Obesity

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Vine May Be a Valuable Dietary Supplement for Metabolic Syndrome

A fast-growing vine that has gobbled up some 10 million acres in the Southeast, may prove to be a valuable dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome.

Combining Key Ingredients of Vegetarian Diet Cuts Cholesterol Significantly, Says Study

A diet combining a handful of known cholesterol-lowering plant components cut bad cholesterol by close to 30-percent in a recent study.

New P.E. Study Demonstrates Vigorous Exercise Can Lower Adolescents’ Body Fat, Blood Pressure

By cutting the time adolescents spend standing around in school physical education classes and boosting the amount of exercise they do, experts have shown they can control the children's body fat and lower their blood pressure.

Daily Weighing Helps People Lose Weight, Prevents Gain

People who are trying to either lose weight or avoid gaining do better by weighing themselves daily, according to a new study in the December issue of Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Study: Hap1 Protein Links Circulating Insulin To Brain Circuits That Regulate Feeding Behavior

Researchers have discovered how the protein Hap1, which is abundant in the brain's hypothalamus, serves as the link between circulating insulin in the blood and the neural circuitry that controls feeding behavior.

Study Reports Gastric Bypass Surgery Resolves or Improves Diabetes in Most Patients

A study of obese people with type 2 diabetes who underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery (LGBP) found that 83 percent of them experienced a resolution of their disease.
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Little Diet Pain, Big Health Gain: 5-Percent Weight Loss

Heartening news for people struggling with being overweight. A new study shows that you don't need to lose a lot of weight to see...
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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...

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.

Second Study Shows Link Between Cushing’s Syndrome and Obesity

Specific genetic markers may influence whether a person develops metabolic syndromes, collection of health risks that increase the chance of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

New Class of Low-Sugar Drinks Proposed to Help Stem Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics

Strong evidence shows that sugary drinks are an important contributor to the epidemic rise of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the United States.

Aerobically Unfit Young Adults on Road to Diabetes in Middle Age

Young adults (18 to 30 years old) with low aerobic fitness levels - as measured by a treadmill test - are two to three times more likely to develop diabetes in 20 years than those who are fit.

Researchers Fear Sports May Be Hazardous to Fans’ Health

Die-hard sports fans may be risking heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancer and premature death because of unhealthy lifestyle choices that seem to go along with rooting for favorite sports teams.

Obese Children Metabolize Drugs Differently Than Healthy Weight Children

Researchers have provided the first evidence-based data on changes in drug metabolism in obese children as compared to healthy weight children.

Study: Too Much Light at Night May Lead to Obesity

Persistent exposure to light at night may lead to weight gain, even without changing physical activity or eating more food.

Overweight, Boozy And Depressed: Why We Need Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

With the time for New Year's resolutions uncomfortably close, latest data from a huge nationwide study shows that obesity is up, as is drinking by women.

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