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Graphic Cigarette-style Packaging For Sugary Drinks Deter Young Adults From Purchase

A new research found that young adults were more likely to avoid sugary drinks with graphic warnings about tooth decay, obesity, and type-2 diabetes. The study was presented at the 2018 European Congress on Obesity.

Public Health

Antidepressants Linked To Weight Gain And Obesity, With Some Drugs Worse Than Others

Researchers have found that they may be a link between taking antidepressants and the health issues of weight gain and obesity. Some drugs were also found to be worse than others, leading to a higher risk of gaining weight.

Medicine

22 Percent Of The World's Population Projected To Be Obese In 27 Years

New findings estimate that 22 percent of the world's population will be obese by 2045. About one in eight people around the world will also have diabetes, including nearly one in five people in the United States.

Public Health May 25, 2018

Obese People Have More Energy Reserve To Survive Infection During Hospital Admissions: Study

New studies concluded that obesity helps fight off infections during hospital admissions. Experts found that obese individuals fare better in this medical aspect than people with normal weight due to extra energy reserve.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2018

Study Shows People With Higher Levels Of Belly Fat Could Suffer From Vitamin D Deficiency

Obesity and vitamin D deficiency could be linked according to a new study. The study showed that men and women who had higher levels of fat around their abdomen suffered from vitamin D deficiency.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 21, 2018

Obamacare Calorie Count Requirements Take Effect: What To Expect

The calorie count mandate from Obamacare was approved and will take effect next week. Consumers can expect restaurants, supermarkets, theaters, and more to publish the nutrition information of products being offered.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Scientists Just Found A Way To Make Mice Resistant To Obesity

NAMPT is the enzyme responsible for efficiently storing fat, a new research proved. So, can we simply get rid of it to make us resistant to obesity?

Biotech May 5, 2018

Obesity May Accelerate And Worsen Disability In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity may speed up disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients who lost weight also tend to become more disabled quickly. Does this mean weight loss is detrimental for sufferers of the autoimmune disorder?

Public Health April 30, 2018

Skipping Breakfast Will Not Help You Lose Weight: You'll Gain Weight Instead, Study Says

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic discovered that skipping breakfast will not help people lose weight. Instead, it is linked to future weight gain, and leads to a higher risk of obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2018

Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Diabetes And Obesity: What Are The Healthier Alternatives?

Results of a mice trials showed that artificial sweeteners change the way food is metabolized and energy is used. Dietitians highly recommend fruits to replace artificial sweeteners because it is naturally sweet and full of good calories.

Public Health April 25, 2018

Obese Sisters Get Bariatric Surgery In Bid To Help Them Live Healthier Lives

Yogita and Anisha were already having breathing problems at just six and eight years old because of their obesity. Thanks to a kind doctor, the sisters received the medical care that they need for free.

Medicine April 22, 2018

A Big Belly Could Be Bad For Your Health And Your Heart - Even If You're Not Overweight

A new study has found that people who have a wider waist or central obesity are at a higher risk of having heart problems than those who are overweight. The study was conducted on 1,700 participants who were a "normal size" but had a large belly.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 21, 2018

Study: Weight Loss Surgery Can Make Or Break Love Life, Relationships

Drastic weight loss resulting from bariatric surgery can be life-changing. Studies in Sweden show that induced weight loss can either start or end romantic relationships.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2018

Girl With Chronic Eating Disorder Crowned Pageant Queen

A 15-year-old girl who weighs 380 pounds because of her insatiable hunger was crowned Miss Amazing. Anna Hankins suffers from Prader-Willi Syndrome, the most common genetic cause of obesity.

Feature | Health March 26, 2018

Growing Number Of Cancer Cases Caused By Excess Weight

Excess weight is now the cause of 6.3 percent of all cancer cases in the United Kingdom in which the number increased by 5.5 percent from 2011. Here are other preventable causes of cancer.

Public Health March 26, 2018

Want To Lose Weight? Eat Regular Meals, Says New Study

Though dieting and regular exercise are essential to effective weight management, the best long-term strategy is eating regular meals. A new study highlights the importance of focusing on one's overall wellness than losing pounds.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 25, 2018

Here’s Why Weight Gain Could Reduce The Number Of Taste Buds And Result to Never-Ending Cycle of Obesity

A new study from Cornell University found that the weight gain poses risks in the reduction of taste buds. This metabolic malfunction often results to the dulling of the sense of taste and consumption of more calories.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2018

Americans Are Exercising More, But Obesity Is Still On The Rise: CDC

CDC data shows that physical activity among Americans are on the rise, but so is obesity. What could be stopping Americans from getting to a healthy weight?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Obesity Paradox Debunked: Obese People Don’t Actually Live Longer, New Study Says

A team of researchers just challenged the very concept of Obesity Paradox. According to their study, overweight or obese people don’t actually live longer lives — they’re just diagnosed with heart disease earlier, that’s all.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 1, 2018

Junk Food Culture Found To Cause America's Growing Problem On Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity continues to be an epidemic in the United States, where even toddlers are struggling with the health issue. Experts all point their fingers at just one culprit, junk food.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2018

Fast Eaters Get Fat, Study Shows: Taking Your Time With Your Food May Help You Lose Weight

New research revealed that the time it takes for a person to eat and the time at which the person eats are factors in weight gain. People who eat faster, skip breakfast, and eat midnight snacks have higher obesity risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 13, 2018

Here's Why You Feel More Hungry After You Lose Weight

After losing a large amount of weight, most people experience an increased feeling of hunger and this was previously thought to be entirely psychological. However, a recent study proved there are physical mechanisms working behind.

