Obesity

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Drugs that Make Body Burn Fat

Researchers One Step Closer to a Fat-Burning Drug

Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat - a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and...

More Blood Vessels May Alleviate Type 2 Diabetes

Study shows that a combination treatment that increases the density of blood vessels in adipose tissue prevented or even reversed the progression towards type...
Baby Size and Gestational Diabetes, Obesity

Gestational Diabetes Screening Too Late to Prevent Excessive Fetal Growth

According to a recent study, maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb, which affects the...
Beans,Lentils, Peas and Chick Peas and Weight Loss

Study: Permanent Weight Loss with Beans, Peas, Chickpeas or Lentils

Eating just one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils could contribute to modest weight loss, a new study suggests. Eating about 3/4...
calorie density food plate.

Researchers Sound Alarm: Watch Children’s Calories

In recent study, portion sizes and number of calories per bite were varied for lunches served to children in their normal eating environment.  The...
Benefit of Eating School Breakfast

Study: School Breakfasts Help Prevent Overweight Kids

A new study brings new evidence to the ongoing debate over policy efforts to increase daily school breakfast consumption, this time focusing on middle...
Dr. Ildiko Lingvay

Treatment Combo Helps Diabetes Control, Weight Loss

A recent trial has led to an interesting discovery. A combination of two type 2 diabetes treatments leads to improved glucose control and weight...
Health Benefits of a Little Weight Loss

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...
Mindfullness and Diabetes Health

Does Everyday Mindfulness Lead to Healthy Glucose Levels?

Does everyday mindfulness lead to better health? A new study from Brown University looked into the connection between higher mindfulness and healthier glucose levels. ...
Sleep Timing, Diet, Weight, BMI and Metabolism

Sleep Timing Affects Metabolic Health and BMI in Women

A new study suggests that frequent shifts in sleep timing may be related to adverse metabolic health among non-shift working, midlife women. Results show that...
Journal: Metabolism, August 2015

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Harm Bone Health, Exercise Helps

Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have been linked to several health issues, including an increased risk of bone fractures. Researchers have found that exercise...
ReShape-Integrated-Dual-Balloon-System

Non-Surgical Temporary Balloon Device to Treat Obesity Approved by FDA

The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System has been approved by the FDA to help people lose weight. The device is temporary and does not...

Higher Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk for 3 Million U.S. Kids

A Wake Forest study found that the children showed early signs of heart disease and diabetes, with the differences most notable in boys. More than...

Risk of Diabetes Begins at Birth Among South Asians

The risks of developing type 2 diabetes for South Asians - long known to suffer from substantially higher rates of diabetes and heart disease...
Chemicals Linked to Diabetes

Common Chemicals Linked to Rising Diabetes, Obesity and more

A scientific statement on endocrine-disrupting chemicals finds that they are so common that nearly every person on Earth has been exposed. Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting...

Surgery Better for Long-Term Type 2 Diabetes Control than Standard Therapy

New study compared the effectiveness of metabolic or bariatric surgery with standard diabetes treatments, along with wide range of outcomes, such as cholesterol, cardiovascular...

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