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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

1 In 3 Dogs And Cats In US Are Overweight: Study

A new study has found that about one-third of pet dogs and cats in the United States can be classified as overweight. This raises questions about the eating habits of pets and the various health risks associated with gaining too much weight.

June 28, 2017

One-Third Of The World's Population Is Obese, And The United States Is At The Front

A new study reveals that one-third of the world's population is now suffering from obesity. Unsurprisingly, the United States is the leader in this health issue.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2017

Man Sues American Airlines Over Injuries Sustained During 14-Hour Flight Stuck Next To Obese Passengers

A 67-year-old Australian man is suing American Airlines after spending a 14-hour flight seated next to two obese passengers who encroached on his space. The man says he suffered neck and back injuries as a result.

Business Tech May 7, 2017

World's Heaviest Woman Loses Hundreds Of Pounds Through Bariatric Surgery: See Her Transformation

The world's heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, has lost hundreds of pounds since her bariatric surgery and therapy. Learn her story and see her transformation through these videos.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2017

How Intermittent Fasting Could Work For Weight Loss And Overall Health

Intermittent fasting is getting quite popular and the trend is catching up with many, including celebrities. A debate is on whether a controlled diet is better than intermittent fasting.

Public Health May 4, 2017

Obesity And 4 Other Conditions Lead Americans To The Grave

A new study has drawn attention to the plight of Americans who are haunted by top 5 conditions cutting their lives. Topping the list is obesity with 47 percent more life stealing capacity than tobacco in mortality rates.

Public Health April 26, 2017

Rates Of Type 2 Diabetes Climbing In Children And Teens

A study has revealed that type 2 diabetes has tripled in the United States and school-age children are being hit. It is estimated that nearly 208,000 people younger than 20 years old are living with diagnosed diabetes.

Public Health April 15, 2017

Can Being Slightly Overweight Decrease Your Life Span?

According to a new study, being slightly overweight could potentially decrease the life span of a person. An overweight individual is at a higher risk of death when compared to slimmer peers.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 5, 2017

It’s Not All About Fast Food: Study Finds Rare Genetic Obesity Cases Are More Common Than Anticipated

Researchers found 79 syndromes linked to genetic causes of obesity, almost triple than previously anticipated. Although rare, these syndromes are much more numerous and diverse than expected and their understanding could help curb obesity rates worldwide.

Public Health March 28, 2017

Italy Named World’s Healthiest Country In Bloomberg Survey

Italy has been named the healthiest country in the Global Health Index released by Bloomberg with the United States ranked at 34. The indexes found Italians relatively free from high blood pressure, cholesterol, and possess better mental health than others.

Public Health March 27, 2017

'Sea Of Despair' Identified Among White Working-Class Americans

A 'sea of despair' is behind the gloomy outlook among white working-class Americans, a new study said. This is characterized by the uptick of physical pain as job prospects continue to decline over time.

Public Health March 23, 2017

Fattest Cities In America 2017: Is Your City One Of The Most Obese?

A new study by WalletHub ranks America’s most populated cities according to obesity rates. Find out your city’s score and see how much your fellow residents are affected by weight-related health problems.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Could Whole-Body Vibration Replace Regular Exercise? Study Says Yes

New research has suggested that whole-body vibration has similar health benefits to exercising. The study was carried out on mice, and could significantly impact obesity rates in humans.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017

Arthritis Crippling One Fourth Of American Adults: Study

Nearly one-fourth of American adults are suffering from arthritis, leaving many unable to conduct daily activities, such as lifting a bag of groceries or holding a cup. Arthritis is accentuated by the lack of exercise, according to a CDC report.

Public Health March 11, 2017

Why Americans Stopped Dieting: Study Shows Drop In Weight Loss Interest

Fewer Americans are striving to shed extra pounds as being overweight is becoming more socially acceptable, a new study has found. The research reveals a surge in obesity rates in the last three decades.

Public Health March 8, 2017

Tasty Allies in Battling Weight Gain: 8 Common Superfoods That Burn Fat Right Off You

Committing to a carefully planned diet may not be enough to ensure weight loss unless you pay close attention to your metabolism. Make sure to include these food items in your meal plan to boost your fat burn.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2017

Intragastric Balloon: A New Anti-Obesity Treatment Minus The Surgery

An oral balloon pill that an obese person could conveniently swallow to help keep him full, lose weight, and finally break free from obesity. Sounds too good to be true? Not really.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Exercise Reduces Impact Of Obesity On Heart Disease Among Elderly

A new study suggests physical activity may reduce the impact of obesity on heart disease among middle-aged and elderly adults. Researchers recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity for a healthy heart.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 2, 2017

5 Healthy Weight Loss Secrets Khloe Kardashian Swears By

Check out Khloe Kardashian’s diet and fitness strategies that helped her achieve her killer bod. Are they worth the try? Not all experts think so.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

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 February 21, 2017

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 February 21, 2017

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 has revealed that obese couples may have more difficulty conceiving when compared with 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 recommendations. It remains to be seen if the U.S. government implements a 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, according to 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

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