Obesity

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Married People Share Diabetes Risk

Spouses Share Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

A new study found a connection between the BMI of one spouse and the other spouse's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Certain Sugary Foods are Worse Than Others for Your Health

Some Calories More Harmful Than Others, Increase Cardiometabolic Risk

While calories from any food have the potential to increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, 22 nutrition researchers agree that certain calorie sources play a unique role in chronic health problems.
Childhood Obesity and Urban Design

Childhood Obesity Linked to How Walkable Your Neighborhood Is

Researchers studied how the design of a neighborhood affects childhood obesity, using factors such as sidewalks, bike routes and more. How does your neighborhood stack up?

Most Drugs Don’t Include Safe Dosing Info for Obese Children

When it comes to medications used by children, few approved drugs include safe dosing information for obese kids.
Diabetes and Obesity Responsible for Cancers

Diabetes and Obesity Responsible for 6-Percent of Cancer Cases

Nearly 6% of new cancer cases were caused by the combined effects of diabetes and being overweight or obese - and almost twice as common in women as men.
Late Night Eating Leads to Body Fat, Higher BMI

Later Timing of Meals Linked to Increased Body Fat and BMI

Researchers have found that later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass index and body fat, but how late is too late?
Discover Could Prevent or Treat Diabetes and Obesity

Nischarin May Treat or Prevent Diabetes and Obesity

Researchers discovered the ability of Nischarin to treat or prevent metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes.
Tiny Implant to Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Weight

Implant Invented to Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Weight

A spongy implant into fat tissue reduced weight gain and blood-sugar levels with no adverse affects - a development that can benefit people with diabetes or prediabetes.
Doctor Bias Makes Fighting Obesity Harder

Doctor Bias Towards Obese People is Real and Needs to Stop, Says Study

With American obesity rates exceeding 37 percent, osteopathic educators try shifting mindset of physicians who have negative attitudes towards obese people as a way to curb obesity.
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...
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...
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...
Photo of Sweetened, Caffeinated Soda : Lack of Sleep Leads to Drinking Sugar Sweetened Drinks with Caffeine

Less Sleep Leads to Drinking Sugary, Caffeinated Drinks

A recent study links shorter sleep with an increase in sugar-sweetened, caffeinated drink consumption -- and while the reason seems obvious, the study shows...
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...
Photo of Tai Chi Class - Obesity Now Ties Cancer as Top Health Threat

Obesity Taken as Seriously as Cancer, Worse than Heart Disease

Americans now take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it's an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation's leading killer. Understanding of...

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