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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Weight loss surgery boosts good cholesterol in obese teen boys
Weight loss surgery boosts the level of HDL "good" cholesterol and also improves its heart-protecting actions in severely obese teens, according to preliminary research presented at the American... (Medical News Today)

"Biggest loser" study reveals how dieting affects long-term metabolism
While it's known that metabolism slows when people diet, new research indicates that metabolism remains suppressed even when people regain much of the weight they lost while dieting. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D supplementation among infants boosts muscle mass at 3 years
Giving infants extra vitamin D in their first year of life appears to encourage muscle development and reduce the proportion of fat by the age of 3 years. (Medical News Today)

TSRI scientists find root cause of appetite loss during illness
The discovery opens the door to new therapies influencing appetite and weight. (Medical News Today)

Kids' eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes
New research from the University of Adelaide in Australia shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from "discretionary" or junk foods. (Medical News Today)

Grape polyphenols help counter negative effects of high fat diet
Grape polyphenols helped offset some of the adverse health consequences of consuming a high fat diet rich in saturated fat, according to two laboratory studies conducted at the University of North... (Medical News Today)

Obesity rates are not declining in US youth
A clear and significant increase in obesity continued from 1999 through 2014, according to an analysis of data on United States children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years.In 2013-2014, 17. (Medical News Today)

Mapping the circuit of our internal clock
Research sheds light on the neural structure that controls our sleep, eating habits, hormones and more.What's that old saying about Mussolini? Say what you will but he made the trains run on time. (Medical News Today)

Why do Labrador retrievers love food so much?
Labrador and flat-coat retrievers are particularly fond of food and are inclined to be obese. Understanding the genetic mutation underlying this could help treat human obesity. (Medical News Today)

World-renown pioneering research 'redefines' the scientific conception of 'obesity'
Researchers have determined that obesity involves excessive body weight (including fat and muscle) for a given height and not just excess body fat as was formerly believed. (Medical News Today)

New drug-delivery approach holds potential for treating obesity
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed nanoparticles that can deliver antiobesity drugs directly to fat tissue. (Medical News Today)

Study shows long-term improvement in health-related quality of life after bariatric surgery
Significant improvement in health-related quality of life was reported by patients 12-14 years after undergoing an uncommon form of bariatric surgery at one U.S. medical center. (Medical News Today)

Social clubs fill gap in dementia support
Community-based social groups could play a crucial role in empowering people with early-onset dementia, according to new UBC research. (Medical News Today)

A spoonful of sugar? Swapping sugary drinks for water and dairy seems the best medicine
New research by Andersen et al, published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, may have an impact on the sugar tax debate. (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet linked to a healthier heart
People with heart disease who choose to eat from the Mediterranean diet food groups are less likely to have a heart-related event, a new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

African American women with ovarian cancer - can obesity mask early symptoms?
African American women with ovarian cancer are more likely to die from the disease than are White women and they are also much more likely to be obese. (Medical News Today)

Modifying an obesity drug could reduce side effects like anxiety and depression
New drug works without reaching the brain in rats.A new version of an obesity drug that caused serious psychiatric side effects could help people lose pounds without experiencing the anxiety... (Medical News Today)

Psoriasis and obesity may share genetic source
Psoriasis often occurs alongside metabolic syndrome, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, and research now suggests that there may be a linked genetic cause. (Medical News Today)

Fit in 60 seconds: how 1 minute of intense exercise can boost health
Engaging in intense exercise for just 1 minute three times a week is just as beneficial as 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise weekly, a new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Got good fat?
Brown fat cells can burn fat to generate heat. University of Bonn researchers have discovered a new method to measure the activity of brown fat cells in humans and mice. (Medical News Today)

Alizé Pharma reports positive results from its Phase II clinical trial of AZP-531 in Prader-Willi Syndrome
Results from the randomized, double blind and placebo-controlled Phase II trial show significant improvements in hyperphagia-related behavior, a key therapeutic objective in Prader-Willi Syndrome. (Medical News Today)

China pays price of western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity
China is paying the price of adopting a western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity, shows a 29 year study in nearly 28 000 children and adolescents published today in the European Journal of... (Medical News Today)

Bored people reach for the crisps
People crave fatty and sugary foods when they are bored.That is the conclusion of research being presented today, Wednesday 27 April 2016, at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological... (Medical News Today)

Childhood obesity is still rising
Obesity in America is arguably one of the country's greatest health concerns. New research shows that childhood obesity is still on the rise. (Medical News Today)

Restaurants should offer tap water to help fight child obesity
Restaurants should offer tap water to families dining out, so children have an alternative to a sugary drink, say councils. (Medical News Today)

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