Obesity
Study finds vitamin B12 deficiency in pregnancy may induce obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
A new study which was presented at the annual conference of Society for Endocrinology reports that vitamin B12 deficiency could disrupt the normal metabolism of fat and could... more
Metabolic effects of an oral blood cancer drug  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A recent study found that an effective blood cancer treatment was associated with weight gain, obesity, and increased systolic blood pressure. more
Cardiac-specific biomarkers may help predict CVD risk factors early  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A new review article provides valuable insights into how traditional and emerging cardiac-specific biomarkers and their associated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors may help point to effective preventive interventions in... more
Older adults can benefit from weight loss surgery, study says  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Obesity is a growing problem among people of all ages, including older adults. Though there are current measures to control and treat obesity in seniors, weight loss surgery... more
Impaired liver function during pregnancy can lead to impaired metabolism and weight gain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Impaired liver function during pregnancy may alter gut bacteria composition and increase the risk of obesity in children, according to results presented... more
Many teens may develop nutritional deficiencies years after bariatric surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The good news: bariatric surgery can be a life-changer for severely obese teens. Not only do young people experience dramatic weight loss, they also benefit from near-immediate improvement of diabetes plus longer-term... more
Only-children more likely to be obese than children with siblings  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Families with multiple children tend to make more healthy eating decisions than families with a single child. more
Anorexia nervosa comes in all sizes, including plus size  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa whose weight is in the healthy, overweight or obese ranges face similar cardiovascular and other health complications as their counterparts with low body... more
Patients with anorexia nervosa face similar health complications as their counterparts with low BMI  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa whose weight is in the healthy, overweight or obese ranges face similar cardiovascular... more
Study finds that only-children are more likely to be overweight or obese  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new study has found that only-children are more likely to be overweight or obese compared with children who have siblings. more
Study highlights importance of public health efforts to reduce maternal obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
In a study published in Pediatric Obesity, a child's high and increasing body mass index between ages two and six years was strongly associated with pre-pregnancy... more
New tool accurately predicts risks of death, complications from obesity and diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new web-based risk calculator can accurately predict the likelihood a patient with type 2 diabetes and obesity will die or develop serious complications... more
New web-based calculator accurately predicts risks of death, complications from obesity and diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new web-based risk calculator can accurately predict the likelihood a patient with type 2 diabetes and obesity will die or develop... more
Study defies decades-old patient eligibility guidelines for bariatric surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Weight-loss surgery has long been shown to improve or resolve diabetes, reduce heart attacks and stroke and produce significant weight loss, but the operation has generally been restricted by health... more
Large waist circumference may be a risk factor for obesity-related dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has shown that that visceral obesity may be associated with an increased risk for dementia among older individuals. more
Teens and adults experience the same rate of biliary side effects after weight-loss surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Adolescents and teens experience biliary side effects after weight-loss surgery at about the same rate as adults. However, in younger... more
New calculator can estimate 10-year risk of diabetes complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Patients struggling with type 2 diabetes and obesity are faced with the decision of whether to receive usual medical care or undergo weight-loss surgery. more
Cancer risk reduces to half with over 20% weight loss in post- bariatric surgery patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Patients with severe obesity who had bariatric or weight-loss surgery and lost more than 20% of their total... more
Mother-infant free-play interactions have positive effect on child's obesity risk trajectories  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The deleterious effects that obesity has on an individual's health and the difficulty of reversing it in adults are well-known, ranging from diabetes and heart disease... more
High waist circumference linked to increased obesity-related dementia risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Waist circumference is a more accurate indicator of abdominal visceral fat level than body mass index in the elderly, according to a report published in Obesity, the flagship journal of... more
Higher number of live births associated with poorer cardiovascular health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Using medical record and survey data collected from more than 3,400 women, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that women who have given birth five or... more
Research forum to present results of novel anti-obesity medications  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Rhythm Pharmaceuticals and Novartis will present findings from the latest stages of clinical evaluation of new anti-obesity medications during a special late-breaking research forum titled "Emerging Pharmacological Anti-obesity Therapies." more
New strategies and approaches to treat patients with hypertension  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
While studies of hypertension have been performed worldwide in a variety of epidemiological settings such as diabetes, renal function, obesity and thyroid disorders, there is a need to identify appropriate... more
Avocado Compound May Help Fight Obesity and Diabetes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Avocatin B, a fat molecule found only in avocados (Persea americana), can inhibit cellular processes that normally lead to diabetes,... more
Gut bacteria is key factor in childhood obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists suggest that gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity. more
Avocados may hold the key to managing obesity and preventing diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Your guacamole may hold the key to managing obesity and helping delay or prevent diabetes, according to a new study by a University of Guelph research... more
Houston Methodist neurologist offers three tips for better sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
