Obesity

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Sweetened Drinks Put Children at Risk for Obesity, Poor Nutrition

Too much soda and other sugar-filled drinks make children fat - which can lead to other problems.

Eating And Body Weight Regulated By Specific Neurons

Researchers provide direct evidence that two parts of a neuronal system, one that promotes eating and another that suppresses eating, are critical for the acute regulation of eating and body weight.

Race May Affect Weight And Fitness Level

Race may play an important role in determining a person's obesity and fitness levels, shows a new study.

Convenient Blood Test Not as Effective for Diagnosing Diabetes in Children

Doctors are increasingly using a convenient blood glucose test for diagnosing diabetes and pre-diabetes, but a study shows it's not the best way to diagnose diabetes in children.

Some Obese Individuals Appear Metabolically Healthy

Some obese individuals do not appear to have an increased risk for heart disease, while some normal-weight individuals experience a cluster of heart risks.

Study: Amish Children Are 2-Times More Physically Active Than Non-Amish Children

Old Order Amish children are much more physically active and three times less likely to be overweight than non-Amish children, which may provide them with some long-term protection against developing Type 2 diabetes.

Obesity, Diabetes Interfere with Work Productivity

Obese workers with type 2 diabetes report less productivity on the job than their normal-weight co-workers, and diabetes in itself has an effect on work impairment.

Fat Hormone Acts On Brain Circuit To Curb Obesity, Diabetes

New research finds that a single brain region is sufficient for normal control of blood sugar and activity level by the fat hormone leptin.

Study: Low-Protein, Low-Calorie Dieters Have Reduced Levels of Hormone Linked to Cancer

Preliminary findings suggest that eating less protein may help protect against certain cancers that are not directly associated with obesity.

Pancreatic Surgery Riskier for Obese Patients

Obesity may contribute to a greater likelihood of post-operative complications for patients having pancreatic surgery, a surgeon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has found.

Researchers Identify Gene that Regulates Glucose Levels and Increases Risk for Diabetes

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have helped identify a genetic variant that regulates glucose levels and also increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Drug Lowers Conversion to Type 2 Diabetes by 81% in Multicenter Study

Individuals in a prediabetic state who were treated with the oral medication pioglitazone were 81 percent less likely to convert to diabetes than those who received a placebo.

Toxic Byproduct of Heat-Processed Food May Lead to Weight Gain and Diabetes

Researchers have identified a common compound in the modern diet that could play a major role in the development of abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes.

Poor Prenatal Nutrition Permanently Damages Function of Insulin-Producing Cells in the Pancreas

Joslin scientists also discover this impairment sets the stage for type 2 diabetes later in life.

Role in Type 1 Diabetes Provides Clue for Researchers Who Discovered Obesity Gene

The discovery of a gene believed to be connected to morbid obesity has international origins and began as an exploration into the causes of Type I diabetes.

Poll: Obesity Cited Number-One Kids’ Health Issue: Americans Split on Who’s Responsible

Obesity or being overweight is seen as the most important health issue for U.S. children, according to a new poll.

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