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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

One Fifth of Indonesian Households Exhibit Double Burden of Malnutrition

Feb. 15, 2017 — The coexistence of both undernutrition and overweight/obesity, a phenomenon called double burden of malnutrition, is a global public health challenge existing at all levels from the individual to the ... read more

Avoiding Medications That Promote Weight Gain When Managing Obesity

Feb. 14, 2017 — While diet, exercise and behavior modification are essential components of obesity management, a successful long-term weight loss strategy should also include avoiding or minimizing ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — People who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for increased exposure to arsenic and mercury -- toxic metals that can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological effects, according to a ... read more

Eating Whole Grains Led to Modest Improvements in Gut Microbiota and Immune Response

Feb. 8, 2017 — In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota and certain immune ... read more

Research Investigates Role of Protein in Obesity Among Latin American Women

Feb. 8, 2017 — Obesity in Latin America is increasingly concentrated among women of low socioeconomic status, but surprisingly little is known about what such women eat or how their diets compare to others. In a ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Losing weight through surgical approaches appears to reset chemical messages that fat cells send, substantially reducing people's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, research ... read more

Teachers May Be Cause of 'Obesity Penalty' on Girls' Grades

Feb. 7, 2017 — While obesity is often thought of as a health problem, a new study suggests that discrimination by body weight may be the more important factor for obese white female students' lower success in ... read more

Air Pollution Linked to Heightened Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Latino Children

Feb. 7, 2017 — Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Scientists tracked children's health and ... read more

Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure Weakens Body's Fullness Cues

Feb. 7, 2017 — An expectant mother's exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can raise her offspring's risk of obesity by reducing sensitivity to a hormone responsible for ... read more

Online Weight-Loss Groups Offer Valuable Support, Comfort

Feb. 7, 2017 — Online weight loss forums protect participants from public fat shaming, and offer them a place to speak out without being confronted by normal-weight individuals, medical science or the ... read more

The Heavier the Person, the Lower the Chance of Getting Hospice Care or Dying at Home, Study Finds

Feb. 7, 2017 — The heavier someone is, the less likely they are to have what many people might call a "good death," with hospice care and a chance to die at home, a new study finds. And that difference ... read more

Ion Channel Necessary for Hormone and Anti-Obesity Drug to Suppress Eating Identified

Feb. 6, 2017 — Researchers have identified an ion channel required for brain cells to suppress eating behavior in response to the hormone leptin or to the anti-obesity drug ... read more

Scientists Catalogue 'Parts List' of Brain Cell Types in a Major Appetite Center

Feb. 6, 2017 — Using new technology, scientists have catalogued more than 20,000 brain cells in one region of the mouse hypothalamus. The study revealed some 50 distinct cell types, including a previously ... read more

Diet Quality Improves Fitness Among the Fittest

Feb. 6, 2017 — In two recent peer-reviewed papers exercise scientists report proven benefits of consuming moderate amounts of protein regularly throughout the day (protein-pacing) combined with a multi-dimensional ... read more

Couples With Obesity May Take Longer to Achieve Pregnancy, Study Suggests

Feb. 3, 2017 — Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, according to a ... read more

Using Photography to Help the People of Ghana Make Healthier Diet Choices

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers are hoping photographs taken by women in Ghana of what people eat and drink in their communities will encourage them to make healthier diet choices. Ghana, like many other African ... read more

Mediterranean Diet Linked to a Lower Risk of Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder

Feb. 1, 2017 — Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a ... read more

Poor Metabolic Health in Some Normal-Weight Women May Increase Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Feb. 1, 2017 — Among postmenopausal women who were normal weight, those who were metabolically unhealthy had a significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer compared with those who were metabolically healthy, ... read more

Clinical Practice Guideline on Pediatric Obesity

Jan. 31, 2017 — The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to prevent and treat childhood obesity with lifestyle ... read more

E-Tool Provides Wake-Up Call for Parents of Children With Excess Weight

Jan. 31, 2017 — An innovative e-tool is helping lift the blinders for parents of children with excess weight by offering much-needed and welcomed ... read more

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