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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Portion-controlled ready meals may encourage greater weight loss
Adults who ate portion-controlled, prepackaged meals twice daily for 3 months lost more weight than those who chose their own meals, a new study reveals. (Medical News Today)

Can Weight Loss Help Ease Knee Pain?
Learn all about how weight loss can ease knee pain linked with osteoarthritis. This article also looks at the effect of obesity on osteoarthritis. (Medical News Today)

Weight gain in children associated with low hormone levels
A Mayo Clinic-led study found that obese teenagers have lower levels of a hormone potentially tied to weight management than teens of normal weights. (Medical News Today)

Obese young adults unaware of kidney disease risk, study finds
Many young adults with abdominal obesity exhibit a readily detectable risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), yet the vast majority don't know they're at risk, according to a study of... (Medical News Today)

Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity
A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity-aerobic exercise. (Medical News Today)

Tweeting your weight loss? Is there a link between microblogging and eating disorders?
In a new open access article for Cogent Social Sciences; Mobile Exercising and Tweeting the Pounds Away: The Use of Digital Applications and Microblogging and their Association with Disordered... (Medical News Today)

New guidelines propose that surgery be considered a standard treatment option for type 2 diabetes
New clinical guidelines published 24 May 2016 and endorsed by leading international diabetes organisations, including the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), call for bariatric surgery... (Medical News Today)

Sugar substitutes may cut calories, but don't offer health benefits for individuals with obesity: Study
Artificial sweeteners help individuals with obesity to cut calories and lose weight but may have negative health effects, according to researchers at York University's Faculty of Health. (Medical News Today)

Teen obesity: Could it be driven by low hormone levels?
Researchers suggest a hormone called spexin may be involved in early weight gain, after identifying low levels of the hormone among obese teenagers. (Medical News Today)

Rates of obesity, diabetes lower in neighborhoods that are more walkable
Urban neighborhoods in Ontario, Canada, that were characterized by more walkable design were associated with decreased prevalence of overweight and obesity and decreased incidence of diabetes... (Medical News Today)

Middle school intervention program leads to long-term BMI reduction for obese students
A five-week obesity prevention program for seventh grade students in Southern California helped obese students lose weight over a long-term period, according to a new study from the RAND... (Medical News Today)

Have your kidney function checked before starting a protein shake diet!
It is well known that decreased protein intake can prevent the advance of renal insufficiency. (Medical News Today)

Intake of dietary fat in adolescence associated with breast density
Consuming high amounts of saturated fat or low amounts of mono- and polyunsaturated fats as an adolescent was associated with higher breast density in young adulthood. (Medical News Today)

Cancer risk: Is it influenced by a healthy lifestyle?
Cancer is affected by lifestyle factors. People who avoid tobacco, limit alcohol intake, exercise, and have a healthy BMI have a higher chance of avoiding it. (Medical News Today)

Loss of inflammatory signaling molecule protects mice against diet-induced obesity
Obesity and subsequent complications are increasing in frequency worldwide. The accumulation of adipose tissue is associated with increased inflammation, and it has been proposed that modification... (Medical News Today)

New study evaluates nicotine's relationship to body weight and food intake
A study published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research demonstrates in a carefully controlled series of studies that the self-administration of nicotine by rats suppresses body weight gain independent of... (Medical News Today)

Keeping fit may help prevent cancer
Study of pooled data finds more leisure-time physical activity is tied to lower risk of 13 cancers, supporting the idea that keeping fit should be a key part of cancer prevention. (Medical News Today)

Study finds BBP can increase fat stores in body before we're born
Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), a chemical commonly used in the food manufacturing process, can increase fat stores in the body even before we're born, according to a new study published in the... (Medical News Today)

High potato intake linked to high blood pressure
New research links regular potato intake to hypertension. If the results are confirmed, should potatoes remain part of U.S. government healthy meals programs? (Medical News Today)

Is laparoscopic repair of ventral hernia the ideal approach for all patients?
Laparascopic repair of ventral hernias has advanced and overcome many challenges during the past two decades, and patients who are obese, diabetic, and have a hernia no larger than 10 cm in width are... (Medical News Today)

Cancer risk perception could lead to adverse health outcomes among women
Researcher recommends health care providers develop messages for heart health as prominently as breast health.According to recent studies, the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Minimally invasive tendon repair technique supports knee movement sooner after surgery
Quadriceps tendon ruptures are disabling knee injuries that typically occur in adults ages 40 and older. Obesity, illness or traumatic injuries can cause these types of injuries. (Medical News Today)

Converting cells to burn fat, not store it, could help fight obesity, metabolic disorders
Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat - a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Father's age, drinking impacts offspring development, say researchers
A child's risk of birth defects, obesity, autism, and other conditions may be influenced by their father's age, alcohol use and other lifestyle factors, says a new review. (Medical News Today)

Another reason for wine lovers to toast resveratrol
Resveratrol found in red wine could help counteract the negative impact of high fat/high sugar diets.Red wine lovers have a new reason to celebrate. (Medical News Today)

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