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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Appropriate reference amounts are important for the effective use of nutrition labelling information, study reveals
A recent study by Professor Monique Raats of the University of Surrey's Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre, in conjunction with the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) in... (Medical News Today)

NICE updates weight loss surgery criteria for people with type 2 diabetes
More than a quarter of adults are now classified as obese and a further 42% of men and a third of women are overweight[1]. (Medical News Today)

How city neighborhoods affect diabetes risk
As the linked epidemics of obesity and diabetes continue to escalate, a staggering one in five U.S. adults is projected to have diabetes by 2050. (Medical News Today)

FDA finalizes menu and vending machine calorie labeling rules
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and... (Medical News Today)

Healthy Thanksgiving: the science of overeating and avoiding food poisoning
Everyone loves a little indulgence over the holidays, but what happens to our body when we overindulge? MNT finds out and looks at ways to avoid a food-poisoning catastrophe. (Medical News Today)

Metabolism disrupted in obesity by excessive contact between cellular organelles
Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found a novel mechanism causing type 2 diabetes that could be targeted to prevent or treat the disease. (Medical News Today)

With Thanksgiving in mind, video shows what happens when you overeat
The season of giving is often also the season of over-indulging at the dinner table. (Medical News Today)

New treatments for liver diseases
Cirrhosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are two serious liver conditions with limited pharmacological treatments. (Medical News Today)

Half a million new cancer cases each year linked to BMI
A new global analysis finds proportions of BMI-linked cancers vary across region and gender. North America was found to be the most affected region, with 23% of the global burden. (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea linked to impaired exercise capacity
Study finds that people with sleep apnea - where breathing starts and stops during sleep - appear to have a lower peak oxygen uptake during aerobic exercise. (Medical News Today)

Silent heart damage driven by obesity
Fast facts: The study shows that obesity leads to subclinical heart muscle injury and increases the risk for heart failure even among people without overt heart disease and independently of... (Medical News Today)

Preschoolers of working moms get less sleep, at greater risk of becoming overweight
The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Absenteeism attributable to obesity among U.S. workers costs the nation more than $8 billion annually
A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health shows that obesity costs the U.S. $8. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's disease-related weight and eating habits
Patients affected by Parkinson's disease often show marked changes in body weight: they may gain or lose a lot of weight depending on the stage of the disease, or they may put on up to ten kilos... (Medical News Today)

Teenage boys' weight perception
Almost one third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight. This can influence their eating habits and, consequently, their health, according to a study led by the UAB and conducted with... (Medical News Today)

Increased risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in obese children
A new study investigates the links between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and childhood obesity, and emphasizes the importance of blood pressure control for at-risk children. (Medical News Today)

Kids eat higher calorie foods when eating their own snacks during after-school programs
On days when children brought their own after-school snack, they consumed more salty and sugary foods and nearly twice as many calories than on days when they consumed only after-school... (Medical News Today)

Weight and eating habits in Parkinson's disease
A review of the scientific literature on Parkinson's disease, conducted by SISSA research scientists, shows that even the non-motor symptoms associated with the disease can contribute to the... (Medical News Today)

Calorie-focused thinking when it comes to obesity may mislead and harm public health
Perhaps not all calories are created equal. A new paper, co-authored by Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute cardiovascular research scientist James J. (Medical News Today)

1 in 5 people with type 2 diabetes unlikely to benefit from exercise regimens
As many as one in five people with Type 2 diabetes do not see any improvement in blood sugar management when they engage in a supervised exercise regimen, according to a new scientific review... (Medical News Today)

'Rise of saturated fat in diet does not raise fats in blood'
New research finds that while diets high in saturated fats might not increase saturated fat in the blood, a diet high in carbohydrates may increase the risk of heart diseases. (Medical News Today)

Running for exercise 'slows the aging process'

According to a new study, running regularly in older age 'slows down the aging process,' allowing easier movement and improving quality of living. (Medical News Today)

Beverage companies still target kids with marketing for unhealthy, sugary drinks
Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released November... (Medical News Today)

Exposure to antibiotics in the womb increases risk of childhood obesity
A study just released by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that children who were exposed to antibiotics in the second or third trimester of pregnancy had a higher risk of... (Medical News Today)

Quitting smoking reduces death risk, even if you gain weight
In a small study in Japan, people who stopped smoking didn't face increased death risk if they gained weight, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions... (Medical News Today)

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