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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Could fish oil reverse negative effects of a fatty diet?
Breaking research into fish oil supplements shows that they may be able to stave off a number of metabolic changes associated with a high-fat diet. (Medical News Today)

Being overweight, obese linked to increased risk of eight more cancers
Excess weight may hold a greater cancer burden than we thought; researchers have linked being overweight or obese to an additional eight cancer types. (Medical News Today)

Fatty Liver: All You Need to Know About Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Learn all about nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and outlook for NAFLD. (Medical News Today)

Low protein diets may improve blood sugar regulation in obesity
Diets that are very high in protein are linked to an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and high protein levels have been correlated to poor insulin regulation. (Medical News Today)

The war on sugar: 'Children should consume fewer than 6 teaspoons daily'
A new statement from the American Heart Association recommends children aged 2-18 limit their added sugar intake to fewer than 6 teaspoons a day. (Medical News Today)

Every decade of being overweight ups cancer risk for women
AICR's evidence shows that carrying extra body fat increases risk for 11 types of cancer, including postmenopausal breast and endometrial. (Medical News Today)

Gallstones raise the risk of heart disease by a fifth
Although gallstone disease and heart disease share many risk factors, a new analysis finds that, even without these, gallstones increase cardiac risk. (Medical News Today)

Notion of 'healthy obesity' further challenged
The existence of 'healthy obesity' has been questioned by health professionals and scientists. A new study provides further evidence against the condition. (Medical News Today)

Personalized nutrition is better than a 'one size fits all' approach in improving diets
People receiving personalised nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits including consuming less red meat and reducing their salt intake, a study has found. (Medical News Today)

New study reveals a novel protein linked to type 2 diabetes
Findings from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), which appear in eLife, provide a possible explanation as to why most people who are obese develop insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Healthy people more at ease socializing with stocky folks, but it can hinder weight loss
People trying to shed pounds - but who hang out with heavier pals regularly - are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives, according to a study by a Baylor... (Medical News Today)

Obesity-related cancer risk increased by overweight duration
A longer duration of overweight and obesity in adulthood is associated with increased risk of several cancers, including breast and endometrial cancers. (Medical News Today)

Prolonged sitting: 'Exercise does not offset health risks,' say AHA
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association says physical activity does not counteract the health risks linked to sedentary behavior. (Medical News Today)

Study of brain activity shows that food commercials influence children's food choices
Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view between 1,000 and 2,000 ads per year. (Medical News Today)

Swap a soda for water to reduce weight gain
Swapping an 8-ounce sugary drink for water reduces calorie intake, obesity prevalence, and benefits overall health, say Virginia Tech researchers. (Medical News Today)

9 Diabetes Superfoods and How to Prepare Them
Learn all about nine different superfoods for people with diabetes. This article looks at walnuts, Ezekiel bread, and chia seeds among others. (Medical News Today)

Pregnancy 'too late' for controlling obesity
Although pregnancy may be considered an opportune time for medical practitioners to engage women in discussions about the effects of obesity, it is usually "too little too late" for any meaningful... (Medical News Today)

Drivers weigh more than cyclists, study finds
People who use cars as their primary form of transport may be putting their health at risk, after research reveals they weigh more than cyclists. (Medical News Today)

Preoperative factors associated with long-term weight loss after gastric bypass surgery
In a study published online by JAMA Surgery, Michelle R. Lent, Ph.D., of the Geisinger Clinic, Danville, Pa. (Medical News Today)

Food commercials change children's eating priorities
Researchers find watching food commercials changes children's brain activity, influencing their food decisions by altering taste preferences. (Medical News Today)

Better cultural fit may encourage healthy eating
A study of adults from the U.S. and Japan finds whether a person adheres to a healthy diet may depend on how well they fit with their country's culture. (Medical News Today)

Children failing to meet ideal cardiovascular health guidelines
The American Heart Association's Scientific Statement reveals that most American children have poor diets and low cardiovascular health scores. (Medical News Today)

Evidence insufficient to make recommendation regarding screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for lipid disorders in children and... (Medical News Today)

Heart disease found to be misdiagnosed in some active adults
Consistent with athletes, people who exercise regularly can enlarge their hearts, which could result in a misdiagnosis of heart disease, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Sedentary behavior associated with diabetic retinopath
In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Paul D. Loprinzi, Ph.D., of the University of Mississippi, University, Miss. (Medical News Today)

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