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Prolonged sitting 'does not increase death risk' for the physically active
A new study contradicts previous research by suggesting that sitting for long periods does not raise the risk of all-cause mortality for people who exercise regularly. (Medical News Today)

Time to treat unhealthy foods like tobacco to reduce obesity
World Lung Foundation (WLF) has called on governments to start regulating food and beverage products linked to overweight and obesity. (Medical News Today)

Obesity surgery normalizes brain opioids
Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity surgery recovers opioid neurotransmission in the brain. (Medical News Today)

Penn and BU study says obesity doesn't protect patients with cardiovascular disease
Demographers Samuel Preston of the University of Pennsylvania and Andrew Stokes of Boston University set out to solve a puzzle: Why is it that study after study shows obese or overweight people with... (Medical News Today)

Stigma associated with childhood obesity slowing uptake of treatment
A conference hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) will hear today (Tuesday, 13 October 2015) that the stigma associated with attending childhood obesity treatment programmes... (Medical News Today)

Extreme weight-loss strategies among cage fighters 'alarming'
Cage fighters are engaging in a variety of extreme weight loss techniques that may be causing severe damage to their health, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Genetic variant shown to influence women's body shape and diabetes risk
A genetic variant near the KLF14 gene regulates hundreds of genes that govern how and where women's bodies store fat, which affects their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to research... (Medical News Today)

Obesity rates will soar by 2025 if governments fail to take action, says report
A new report from the World Obesity Federation predicts that more than 2.7 billion adults will be overweight or obese by 2025 unless governments do more to combat the problem. (Medical News Today)

Adult high blood pressure risk identifiable in childhood
Groups of people at risk of having high blood pressure and other related health issues by age 38 can be identified in childhood, new research from New Zealand's University of Otago suggests. (Medical News Today)

D&R: A new adipogenic cocktail that produces functional adipocytes from MSCs
Adipocyte dysfunction is directly associated with pathologies characterized by metabolic disorders including obesity, diabetes mellitus type II and metabolic syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Varying walking speed may burn more calories
A new study suggests that varying speed when walking can burn up to 20% more calories, compared with constantly walking at the same speed. (Medical News Today)

Irish study: only 1 in 6 mothers of obese children recognize their child as obese
A University of Limerick study has found that mothers of overweight and obese children struggle to recognize their child as overweight or obese. (Medical News Today)

Exercising 30 minutes a day relieves asthma symptoms
New research finds that compared with not exercising, doing 30 minutes of exercise every day, all year round, can significantly help asthma sufferers control their symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Satiety hormone leptin plays a direct role in cardiovascular disease in obesity
While high levels of the satiety hormone leptin don't help obese individuals lose weight, they do appear to directly contribute to their cardiovascular disease, researchers report. (Medical News Today)

Metabolic syndrome leads 1 in 3 Americans to need more vitamin E
New research shows that the estimated one-third of Americans who have a cluster of health problems that add up to metabolic syndrome don't absorb dietary vitamin E as effectively as healthy people. (Medical News Today)

Low vitamin D and obesity as teenagers may accelerate MS
A study published in Neurology shows that people with MS who spent time in the sun as teenagers - and who were not obese - developed the disease later than others. (Medical News Today)

Berkeley's soda tax boosts retail prices of sugary drinks, study confirms
Not long after Berkeley became the first city in the country to levy an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, questions arose about whether the move would have its desired effect by increasing the... (Medical News Today)

Numbers are in: 37,000 Australians can avoid a cancer diagnosis each year
Food for thought in first ever Australian study counting cases by cause Around 37,000 Australian cancer cases could be prevented each year largely through lifestyle change, according to the... (Medical News Today)

Bariatric surgery can increase likelihood of self-harm, suicide
Research has found that bariatric surgery can increase risks for self-harm and suicide in some morbidly obese patients, suggesting a need to review counseling procedures. (Medical News Today)

Heavy internet use may put teens at risk for high blood pressure
Teens who spend hours on the Internet may be at risk for high blood pressure, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. (Medical News Today)

Larger food pack sizes increase consumer estimates of portion sizes
The size of a food package can influence people's perception of portion sizeLarger food pack sizes can increase consumer estimates of portion sizes finds a new study completed by the European... (Medical News Today)

Women with Alzheimer's-related gene lose weight more sharply after age 70
Researchers led by Deborah Gustafson, PhD, MS, professor of neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, have shown that women with a gene variant (APOEe4 allele) associated with Alzheimer's disease... (Medical News Today)

Study finds gastric bypass surgery improves blood sugar handling and insulin sensitivity
Roux-en-Y, the most common type of gastric bypass surgery, can lead to remission of type 2 diabetes along with weight loss. (Medical News Today)

Testosterone levels improve in obese men following a common weight-loss operation
New study shows that a sleeve gastrectomy procedure is beneficial in lowering BMI and raising testosterone levels in obese men, leading to other health benefitsA common weight-loss operation... (Medical News Today)

Physical activity: More is better for heart failure prevention
Doubling or quadrupling the minimum federally recommended levels of physical activity lowered the risk of developing heart failure by 20 percent and 35 percent, respectively, according to research... (Medical News Today)

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