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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

NBR1 protein plays a critical role in regulating obesity-induced inflammation that leads to metabolic disease
A new study by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) has identified a new signal that triggers the events leading to insulin resistance in obesity. (Medical News Today)

Black women in weight management program experienced a reduction in their depression
An intervention program aimed at helping obese women maintain their weight without adding pounds also significantly reduced depression in nearly half the participants, according to a new study from... (Medical News Today)

When it comes to food, obese women's learning is impaired
Obese women were better able to identify cues that predict monetary rewards than those that predict food rewards, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues in... (Medical News Today)

PTSD, poor sleep quality and physical activity
A new study shows that worse sleep quality predicts lower physical activity in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (Medical News Today)

Could a single injection stop diabetes?
Researchers who gave mice with type 2 diabetes the growth factor FGF1, found it reversed diabetes and kept blood glucose within a safe range for 2 days with just one injection. (Medical News Today)

TILDA study finds 4 out of 5 over 50s in Ireland are overweight or obese
A new report released today (July 18th, 2014) by the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), a national study of over 8,000 people aged 50 and over in Ireland, led by Trinity College Dublin... (Medical News Today)

Obesity and stress
Using experimental models, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) showed that adenosine, a metabolite released when the body is under stress or during an inflammatory response... (Medical News Today)

Could being overweight benefit our health?
There are numerous health problems associated with being overweight. But two new studies suggest that overweight and obesity may be beneficial, particularly for the heart. (Medical News Today)

Women's metabolism slowed by combination of stress and high-fat meals
A new study in women suggests that experiencing one or more stressful events the day before eating a single high-fat meal can slow the body's metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain. (Medical News Today)

Sedentary behavior ameliorated by physical fitness
Physical fitness may buffer some of the adverse health effects of too much sitting, according to a new study by researchers from the American Cancer Society, The Cooper Institute, and the University... (Medical News Today)

New analysis says Alzheimer's preventable in a third, not half of cases
Previous research has suggested over half of Alzheimer's cases are preventable. Now, a study that includes risk factor interaction puts it nearer one in three. (Medical News Today)

Obesity - surgery is not the only answer, say research scientists
Research scientists predict that gastric bypass surgery to treat obesity could be a thing of the past. (Medical News Today)

Severity of osteoarthritis in mice reduced by omega 3 fatty acids
Mice consuming a supplement of omega 3 fatty acids had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega 6 fatty acids, according to Duke Medicine researchers. (Medical News Today)

For older women, exercise is the best medicine
Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a QUT study that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in older women. (Medical News Today)

Weight advice not provided by health providers of obese US firefighters
Obese and overweight firefighters are not receiving weight management advice from their health care providers, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston... (Medical News Today)

How Twitter can be used to address specific health issues, like childhood obesity
Childhood obesity is one of the top public health concerns in the United States, with 32 percent of youths aged 2-19 classified as obese as of 2012. (Medical News Today)

NICE consults on updated recommendations for treating obesity
NICE is updating its guideline on the identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity. (Medical News Today)

Tofu consumption - surprise study findings
While Tofu is considered a healthy source of protein, that's not why the Millennials are eating it, according to a new study to be presented at Tops Club Inc. (Medical News Today)

Epigenetic effects of environmental impact on health
When a pregnant mother is undernourished, her child is at a greater than average risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes, in part due to so-called 'epigenetic' effects. (Medical News Today)

The top 'fun' factor in study of youth sports - being a good sport
If you think winning is one of the key determinants that makes organized sports fun for kids think again: Winning along with other mental bonuses ranked near the bottom of 81 determinants of fun... (Medical News Today)

Outdoor play promotes physical activity in youth
The World Health Organization recommends that youth participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day. (Medical News Today)

Alcohol does not benefit the heart, claims new study
A new review drawing on 50 studies covering quarter of a million people questions previously held conclusions that a drink a day is good for heart health. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover clues why weight-loss surgery cures diabetes
Scientists at The University of Manchester are a step closer to understanding why diabetes is cured in the majority of patients that undergo gastric bypass surgery. (Medical News Today)

Great tasting low-fat cheeses and cakes could soon be on the menu
Low-fat cheeses and cakes that are just as tempting as full-fat equivalents could be heading for supermarket shelves, thanks to fresh insights into how proteins can replace fats without affecting... (Medical News Today)

View exercising as fun and you'll eat less later!
Think of your next exercise workout as a "fun run" or as a well-deserved break, and you'll eat less afterward. (Medical News Today)

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