Obesity

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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...
Photo of a Big Breakfast - Less Sleep Leads to Eating More

Lost Sleep Makes You Eat More Calories, Says Study

Sleep deprivation may result in people consuming more calories during the following day, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at...

Weight Watchers Better for Type 2 Diabetes than Standard Care

Study to see if Weight Watchers led to better outcomes for people with type 2 diabetes than standard care has been published - showing...
Image of Fish OIl Capsules

Experts Say Cut Omega-6, Boost Omega-3 to Curb Obesity Rates

Experts are urging that we cut dietary omega 6 and boost omega 3 to curb soaring obesity rates, citing the the current ratio is...
McDonalds Food Label on French Fries

Do Fast Food Calorie Labels Help? Study has the Answer.

Researchers from New York University shows whether fast-food menu calorie counts help consumers make healthy choices  - or not - in a new study...
Health Challenge

Challenge: Atlanta Physicians Prescribe Food as Medicine

A group of Atlanta physicians are challenging patients and residents to a health challenge based on a plant-based diet which can boost metabolism, lower...
Obalon Balloon System for Weight Loss

Obalon Balloon System for Weight Loss, FDA Approves Marketing

The Obalon Balloon System, a weight-loss system that uses gastric balloons to occupy space in the stomach, has been approved by the FDA for...
Citrus Fruit Prevents Diabetes, Heart Disease, Liver Disease

Citrus Fruits May Help Prevent Obesity-Related Diabetes, Heart and Liver Disease

Being obese increases the risk of developing heart disease, liver disease and diabetes, but researchers report that citrus fruit may help prevent the effect...
Health Benefits of Playing Pokemon Go!

Stealth Exergaming: Studying Health Benefits of Pokémon Go

A Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine called on researchers to conduct well-designed studies of active video games, like Pokemon Go, to...
Personal Diet Plan vs. One Size Fits All

Personalized Nutrition Beats “One Size Fits All” Approach in Dieting

A new study has found that a personalized, or individualized, approach to dieting is more effective than the one-size-fits-all approach many people are encouraged...
Diabetes Drug May Also Offer Vascular Protection

Study: Diabetes Drug May Also Offer Vascular Protection

A University of Missouri study suggests a type 2 diabetes medication provided arterial protection and may prevent aortic stiffening and cardiovascular risks. Obesity and Type...
China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

Cardiovascular problems propelled by increases in high blood pressure and obesity are hitting the Chinese population, according to a new study. Is Western...
Why Most Obese People Develop Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

Study: Why Most Obese People Develop Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

Findings from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), which appear in eLife, provide a possible explanation as to why most people who are obese...
Step Toward Curbing Sugar Addiction

Sugar Addiction: Brain Sugar Switch Discovered

Researchers have discovered what they are calling a brain sugar switch that may curb sugar addiction. Researchers at Technical University of Munich discovered that our...
Binge Eating Disorder and Dopamine

Binge Eating Behavior Turned Off Via Dopamine Neurons

Binge eating is a serious problem and researchers may have found a way to supress it using a drug already approved by the FDA...
Rudy Valentine, Iowa State University. Discovery May Help Treat Diabetes

Treatment to Better Regulate Insulin Discovered

A recent discovery shows how lowering PKD1 can help people with diabetes limit metabolic complications, such as stroke, heart disease and some forms of...

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