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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Scientific study review reveals health promoting potential of red raspberries
Components in red raspberries may have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and metabolic stabilizing activity, according to a comprehensive review of the available scientific literature published in... (Medical News Today)

Being lazy might shrink your brain
A sedentary lifestyle has numerous negative health implications, including obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. Now, it seems, we can add 'smaller brain' to that list. (Medical News Today)

The new health 'desert'? Reliable weight loss programs hard to find
A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers concludes that people with medically serious weight problems can rarely find or have access to proven, reliable programs to help them shed pounds. (Medical News Today)

Barley 'reduces appetite and improves metabolism'
Study participants who ate barley kernel bread for 3 days had improved metabolisms for up to 14 hours and decreased blood sugar and insulin levels, researchers say. (Medical News Today)

Gastric bypass surgery at ages older than 35 years associated with improved survival
Lance E. Davidson, Ph.D., of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and colleagues examined whether gastric bypass surgery is equally effective in reducing mortality in groups undergoing surgery at... (Medical News Today)

Study offers treatment hope for sleep disordered breathing
People with a condition that causes them to stop breathing in their sleep could be helped by new research. (Medical News Today)

Common gene variant influences girls' food choices
The same gene variant may lead girls to make healthy or unhealthy food choices - depending on their early socio-economic environment.If you're fat, can you blame it on your genes? (Medical News Today)

Wound-healing intestinal bacteria: Like shrubs after a forest fire
In injured mouse intestines, specific types of bacteria step forward to promote healing, scientists have found. (Medical News Today)

Research shows weight loss and improved cholesterol levels with walnut-rich diet
A walnut-rich, higher fat diet showed comparable weight loss to a lower fat, higher carbohydrate diet among overweight and obese women. (Medical News Today)

A math test a day keeps the weight away, by activating brown fat
Mildly stressful situations can activate brown fat to burn energy and metabolize glucose, implying a potential role for low-level stress in treating obesity and diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Barley helps improve blood sugar levels and reduce appetite
A recent study from Lund University in Sweden shows that barley can rapidly improve people's health by reducing blood sugar levels and the risk for diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Bacterial molecules discovered in processed foods could unlock key to healthier diets
Our favourite foods could be made healthier thanks to a new technique developed by the University of Leicester which has identified harmful bacterial molecules in certain processed foods such as... (Medical News Today)

More evidence that "metabolically healthy obesity" is not a harmless condition
According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, patients who are overweight or obese, even in the absence of metabolic abnormalities, are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease... (Medical News Today)

UK public back ban on children's junk food advertising
Three quarters of the UK public back a ban on junk food advertising before the 9pm TV watershed, according to a new YouGov survey* published by Cancer Research UK today (Monday 8th February). (Medical News Today)

Impact of high fructose on health of offspring
In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in the oral session at 1:15 p.m. EST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, in Atlanta, researchers will... (Medical News Today)

Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to 'creeping obesity'
A week's vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection--extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation. (Medical News Today)

Graphical display of nutrition information helps keep health-conscious eaters on target
Diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease can often be prevented or treated by managing the intake of certain nutrients. (Medical News Today)

'Stop using BMI as measure of health,' say researchers
New study shows using BMI alone mislabels over 54 million Americans as unhealthy when blood pressure, cholesterol and other cardiometabolic measures show they are not. (Medical News Today)

Early poverty disrupts link between hunger and eating
How much you eat when you're not really hungry may depend on how well off your family was when you were a child, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the... (Medical News Today)

Obesity associated with ADHD in females
Obesity and ADHD have been found to coincide in females, says a new study that has followed participants from 1976-2010, suggesting a need for greater awareness of the risks. (Medical News Today)

Obesity and weight gain in HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy: what's the harm?
The percentage of HIV-infected adults who were obese-body mass index >30 kg/m2-when they began antiretroviral therapy (ART) doubled over a 12-year period. (Medical News Today)

CNIC researchers discover a new target for the treatment of fatty liver disease
Two proteins, p38 gamma and p38 delta, control the accumulation of fat in the liver, a process linked to the development of insulin resistance and diabetes, which are common outcomes of obesity. (Medical News Today)

Clean kitchens cut calories - Cluttered kitchens cause over-snacking
Cluttered and chaotic environments can cause stress, which can lead us to grab more of the indulgent snacks-- twice as many cookies according to this new study! (Medical News Today)

Brain wiring explains why weight loss is more challenging for women
A hormone that regulates body weight is less efficient in women's brains than in men's, a new study finds, making it harder for women to lose weight. (Medical News Today)

New study finds simplified nutritional labels spur healthier choices in grocery stores
When it comes to making healthier food purchases in our nation's grocery stores, the simpler the nutritional packaging is, the better. (Medical News Today)

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