Topic: Obesity

How Do You Keep The Pounds Off? New Study Explores Weight Maintenance Strategies

A new study shows that employing certain methods can help keep the pounds off. These interventions include regularly weighing one's self and planning for unfortunate weight-gain situation.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Children Can Inherit Obesity From Their Parents, New Study Says

New findings by University of Sussex researchers have revealed that children inherit obesity from their parents. The BMI count of the parents directly affects that of the child, making them obese.

Public Health

Nearly Half Of Americans To Have Some Form Of Heart Disease-Related Health Problem By 2035

A new American Heart Association report estimates that 45 percent of the U.S. population will have some form of health problem linked to heart disease by 2035. Costs associated with cardiovascular conditions would also rise to $1.1 trillion.

Public Health February 15, 2017

Obesity And Infertility: How Your Waistline Affects Your Chances Of Having Kids

A new study from the National Institutes of Health suggests that a couple’s body mass index may play a crucial role in their chances of getting pregnant.

Public Health February 13, 2017

Online Groups Offer Support For People Who Want To Lose Weight

New research pointed out that online forums dedicated to people trying to lose weight offer support to their members. Among the forum posts, the most successful are the confessions.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Exercise Not A Key Factor In Weight Control: Study

New research carried out in five different countries, among which the United States, suggests that weight gain may not be influenced by the overall physical activity. According to the study, diet could be more important.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

5 Heart-Healthy Breakfast Ideas Other Than Oatmeal

The American Heart Association confirmed that eating breakfast reduces your risk factors for heart disease. Oatmeal is great for you but there are other breakfast items that will also do your heart a whole lot of good.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017

Obese Couples Take Longer To Conceive, Reveals Study

A new study reveals that obese couples may have more difficulty conceiving when compared to their leaner counterparts. The findings reveal that body composition plays a pivotal role in conception.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017

France Bans Unlimited Soda Refills To Tackle Obesity: Should US Follow Suit?

France has banned unlimited refills of sodas and sugary drinks in restaurants and other fast food places, in accordance with the WHO's 2016 health data. It remains to be seen if the U.S. implements similar measure to counter obesity.

Public Health January 31, 2017

Fat Shaming Brings Greater Health Risks Than Obesity Itself, Says Study

A new study published in Obesity has found that fat shaming increases the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in people with obesity, above and beyond the effects of body mass index and depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017

Children Suffering With Asthma At Higher Risk Of Becoming Obese

Children suffering from asthma are more likely to become obese per a new study. An early diagnosis and treatment of asthma may help in the prevention of obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017

Each Meal You Eat Triggers An Immune System Response, Sets Off Inflammation

Research sheds new light on the inflammatory response generated by the immune system in the human body during digestion. In healthy adults, the process is beneficial, while in overweight and obese people it can lead to diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

Why Do Parents Buy Processed Foods? It’s More Than Just Convenience, Study Reveals

When parents buy prepackaged, processed meals, they believe their families really like the ready to eat meals, and not just simply because they lack the time to cook or plan family dinners, according to a new study.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 10, 2017

Children With Obese Parents May Be At Risk Of Developmental Delays, Say NIH Researchers

Parental obesity can directly affect children, according to NIH researchers. In a study, they showed that obese mothers and fathers can increase risks of child developmental delays.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 2, 2017

Obesity And Inactivity: Study Uses Mouse Model To Show Why Obese Individuals Have Low Motivation To Move

Is it inactivity that causes obesity or obesity that makes people turn into couch potatoes? It’s a “chicken and egg” scenario that a recent study clarified using a mouse model.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 1, 2017

Obesity-Associated Protein’s Role In Leukemia Development Discovered, Highlights Potential For More Effective Therapies

Protein generally associated with obesity was found to inhibit patients' reaction to leukemia treatment and contribute to the severity of the disease. Further research will document how this information can be used in increasing patients' response to treatment.

Biotech December 27, 2016

New Study Suggests Daily Sugar Intake Guidelines Are Based On Low-Quality Evidence

Dietary recommendations on daily sugar intake could be based on poor evidences, reports a recent study. WHO recommends sugar intake of less than 5 percent of dietary calories per day, while the Institute of Medicine limits sugar intake to less than 25 percent of dietary calories taken every day.

Public Health December 23, 2016

Narcolepsy Drug Could Aid Weight Loss For Food Addicts

People addicted to food could be treated with a regular narcolepsy drug, reports a recent study. Modafinil, a drug used in treating impulsiveness in ADHD and schizophrenia, might help reduce the impulsiveness in food addicts as well, noted the researchers.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 15, 2016

A Handful Of Nuts A Day Can Keep The Doctor Away, Says Study

Consuming 20g of nuts a day reduces the risk of a number of diseases, noted a recent study. In spite of fat, the proteins and fibers present in nuts also help in reducing the risk of obesity, reported the researchers.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 7, 2016

Nestle Finds Way To Make Sugar Sweeter In Smaller Amounts

Nestle representatives have declared they will gradually change the recipes of sweets in order to use less sugar. This method is seen as a means to help fight childhood obesity and diabetes.

