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Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Hunger may motivate us more than thirst, fear, or anxiety
A mouse study reveals that hunger may be a stronger motivating force than a number of other driving states, including fear, anxiety, and social needs. (Medical News Today)

Brown adipose tissue is able to secrete factors that activate fat and carbohydrate metabolism
Brown adipose tissue - main organ generating heat in the body- is also an endocrine organ that secretes signaling factors that activate the fat and carbohydrates metabolism. (Medical News Today)

What Does It Feel Like to Have High Blood Sugar Levels?
Learn about what it feels like to have high blood sugar levels and the symptoms that they cause. This article also looks at treatment and prevention. (Medical News Today)

Exercise can increase levels of hunger-promoting endocannabinoids even if you are sleep-deprived
A research group at Uppsala University has investigated how levels of endocannabinoids - which target the same receptors as cannabis - are affected by short sleep duration, and whether acute... (Medical News Today)

Region of body fat affects heart disease risk
People who carry excess belly fat face an increased risk of heart disease, compared with people who have fat elsewhere, new research finds (Medical News Today)

Existence of exercise-induced muscle memory challenged
While there are many differences in gene expression after regular exercise training, researchers have found no evidence of training-induced muscle memory. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria may affect obesity risk in youth
Children and adolescents who are obese have different populations of gut microbes compared with youths of a normal weight, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

'Obesity gene' does not hinder weight loss
The belief that so-called obesity genes can hinder weight loss is called into question by a new study review. Genetics may not be so vital after all. (Medical News Today)

Use of wearable device does not improve weight loss
Among overweight or obese young adults, the addition of a wearable technology device (that provided feedback on physical activity) to a standard behavioral intervention resulted in less weight loss... (Medical News Today)

Diet and exercise may improve physical function and quality of life in older obese adults
A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults... (Medical News Today)

Link between depression and gestational diabetes works two ways
Breaking research finds that depression in early pregnancy predicts gestational diabetes and that gestational diabetes predicts postpartum depression. (Medical News Today)

Heart disease: Could sleep disorders play a role?
The American Heart Association highlight how sleeping too little or too long, along with sleep disorders, may be linked to heart disease risk factors. (Medical News Today)

More than 1 in 4 US adults over 50 do not engage in regular physical activity
Inactivity puts 31 million at risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer.Despite the many benefits of moderate physical activity, 31 million Americans (28 percent) age 50 years and older are... (Medical News Today)

Maternal gastric bypass may be associated with low birth weight babies
Women who undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss risk giving birth to babies that are small or have lower average birth weights. (Medical News Today)

Spike in teen obesity explained by decreased calorie burn in puberty
A groundbreaking study by the University of Exeter has found that the number of calories burned while at rest drops by up to 500 calories during puberty. (Medical News Today)

'Deeply-unsettling' weight discrimination in the workplace highlighted
Women face weight-based prejudice in the workplace - even when their body mass index (BMI) is within the healthy range, research led by a University of Strathclyde academic has found. (Medical News Today)

Obesity may prolong survival for kidney cancer patients
A surprising new study has linked a high BMI to longer survival for patients with kidney cancer, and there may be a genetic explanation for this finding. (Medical News Today)

How reliable is the glycemic index?
The glycemic index may not be a reliable measure of the rise in blood sugar levels after eating, as it varies widely between people and times of eating. (Medical News Today)

Three in four don't know obesity causes cancer
Three out of four (75 per cent) people in the UK are unaware of the link between obesity and cancer, according to a new Cancer Research UK report* published today (Friday). (Medical News Today)

Slowing progress: Obesity linked to improved survival in kidney cancer
Obesity almost always increases cancer risk and worsens outcomes, but researchers led by scientists at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that overweight patients with... (Medical News Today)

Mother-to-child obesity clue: Umbilical cord cells show altered expression of genes regulating cell energy and metabolism
Scientists have long known that infants born to women who are obese show higher risks of obesity, but they don't fully understand what boosts those risks. (Medical News Today)

Obesity does not predict equal risk for all stroke types
Being overweight or obese is a well-known risk factor for stroke. However, recent research shows that this risk is not equal across all types of stroke. (Medical News Today)

Physical activity curbs some harmful effects of drinking alcohol
Recommended amounts of physical activity may decrease the risk of death from all causes and cancer that is linked to alcohol consumption, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Cesarean delivery may increase risk of childhood obesity
Cesarean birth may be associated with higher risk of obesity in children and is significant in families when compared with siblings born by vaginal birth. (Medical News Today)

Let them eat beef: Effects of lean beef consumption on markers of metabolic syndrome
An article published in Functional Foods in Health & Disease examines the influence of a diet comprised of 30% protein with one-half of the protein sourced from lean, red meat on the status of... (Medical News Today)

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