Obesity

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Sleep Timing, Diet, Weight, BMI and Metabolism

Sleep Timing Affects Metabolic Health and BMI in Women

A new study suggests that frequent shifts in sleep timing may be related to adverse metabolic health among non-shift working, midlife women.Results show that...
Journal: Metabolism, August 2015

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Harm Bone Health, Exercise Helps

Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have been linked to several health issues, including an increased risk of bone fractures. Researchers have found that exercise...
ReShape-Integrated-Dual-Balloon-System

Non-Surgical Temporary Balloon Device to Treat Obesity Approved by FDA

The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System has been approved by the FDA to help people lose weight. The device is temporary and does not...

Higher Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk for 3 Million U.S. Kids

A Wake Forest study found that the children showed early signs of heart disease and diabetes, with the differences most notable in boys.More than...

Risk of Diabetes Begins at Birth Among South Asians

The risks of developing type 2 diabetes for South Asians - long known to suffer from substantially higher rates of diabetes and heart disease...
Chemicals Linked to Diabetes

Common Chemicals Linked to Rising Diabetes, Obesity and more

A scientific statement on endocrine-disrupting chemicals finds that they are so common that nearly every person on Earth has been exposed.Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting...

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...

Sobering Statistics on Physical Inactivity in the US

The statistics of physical inactivity in the U.S. are staggering and quite the eye opener. What do a prominent physiologist and two-time survivor of pancreatic...

European Countries: Big Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Death Rates

There are large inequalities in death rates due to diseases of the heart and blood vessels between European countries. This corresponds to lower life...

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...

Gestational Diabetes is Not Prevented by Diet and Exercise in Obese Women

A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, while effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a...

Weight Loss in Obese Adults Reduces Asthma Severity

Study finds weight loss in obese adults can reduce severity of asthma. Behavioral weight loss program associated with improvements in airway hyperresponsiveness and quality...

Fructose Contributes to Weight Gain, Body Fat, and Physical Inactivity

Fructose currently accounts for 10% of caloric intake for Americans. A new study has found that fructose causes significant weight gain, physical inactivity, and...

Brains of Obese Teens Affected by TV Food Commercials

Surprising results from a recent study show that TV food commercials set off a region of the brain that controls the mouths of overweight...

Afternoon Protein Snack Helps Teens Control Appetite and Diet

Afternoon snacking, particularly on high-protein-soy foods, reduces afternoon appetite, delays subsequent eating and reduces unhealthy evening snacking in teenagers.Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can...
Food advertising to children and health

Food Industry Failing to Improve Quality of Foods Advertised to Children

According to new study, food industry self-regulation has been unsuccessful and has achieved only baby steps in improving nutritional quality of foods advertised to...

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