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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Study shows how troubled marriage, depression history promote obesity
The double-whammy of marital hostility and a history of depression can increase the risk for obesity in adults by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Could sun exposure help prevent obesity, diabetes?
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation slowed weight gain and diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet, a new study finds. Researchers say this is down to a compound called nitric oxide. (Medical News Today)

How people view their own weight influences bariatric surgery success
Negative feelings about one's own weight, known as internalized weight bias, influence the success people have after undergoing weight loss surgery, according to research appearing in the journal... (Medical News Today)

Mother's gestational diabetes linked to daughters being overweight later
Women who developed gestational diabetes and were overweight before pregnancy were at a higher risk of having daughters who were obese later in childhood, according to new research published in... (Medical News Today)

Diet for your DNA: novel nutrition plan sparks debate around data protection
Personalised diet plans will not be widely accepted by the public until regulations are in place to protect information about our DNA, new research has shown. (Medical News Today)

Bariatric surgery may be risk factor for severe headache
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension - a leaking of spinal fluid - causes severe headaches. Weight-loss surgery patients may be particularly at risk for this condition. (Medical News Today)

Analysis examines genetic obesity susceptibility, association with body size in kids
A review of medical literature appears to confirm an association between genetic obesity susceptibility and postnatal gains in infant weight and length, as well as showing associations with both... (Medical News Today)

Recalled dietary supplements still contain banned substances
A study of dietary supplements recalled by the FDA has found that many of these products continue to contain banned drugs that could be harmful to consumers. (Medical News Today)

Obesity link to increased risk for orthopedic conditions and surgical complications
Obesity affects individual patient care, the healthcare system and nearly every organ in the body. (Medical News Today)

NUS-led research team develops novel solutions to fight the obesity gene
Individuals who are genetically predisposed to obesity may soon have a therapeutic solution to combat their condition. (Medical News Today)

Jet lag can cause obesity by disrupting the daily rhythms of gut microbes
Organisms ranging from bacteria to humans have circadian clocks to help them synchronize their biological activities to the time of day. (Medical News Today)

Metabolic genetics research paves way to treating diabetes and obesity
Breaking down complex conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes and obesity into the specific metabolic proteins and processes that underlie them offers a new approach to studying the genetics of these... (Medical News Today)

New report highlights potential links between weight, physical activity and breast cancer survival
AICR has released the Continuous Update Project (CUP) Report on Breast Cancer Survivors in the US. (Medical News Today)

Resveratrol boosts spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome
Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine and grapes, increased spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome and could hold promise as a treatment for osteoporosis, according to a new... (Medical News Today)

Adenosine can melt 'love handles', however clinical application still far off
The number of overweight persons is greatly increasing worldwide - and as a result is the risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke, diabetes or Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Facebook may play role in marketing junk food to teens, young adults
Facebook and other social media sites may contribute to the marketing of unhealthy foods to teenagers and young adults, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Study: gradual weight loss no better than rapid weight loss for long-term weight control
The study, led by Joseph Proietto, Sir Edward Dunlop Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and Head of the Weight Control Clinic at Austin Health in Australia, set out to examine... (Medical News Today)

New research highlights public demand for health technology to combat obesity epidemic
A Government minister today will highlight the findings of the first AXA PPP Health Tech & You State of the Nation survey which reveals the nation's attitudes towards health technology and how... (Medical News Today)

Eating breakfast reduces cravings, overeating
Researchers find the increase in dopamine levels in the brain that result from eating protein-rich breakfasts may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day. (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet with nuts, olive oil 'may reverse metabolic syndrome'
Researchers say that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts or extra-virgin olive oil could reverse metabolic syndrome in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Cautious optimism as childhood obesity rates in Ireland plateau
Childhood overweight and obesity rates have plateaued in primary school aged children in the Republic of Ireland, reveals research published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health. (Medical News Today)

Lose the weight, not the potatoes
Research published this week in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition demonstrates that people can eat potatoes and still lose weight. (Medical News Today)

Mortality risk of overweight and obesity similar for blacks, whites
A study from American Cancer Society researchers finds the increased risk of premature death associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) is similar for African Americans and whites, in contrast to... (Medical News Today)

Babies benefit if mothers are given lifestyle advice during pregnancy
Researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia gave eating and exercise advice to pregnant women who are overweight or obese during the world's largest study of its kind. (Medical News Today)

Body contouring after bariatric surgery helps obese patients keep the weight off
Patients who have plastic surgery to reshape their bodies after bariatric procedures are able to maintain "significantly greater" weight loss than those who do not have surgery, according to a new... (Medical News Today)

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