Public Health December 3, 2016

Repeated Jet Lag Found To Increase Risks Of Obesity-Related Liver Disease, Liver Cancer

People experiencing chronic jet lag could develop obesity and liver diseases including liver cancer, reports a recent study. Variable sleep timings and exposure to light may result in excessive production of bile acids, which could result in cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 27, 2016

Higher Levels Of Vitamin D Linked With Better Outcomes For Breast Cancer Survivors

High amounts of vitamin D in blood improve the survival rate of patients with breast cancer, reported a recent study. Researchers observed 30 percent increase in survival rate among women who had breast cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2016

Lack Of Sleep Can Lead To Weight Gain: Here's How, According To A New Study

Lack of sleep could increase the amount of food taken in, reports a recent study. Long hours of vigil increase the time available for food consumption and lead to weight gain.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2016

Obesity Risk In US Children Rise During Summer Breaks: Study

According to researchers, summer breaks actually lead to increases in obesity in children more than the time kids are in school. This tells parents the fight against obesity requires effort throughout the year.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 3, 2016

Nearly 100 Health Groups Funded By Coke, Pepsi: Study

A recent report showed that 96 health organizations conducting research on dietary changes to reduce obesity were funded by Coca-Cola and Pepsi Co. Their actions had a negative impact on the outcome of the studies, as well as on the American health care improvements.

Public Health October 12, 2016

These Large US Cities Lead In Healthy, Active Living: Here's Why

When it comes to active living, large cities in the United States outrank smaller communities, a new study revealed. Researchers explain how the surroundings -- particularly opportunities for recreation -- affect the overall lifestyle of residents.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 12, 2016

Obese, Lean Children Have Different Gut Bacteria: Study

Efforts are in place to address obesity in children and teens but the problem persists. In a new study, researchers have found that obese children and teens and their leaner counterparts have different gut microbiota.

Public Health September 21, 2016

Cesarean Birth Linked To Higher Obesity Risk In Childhood

Children born via cesarean delivery are at increased risk of becoming obese compared with their peers born vaginally. The difference in risk is more pronounced among siblings.

Public Health September 7, 2016

Louisiana Has Highest Obesity Rate In Adults Across US

According to researchers, obesity rates in U.S. adults are actually improving but they remain high enough to cause concern. In 2015, Louisiana was king when it came to obese adults.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 2, 2016

Obesity Now Linked To 8 More Cancer Types

Obesity has been linked to many health problems, including increased risk for certain cancer types. Now, researchers are saying that excess weight has been linked to eight more cancers.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2016

Women's Risk For Cancer Increases With Years Spent Being Overweight

The longer women spend being obese or overweight, the greater their risk of developing certain types of cancers, such as breast and endometrial, a new study says. For every 10 years they spend overweight, their cancer risk increases by 7 percent.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 17, 2016

Substituting One Sugary Drink With Water Per Day Can Help Improve Health: Study

Swapping a sugar-filled beverage with water every day is enough to reduce the body's intake of calories, a new study says. This could lead to a significant improvement in overall health and lower excess body weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 16, 2016

Many US Children Do Not Have Ideal Heart Health Because Of Poor Diet And Sedentary Lifestyle

Many U.S. children have poor cardiovascular health based on standards set by the American Heart Association. How do children achieve ideal heart health?

Public Health August 13, 2016

Brains Of Overweight People 10 Years Older Than Lean Counterparts

A new study has found that the brains of overweight people are 10 years older compared with their lean counterparts — but only when they reach middle age and up.

Neuroscience August 8, 2016

Half Of US Women Are Overweight Before Getting Pregnant

CDC researchers reported that more than half of women are overweight or obese prior to becoming pregnant. Unhealthy weight poses threats of health complications to pregnant women.

Public Health August 5, 2016

Americans On Average Have Gained 15 Pounds In The Last 20 Years

Americans are indeed getting heavier — 15 pounds heavier compared with 20 years ago, to be exact.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 3, 2016

Higher BMI Is Linked To High Risk For Type 2 Diabetes, But Not Heart Attack: Twin Study

Past studies have found that higher BMI may be linked to higher risk of death or heart attack. However, a new report that focused on twins suggests that higher BMI is strongly linked to type 2 diabetes, but not heart attack.

Public Health August 3, 2016

Zoo Elephants Likely Find Social Life More Important Than Space: Report

A large-scale research in North America has sought to find out how captivity affects the life quality of zoo elephants. Researchers say the results were quite surprising.

Animals July 15, 2016

Preschoolers Who Sleep Late May End Up As Obese Teens

Children who sleep late at night are likely to grow up as obese teens. What time should preschoolers go to sleep to reduce the likelihood of weight problems later in life?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2016

Being Obese Or Overweight Can Lead To Premature Death: Study

Being obese or overweight can lead to a much earlier death, particularly for men, a new study suggests. The report attempts to find a definitive consensus on the effects of both medical conditions.

Public Health July 14, 2016

Parents Who Give Children Adult-Sized Food Portions Fuel Obesity Crisis

Parents don't realize they are overfeeding their children with adult-sized meal portions and too many snacks, a new study finds. This further fuels the obesity epidemic, including child obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2016

Does Eating Pasta Make You Gain Weight? Italian Scientists Say No

Is eating pasta a big no-no for people who want to lose weight? A new study by Italian researchers found that there is no link between pasta and weight gain.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2016

Obese Seniors Live As Long As Thinner People But With Increased Heart Disease Risk

Obese or overweight senior adults can live more of their golden years but with increased risks of developing heart disease and getting it earlier in life. Findings suggest that lowering obesity rates among older people is fundamental.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2016

Workplace 'Cake Culture' Fuels Obesity Spike, Ruin Dental Health

A dental leader says the workplace 'cake culture' is fueling obesity spikes and contributing to poor dental health. Managers and employees should change the workplace culture into one that limits sugar and promotes healthier alternatives like fruits and nuts.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 24, 2016

Obesity Among Women Can Be Passed On To At Least Three Generations

If you plan on getting pregnant, lose weight first. A new study finds that obese women can pass on the weight problem to at least three generations along with metabolic issues such as insulin resistance.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2016

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