Public Health February 9, 2018

Is Obesity Contagious? Study Says Yes, But Don't Blame Your Neighbors For Your Weight Gain

A new study confirmed that obesity may be considered contagious, just like the flu and sexually transmitted diseases. However, this does not mean that people should just blame their neighbors if they are overweight.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 25, 2018

High-Fat Diet Could Worsen Prostate Cancer: Study

A high-fat diet brings more than just extra weight. It has been found to accelerate the progression of serious conditions such as prostate cancer, turning it into a lethal disease.

Public Health January 18, 2018

Doctor Reveals Trump’s Overall Health And Weight Loss Goals

President Donald Trump is reportedly healthy but needs to lose weight, eat healthy, and exercise. Trump’s almost obese condition has prompted the viral #Girther movement on Twitter, which compares him with other men with the same size and weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2018

New Anti-Obesity Drug Can Help You Lose Weight Without Dieting

Researchers are working on a new drug that can help shrink excess fat without dieting. If proven successful, the promising new drug can help address the national obesity epidemic affecting 160 million Americans.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 10, 2018

High Fat Diet May Help In Weight Loss: Study

A new study showed that a diet high in fat may help in losing weight. The researchers discovered a method in which altering the Hedgehog pathway signaling system, resulted in suppressing obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 6, 2017

More Than Half Of US Children Will Be Obese By Age 35: Here's How To Prevent Weight Problems In Kids

More than 50 percent of teens and children in the United States will be obese by their 35th birthday. What are the factors that contribute to obesity epidemic and how can parents prevent weight problems in kids?

Public Health November 30, 2017

Sugar, Not Fat, Causes Weight Gain: Professor Of Medicine

Weight gain and obesity are linked to the excess consumption of sugar. Eating fat does not make a person fat, a professor of medicine recently stated in his new book.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 20, 2017

10-Month-Old Baby Weighs As Much As A 9-Year-Old Because Of Mysterious Condition

A 10-month-old Mexican baby weighs the same as an average 9-year-old child. Doctors say the baby may be suffering from a genetic condition called Prader-Willi syndrome.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 13, 2017

Here Are The Most Obese States In America

The report conducted by WalletHub revealed the states with the highest obese and overweight individuals. The findings provide a more local perspective on the prevalence of obesity in the United States.

Public Health November 7, 2017

UK To Ban Surgery For Smokers And The Obese To Reduce Health Care Costs

UK came up with a decision to ban non-urgent surgeries for individuals who smoke and are obese. This is how the controversial move can help slash health care costs.

Public Health November 1, 2017

Promising Obesity Treatment: Engineered Protein Helps Obese Animals Lose Weight

An engineered version of the protein GDF15 caused test animals to lose weight. Researchers also observed a link between increased levels of the protein and lowered cholesterol and insulin levels in the blood.

Public Health October 20, 2017

Price Hike Cuts Sales Of Sugary Drinks In Jamie's Italian Restaurants

Raising the price of sugary drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurants causes sales to drop by 11 percent, a new experiment reveals. As a result, the increase in price of those beverages has led to the decrease in sugary drink consumption.

Public Health October 19, 2017

The Obesity Problem Worsens: There Were 10 Times More Obese Children And Teens In 2016 Than 40 Years Ago

There were 10 times more obese children and teens in 2016 compared to 40 years ago, according to a joint study between the Imperial College London and the World Health Organization. The worldwide obesity problem is indeed getting worse.

Public Health October 11, 2017

Here's Another Good Reason To Lose Weight: You'll Save Up To $36,000

A new study showed that obese and overweight adults can stand to save up to $36,000 over their lifetime if they drop to a healthy weight. The money will be saved from direct medical costs and productivity losses.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 27, 2017

This Skin Patch Melts Fat In Mice (No, You Can't Use It Yet)

The new medicated skin patch promotes fat browning in mice and holds promise in burning unwanted fat deposits such as love handles. It may also treat diabetes and obesity.

Biotech September 16, 2017

Obesity Report: 1 In 5 Americans Are Obese

One in five Americans is still obese. There is still hope as the rate increase slows down, and as long as policies and programs are bolstered.

Public Health September 3, 2017

UK Targets Calorie Reduction In Popular Food Items To Combat Childhood Obesity

Health officials in the UK aim to reduce the caloric content of popular food items such as pizzas and burgers. This is in response to the obesity and type 2 diabetes rate among children in the UK.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

Walnuts Can Help Control Appetite And Cravings: Study

Eating a handful of walnuts a day could fight off obesity. Researchers discovered how eating walnuts changes brain activity to stave off hunger and cravings.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 18, 2017

Weight Loss Intragastric Balloons Linked To 5 Deaths

The FDA said that five deaths have been linked to intragastric balloons albeit it remains unclear if the fatalities were caused by the device itself or the surgery. What are the potential side effects of intragastric balloons?

Public Health August 11, 2017

Scientists Successfully Use CRISPR-Edited Skin Grafts To Treat Type-2 Diabetes And Obesity

Scientists grafted genetically edited human skin cells to treat type-2 diabetes and prevent obesity in mice. The removable patches could be a viable replacement for insulin shots.

Biotech August 6, 2017

Fat-Shaming In Doctor's Clinic Can Be Physically Harmful

Presenters at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association shed light into the negative effects of fat-shaming in doctor's clinics. Such acts could lead to serious psychological and physical harm to a patient.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 5, 2017

Tall Men At Higher Risk Of Death From Prostate Cancer: Study

Prostate cancer is the second leading type of cancer among men. Now, researchers have found that taller men and heavier men are more at risk of being diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer and of death from prostate cancer.

Public Health July 14, 2017

New Report Ranks Laziest Nations, And US Is In Bottom Half With Lowest Average Steps

Nations with large differences in walking rates in their citizens have higher obesity levels than those who do not see such a vast spread, a new study has reported. Find out more about activity inequality and why walkable cities matter.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2017

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