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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Unhealthy diet increases pain sensitivity
Unhealthy diet among obese individuals Increases pain sensitivity. This is suggested by a US study which Investigated the associations between diet, body fat and pain. (Medical News Today)

Genetic factors drive roles of gut bacteria in diabetes and obesity
Joslin study examines how bacterial and mammalian genomics interact to boost insulin resistance and other metabolic disordersThe trillions of bacteria in your digestive system play a major role... (Medical News Today)

Local food environments don't affect diet or weight in Los Angeles
Local food environments may not affect the diet or body mass index (BMI) of adults living in Los Angeles, according to a Pardee RAND Graduate School and Los Angeles County Public Health study. (Medical News Today)

Health risks of saturated fats aggravated by immune response
High levels of saturated fat in the blood could make an individual more prone to inflammation and tissue damage, a new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Food insecurity linked to adolescent obesity, metabolic syndrome
New research indicates that household food insecurity dramatically increases the likelihood of metabolic diseases in children, with many showing chronic disease markers before they graduate from... (Medical News Today)

New study reveals how changes in lifestyle are contributing to dramatic rise in obesity
New research from Royal Holloway, University of London has found that changes in lifestyle over the past 30 years have led to a sharp reduction in the strenuousness of daily life, which researchers... (Medical News Today)

Overweight, obesity in midlife linked to earlier onset of Alzheimer's
Researchers find individuals who are overweight or obese at the age of 50 may be at increased risk of earlier onset of Alzheimer's disease than those of a healthy weight. (Medical News Today)

"Happy Meals" Bill could improve healthfulness of fast food meals for kids in New York City
A bill to improve the nutritional value of fast food restaurant meals marketed to children - like McDonald's Happy Meals - could have a wide enough impact to reduce calories, fat, and sodium... (Medical News Today)

Watching more TV as a young adult predicts obesity
The more hours young adults spend watching television each day, the greater the likelihood that they'll have a higher body mass index and bigger waist circumference, a 15-year analysis by the... (Medical News Today)

Relationship between feeding and development of infants set out for parents for the first time
A brand new resource for parents combines the developmental stages of infants and young children and their relationship with food and feeding. This influence starts as early as in the womb. (Medical News Today)

Fish oil-diet benefits may be mediated by gut microbes
Diets rich in fish oil versus diets rich in lard (e.g., bacon) produce very different bacteria in the guts of mice, reports a study published August 27 in Cell Metabolism. (Medical News Today)

Interrupting sitting with walking breaks improves children's blood sugar
Short-term metabolic benefits could help prevent obesity, diabetesTaking 3-minute breaks to walk in the middle of a TV marathon or other sedentary activity can improve children's blood sugar... (Medical News Today)

Stiffer breast tissue in obese women promotes tumors
Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear. (Medical News Today)

Firstborn women more likely to be overweight, obese
A new study of more than 15,000 sister pairs finds firstborn women were more likely to be overweight or obese than their secondborn sisters. (Medical News Today)

Stop calorie counting and start promoting nutritional value of foods for heart health, say experts
Experts are suggesting that the time has come to shift focus from calorie counting to promoting the nutritional value of foods if we are to substantially cut illness and death from cardiovascular... (Medical News Today)

Low-level arsenic exposure before birth associated with early puberty and obesity
Female mice exposed in utero, or in the womb, to low levels of arsenic through drinking water displayed signs of early puberty and became obese as adults, according to scientists from the National... (Medical News Today)

What is a gastric band? How does a gastric band work?
Learn how gastric banding works as a type of weight loss surgery, who is suitable for it, and about the benefits and risks of this bariatric procedure. (Medical News Today)

A bottle of water before mealtimes could aid weight loss
Obese adults who drank 500 ml of water 30 minutes before main meals lost more weight over a 12-week period than those who did not drink water before mealtimes, a new study reveals. (Medical News Today)

Researchers publish sobering statistics on physical inactivity in the US
What do a prominent physiologist and two-time survivor of pancreatic cancer and a world-renowned researcher whose landmark discoveries on aspirin, drug therapies of proven benefit and therapeutic... (Medical News Today)

Obesity-related causes of stillbirth detailed in Pitt analysis
Obese women are nearly twice as likely as their lean counterparts to have stillborn babies for several specific, potentially preventable medical reasons, a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate... (Medical News Today)

Less may be more in slowing cardiovascular disease
Diseases of the heart and blood vessels are the most common cause of death in Europe, resulting in over four million deaths a year (45% of all deaths) according to the latest available figures... (Medical News Today)

Improving cardiorespiratory fitness reduces risk of arrhythmia recurrence
Obese atrial fibrillation patients have a lower chance of arrhythmia recurrence if they have high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, and risk continues to decline as exercise capacity increases... (Medical News Today)

Helpful physicians may be key to successful weight loss
Participants in a weight-loss program who found their physicians the most helpful lost around twice as much weight as those who rated their physicians the least helpful. (Medical News Today)

Genetic mechanism driving obesity identified
Variation in DNA sequence increases fat storageA specific gene region has long been suspected of contributing to obesity in humans but the precise mechanisms behind this were previously unclear. (Medical News Today)

Food intake, a fragile balance between neural pathways
A team at the Laboratoire biologie fonctionnelle et adaptative (CNRS/Université Paris Diderot) investigated the relative role of energy needs and "pleasure" of eating in food intake. (Medical News Today)

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