Obesity

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Parents Are Top Influence On Soft-Drink Consumption Among Kids

Researchers surveyed children on how often they drank soft drinks and the factors that influence soft drink consumption.

Research: College Students Face Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Metabolic Syndrome

New data on the widely unstudied demographic of college students indicates that this group of 18 to 24-year-olds are on the path toward chronic health diseases.
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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...
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?

Study: Boosting Brown Fat Levels May Combat Obesity Epidemic

Researchers have shown that a type of good fat known as brown fat occurs in varying amounts in children – increasing until puberty and then declining -- and is most active in leaner children.

Belly Fat May Affect Liver Function

A study suggests the release of lipids from abdominal fat, which drains directly to the liver, increases overnight, providing additional insight as to how abdominal fat is associated with type 2 diabetes risk.

Study: Adolescents’ Grades, Well-Being Suffer Along With Body Image

Teens who consider themselves overweight may have a greater risk for depression and school-related stress.

Diabetic Eye Disease More Severe in African-Americans Who Consume More Calories, Sodium

High intakes of calories and sodium appear to be associated with the progression of retinal disease among African American patients with diabetes.

New Link Found Between Insulin Resistance and Obesity

Scientists have uncovered a new way in which obesity wreaks its havoc, by altering the production of proteins that affect how other proteins are spliced together.

Dietary Preferences and Patterns May Be Linked to Genes

The relative amount of protein, carbohydrate, and fat that people choose to eat may be influenced by genetics.

Animal Study: Gastric Bypass Improves Insulin Secretion

The majority of gastric bypass patients mysteriously recover from their type 2 diabetes within days, before any weight loss has taken place. A study has now shown that the insulin-producing beta cells increase in number and performance after the surgery.

Study: Obesity is a significant predictor of periodontal disease

Researchers from University at Buffalo found that obesity is a significant predictor for periodontal disease, independent of age, gender, race, ethnicity, and smoking.

Researchers Zero in on Protein That May Help Treat Diabetes, Obesity

A newly-identified protein may hold the key to keeping appetite and blood sugar in check, according to a study by York University researchers.

Study: Bullied Kids More Likely to Be Obese, Develop Health Problems

Bullying may keep overweight children on the sidelines, making it more difficult for them to shed pounds.

Case Against Fad Diets for Weight Loss

Opposition to any weight loss approach that fails to take into account overall health considerations.

Researchers Identify Protein That Overcomes Leptin Resistance

The identification of a protein that enables the body to overcome resistance to the hormone leptin could help scientists move one step closer to creating a drug therapy to help prevent and treat obesity.

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