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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity
Those who eat more fish, plant proteins less likely to suffer, study finds.Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research... (Medical News Today)

Obesity reprogrammes muscle stem cells
Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research from... (Medical News Today)

Exercise can significantly improve brain function after stroke
Training that lasts as little as 12 weeks can be an effective treatment to limit cognitive decline following a stroke. Exercise can improve brain function in chronic stroke patients. (Medical News Today)

Is shrimp high in cholesterol? Nutritional and heart health information
Are shrimp safe for people to eat who have high cholesterol? Learn about things to consider when eating shrimp and how to prepare them in a healthful way. (Medical News Today)

Exercise is best for reducing breast cancer recurrence
Patients with breast cancer can incorporate a variety of lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, a new review suggests. (Medical News Today)

After weight loss, a maintenance program could be the key to keeping off pounds long term
A weight loss program that incorporates a maintenance intervention could help participants be more successful at keeping off pounds long term. (Medical News Today)

Children inherit around 40 percent of parents' BMI
Around 40 percent of a child's weight is inherited from their parents, with 20 percent due to the mother and 20 percent due to the father, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking
Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study published in the BMJ Open journal has found. (Medical News Today)

More steps mean less hospital for older Aussies
Older Australians can reduce their time spent in hospital by walking an extra 4300 steps per day, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. (Medical News Today)

Cholesterol test: Uses, what to expect, results
What are the risks of cholesterol and who should have a test? Learn about what to expect with the test, what the results mean, and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Weight gain throughout life may raise risk of esophageal, stomach cancers
New research finds that gaining weight from the age of 20 may increase the risk of developing esophageal and stomach cancers later in life. (Medical News Today)

Unsaturated fatty acid may reverse aging effect of obesity
Obesity, or a high fat diet, can lead to changes in the immune system similar to those observed with aging. That's what research published in Experimental Physiology suggests. (Medical News Today)

High levels of vitamin D may improve muscle strength
Using a cutting-edge technique, researchers from the United Kingdom investigate the effect of active and inactive vitamin D levels on muscle strength. (Medical News Today)

Weight-loss surgery can get the blood flowing
Research reveals patients regain urinary and erectile function within a month. (Medical News Today)

Abdominal fat may cause type 2 diabetes, heart disease
A new study finds that having a genetic predisposition to a higher waist-to-hip ratio adjusted for BMI is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Worm gene could be key to developing obesity treatment
Monash University and Danish researchers have discovered a gene in worms that could help break the cycle of overeating and under-exercising that can lead to obesity. (Medical News Today)

Obesity may raise heart risk by triggering harmful immune response
New research suggests that obesity caused by a high-fat diet increases immune system T cells, resulting in inflammation that raises cardiovascular risk. (Medical News Today)

Why does type 1 diabetes kill some cells but not others?
New research led by scientists from Yale University show how some insulin-producing beta cells survive the immune attack typical of type 1 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Could drugs replace gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most successful treatments for obesity and related disorders; however, some patients may not want to undergo surgery. (Medical News Today)

Whole grains increase metabolism, may help promote weight loss
Diets that contain whole grains speed up metabolism and increase calorie loss by reducing calories retained during digestion, finds new research. (Medical News Today)

Lack of transportation limits healthy food access among Washington State residents
Having convenient or reasonable access to supermarkets is often associated with healthier diets and a lower risk for obesity among neighborhood residents. (Medical News Today)

Fetal exposure to bisphenol A disrupts the body's endocrine system
New mouse study shows prenatal exposure to bisphenol A increases obesity risk in the offspring by lowering sensitivity to an appetite-controlling hormone. (Medical News Today)

The heavier the person, the lower the chance of getting hospice care or dying at home
The heavier someone is, the less likely they are to have what many people might call a "good death", with hospice care and a chance to die at home, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Surprising health changes among postmenopausal women who marry or divorce reported in study
Contrary to previous data, a new study finds that some health measures in postmenopausal women, such as body mass index (BMI), tend to worsen if the women marry and to improve if they divorce or... (Medical News Today)

Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures
Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study in... (Medical News Today)

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