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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Brain stimulation to reduce food cravings? The data so far...
Available research suggests that noninvasive stimulation of a specific brain area can reduce food cravings - particularly for high-calorie, "appetitive" foods, according to a review in the... (Medical News Today)

Eat more healthy fat to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
Replacing carbohydrates and saturated fats with unsaturated fats appears to help lower the chance of developing type 2 diabetes, finds a meta-analysis. (Medical News Today)

Grandpa's obesity affects the health of his grandchildren
With more than 14 million Australians now overweight or obese, researchers are warning of the harmful legacy that parental obesity can have on future generations. (Medical News Today)

Moderate exercise might be more effective at combatting pre-diabetes
Walking briskly on a regular basis may be more effective than vigorous jogging for improving glucose control in individuals with pre-diabetes, according to research from Duke Health. (Medical News Today)

Bariatric surgery associated with improved mobility, less walking pain
A new study published online by JAMA Pediatrics suggests bariatric surgery was associated with faster walking by teens, less walking-related musculoskeletal pain and lower heart rates as soon as... (Medical News Today)

Defining sarcopenic obesity is key to its effective treatment
Future Science Group (FSG) has announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA synthesizing current data on sarcopenic obesity, and looking to highlight the need for public health... (Medical News Today)

'Go to bed!' Late preschool bedtimes increase obesity risk
When kids ask why they have to go to bed so early, science has an answer: because it will reduce the chances of obesity in the teenage years. (Medical News Today)

Cancer-promoting protein levels reduced by diet and exercise
Changes to diet and exercise habits could reduce the amount of proteins in the blood that are involved in angiogenesis and the development of cancer cells. (Medical News Today)

Obesity linked to premature death, with greatest effect in men
A study of 3.9 million adults published in The Lancet finds that being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of premature death. (Medical News Today)

Are brain changes fueling overeating in the obese?
Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new study by a Michigan State... (Medical News Today)

Blood glucose health is getting worse in American adults
Obesity is stabilizing in the United States, but blood glucose problems and diabetes are still on the rise, suggesting a need for ongoing intervention. (Medical News Today)

Help at hand for people watching their weight
Researchers from the University of Sydney's Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders have developed a portable and easy-to-use method to help people estimate portion size... (Medical News Today)

Same diet, different genes, differing levels of success
Different strains of mice respond to the same diet in different ways. Genes predict how successful or damaging a diet will be. One diet will not suit all. (Medical News Today)

Bicycling may help prevent type 2 diabetes
Habitual cycling, whether as transportation to work or as a recreational activity, is associated with lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study published this week in... (Medical News Today)

Artificial sweeteners: Healthy alternative or fast track to obesity?
Despite artificial sweeteners recommended as a sugar substitute to aid weight control, a new study finds that artificial sweeteners may increase appetite. (Medical News Today)

Obesity: Could being well hydrated prevent weight gain?
Individuals who have a higher body mass index and are obese have insufficient levels of hydration, finds a new study from the University of Michigan. (Medical News Today)

Study: Water intake overlooked in obese individuals
Researchers are learning whether a simple part of our diets might be linked to a healthier weight - and it has nothing to do with carbs, fat or protein.The potential secret weapon? Water. (Medical News Today)

Three health benefits of coffee
Some people simply do not feel complete until they have had their morning cup of java. Now, the Daily Meal report on three health benefits of coffee. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes reversal after bypass surgery linked to changes in gut microorganisms
Studies have shown that bariatric surgery can lead to remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in rodents and humans, but this beneficial effect cannot be explained solely by weight loss. (Medical News Today)

Bariatric surgery reverses obesity-related premature aging
Obesity causes premature aging that can be measured in the cells. Breaking research set out to see whether bariatric surgery could reverse this process. (Medical News Today)

Obesity may not keep body warm, mouse study finds
A new study from universities in Sweden and Germany finds that carrying excess fat does not contribute to a warmer body in obese mice. (Medical News Today)

Pancreatic cancer: Study yields insight into effect of obesity
Study examines effect of obesity on progression and treatment response in most common form of pancreatic cancer in animal models and samples from patients. (Medical News Today)

Children make poor dietary choices shortly after advertisements of unhealthy foods and beverages: Study
Ads for unhealthy foods and beverages high in sugar or salt have an immediate and significant impact on children and lead to harmful diets, according to research from McMaster University. (Medical News Today)

More calories consumed from subsidized food commodities linked to cardiometabolic risks
Current federal agricultural subsidies focus on financing production of food commodities, a large portion of which are converted into high-fat meat and dairy products, refined grains, high-calorie... (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria-based supplement reduces cravings for high-calorie foods
A food supplement containing bacteria produced in the gut through fiber digestion has been found to reduce cravings for foods high in calories. (Medical News Today)

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