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October 22, 2016

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October 22, 2016

Replacing Diet Beverages With Water May Help Diabetic Patients Lose Weight

Oct. 17, 2016 — In a study of 81 overweight and obese women with type 2 diabetes who usually consumed diet beverages and were on a weight loss program, those who substituted water for diet beverages after their ... read more

Sleep-Deprived Preschoolers Eat More

Oct. 13, 2016 — Sleep-deprived preschoolers consumed about 20 percent more calories than usual, 25 percent more sugar and 26 percent more carbohydrates, say researchers. The following day, the kids were allowed to ... read more

Federal School Lunch Guidelines Lead to Healthier Choices, Study Shows

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers investigated how the nutritional content of National School Lunch Program entrées chosen by students varied across different socioeconomic and demographic groups and impacted their ... read more

Preventing Child Obesity in the Next Generation Must Start Before Conception

Oct. 13, 2016 — The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make their parents healthier before they conceive, leading health researchers ... read more

Scientists Identify Potent New Anti-Obesity, Anti-Diabetes Target

Oct. 12, 2016 — Scientists have identified a key protein that promotes fat accumulation in animal models by slowing the breakdown and expenditure of fat and encouraging weight ... read more

Study Finds Differences in Obesity Rates Between Children/teens With and Without Autism

Oct. 11, 2016 — Children and teens with autism spectrum disorder may be more likely to be obese and stay obese during adolescence than their peers without autism spectrum disorder, research ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — Dieters sometimes consume extra protein to stave off hunger and prevent loss of muscle tissue that often comes with weight loss. But in a study of 34 postmenopausal women with obesity, researchers ... read more

1.7 Million Children Started Secondary School Overweight or Obese in Last Decade in England

Oct. 10, 2016 — During the last decade, 1,655,000 children have started secondary school overweight or obese in England, according to new ... read more

Personalized Medicine: Smart Drug Clears Fat from Liver, Blood

Oct. 10, 2016 — Scientists have developed a ‘smart’ drug that safely clears the liver of fat and prevents blood vessels from clogging up. Similar to a trojan horse, the drug enters the liver with a trick: It ... read more

Obesity-Linked Conditions Are Projected to Rise Sharply in Children

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers' global estimates indicate that by 2025, some 268 million children aged 5 to 17 years may be overweight, including 91 million obese, assuming no policy interventions have proven ... read more

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity: What Do We Really Know?

Oct. 7, 2016 — Social and economic factors have led to a dramatic rise in type 2 diabetes and obesity around the world. In a new review, researchers examine the knowledge of the actual causes and the interplay ... read more

Exercise Releases Hormone That Helps Shed, Prevent Fat

Oct. 4, 2016 — If a workout feels like more pain than gain, here's some motivation: Exercise releases a hormone that helps the body shed fat and keeps it from ... read more

Nearly One-Half of Service Members With Overweight/obesity Report Weight Stigma

Oct. 3, 2016 — Weight discrimination is a major issue in our society and in the U.S. military, service members are not immune to it. According to a new study, nearly 50 percent of service members who are overweight ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — When exposed to cold, clusters of cells within the body's white fat become beige -- a color change that reflects the creation of more energy-producing mitochondria, cellular components that ... read more

Overweight and Obesity Linked to High Workers' Compensation Costs

Sep. 28, 2016 — Obese and overweight workers are more likely to incur high costs related to workers' compensation claims for major injuries, reports a new ... read more

Brown Adipose Tissue Is Able to Secrete Factors That Activate Fat and Carbohydrate Metabolism

Sep. 28, 2016 — Brown adipose tissue – the main organ generating heat in the body -- is also an endocrine organ that secretes signaling factors that activate the fat and carbohydrates metabolism, report ... read more

Tackling Obesity in Rural Communities

Sep. 27, 2016 — Currently, excess body weight contributes to as many as 1 in 5 cancer-related deaths. Obesity is associated with increased risk of at least eight types of cancer. Now obesity has been identified as a ... read more

New Therapeutic Treatment Helps People Lose More Weight and Keep It Off

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new approach to weight loss called Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment (ABT) helped people lose more weight and keep it off longer than those who received only Standard Behavioral Treatment (SBT) ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Increasing stomach fat – especially the “hidden fat” in your abdomen – is associated with newly identified and worsening heart disease risk factors, according to a study. These adverse ... read more

Fatty Diet Activates Oldest Branch of Immune System, Causing Intestinal Tumors

Sep. 26, 2016 — A high-fat-diet-induced immune reaction causes inflammation leading to intestinal cancer in a mouse model – even among animals that are not ... read more

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