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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

Bile Acid Uptake Inhibitor Prevents Nash/fatty Liver in Mice

Sep. 21, 2016 — Drugs that interfere with bile acid recycling can prevent several aspects of NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) in mice fed a high-fat diet, scientists have shown. The findings suggest that these ... read more

Anabolic Steroid Abuse Leads to Impaired Insulin Sensitivity

Sep. 13, 2016 — New research shows that anabolic steroid abuse is associated with impaired insulin ... read more

Focus on the Mental Health of Young Obesity Surgery Patients

Sep. 12, 2016 — One in five adolescents who have undergone obesity surgery experience poor mental health, research shows. Some have even had suicidal thoughts. This study is based on follow-up studies of 88 ... read more

Three in Four Don't Know Obesity Causes Cancer

Sep. 8, 2016 — Three out of four people in the United Kingdom are unaware of the link between obesity and cancer, according to a new report. The nationwide survey found that people from lower socioeconomic ... read more

The Influence of Fat When Gut Bacteria Is Reduced by Antibioticsm

Sep. 8, 2016 — Additional insight has been shed on how bacteria in the gut, or lack thereof, influences intestinal mast cells (MMC) activation and perhaps fat absorption. Mast cells are intimately involved with the ... read more

Teenage Weight Gain Down to Dramatic Drop in Calories They Burn

Sep. 8, 2016 — An acceleration in obesity among young teenagers could be explained by a 12-year-long study which found that the number of calories they burn while at rest drops suddenly in ... read more

Excess Weight in Women Has Different Effects on Different Types of Stroke

Sep. 7, 2016 — Women who are overweight or obese may have an increased risk of the most common kind of stroke, called ischemic stroke, but a decreased risk of a more often deadly stroke, called hemorrhagic stroke, ... read more

Cesarean Delivery May Lead to Increased Risk of Obesity Among Offspring

Sep. 6, 2016 — Individuals born by cesarean delivery were 15 percent more likely to become obese as children than individuals born by vaginal birth -- and the increased risk may persist through adulthood, according ... read more

Obesity Linked to Improved Survival in Kidney Cancer

Sep. 6, 2016 — Obesity almost always increases cancer risk and worsens outcomes, but researchers report that overweight patients with advanced kidney cancer had significantly longer survival than those who were ... read more

Extreme Preemies Must Watch Blood Sugars and Weight

Sep. 2, 2016 — Extremely low birth weight babies are four times more likely to develop dysglycemia, or abnormal blood glucose, than their normal birth weight (NBW) peers and more likely than their peer group to ... read more

More Than 57,000 Children Become Overweight or Obese During Primary School

Aug. 31, 2016 — Every year, 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave, according to new ... read more

Internet and Mobile Devices Prompt Positive Lifestyle Changes

Aug. 31, 2016 — When guided by internet programs or mobile devices, people can become more physically active, eat better, lose a little weight and reduce tobacco and alcohol use. Most studies using these ... read more

Signaling Cascade That Drives Fatty Tumors

Aug. 31, 2016 — A common cell signaling pathway that controls differentiation of stem cells may also control the formation of tumor cells in fat, according to a new ... read more

Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery Sustained Long-Term

Aug. 31, 2016 — Obese patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) lost much more weight than those who did not and were able to sustain most of this weight loss 10 years after surgery, according to a ... read more

Swelling Obesity Rates May Be Tied to Childhood Antibiotic Use

Aug. 30, 2016 — As the nation's obesity rate continues to skyrocket, scientists across the country are combing the health records of 1.6 million kids to determine if childhood antibiotic use causes weight gain ... read more

Doctors Prescribe Diabetes Treatment Medications 15 Times More Than Obesity Drugs

Aug. 29, 2016 — Obesity is a well-established major risk factor for developing diabetes, with almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes having obesity or overweight. Even with the close tie between obesity ... read more

20 Cent School Intervention Stops Unhealthy Weight Gain in Children

Aug. 27, 2016 — A school intervention costing less than 20 cents per child has stopped unhealthy weight ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Being overweight increases the chances of premature death . This statement is backed by a four-continent effort involving 239 studies and data from 10.6 million people. The study -- one of the ... read more

Targeting Gut Bacteria to Reduce Weight Gain

Aug. 27, 2016 — Adding engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected them against some of the negative health effects of ... read more

MicroRNAs as Potential Link Between Obesity and Heart Disease

Aug. 26, 2016 — Results from a new study suggest that small molecules known as microRNAs may be part of the pathway connecting inflammation with increased heart disease risk in obese ... read more

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