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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Study adds to evidence that increasing dietary fiber reduces the risk of developing diabetes
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) indicates that consuming greater quantities of dietary fibre reduces the risk of developing... (Medical News Today)

Scientists identify origins of process that is key to diabetes
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists have pinpointed a cell that begins the process of scarring in fatty tissue. (Medical News Today)

Obese male mice produce more disease-promoting immune cells than females
Study suggests fatty diets reprogram blood stem cells in male mice, promoting metabolic diseaseObesity may be tougher on male immune systems than females, a new study in mice at the University of... (Medical News Today)

Link observed between waist size and noise pollution
Living near a busy road, railroad or under aircraft noise was tied to greater waist sizes in a study that suggests a link between central obesity and these environmental stressors. (Medical News Today)

Teenage obesity may increase risk of colorectal cancer in later-life
Men who are very overweight or obese aged 16-20 may be more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer later in life, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Study links obesity, mood disorders to greater risk of weakened heart during childbirth
Women who are obese or have mood disorders are almost twice as likely to have peripartum cardiomyopathy - a weakened and enlarged heart - during childbirth, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Metabolic syndrome could increase cardiovascular risks
Two new studies have suggested that people with metabolic syndrome - particularly black women - may face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Obese teens' brains unusually susceptible to food commercials, Dartmouth study finds
A Dartmouth study finds that TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teenagers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and -- most surprisingly -- the... (Medical News Today)

Snacking on protein can improve appetite control and diet quality in teens
Soy-protein snacks promote feelings of fullness and reduce unhealthy eating habits in young peopleSome study participants ate a chocolate-peanut-caramel-flavored pudding snack formulated with... (Medical News Today)

Obesity and weight loss change splicing pattern of obesity and type 2 diabetes genes
Alternative splicing of obesity and type 2 diabetes related genes may contribute to the pathophysiology of obesity, according to research from the University of Eastern Finland. (Medical News Today)

Thunder god vine used in traditional Chinese medicine is a potential obesity treatment
An extract from the thunder god vine, which has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, reduces food intake and causes up to a 45% decrease in body weight in obese mice. (Medical News Today)

America's Health Rankings Senior Report: Older Americans are progressing in several key measures but inactivity sees sharp rise
Vermont is the healthiest state for seniors, rising from fourth place last year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to... (Medical News Today)

Skipping meals tied to increased belly fat, prediabetes
A study shows mice that ate all their daily food in a single meal every day and fasted in between gained fat in their abdomens and developed insulin resistance in their livers. (Medical News Today)

'More than a third of Americans' affected by metabolic syndrome
Almost 35% of American adults have metabolic syndrome, according to new research. The condition is most common among seniors, affecting almost 50% of those aged 60 and older. (Medical News Today)

UK population is becoming overweight and obese at younger ages
Children born since the 1980s are two to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by the age of 10, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine. (Medical News Today)

In study, skipping meals is linked to abdominal weight gain: Research in animals shows spikes, drops in insulin affect liver
A new study in animals suggests that skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain. (Medical News Today)

ORBERA Intragastric Balloon US pivotal trial results presented
Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a leader in minimally invasive endoscopic surgical products for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, has announced the presentation of results from the ORBERA&trade... (Medical News Today)

Maternal obesity linked to reduced immunity in newborns that may last a lifetime
A new study finds infants born to obese mothers have weaker immune systems at the time of birth that persist throughout their lifetime, making them more prone to illness. (Medical News Today)

Obese people not just clumsy
Obese adults have very poor motor skills which makes fine movements difficult for them, according to a new study presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology. (Medical News Today)

Shift work linked to sleep problems, poor metabolic health
A new study finds people who work shifts are more likely to experience sleep problems such as insomnia, which may increase their risk of obesity and diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Kids 'inactive most of the time during dance classes'
A warning to all parents that send their kids to dance classes - a new study shows that nearly all youth dance classes supply limited amounts of activity. (Medical News Today)

Tackling obesity needs a number of magic bullets
No one health issue has the most impact on human health, or engenders more debate about how to tackle it, than obesity. (Medical News Today)

Potential obesity treatment targets the 2 sides of appetite: Hunger and feeling full
Our bodies' hormones work together to tell us when to eat and when to stop. But for many people who are obese, this system is off-balance. (Medical News Today)

Geneticists clock genetic differences between 'larks' and 'owls'
New study from University of Leicester uncovers clues for 'morningness' and 'eveningness' Researchers identify fly strains that exhibit morning- and evening-like behaviour. (Medical News Today)

Risk of death among elderly men lowered by increasing physical activity
Just half an hour of light exercise, 6 days a week, is associated with a 40% lower risk of death from all causes among elderly men in a new study. (Medical News Today)

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