Topic: Obesity

Genetics Could Influence Our Eating Behavior: New Research Reveals

A study revealed that the eating behavior of a person largely depends on genetic factors. This research may lead scientists to develop diets tailored to a specific person.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 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

People Suffering With High Level Of Stress More Likely To Suffer From Obesity

Chronic stress may be the reason behind your sudden weight gain, especially around the waist. Those with higher levels of stress are more likely to be obese per a new study.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 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 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 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

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

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