MENU

Tag: Obesity

Philadelphia Soda Tax Cuts Sales Of Sugary Drinks

People in Philadelphia seem to be trying to avoid buying soda from stores within the city due to the new soda tax. However, they are choosing to buy their sugary drinks from nearby areas to avoid the levy.

Public Health May 18, 2019

Taller And Heavier Children More Likely To Develop Kidney Cancer

Danish researchers found a link between the height, weight, and body mass index of children and cancer risk factors. Their study indicated that heavier and taller children have increased risks of having renal cell carcinoma later in life.

Public Health April 30, 2019

Severe Obesity In Middle Age Increases Risk Of Early Death By 50 Percent

A British study has found a potential link between severe obesity and premature death. People who have a BMI of 40 to 45 were said to be 50 percent more likely to die an early death compared to those with normal scores.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2019

Comfort Food Can Jeopardize Your Weight Loss Efforts

A new study from Australia showed that there is a clear link between stress, obesity, and neurons in the brain. Experts also discourage indulging in comfort food when feeling stressed as it could lead to instant weight gain.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2019

This Slimming Pill Expands In Your Stomach To Increase Your Chances Of Weight Loss Success

The hydrogel capsule called Plenity is technically a medical device that helps aid weight loss without serious side effects. How does it work to help obese people lose weight?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2019

Obese 7-Year-Old Children At Increased Risk Of Depression

Researchers reveal that obesity and emotional problems develop hand-in-hand in children as young as 7 years old. Both conditions are shown to increase throughout childhood and adolescence.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2019

WHO Recommends Zero Screen Time For Babies: What Could Happen To Children Exposed To Electronic Screens?

Experts have repeatedly warned against prolonged screen time for children. Several studies have shown that children who are exposed to screens are prone to obesity, delays in cognitive development, and inattentive behaviors.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2019

Study Finds Link Between Body Fat Levels And Brain Shrinkage

Researchers investigated the potential link between obesity and brain shrinkage. They found that a higher percentage of body fat, especially among men, is associated with low amounts of gray matter in the brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2019

Obesity May Shrink Structure Of The Brain: Other Things That Can Happen If You Have Too Much Body Fat

New research shows that higher levels of body fat are linked to shrinkage of brain tissue, specifically the gray matter. What are the other health problems obesity can lead to?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2019

Genetic Test Could Be Used To Predict Risk Of Obesity In Newborns

A genetic scorecard may help scientists predict the risk of obesity in newborns, a new study revealed. Scientists believe doing so could urge people to prevent the early onset of obesity.

Public Health April 24, 2019

Drinking Less Water Is Linked To Obesity In Kids: Study

A new study revealed that among kids, drinking less water likely leads to drinking more sugary drinks, which is tied to obesity. Researchers urge parents to push their kids drink more water.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2019

Scientists Discover Genes That Prevent People From Getting Fat

Genetics play a significant role in determining overall health, including weight. New research finds certain genetic variants that protect people from obesity as well as variants that trigger obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2019

Sugar Rush? It's Just A Myth, New Study Suggests

A new study suggested that sugar intake have virtually no health benefits and can impair mood and alertness. Consumption of sweetened beverages in the United States increased by 135 percent from the late 1970s to early 2000s.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2019

Shoppers Who Buy Food On Supermarket Special Offers 54 Percent Likely To Be Overweight

It might be time to think twice on great deals and special offers at the supermarket. New research links special offers and obesity, showing how it promotes unhealthy dietary choices of shoppers.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2019

Eating Later In The Day Linked To Weight Gain

Compared with early-day eaters, late-day eaters tend to have higher BMI and body fat, researchers found. Here's why eating late in the day may lead to weight gain.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 25, 2019

Working Moms Could Be To Blame For Child Obesity Epidemic, Study Suggests

A study involving nearly 20,000 families revealed a link between overweight children and having a working mother. The association is more pronounced in children of working single mothers.

Public Health March 11, 2019

Weekend 'Catch-Up' Sleep Not Effective, May Increase Waistline

Are 'catch-up' sleeps during the weekend effective for people who did not sleep enough during the week? A new study says it may not be a healthy habit.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2019

New Study Notes Rise In Obesity-Related Cancer Cases In Younger Americans

The risk of obesity-related cancers has increased among millennials in the past two decades. The researchers blame the steep rise in the prevalence of obesity in young people in the United States and around the world.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2019

Gut Immune Cells Slow Down Metabolism And May Explain Why Some People Tend To Get Fat

In mice study, animals that lack the immune cell IEL remained trim despite consuming diets high in fat, salt, and sugar. Normal mice developed high blood pressure and became obese.

Public Health January 30, 2019

3 Most Dangerous Pandemics Threatening Humanity Share Alarming Link, Says Report

Researchers blamed Big Food, the entities that have vested commercial interest, for the three pandemics that threaten humanity: obesity, undernutrition, and climate change. They call for political intervention to address the issues.

Public Health January 29, 2019

Slim People Remain Thin Because Of Genetic Advantage, Study Finds

Are slim people thin because they eat healthier or better? Researchers found that it may not just be about their habits but also their genes that help them maintain their weight.

Feature | Health January 26, 2019

Coke, Other Junk Food Companies May Have Influenced China's Health Policies Through Nonprofit Group ILSI

Coca Cola, McDonald's, Nestlé, and PepsiCo may have influenced China's health policies through the nonprofit group International Life Sciences Institute. An anthropologist from Harvard said ILSI-China enjoyed close ties with Chinese health officials.

