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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Increasing body mass index linked with worse localized prostate cancer outcomes
An increasing body mass index (BMI) was associated with a higher rate of prostate cancer relapse, prostate cancer death, and death from any cause among men treated with dose-escalated... (Medical News Today)

Earning a college degree before, but not after, getting married protects against obesity
People who earn a college degree before getting married are much less likely to become obese than those who graduate from college after getting married, according to a new study"People who get... (Medical News Today)

'Balancing protein and carbs equal in benefit to cutting calories'
A new mouse study suggests that a diet that balances carbohydrate and protein consumption can be as beneficial to health as reducing calorie consumption. (Medical News Today)

Research links impulsivity and binge eating
Do you get impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. (Medical News Today)

Increased risks in pregnancy for obese mothers and their babies, says study
Women with obesity have a range of increased health risks in pregnancy, both for them and their babies, compared with those in the healthy weight category, according to a new systematic review of... (Medical News Today)

ASCO: Trial creates 6 percent weight loss after breast cancer treatment
Carrying extra body fat increases the risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and also increases risk of cancer recurrence after a breast cancer diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

'Do' is better than 'don't' when it comes to eating better
Focus on the Broccoli Benefits rather than the Hamburger HarmsTell your child or spouse what they can eat and not what they can't. (Medical News Today)

NYU researchers examine obesity perceptions among Chinese-American adults in NYC
Study finds one-third of Chinese Americans did not perceive their body weight correctlyWorldwide, obesity is becoming more prevalent. (Medical News Today)

Study adds to evidence that increasing dietary fiber reduces the risk of developing diabetes
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) indicates that consuming greater quantities of dietary fibre reduces the risk of developing... (Medical News Today)

Scientists identify origins of process that is key to diabetes
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists have pinpointed a cell that begins the process of scarring in fatty tissue. (Medical News Today)

Obese male mice produce more disease-promoting immune cells than females
Study suggests fatty diets reprogram blood stem cells in male mice, promoting metabolic diseaseObesity may be tougher on male immune systems than females, a new study in mice at the University of... (Medical News Today)

Link observed between waist size and noise pollution
Living near a busy road, railroad or under aircraft noise was tied to greater waist sizes in a study that suggests a link between central obesity and these environmental stressors. (Medical News Today)

Teenage obesity may increase risk of colorectal cancer in later-life
Men who are very overweight or obese aged 16-20 may be more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer later in life, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Study links obesity, mood disorders to greater risk of weakened heart during childbirth
Women who are obese or have mood disorders are almost twice as likely to have peripartum cardiomyopathy - a weakened and enlarged heart - during childbirth, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Metabolic syndrome could increase cardiovascular risks
Two new studies have suggested that people with metabolic syndrome - particularly black women - may face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Obese teens' brains unusually susceptible to food commercials, Dartmouth study finds
A Dartmouth study finds that TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teenagers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and -- most surprisingly -- the... (Medical News Today)

Snacking on protein can improve appetite control and diet quality in teens
Soy-protein snacks promote feelings of fullness and reduce unhealthy eating habits in young peopleSome study participants ate a chocolate-peanut-caramel-flavored pudding snack formulated with... (Medical News Today)

Obesity and weight loss change splicing pattern of obesity and type 2 diabetes genes
Alternative splicing of obesity and type 2 diabetes related genes may contribute to the pathophysiology of obesity, according to research from the University of Eastern Finland. (Medical News Today)

Thunder god vine used in traditional Chinese medicine is a potential obesity treatment
An extract from the thunder god vine, which has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, reduces food intake and causes up to a 45% decrease in body weight in obese mice. (Medical News Today)

America's Health Rankings Senior Report: Older Americans are progressing in several key measures but inactivity sees sharp rise
Vermont is the healthiest state for seniors, rising from fourth place last year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to... (Medical News Today)

Skipping meals tied to increased belly fat, prediabetes
A study shows mice that ate all their daily food in a single meal every day and fasted in between gained fat in their abdomens and developed insulin resistance in their livers. (Medical News Today)

'More than a third of Americans' affected by metabolic syndrome
Almost 35% of American adults have metabolic syndrome, according to new research. The condition is most common among seniors, affecting almost 50% of those aged 60 and older. (Medical News Today)

UK population is becoming overweight and obese at younger ages
Children born since the 1980s are two to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by the age of 10, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine. (Medical News Today)

In study, skipping meals is linked to abdominal weight gain: Research in animals shows spikes, drops in insulin affect liver
A new study in animals suggests that skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain. (Medical News Today)

ORBERA Intragastric Balloon US pivotal trial results presented
Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a leader in minimally invasive endoscopic surgical products for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, has announced the presentation of results from the ORBERA&trade... (Medical News Today)

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