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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Correlates of overweight and obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder in the national comorbidity survey
Bipolar disorder is one of the most disabling medical conditions among adolescents worldwide. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes and obesity could be prevented with novel protein
Researchers may have found a way to stop diabetes and improve metabolism in mice, potentially leading to major advancement in treatment of human diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Preventing heart failure risk factors in midlife substantially lowers risk
Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes by the age of 45 to 55 years may lead up to an 86 percent lower risk for heart failure through the remainder of life, according to... (Medical News Today)

New target receptor discovered in the fight against obesity
The team of scientists from King's College London and Imperial College London tested a high-fat diet, containing a fermentable carbohydrate, and a control diet on mice and looked at the effect on... (Medical News Today)

Yo-yo dieting may be caused by altered gut microbes
Millions of Americans diet, but few maintain their weight loss. A new study suggests this 'yo-yo' effect may be down to changes in the gut microbiome. (Medical News Today)

Diet soda sweetener may cause weight gain
A new study may have found the reason why the sugar substitute aspartame does not help with weight loss, and may even cause weight gain. (Medical News Today)

Can alcohol reduce calorie intake?
How alcohol intake influences the amount of calories we consume is a hot topic for debate. New research using a rat model yields surprising results. (Medical News Today)

Diet quality low but steadily improving among US kids
On the whole, the diet of U.S. children improved markedly between 1999 and 2012 but it remains poor, said the authors of a new study that examined diet quality data from more than 38,000 kids. (Medical News Today)

Study in rats finds low blood alcohol levels have no effect on total calories consumed
Laboratory rats will drink alcohol if it's available, and may even get a little tipsy, researchers report in a new study. But they won't voluntarily drink until they're drunk. (Medical News Today)

Diet and exercise can improve kidney function in patients with fatty liver disease
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a potentially serious liver condition characterized by excess fat in the liver associated with inflammation and scarring. (Medical News Today)

Jet lag and obesity share similar pathways to liver cancer
Since 1980, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, has nearly tripled, and obesity related liver disease is one of the driving forces behind the increasing... (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria affect our metabolism
Mice that receive gut bacteria transplants from overweight humans are known to gain more weight than mice transplanted with gut bacteria from normal weight subjects, even when the mice are fed the... (Medical News Today)

Weight loss may help prevent multiple myeloma
New research shows that excess weight increases the risk that a benign blood disorder will progress into multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood. (Medical News Today)

Omega-3 fatty acids stimulate brown adipose tissue metabolism
Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, a discovery that would promote the development of new therapies for obesity and other metabolism... (Medical News Today)

How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: 6 Useful Steps
What is type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes? Learn about six useful steps that may prevent type 2 diabetes and the risk factors for type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Can I Eat Rice If I Have Diabetes?
How do carbohydrates affect diabetes and is eating rice healthy with diabetes? Learn about the nutritious and delicious alternatives to rice. (Medical News Today)

Yo-yo dieting may increase risk of heart disease death
New research suggests that repeatedly losing weight and regaining it can be dangerous for your heart, even if you are not overweight. (Medical News Today)

Inability to safely store fat increases risk of diabetes and heart disease
A large-scale genetic study has provided strong evidence that the development of insulin resistance - a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart attacks and one of the key adverse consequences of... (Medical News Today)

Unhealthy weight management practices associated with non-medical use of prescription drugs among adolescents
Non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) is a serious public health concern in the U.S. Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Skipping breakfast and not enough sleep can make children overweight
Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight... (Medical News Today)

Bariatric surgery may reduce heart failure risk
Bariatric surgery and other treatments that cause substantial weight loss can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure in obese patients, according to preliminary research presented at the... (Medical News Today)

Children born by Cesarean section may have a greater risk of obesity
Compared with vaginally-delivered children, those born by Cesarean section had a 1.4 times greater odds of becoming overweight or obese in childhood. (Medical News Today)

Sugary drink sales drop nearly 20 percent after multi-faceted campaign
Residents of Howard County Maryland reduced the amount of sugary drinks they purchased by nearly 20 percent after a multi-faceted public health campaign that included local policy changes. (Medical News Today)

Excessive BMI increase during puberty identified as a new risk factor for mortality due to cardiovascular disease
Boys with a large increase in body mass index (BMI) during puberty are at increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease later in life. (Medical News Today)

Study links shorter sleep and sugar-sweetened drink consumption
Treating sleep deprivation could potentially help reduce sugar intake, say UC San Francisco researchers. (Medical News Today)

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