Public Health January 10, 2019

Study Finds Link Between High Waist-To-Hip Ratio And Smaller Brains

Belly fat is not just bad for heart health. A new study involving nearly 10,000 people found a link between having excess belly fat and brain shrinkage, which has been tied to an increased risk for memory decline and dementia.

Public Health January 10, 2019

Americans Are Getting Heavier, But Not Taller

How is the United States faring when it comes to the fight against obesity? Not well, apparently, because new CDC data showed that Americans are still getting fatter while not getting taller.

Public Health December 23, 2018

Gene Editing May Help Obese People Who Want To Lose Weight

A new study by scientists from the University of California, San Francisco showed how CRISPRa can be used to amplify the genes that curb human's appetite for food. The researchers believe this new gene-editing technique could tackle the obesity crisis.

Public Health December 15, 2018

Obesity Rate Among Americans Rose In 2018, Exceeds 30 Percent Of Adults: Report

American adults have gotten bigger again this year. A new report shows that the American adults' obesity rate increased by 5 percent this year, leaving over 30 percent of American adults considered obese.

Public Health December 13, 2018

Sleeping Too Much Can Cause Heart Disease And Death, Says Study

Scientists warned that people who get too much sleep have a higher risk of experiencing a major cardiovascular event and dying. The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours per night.

Public Health December 6, 2018

Study Finds A Link Between Obesity And Risk Of Asthma

Obese children have a higher risk of developing asthma than the ones of normal weight, according to a new research. The study aimed to look at how weight affects the development of asthma in children.

Public Health November 27, 2018

Common Household Cleaners Can Make Your Children Fatter: Study

A study found that those common cleaning products such as home disinfectants can affect a child's gut microbiome and increase the risk of obesity later in life. However, ecologically friendly products have opposite results.

Public Health September 18, 2018

Americans Getting Fatter: Obesity Rates Over 35 Percent In 7 States

The State of Obesity 2018 report revealed that Americans are getting fatter. Seven states had obesity rates of more than 35 percent in 2017, compared to five in 2016 and none in 2012.

Public Health September 13, 2018

Loneliness Can Be Linked To A Person's Genes, New Study Suggests

A new study from the University of Cambridge suggested that loneliness is found in a person's genetics. The study also noted that loneliness and obesity could also be linked.

Public Health July 7, 2018

Mother's Lifestyle Habits May Influence Risk Of Obesity In Children

Researchers found that children whose mothers observe healthy habits have lower risk for obesity. What are the lifestyle habits in women that are strongly associated with obesity in children?

Public Health July 6, 2018

Here’s How and How Long It Likely Takes To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

It's possible to see a noticeable difference in waist size with a calorie-controlled, quality diet and exercise, according to a fitness expert. Learn these specific tips to destroy belly fat now.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2018

'Normalization' Of Plus Size Poses Hidden Obesity Risks: Study

According to a 2017 study, over 60 percent of UK adults are considered obese. Does the 'normalization' of plus size have anything to do with the ongoing obesity problem?

Public Health June 23, 2018

Severe Obesity Rates Have Increased In Rural America, CDC Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that people who live in rural areas have higher severe obesity rates. The CDC reported that the obesity rates for adults who live in the areas increased within the past decade.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2018

Losing Weight May Reduce Pain Caused By Knee Osteoarthritis, Study Shows

For overweight and obese people suffering from knee osteoarthritis, losing weight could be a godsend. A new study says that losing even as little as 5 percent of one’s total body weight can reduce pain.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2018

Overweight Dogs Teach Humans News Tricks About Obesity, New Study Claims

Hungarian scientists suggested that overweight dogs are similar to people who are overweight or obese. The scientists suggest that dogs could be used as a model to help find the cause of obesity in people.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018

Link Found Between Sleep Loss And Late Night Snacking, Junk Food Cravings, Obesity, Diabetes

Researchers have found a link between the unhealthy habits and the loss of sleep at night. Loss of sleep was linked with late night snacking, junk food cravings, obesity, and diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 4, 2018

New Study Suggests That 'Healthy Obesity' Can Still Lead To Cardiovascular Disease

A study shows that being healthy and obese doesn't mean a person can't have health issues later in life. The researchers of the team collected data on over 90,000 women in America, some claimed to not have health problems despite being overweight.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2018

1 in 25 Children In England Have Been Classified As 'Severely Obese'

In England, the amount of children who have become obese has doubled according to new data. Children between the ages of 10-11 years old are at risk of having their adult lives cut short due to their excessive weight gain.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

Colors And Patterns A Person Chooses For Clothing May Indicate Weight Problems, New Study Suggests

A new study suggests that people who are overweight may choose certain colors and patterns for their clothing. Women who are considered to be overweight tend to wear stripes and polka dots, while men wear black or white trousers.

Public Health May 29, 2018

Mediterranean Diet Is Vanishing As Children In The Region Are Struggling With Obesity

Southern Europe was once heralded for its Mediterranean diet but as a new group is coming of age, the diet seems to have gone out the window. Mediterranean children are now among the most obese in Europe.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

Obesity Associated With 12 Types Of Cancer Including Ovarian, Prostate, and Breast Cancer

Obesity is an unhealthy condition and now 12 different types of cancer have been linked to it. Cancers associated with obesity include ovarian, prostate, and breast cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

Obese People Should Be Allowed To Start Work Later: UK Government Adviser

Stephan Bevan said that obesity should be treated like any other health condition. He also recommended that obese workers should be given an extra hour to arrive at work. Here's why.

Public Health May 28, 2018

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 May 26, 2018

Real Time Analytics