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Obesity News

Op-Ed: Obesity worse than smoking? New study may change laws

The National Cancer Institute has found that obesity can be worse for your lifespan than smoking. Will this prompt changes in legislation?
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 1 comment

Obese sibling plays larger role in obesity than overweight parent

A new study suggests that having an obese sibling increases a child's chances of becoming overweight more than having obese parents.
In the Media by Samantha Chang - 1 comment

Despite soaring obesity, New York City big-soda ban struck down

The New York State Court of Appeals has struck down the proposed ban on the sale of super-sized sugary sodas that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had championed last year.
In the Media by Samantha Chang - 1 comment

Australia morgue refuses bodies as 'too fat'

Sydney - An Australian funeral director had to store the body of a 200-kilogramme (441-pound) man in her car overnight after a morgue refused it for being too big, reports said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Body cell's link to obesity

The hormone leptin, which signals fullness to animals, has been shown to act through neurons. New research suggests that another type of cell is also involves called glia. The finding could have implications for obesity research.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Big Problem: Report finds 2.1 billion people overweight or obese

The prestigious medical journal The Lancet has released a study that comes to alarming conclusions about the number of overweight and obese persons on Earth. The numbers are growing and so is the percentage of those who are too big.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

June is Lipedema Awareness Month

This month is "Lipedema Awareness Month." A series of events and promotions are taking place to raise public awareness of lipedema.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Obesity rates show a global increase

A global study of obesity, taking in 30 years of data, reveals that an increasing number of people around the world are overweight. One of the causes is technological advances that promote inactivity and the increasing availability of unhealthy food.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Obesity weighs heavily on global health

Paris - Nearly a third of adults and a quarter of children today are overweight, according to a report Thursday that said no country has turned the tide of obesity since 1980.
In the Media by Mariette Le Roux (AFP)

Conditions masquerading as fat and obesity Special

Diet and exercise normally proves effective for weight loss. However, a leading medic asks what if you’ve tried it all and the pounds still continue to pile? Dr. Amron says someone may be suffering from one of several diseases masquerading as obesity.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Military generals say youth too fat and stupid to fight

Military leaders claim that only a quarter of american youth are eligible for the army because of the increasing rate of illiteracy and obesity among the nation's youth.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

Passive smoking and obesity link

Scientists suggest that there is a link between long-term exposure to passive smoking and a risk of Type 2 diabetes in adults. The diabetes is, in turn, connected with obesity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Study shows fitness trackers help older people lose weight

A study from Wake Forest University in the U.S. shows the use of fitness trackers helps older people to lose weight. The researchers worked with 48 obese persons from 65 to 79 for ten months.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Four amazing facts to know about camels

While closely related to the four South American camelids (llamas, alpacas, guanaco, and vicuña) true camels have amazing and odd adaptations helping them survive the worlds harshest environments.
In the Media by Clint Walker

Rescue team cuts hole in house to rescue obese man

Palm Beach - The house didn't have double entry doors or sliding glass doors so a special bariatric rescue team cut a wall in the back of his house and hauled him out on an over-sized gurney to a 2 1/2 ton truck.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 1 comment

Actually, kids are getting heavier in the US: study

Washington - Contrary to recent reports, America's children are still struggling with obesity and there has been no decline in the epidemic among young people, US researchers said Monday.
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)

Morning light could be secret to healthy weight

Washington - Being slimmer could be as simple as waking up early for some morning sunshine, US researchers suggested on Wednesday.A small study of 54 volunteers showed that the leanest ones did not necessarily eat better or exercise more than the rest.
In the Media by AFP

Surgery best for managing diabetes in overweight: study

Washington - When it comes to managing type 2 diabetes in overweight people, stomach-shrinking surgeries are still more effective than trying to shed pounds with pills and lifestyle changes, researchers said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Many L.A. area stores market junk food, tobacco and alcohol

Los Angeles - A statewide survey looked at the availability of tobacco products, alcohol and food in retail environments of more than 7,300 California stores. It was found that L.A. has the highest concentration.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

New obesity related gene discovered

Scientists have discovered a new gene connected to obesity in a surprising part of the genome. This is the latest "genetic" link to obesity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Obesity-obsessed Americans fear sugar more than marijuana

Denver - Obesity-obsessed Americans fear sugar more than marijuana. A new poll found they also think tobacco and alcohol are more dangerous.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Scientists find key 'fat gene'

Paris - Geneticists said Wednesday they had pinpointed the most important obesity gene yet, throwing up a possible target for drugs to tackle a dangerous and growing epidemic.Mice bred to lack a gene dubbed IRX3 were almost a third lighter than rodents with th...
In the Media by Mariette le Roux (AFP)

Spinach extract could help prevent obesity, study shows

Stockholm - A natural compound hidden away in spinach has been shown to reduce food cravings between meals and could help prevent obesity, a Swedish scientist said on Monday.Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, a professor of appetite regulation at Lund University, foun...
In the Media by AFP

WHO recommends halving daily sugar in fight against obesity

Geneva - The World Health Organisation Wednesday said the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily should be halved as it stepped up its battle against public health problems like obesity and tooth decay.The UN health agency said it was maintaining its 2002 g...
In the Media by AFP

Obesity rates in kids improves

Atlanta - Child obesity rates in the U.S. have shown a significant decline. With children aged two to five years, obesity rates went from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 to just over 8 percent in 2011-2012 — a decline of 43 percent.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Obesity rate drops 43 percent in young US children

Washington - While many Americans struggle with extra weight, the obesity rate among US preschoolers has dropped by nearly half in recent years, according to figures out Tuesday.Just eight percent of children aged two to five were obese in 2011-2012, down from 14 p...
In the Media by AFP

Caution over weight loss drugs

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy researchers have questioned how safe two recently approved weight loss drugs actually are.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

TVs, cars, computers linked to obesity in poor nations

Washington - In low-income countries, people with cars, televisions and computers at home are far more likely to be obese than people with no such conveniences, researchers said Monday.Eating more, sitting still and missing out on exercise by driving are all likely...
In the Media by AFP

'Eat Fruit And Veg' — UK council to send out motivational texts

Stoke - A council in the United Kingdom will send out text messages to those that have signed up for a service that motivates them to lose weight.
In the Media by Joe Z Hudson - 1 comment

Op-Ed: World facing tsunami of preventable cancer cases

London - The World Health Organization says the world is facing a tidal wave of cancer that can be controlled by healthier diets. Much of it could be prevented.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments
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