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May 22, 2015

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May 22, 2015

Obesity, Weight Loss Change Splicing Pattern of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Genes

May 21, 2015 — Alternative splicing of obesity and type 2 diabetes related genes may contribute to the pathophysiology of obesity, according to research. Obesity leads to changes in the splicing pattern of ... read more

Cardiovascular Risk Factors Extremely High in People With Psychosis

May 11, 2015 — Extremely high levels of cardiovascular risk factors have been found in people with established psychosis, with central obesity evident in over 80 percent of participants in a recent ... read more

Potential Obesity Treatment Targets the Two Sides of Appetite: Hunger and Feeling Full

May 13, 2015 — Our bodies' hormones work together to tell us when to eat and when to stop. But for many people who are obese, this system is off-balance. Now scientists have designed a hormone-like compound to ... read more

Obesity Increases Risk of Developing Cancer

May 12, 2015 — Cancer is more likely to develop in people who are very overweight (obese), because surplus body fat interferes with various hormone cycles and with glucose and fat metabolism. A metabolic expert ... read more

Female Children of Service Members More Vulnerable to Eating Disorders, Obesity Than Civilians

May 11, 2015 — Adolescent female military dependents may be at higher risk than civilians for eating disorders and associated problems, according to a study that gives insight into the additional vulnerabilities of ... read more

Certain Treatments for Childhood Cancer May Increase Obesity Risk Later in Life

May 11, 2015 — Individuals who had cancer as a child may be at increased risk of being obese due to the therapies they received during their youth, scientists say. The findings may help identify cancer survivors ... read more

Fish Oil May Help With Diabetic Neuropathy

May 6, 2015 — Approximately 50 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy. No cure exists, and the most effective treatment, keeping blood sugar in control, only slows neuropathy. A ... read more

Moving to a Depressed Neighborhood Linked to Weight Gain

May 8, 2015 — Certain regions in the United States are characterized by a higher prevalence of obesity, which suggests that a person's socioeconomic, physical, and social environments can affect opportunities ... read more

Walking or Cycling to Work Could Help You Lose Weight

May 7, 2015 — Leaving your car at home could help shed pounds – according to new research. Given that car use is high, the findings strengthen the case for incentivising walking or cycling to boost population ... read more

New Player in the Occurrence of Obesity Complications

May 7, 2015 — Metabolic complications of obesity and overweight, such as type 2 diabetes, are an important challenge to public health. Teams of researchers have succeeded in elucidating part of the mechanisms ... read more

Obesity, Depression Have Role in Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

May 7, 2015 — Obesity and depression – not only lack of sleep – are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to researchers. They say the findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for ... read more

Parents Often Misperceive Their Obese Children as 'About the Right Weight'

May 6, 2015 — Although rates of childhood obesity have risen over the last several decades, a vast majority of parents perceive their kids as “about the right weight,” according to new research. The authors ... read more

When Mom Gains Too Much Weight During Pregnancy, Her Child Is More Likely to Be Obese

May 6, 2015 — A new study has found that when an expecting mother gains more weight than recommended, does not exercise or smokes during pregnancy, the probability that her child will be overweight or obese at the ... read more

May 6, 2015 — By changing mouse genes to block a protein associated with obesity, scientists have prevented fat from forming around the animals' internal organs, even when the animals eat an unhealthy diet. ... read more

Thoughts Drive Dieting Plans but Feelings Drive Dieting Behavior, Study Finds

May 5, 2015 — Dieting is a process that involves a plan to change eating behavior and behaving according to that plan. But the factors that guide diet planning differ from those that guide actual diet behavior, ... read more

Carrying a Little Extra Weight Decreases Mortality from Type 2 Diabetes

May 4, 2015 — Patients with type 2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese live longer than those who are underweight or normal-weight, according to a study. Researchers call this effect the 'obesity ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Obesity is a serious health problem affecting approximately one-third of the adult population in the United States. Obese individuals have an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, ... read more

School Competitive Food Policies Appears Tied to Neighborhood Socioeconomics

May 4, 2015 — Policy changes in California to make the food and beverages that compete with school meal programs more healthy for students appear to have improved childhood overweight/obesity prevalence trends, ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — A new way that brown fat, a potential obesity-fighting target, is regulated in the body has been discovered by researchers.. This finding gives researchers and weight-loss companies a possible ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers are using an electronic salt spoon to help families transition to low-sodium ... read more

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