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August 23, 2016

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August 23, 2016

MRI Technology Quantifies Liver Response in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Patients

Aug. 19, 2016 — Researchers have found that a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that non-invasively measures fat density in the liver corresponds with histological (microscopic tissue analyses) responses in ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — New study findings modeled the effect of replacing one 8-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage with an 8-ounce serving of water, based on the daily dietary intake of US adults aged 19 and older, retrieved ... read more

Study Links Child Obesity at Age 9-11 Years to Gestational Diabetes in Mother

Aug. 11, 2016 — New research shows an increased risk of childhood obesity at age 9-11 years when the mother has had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Childhood obesity has increased dramatically in both ... read more

Children Score Low on Cardiovascular Health Measures

Aug. 11, 2016 — Most children are born with ideal cardiovascular health and promoting good heart health should begin at birth. While most children have ideal blood pressure, about 91 percent of American children ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Government-funded school meals are putting financially vulnerable children at risk of being overweight, a researcher has found. As many of the millions of kids who eat government-funded breakfasts or ... read more

Preoperative Factors Associated With Long-Term Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Aug. 10, 2016 — Researchers evaluated the association between preoperative clinical factors and long-term weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric ... read more

'Aggressive Drunk' Gene May Protect Carriers from Obesity, Associated Risks

Aug. 10, 2016 — A genetic mutation that makes its bearers more likely to behave impulsively while intoxicated may shield them from obesity and change the way testosterone impacts insulin resistance, indicates a new ... read more

Want a Better Memory? Try Eating a Mediterranean Diet

Aug. 9, 2016 — The Mediterranean diet can improve your mind, as well your heart, shows a new ... read more

Obesity on the Rise in Adults With a History of Cancer

Aug. 9, 2016 — Obesity was found to be more prevalent in patients with a history of cancer than in the general population, and survivors of colorectal and breast cancers were particularly affected. This study is ... read more

Diet Designed to Lower Blood Pressure Also Reduces Risk of Kidney Disease

Aug. 9, 2016 — People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium were at a significantly ... read more

Scientists Discover Potential Avenue to Treating Type 2 Diabetes at Early Stages

Aug. 8, 2016 — Researchers have identified a new potential target for drugs to prevent type 2 diabetes. A new paper shows that blocking a cellular glucose sensor in muscle improves insulin ... read more

Light Shed on Gender Differences in Diabetes and Aging

Aug. 4, 2016 — All's not fair in love and glucose intolerance -- overweight men (and mice) are more prone to get type 2 diabetes than are overweight women (and mice). No one has known why -- until now. ... read more

Successful Treatment of Rare Forms of Obesity

Aug. 3, 2016 — As part of a phase II study, two obese patients with a rare genetic disorder were given a drug treatment to stimulate the satiety center in the ... read more

Higher BMI Not Associated With Increased Risk of Heart Attack or Early Death, Twin Study Shows

Aug. 1, 2016 — A study of 4,046 genetically identical twin pairs with different amounts of body fat shows that twin siblings with a higher body mass index, as a measure of obesity, do not have an increased risk of ... read more

Meat Consumption Contributing to Global Obesity

Aug. 1, 2016 — Should we be warning consumers about over-consumption of meat as well as ... read more

New Framework for Human Nutrition

Aug. 1, 2016 — Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to solve obesity and its related health problems, nutritional scientists ... read more

Blood Pressure Hormone Promotes Obesity

July 28, 2016 — New research helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote ... read more

Weight Loss Surgery Associated With Increased Fracture Risk

July 27, 2016 — Severely obese patients undergoing weight loss surgery are more likely to have increased fracture risks both before and after the surgical procedure compared to obese and non-obese people who ... read more

Ketone Drink Gives Competitive Cyclists a Boost by Altering Their Metabolism

July 27, 2016 — A drink developed for soldiers to generate energy from ketones allowed highly trained cyclists to add up to 400 meters of distance to their workouts, a new study reports. The supplement, which will ... read more

Link Between Carbohydrate Consumption and Adropin

July 27, 2016 — Researchers report that levels of the peptide hormone adropin vary based on carbohydrate consumption and appear to be linked to lipid ... read more

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