More than one-third of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep each night, putting them at risk for serious, chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity.... more
Obesity has limited behavioral overlap with addiction, research finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A large analysis of personality studies has found that people with obesity behave somewhat like people with addictions to alcohol or drugs. But obesity is also a complex condition that... more
How far schoolkids live from junk food sources tied to obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
As measured in city blocks, proximity to fast and convenience food sellers can impact a student's chances of becoming obese, according to a new study. more
Sugar-sweetened acidic drinks linked to obesity and tooth wear among adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published today in the journal Clinical Oral Investigations, has found that sugar-sweetened acidic drinks, such as soft drinks, is the common factor between... more
More Obese Children Should Get Weight-Loss Surgery, Doctors Say  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Weight-loss surgery could treat severely obese children more effectively than lifestyle changes alone, pediatricians say. more
Medical News Today: Exercising before breakfast may be most healthful choice  MNT · 2 weeks
In a new study, people with overweight or obesity who worked out before eating breakfast burned more fat and saw overall health benefits. more
Medical News Today: Women and men at risk of different obesity-related conditions  MNT · 2 weeks
A new study has found that women and men with obesity face different health risks, while the condition can lead to a range of... more
Soft drinks found to be the crucial link between obesity and tooth wear  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study has found that sugar-sweetened acidic drinks, such as soft drinks, is the common factor between obesity and tooth wear... more
More severely obese kids should get surgery, MD group says  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Pediatrician guidance says even some preteens struggling with extreme obesity may benefit from weight loss surgery more
Bariatric surgery is safe and beneficial for teenagers with morbid obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Bariatric surgery is safe and, in many cases, beneficial for teenagers with morbid obesity who would otherwise face a heightened risk of developing severe health problems,... more
Glucose wears down circadian clocks in obesity, may drive cardiovascular risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
High glucose in obesity appears to gum up the works of the circadian clocks inside our cells that help regulate the timing of many body functions... more
Obesity exacerbates many causes of death, but risks are different for men and women  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
People who carry around unhealthy amounts of weight don't just have heart disease and diabetes to worry about. Obesity is... more
Further evidence bedtime social media use is harming teenagers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new UK study shows that teenagers who spend 3 or more hours engaging in social media are much more likely to sleep late and to have night awakenings, among... more
High glucose impairs circadian clock function, may increase cardiovascular risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
High glucose in obesity appears to gum up the works of the circadian clocks inside our cells that help regulate the timing of many body functions across the... more
Medical News Today: First-time evidence suggests that fat can accumulate in the lungs  MNT · 3 weeks
New evidence shows that fatty tissue can build up in the airways, affecting lung health, especially in people with obesity. This may... more
Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The evolution of dietary and hygienic habits in Western countries is associated with a decrease in the bacteria that help in digestion. These very... more
Exercising before breakfast benefits your health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Exercise has always been a measure to maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight and obese has been tied to a multitude of health complications, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Engaging in physical activities... more
Being obese may lead to fat accumulation in the lungs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Obesity is a growing health concern among children and adults across the globe. In the 2016 figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.9 billion adults are overweight... more
Factors that predict obesity by adolescence revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Three simple factors that predict whether a healthy weight child will be overweight or obese by adolescence have been revealed in a new study. more
Study reveals factors that predict obesity by adolescence  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Three simple factors that predict whether a healthy weight child will be overweight or obese by adolescence have been revealed in a new study led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. more
Pope on World Food Day laments paradox of hunger, obesity  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Pope Francis is calling for lifestyle and dietary changes to address the paradox of people suffering from malnutrition in some parts of the world and obesity in others more
Medical News Today: Could coffee byproducts fight inflammation?  MNT · 4 weeks
A recent study has investigated whether the byproducts of coffee production might help ease the inflammation associated with obesity and protect health. more
Rapid and sensitive tracking of fat molecules in the body  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Fats have earned a bad name as the source of all that is wrong with our hearts and blood vessels, not to mention our appearance. The dysfunctional handling... more
Being overweight before 40 raises the risk of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Obesity has been proven to be a major risk factor for several cancers. Weight gain during adulthood has been tied to increased cancer risk, but there is a little body... more
Snacking could be banned on local transport in a bid to curb childhood obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
England’s outgoing Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dame Sally Davies, the top doctor in the country, believes that snacking ought to... more
Shipment tracking for 'fat parcels' in the body  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Without fat, nothing works in the body: These substances serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks -- including for the envelopes of living cells. Numerous diseases are related to disorders in... more
Shipment tracking for 'fat parcels' in the body  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Without fat, nothing works in the body: Fats serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks, including for the envelopes of living cells. Numerous diseases are related to disorders in fat metabolism... more
New data shows rise in obesity prevalence among reception-aged children in 2018-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Obesity prevalence among reception-aged schoolchildren in England increased between 2017-18 and 2018-19, new statistics from NHS Digital show. more
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