAL Gut bacteria play a little-understood role in the body’s energy balance, which is influenced by diet. However, the crucial nutritional components are unknown. A team at the Technical... 2 weeks
Study shows essential role of new receptor in protecting against obesity
NEWS MEDICAL The team of scientists from King's College London and Imperial College London tested a high-fat diet, containing a fermentable carbohydrate, and a control diet on mice... 2 weeks
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CBC In the fight against diabetes and obesity, one important factor may have been overlooked: our molecular clock. 2 weeks
Jet lag and obesity share similar pathways to liver cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Since 1980, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, has nearly tripled, and obesity related liver disease is one of the driving forces... 2 weeks
Scientists say gut microbes may play role in yo-yo dieting, obesity
REUTERS LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - - Scientists studying yo-yo dieting in mice say the... 2 weeks
Karolinska Institute biologist receives 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for excellence in diabetes research
NEWS MEDICAL Columbia University has awarded the 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to Peter Arner, MD, PhD, a Distinguished... 2 weeks
Omega-3 fatty acids stimulate brown adipose tissue metabolism
SCIENCE DAILY Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, a discovery that would promote the development of new therapies for obesity and other metabolism diseases, according... 2 weeks
Report sheds light on extreme sugar consumption of UK teenagers and children
NEWS MEDICAL Obese children are around five times more likely to grow into obese adults, and carrying too much weight increases the risk of cancer as... 2 weeks
Dementia on the downslide, especially among people with more education, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.... 2 weeks
Omega-3 fatty acids can stimulate activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, a discovery that would promote... 2 weeks
Adolescent obesity may lead to irreparable bone damage
NEWS MEDICAL Teenagers who are obese may be doing irreparable damage to their bones, according to a new study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. 2 weeks
Molecules team up to maintain healthy level of fat in liver, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL As obesity rates rise in the United States, so does the incidence of liver diseases. 3 weeks
Excessive consumption of fatty foods could negatively affect cognitive functions in children
NEWS MEDICAL Chances are that children who eat excessive amounts of fatty foods will not only become obese, but will develop cognitive and psychiatric problems when... 3 weeks
Inability to safely store fat increases risk of diabetes, heart disease
SCIENCE DAILY A large-scale genetic study has provided strong evidence that the development of insulin resistance - a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart attacks and... 3 weeks
Too much fatty food could set children up for mental problems: Study in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Chances are that children who eat excessive amounts of fatty foods will not only become obese, but will develop cognitive... 3 weeks
Researchers to explore how in-womb exposure to environmental chemicals may affect childhood obesity
NEWS MEDICAL Kaiser Permanente researchers have received a major new grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how exposures to environmental chemicals... 3 weeks
Children born by Cesarean section may have a greater risk of obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Children delivered by Cesarean section may have an increased risk for obesity compared to children born vaginally, according to new research. 3 weeks
Skipping breakfast and not enough sleep can make children overweight
SCIENCE DAILY Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will... 4 weeks
Irregular sleeping patterns and skipping breakfast could make children overweight
NEWS MEDICAL Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will... 4 weeks
Spanish children overexposed to TV ads of unhealthy food, study warns
NEWS MEDICAL Spanish children are overexposed to TV ads of unhealthy food (burgers, pizzas, soft drinks, chocolate, bakery, etc.) both in generalist and children-oriented channels, a situation that... 4 weeks
Adolescent obesity contributes to endometrial cancer risk in women
NEWS MEDICAL While it is well established that obesity is closely linked to endometrial cancer risk, most past findings have only looked at risk in relation to one measure of body size... 4 weeks
Four cities just approved new taxes on sugary drinks, striking blows against Big Soda
THE VERGE Voters in Boulder, Colorado and three cities in California — San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany — approved controversial new soda... 4 weeks
How high-protein diets cause weight loss
SCIENCE DAILY A common end-product of digested protein -- phenylalanine -- triggers hormones that make rodents feel less hungry and leads to weight loss, according to a new study. A better understanding of the mechanism by which protein... 4 weeks
Researchers may have found how high-protein diets cause weight loss
SCIENCE DAILY A common end-product of digested protein – phenylalanine – triggers hormones that make rodents feel less hungry and leads to weight loss, according to a new study. A... 4 weeks
Adult weight gain could increase cancer risk
SCIENCE DAILY Substantial weight gain over many years increases the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 per cent and in women by almost 20 per cent, according to new research. 1 month
Gas-filled balloon capsules provide new low risk treatment option for patients with obesity
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with obesity who swallowed gas-filled balloon capsules designed to help them eat less, lost 1.9 times more weight than patients who relied on... 1 month
Women have lower risk of developing heart disease after bariatric surgery than men, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL Women have about a 20 percent less chance of developing heart disease after weight-loss surgery than men, according... 1 month
Vigorous, regular aerobic exercise boosts testosterone levels in overweight and obese men
NEWS MEDICAL Twelve weeks of aerobic exercise significantly boosted testosterone levels in overweight and obese men, with the greatest increases seen among vigorous exercisers, according to... 1 month
Long-term weight gain may increase risk of obesity-related cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Substantial weight gain over many years increases the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 per cent and in women by almost 20 per cent, according to new research... 1 month
Dad’s preconception exercise may increase obesity, insulin resistance risk in offspring
SCIENCE DAILY Fathers who exercise regularly before their children are conceived may program their offspring's genes with an increased risk for metabolic disorders, according to new research. The... 1 month
Medical News Today: Aerobic exercise boosts testosterone for overweight men
MNT Researchers reveal how a 12-week aerobic exercise program significantly increased testosterone levels for men who were overweight or obese. 1 month
Medical News Today: Diabetes: Potential protein target identified for reversing insulin resistance
MNT Removing or blocking the protein Gal3 reverses insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mouse models of obesity and diabetes, study shows. 1 month
Inhealthcare launches new mobile app to help NHS patients monitor, manage long-term conditions
NEWS MEDICAL Digital health specialist Inhealthcare has launched a new mobile app to help NHS patients track, monitor and manage long-term conditions including high... 1 month
Insulin resistance reversed by removal of protein
SCIENCE DAILY By removing the protein galectin-3 (Gal3), a team of investigators was able to reverse diabetic insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mouse models of obesity and diabetes. 1 month
Genetic variation, environmental conditions can have significant impact on human health
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics have shown for the first time the extent by which interactions... 1 month
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