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May 5, 2016

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May 5, 2016

Apr. 27, 2016 — Brown fat cells can burn fat to generate heat. Researchers have discovered a new method to measure the activity of brown fat cells in humans and mice. The researchers showed that microRNA-92a can be ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — The alarming increase in American childhood obesity rates that began nearly 30 years ago continues unabated, with the biggest increases in severe obesity, according to a new ... read more

Why Is Visceral Fat Worse Than Subcutaneous Fat?

Apr. 25, 2016 — Researchers have long-known that visceral fat -- the kind that wraps around the internal organs -- is more dangerous than subcutaneous fat that lies just under the skin around the belly, thighs and ... read more

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children

Apr. 25, 2016 — Pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of the child becoming overweight at age two, research shows. The study also found breastfeeding ... read more

Infant BMI Is Good Predictor of Obesity at Age Two

Apr. 22, 2016 — Babies with a high body mass index (BMI) at age two months are at risk for obesity at age two years, say pediatric researchers. The authors say that BMI better predicts early childhood obesity than ... read more

Higher Muscle Mass Associated With Lower Mortality Risk in People With Heart Disease

Apr. 22, 2016 — Cardiovascular disease patients who have high muscle mass and low fat mass have a lower mortality risk than those with other body compositions, researchers have found. The findings also suggest that ... read more

Does a Parent's Perception of Their Child's Weight Impact on Child Weight Gain?

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers have conducted a study on the effect the misperception of a child's weight by their parents can have on a child's actual weight. Children whose parents perceived their weight as ... read more

Consuming Too Much Fructose During Pregnancy Raises the Child's Risk for Heart Disease

Apr. 20, 2016 — The negative health effects of consuming large amounts of fructose could impact several generations, according to researchers. The study found that when pregnant mice only drink water sweetened with ... read more

Importance of Assessing Weight Control Practices, Eating Behaviors, After Bariatric Surgery

Apr. 20, 2016 — Assessing certain weight control practices and eating behaviors after bariatric surgery can significantly influence the amount of weight loss after surgery, according to a ... read more

Childhood Obesity, Malnutrition Connected to Mom's Perception of Child's Weight

Apr. 20, 2016 — A child's risk for obesity or malnutrition may be tied to the mother's misperception of her child's weight, new research shows. A key to understanding this may lie in how she regards ... read more

Fatty Diets Lead to Daytime Sleepiness, Poor Sleep

Apr. 20, 2016 — Men who consume diets high in fat are more likely to feel sleepy during the day, to report sleep problems at night, and are also more likely to suffer from sleep apnea, new research ... read more

Causes of Childhood Obesity Complex, but Families, Media Play Key Roles

Apr. 19, 2016 — Although the causes of obesity are complex, families have significant influence on children's dietary habits and weight, and should be involved in planning healthy living campaigns and efforts ... read more

Low BMI and Death After Heart Attack

Apr. 19, 2016 — Low body mass index increases risk mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), even after adjustment for other health factors that affect body weight, according to a new ... read more

Increased Saturated Fat Intake Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Apr. 19, 2016 — A link between higher intake of dietary saturated fat, a type of fat found commonly in foods such as fatty beef and cheese, and risk of aggressive prostate cancer has been identified by a research ... read more

Compound from Hops Lowers Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Weight Gain

Apr. 19, 2016 — A recent study has identified specific intake levels of xanthohumol, a natural flavonoid found in hops, that significantly improved some of the underlying markers of metabolic syndrome in laboratory ... read more

Healthy Diet May Reduce High Blood Pressure Risk After Gestational Diabetes

Apr. 19, 2016 — Sticking to a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure among women who had pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes, according to a ... read more

Chips or Cookies? Toddlers With Sweet Tooth More Likely to Experience Weight Gain

Apr. 18, 2016 — Toddlers who reached for cookies over chips when their bellies were full had a higher risk of body fat increases. Those who picked the salty foods did not, a study ... read more

Waist Not Weight: Key to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Apr. 16, 2016 — A new study demonstrates that a build-up of fat around the waist can cause more serious complications than obesity in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver ... read more

Apr. 16, 2016 — Women who stayed on a low fat diet for approximately eight years reduced their risk of death from invasive breast cancers and improved their survival ... read more

Scientists Uncover a Potential Approach to Combat Obesity in Those Prone to Weight Gain

Apr. 15, 2016 — For the first time scientists have kick-started the natural process by which genetically predisposed obese mice gain weight, opening new potential approaches to fight off obesity. The study suggests ... read more

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