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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

How Can Diet Affect Fibromyalgia Symptoms?
Learn about what foods may help a person with fibromyalgia and which ones they should avoid. What other lifestyle measures might help with symptoms? (Medical News Today)

Early-life asthma may contribute to childhood obesity
A new study examines the link between early-life asthma and the risk of developing obesity in childhood. The research also investigates asthma medication. (Medical News Today)

Lap band surgery benefits very obese adolescents
Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a... (Medical News Today)

Sedentary lifestyle speeds up biological aging, study finds
A new study looks at how a sedentary lifestyle, with little exercise, affects telomere length and leads to biological aging in older women. (Medical News Today)

Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E
New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E - which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this... (Medical News Today)

Epigenetic factors linked to obesity-related disease
Obesity has been linked to "letter" changes at many different sites in the genome, yet these differences do not fully explain the variation in people's body mass index (BMI) or why some overweight... (Medical News Today)

Fatty liver: Protein discovery may offer new treatment target
Researchers find that mice low in CPEB4 protein develop fatty liver as they age and that the protein plays a key role in the liver's stress response. (Medical News Today)

White fat converted to 'good' brown fat with anticancer drug
Researchers reveal how a drug used to treat a form of skin cancer converted white fat into beneficial brown fat and reduced weight gain in mice. (Medical News Today)

Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'
Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight, according to... (Medical News Today)

Older adults walk more for money and opportunity to donate to charity
Personal and social goals may be effective in motivating older adults to exercise, according to a study this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from researchers at the Perelman... (Medical News Today)

Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity
More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a "western diet"... (Medical News Today)

Just 20 minutes of exercise enough to reduce inflammation, study finds
New research suggests that a short session of moderate physical activity can reduce inflammation by activating a response at the cellular level. (Medical News Today)

Policymakers need to look at wider economic benefits of taxing sugary drinks
The wider economic benefits of a tax on sugary drinks need to be recognised by policymakers if retailers' pricing behaviour is to be changed, according to a study led by the University of East... (Medical News Today)

Blue corn may help prevent, treat metabolic syndrome
A new study in rats suggests that adding blue corn to a high-sugar, high-cholesterol diet may help prevent some of the risk factors for metabolic syndrome. (Medical News Today)

No silver bullet to beating obesity, study finds
As many seek to battle festive bulge in January, new research challenges previous findings that any single aspect of diet or lifestyle can be targeted to reduce the risk of obesity in adults with a... (Medical News Today)

Nutritional quality of kids' menus at chain restaurants not improving despite industry pledges
U.S. chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children's menus have made no significant changes compared with... (Medical News Today)

Is Yoga a Helpful Treatment for Fibromyalgia?
Learn how yoga might help with fibromyalgia and which additional approaches may help. What are the causes, risk factors, and symptoms of fibromyalgia? (Medical News Today)

Close to half of adults and one quarter of kids in the U.S. regularly consume artificial sweeteners
Low-calorie sweeteners (LCSs) are often used in place of added sugars such as sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup in food and beverage products. (Medical News Today)

Intensive weight loss does not cause major health problems for female fitness competitors
Worries about the potential negative consequences of fat loss regimens for aesthetic purposes in normal weight females have been surfacing in the media. (Medical News Today)

Is weekend exercise just as good as being active every day?
A new study looks at different exercise patterns to see if 'weekend warriors' still get all the health benefits of daily physical activity. (Medical News Today)

Gastric bypass helps severely obese teenagers maintain weight loss over long term
Two studies show surgery leads to significant weight loss and health benefits over 5-12 years, but may lead to more surgery and vitamin deficiency in some. (Medical News Today)

Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults
Being physically inactive - sitting for long periods of time - can be so harmful to your health that experts sometimes call it "sitting disease. (Medical News Today)

Diet drinks not 'diet' after all
A new review of existing research finds 'no solid evidence' that diet drinks are any better for weight management than full-sugar drinks. (Medical News Today)

Antioxidant found in breast milk prevents liver disease, study finds
Antioxidants may prevent against chronic illnesses. A new study suggests that a common antioxidant protects against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (Medical News Today)

Jones Fracture: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
What is a Jones fracture and what are metatarsals? Learn about when to see a doctor, diagnosis, complications, and tips for a good recovery. (Medical News Today)

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