Recognizing food brands puts preschoolers at risk for obesity

Young children who recognize food name brands, such as Lucky Charms, M&M’s and Cheetos, often eat unhealthy items that lead to their high body mass index. Source: Science Daily Read More

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Overweight/obese people with diabetes at increased risk of brain abnormalities

Overweight and obese individuals with early stage type 2 diabetes (T2D) had more severe and progressive abnormalities in brain structure and cognition compared to normal-weight study participants, research indicates. Source: Science Daily Read More

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Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity

Getting children to move more is a team effort. A new study found parents were more likely to change their child’s lifestyle when schools provided educational materials along with the results of their child’s body mass index screening. Source: Science Daily Read More

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How a Western diet leads to overeating and obesity

More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a ‘western diet’ — foods consisting high levels of sugars and fats — is a major cause of this epidemic. New research now shows that chronic consumption of a […]

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Long-term stress linked to higher levels of obesity, hair samples show

People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, according to research that involved examining hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which regulates the body’s response to stress. Source: Science Daily Read More

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Obesity reprograms muscle stem cells

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research. Source: Science Daily Read More

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Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy, study suggests

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 study. Source: Science Daily Read More

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Parental obesity linked to delays in child development

Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a new study. Children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill. Children of obese fathers were more likely to fail measures of social competence, and those born to extremely obese couples also were more likely to […]

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Study identifies strategies to improve knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity

Obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the US. A new literature review identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity. Source: Science Daily Read More

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Obesity in China

Obesity and related metabolic diseases are a major health concern in China according to the WHO, with overall rates of obesity less than 5% in the countryside but greater than 20% in some cities. It is the fastest-growing health problem in China and one of the most serious chronic conditions of our time. Approximately 92.4 […]

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