Obesity

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Fast Food - Eating and Your Feellings - Junk Food and Emotional Over Eating

Study Finds Simple Fix to Curb Unhealthy Eating Caused by Stress

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.
New Childhood Obesity Calculation

New Way to Spot Adolescent Obesity Better Than BMI

The body mass index calculations that physicians have been relying on for decades may not be accurate for assessing body fat in adolescents between...

Vibration Plate Machines May Aid Weight Loss and Trim Abdominal Fat

Vibration plate exercise machines may help you lose weight and trim the particularly harmful belly fat between the organs.
Obalon Balloon System for Weight Loss

Obalon Balloon System for Weight Loss, FDA Approves Marketing

The Obalon Balloon System, a weight-loss system that uses gastric balloons to occupy space in the stomach, has been approved by the FDA for...
Allulose - Rare Sugar Sweetener and Diabetes

Rare Sugar Sweeteners Helped Control Blood Glucose in Study

According to a recent study, low-calorie, natural rare sugars could help regulate glucose levels, which would make them a good option as a sweetener...

Liraglutide Helps Patients with Diabetes Lose Weight

For people with type 2 diabetes, liraglutide resulted in significantly greater weight loss when compared to a placebo. Moderate weight loss can improve glycemic...
Photo of Pears - a Fermentable Carbohydate. Fermentable Carbohydrate and Obesity

Fermentable Carbohydrate May Protect Against Obesity

Researchers tested a high-fat diet that contained fermentable carbohydrate and found that it protected against obesity, but relied on a speficif receptor. The team of...

Weight Watchers Better for Type 2 Diabetes than Standard Care

Study to see if Weight Watchers led to better outcomes for people with type 2 diabetes than standard care has been published - showing...
Childhood Obesity Quadruples Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Childhood Body Mass Index Quadruples Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Study finds link between childhood body mass index and metabolic health, showing a dramatic increase in risk of type 2 diabetes for kids with...
China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

Cardiovascular problems propelled by increases in high blood pressure and obesity are hitting the Chinese population, according to a new study. Is Western...
Baby Size and Gestational Diabetes, Obesity

Gestational Diabetes Screening Too Late to Prevent Excessive Fetal Growth

According to a recent study, maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb, which affects the...
Citrus Fruit Prevents Diabetes, Heart Disease, Liver Disease

Citrus Fruits May Help Prevent Obesity-Related Diabetes, Heart and Liver Disease

Being obese increases the risk of developing heart disease, liver disease and diabetes, but researchers report that citrus fruit may help prevent the effect...
Diabetes Medication Causing Weight Gain

Study: Type 2 Diabetes Drug Makes People Fat. Find out why.

Many people with type 2 diabetes are taking anti-diabetic medications which specifically activate sensors that increase hunger, which then leads to weight gain.Medication used...

Surgery Better for Long-Term Type 2 Diabetes Control than Standard Therapy

New study compared the effectiveness of metabolic or bariatric surgery with standard diabetes treatments, along with wide range of outcomes, such as cholesterol, cardiovascular...
Health Benefits of Playing Pokemon Go!

Stealth Exergaming: Studying Health Benefits of Pokémon Go

A Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine called on researchers to conduct well-designed studies of active video games, like Pokemon Go, to...
High magnesium foods for diabetes health

Magnesium Improves Diabetes-Related Health, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Weight and More

Beneficial relationship found between dietary magnesium intake and diabetes-related outcomes, affecting metabolic syndrome risk, obesity and weight, blood pressure, and HDL (good) cholesterol. Learn...

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