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Secrets of old age pave way for a healthier Britain
Leading health specialists will use the findings of a 35-year study as an evidence base for calling on members of the UK public to take responsibility for their own health. (Medical News Today)

Reducing first-time stroke risk by consuming fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts
Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower your risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated... (Medical News Today)

The health benefits of whole grain oats: new scientific review
According to a new, wide-reaching collection of scientific reviews published in the October 2014 supplement issue of the British Journal of Nutrition, oats may play an important role in improving... (Medical News Today)

AHA/ASA update guidelines to reduce first-time stroke risk
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have updated recommendations for reducing first-time stroke risk. They include physical activity and a healthy diet. (Medical News Today)

Study compares gastric bypass procedures in weight loss, complications
In a study of two of the most commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) resulted in much greater weight loss than adjustable gastric banding... (Medical News Today)

Researchers look for the best way to help shake too much sodium
Multiple times each day, about a third of blacks hold onto sodium - and higher blood pressure - for at least an hour after the stress that raised their pressure has passed, scientists say. (Medical News Today)

Dysfunctional ketogenesis promotes fatty liver disease in mice
Approximately 1 billion people worldwide have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Individuals with this disease have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and kidney disease. (Medical News Today)

Improving public health through flavorful eating - a call to action
Spices and herbs can play a significant role in improving America's health by helping to reduce sodium, calorie and fat intake while making healthy eating more appealing, conclude the authors of a... (Medical News Today)

15 health organizations support a call for action to increase access to affordable healthy foods to improve cardiovascular health
Canadian health organizations are calling upon governments to take a leadership role in creating healthy food environments. (Medical News Today)

Western University researchers identify potential therapeutic target for osteoarthritis
Researchers at Western University have identified a specific gene that plays a key role in the degradation of cartilage in osteoarthritis (OA). (Medical News Today)

UK doctors trial new two-part diabetes screening test
Researchers in Southampton are trialling a new two-part test that could lead to the development of a national screening programme for diabetes. (Medical News Today)

UT Southwestern scientists discover new clues to how weight loss is regulated
... (Medical News Today)

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)

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