Obesity
Factors causing childhood obesity differ for wealthier and poorer countries  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Childhood obesity is not just a public health concern in western countries; it is rising across the world, particularly in poor and low-income countries. more
Coronavirus could hit Mexico's high obesity, diabetes rates  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The coronavirus pandemic could be especially deadly in Mexico because of the country's high rates of obesity and diabetes more
Quality of diet among young Americans remains poor  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Poor diet is a significant contributor to chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes accounting for early mortality. A new study published in the journal JAMA in March 2020 shows... more
Overweight and obese people at higher risk of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) first emerged in China, a series of studies have provided a better understanding of the virus and how it affects the human body. Evidence shows... more
Underweight patients with diabetes in Singapore have increased risk of TB  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
"Persistent cough in underweight patients with diabetes warrants screening for active tuberculosis." This is the message in the editorial of the December 2019 issue of the... more
Melinjo seed extract may improve obesity and diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In Southeast Asia, the fruit, flowers, and leaves of Indonesia's "Melinjo" tree are traditional foods. more
High blood pressure and obesity shown to be two strongest risk factors for shortening lifespan  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A team have demonstrated that high blood pressure and obesity are the two strongest risk factors of shortening... more
Dietary sugar has negative impact on health independent of obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Sugar-rich diets have a negative impact on health independent of obesity reports a new study led by the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, UK. more
Obese children more prone to anxiety, depression and shortening of life  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Two studies published in the journals PLOS Medicine and BMC Medicine in March 2020 show that obesity in childhood is linked to a higher risk of... more
GlobalData: One fifth of consumers trying to lose weight are concerned about related diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Widespread media coverage of the high and growing prevalence of overweight or obese individuals globally has heightened awareness of weight... more
Avocado Consumption Improves Ability to Focus Attention in Overweight, Obese Adults: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Daily avocado intake over 12 weeks improved the ability to focus attention and increased concentrations of lutein among adults with overweight and obesity, a... more
Can poor air quality make you gain weight?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study links air pollution to changes in the human gut microbiome which could fuel diabetes, obesity and inflammatory bowel diseases like colitis and Crohn's disease. more
Computer program analyzes blood plasma to identify weight gain biomarkers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers at the University of Campinas in São Paulo State, Brazil, have developed a computer program that analyzes molecules in blood plasma to search for biomarkers that identify... more
UVA researchers discover why obesity causes high blood pressure and potential ways to fix  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered why obesity causes high blood pressure and identified potential... more
Study explores cognitive benefits of avocado consumption for overweight or obese adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A diet including daily avocado consumption improves the ability to focus attention in adults whose measurements of height and weight are categorized as overweight... more
Obesity linked to pancreatitis, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona published in the the Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that obesity is not only implicated in chronic diseases such as diabetes, but also in sudden-onset diseases... more
Biomarker in saliva linked to emergence of childhood obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A molecular marker in saliva is associated with the emergence of childhood obesity in a group of preschool-aged Hispanic children. more
Fatty nutrients control certain neurons in the reward circuit  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Energy-dense food, obesity and compulsive food intake bordering addiction: the scientific literature has been pointing to connections between these for years. more
Citrus Flavonoid Nobiletin Could Reduce Obesity, Reverse Its Negative Side-Effects  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Mice fed a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet that were also given nobiletin, a flavonoid found in sweet... more
Older workers with obesity at higher risk of prolonged sickness absence or job loss  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
New research has shown that older workers with obesity are at a higher risk of prolonged sickness absence or losing... more
NIHR awards £500,000 grant to examine effectiveness of obesity treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Dr. Jennifer Logue of Lancaster Medical School has been awarded half a million pounds by the National Institute for Health Research to examine the effectiveness of NHS and... more
Survey-based study reveals limitations in obesity treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
To address obesity worldwide, changes are needed in both the availability of treatments and the attitudes of clinicians. That's the conclusion of a survey-based study of health professionals. more
Obesity could increase severity of influenza study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study has revealed that those who are obese or overweight tend to get more severe bouts of influenza than those who are a healthy weight. The reason behind this could... more
Molecule found in oranges could reduce obesity and reverse its negative side-effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The equivalent of just two and a half glasses of orange juice a day could reverse obesity and reduce the risk of heart disease... more
Researchers detect a novel cause of acquired lipodystrophy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is mostly diagnosed in overweight and obese people. However, severe forms of NAFLD can also be detected in rare genetic diseases such as lipodystrophy or in patients... more
Yale study may help reconcile conflicting findings about low-calorie sweeteners  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Several studies in recent years have reported that low-calorie sweeteners in foods and beverages disrupt the human metabolism, promoting the development of diabetes and obesity. more
After obesity surgery, more patients returning for another  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
As more Americans turn to surgery to lose weight, more of them are also returning for a second operation because the first isn't working more
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