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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

'Healthy' fat tissue could be key to reversing type 2 diabetes
Preventing inflammation in obese fat tissue may hold the key to preventing or even reversing type 2 diabetes, new research has found. (Medical News Today)

Research into brain control of liver lipid production could cause break in obesity and diabetes treatment
Ways of keeping the heart healthy has widened, with the discovery that the brain can help fight off hardening of the arteries. (Medical News Today)

Web surfing to weigh up bariatric surgery options
Obese people claim No. 2 spot among e-health information seekersObese people considering weight-reducing bariatric surgery are only topped by pregnant women when it comes to how often they turn... (Medical News Today)

More than a third of kids in England are overweight/obese
More than a third of children in England are overweight/obese, finds a 20 year study of electronic health records, published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood. (Medical News Today)

UGA researchers image and measure tubulin transport in cilia
Defective cilia can lead to a host of diseases and conditions in the human body--from rare, inherited bone malformations to blindness, male infertility, kidney disease and obesity. (Medical News Today)

Teenage misperception of weight may lead to adult obesity
According to a new study, teens - particularly boys - of a healthy weight who falsely believe themselves to be overweight are at increased risk of obesity in adulthood. (Medical News Today)

Oatmeal for breakfast results in greater fullness and lower calorie intake at lunch
A new study suggests that your breakfast cereal choice may affect how full you feel and how much you eat for lunch, especially if you're overweightA new study suggests that your breakfast cereal... (Medical News Today)

Good bedtime habits equal better sleep for kids
Children obtain better and more age-appropriate sleep in the presence of household rules and regular sleep-wake routines, according to sleep researchers. (Medical News Today)

Both weight loss and weight gain linked with increased fracture risk
Both weight gain and weight loss in older (postmenopausal) women are associated with increased incidence of fracture, but at different anatomical sites, finds a study published in The BMJ. (Medical News Today)

New Canadian guideline to help prevent and manage adult obesity
A new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care to help prevent and manage obesity in adult patients recommends body mass index measurement for both prevention and management... (Medical News Today)

UK parents hounded by their kids to buy junk food they see on TV - BHF calls for ban on junk food ads before 9pm
Seven in ten (70%) parents with children aged 4 to 16 have been pestered by their children to buy junk food they have seen advertised on TV, according to a new survey by the British Heart... (Medical News Today)

The 'fifth taste,' umami, could be beneficial for health
The umami taste could have an important and beneficial role in health, according to research published in the open access journal Flavour. (Medical News Today)

Viruses may play unexpected role in inflammatory bowel diseases
Inflammatory bowel diseases are associated with a decrease in the diversity of bacteria in the gut, but a new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (Medical News Today)

Researchers find new links between obesity and cardiovascular disease
In a new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a research group led by James A. (Medical News Today)

Camaraderie at Weight Watchers may falter as you near your goal
If you're trying to lose weight, Weight Watchers might seem like the ideal place to share advice and get support. (Medical News Today)

New study shows veg diets boost weight loss
Adopting a vegetarian diet causes weight loss, even in the absence of exercise or calorie counting, according to a new meta-analysis published as an online advance in the Journal of the Academy of... (Medical News Today)

Study finds 'social jetlag' is associated with obesity-related disease
A new study has discovered an association between social jetlag1, obesity and obesity-related disease including metabolic disorder, inflammation and diabetes. (Medical News Today)

More realistic physical activity targets needed, say experts
Physical activity guidelines should focus on getting inactive people to do a little activity rather than strive for the entire population to meet the current target of 150 minutes of moderate... (Medical News Today)

Clues to obesity offered by new signaling pathway
A Vanderbilt University-led research team has discovered a molecular "rheostat" in the brain's appetite control center that may provide new insights into obesity, which is at epidemic levels in this... (Medical News Today)

Policy changes can help solve problems with China's aging population
While the rapid aging of China's population is thought to condemn the nation to a dismal future, past policies on education and new policies to improve health and foster internal migration could ease... (Medical News Today)

Ghrelin in infancy associated with lifelong obesity risk
Our subconscious motivation to eat is powerfully and dynamically regulated by hormone signals. (Medical News Today)

Some obese children and teens can benefit from bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery--as a last resort when conservative interventions have failed--can improve liver disease and other obesity-related health problems in severely obese children and adolescents... (Medical News Today)

Sitting increases disease risk... and exercise may not reduce it
A new study suggests that sitting and exercise are distinct factors in terms of health outcomes. The authors recommend that everyone reduce their sitting time by 2-3 hours a day. (Medical News Today)

Young adults' brain function may be boosted by exercise
Exercise sharpens young adults' brains by increasing oxygen to the frontal brain says new research showing it is not just older adults whose brains benefit from physical activity. (Medical News Today)

American kids are eating a lot of pizza - what are the health implications?
About 20% of American youths are eating pizza on any given day, a meal which accounts for up to 26% of their total calorie intake and 24% of their daily fat intake. (Medical News Today)

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