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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Obesity and multiple sclerosis: Is there a causal relationship?
A new study shows that genetically elevated BMI is linked with risk of MS, 'providing evidence for a causal role for obesity in MS etiology.' (Medical News Today)

Borderline Diabetes: What You Need to Know
Borderline diabetes, known as prediabetes, is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Children consuming sports drinks unnecessarily
A high proportion of 12-14 year olds are regularly consuming sports drinks socially, increasing their risk of obesity and tooth erosion, concludes a Cardiff University School of Dentistry survey. (Medical News Today)

Overweight or not, mannose levels may indicate diabetes risk
Even if you are not overweight, your mannose levels may indicate whether you're at risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D) or insulin resistance (IR), a Swedish study shows. (Medical News Today)

Adherence to cancer prevention guidelines may reduce risk
Following cancer prevention guidelines on diet and physical activity consistently reduced overall cancer incidence and mortality, as well as reducing risk of breast, endometrial, and colorectal... (Medical News Today)

Fruits for Diabetes: All You Need to Know
Is fruit unhealthy for people with diabetes? This article takes a look at whether people with diabetes should make room in their diet for fruit. (Medical News Today)

Obese fathers may increase daughters' breast cancer risk
Fathers who are obese are more likely to have daughters who are overweight at birth and at greater risk for breast cancer, new research suggest. (Medical News Today)

Walking meetings increase physical activity among white-collar workers
Changing one seated meeting per week into a walking meeting increased the physical activity levels of white-collar workers by 10 minutes, according to a University of Miami study. (Medical News Today)

Memory improved by protein released in response to running
A new mouse study finds that running releases a protein in muscle cells called cathepsin B, which travels to the brain to boost memory recall. (Medical News Today)

Ban fast food deliveries to schools: Almost one quarter of young people order takeaways to their schools
A new report, 'The Child's Obesity Strategy', is calling for a ban on fast food takeaway deliveries to schools and the introduction of new initiatives such as film-style classifications on... (Medical News Today)

Providing bite count feedback helps lower calorie intake
New wearable technology is helping to provide novel weight loss tools. One way is by providing bite count feedback, which allows users to keep track of the number of bites during a meal. (Medical News Today)

How Should I Organize my Diet to Help my Diabetes?
A healthy diet is very important for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but what foods are best? This article looks at suitable foods and diet tips. (Medical News Today)

'Get children playing outdoors' to improve academic success and reduce obesity
Campaigns to promote physical activity and reduce obesity among children should focus more on active outdoor play, according to a study led at the University of Strathclyde. (Medical News Today)

Grub's up! How eating insects could benefit health
The thought of munching a barbecued beetle might turn your stomach, but it could be highly nutritious. We look at the health benefits of eating insects. (Medical News Today)

Is 'when we eat' as important as 'what we eat'?
In a review of research on the effect of meal patterns on health, the few studies available suggest that eating irregularly is linked to a higher risk of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure... (Medical News Today)

SORLA controls insulin signaling to promote obesity in mice
Large-scale genetic studies have linked variations in genes and proteins to an increased risk for developing obesity. (Medical News Today)

Obesity linked to abnormal reward response to sugary foods
Preference for sweet treats is influenced by age and dopamine levels in healthy-weight people, but this is not the case for those who are obese. (Medical News Today)

Overweight adolescent men more likely to develop severe liver disease later in life
The first study that shows that overweight in late adolescence in men is a significant risk factor for developing severe liver disease later in life has been published in the Journal of Hepatology. (Medical News Today)

How much you weigh as a teenager is linked to your risk of heart failure in early middle age
Research that followed more than 1.6 million Swedish men from adolescence onwards between 1968 and 2005 has shown that those who were overweight as teenagers were more likely to develop heart... (Medical News Today)

High-fat diet in pregnancy can affect three future generations
New mouse study shows that pups, grand pups, and great-grand pups of mothers fed a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy developed metabolic problems. (Medical News Today)

Overeating may cause more eating by cutting off fullness signal
New research shows overfed mice stop making a hormone that signals fullness to the brain, revealing a calorie-sensitive switch that might promote obesity. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves AspireAssist obesity device
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new obesity treatment device that uses a surgically-placed tube to drain a portion of the stomach contents after every meal. (Medical News Today)

Is Avocado Good for Diabetes?
Avocados are a popular fruit, but are they good for people with diabetes to include in their diet? This article looks at the potential benefits. (Medical News Today)

'Traffic-light' and numeric calorie labels cut calorie consumption by 10 percent
Color-coded calorie indicators as effective as actual calorie numbers for online meal-ordering platforms. (Medical News Today)

Study compares effectiveness of weight-loss drugs
In an analysis that included nearly 30,000 overweight or obese adults, compared with placebo, orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide were each... (Medical News Today)

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