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Many 'Dehumanize' People with Obesity

 

Title: Many 'Dehumanize' People with Obesity
Category: Health News
Created: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM

Eating to Reach Health Goals

 

Title: Eating to Reach Health Goals
Category: Health News
Created: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM

Sugary Drinks and Fruit Juice May Increase Risk of Early Death

 

Title: Sugary Drinks and Fruit Juice May Increase Risk of Early Death
Category: Health News
Created: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

Are Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe for Obesity?

 

Title: Are Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe for Obesity?
Category: Health News
Created: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Weight-Loss Surgery May Work Even Better During Teen Years

 

Title: Weight-Loss Surgery May Work Even Better During Teen Years
Category: Health News
Created: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Not All Sugars Are Created Equal

 

Title: Not All Sugars Are Created Equal
Category: Health News
Created: 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Body Adapts, Recovers From Occasional 'Pigging Out,' Study Finds

 

Title: Body Adapts, Recovers From Occasional 'Pigging Out,' Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

How Much Protein Do You Need for Weight Loss and Muscle Growth?

 

Title: How Much Protein Do You Need for Weight Loss and Muscle Growth?
Category: Health News
Created: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Weight-Loss Procedure Works Long-Term, Without Surgery

 

Title: Weight-Loss Procedure Works Long-Term, Without Surgery
Category: Health News
Created: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

Can Social Media Lead to Eating Disorders?

 

Title: Can Social Media Lead to Eating Disorders?
Category: Health News
Created: 5/7/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

4 Strategies to Cope With a Food Craving

 

Title: 4 Strategies to Cope With a Food Craving
Category: Health News
Created: 4/30/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/30/2019 12:00:00 AM

Stark social inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI)

 

Researchers have found that socioeconomic inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI) emerge during the preschool years and widen across childhood and into early adolescence. By analyzing data on height and weight (BMI) they found that lower maternal education was associated with faster gains in child body weight but lower height growth leading to a higher risk of overweight and obesity.

Eating healthily at work matters

 

A new study has demonstrated that employees at a large urban hospital who purchased the least healthy food in its cafeteria were more likely to have an unhealthy diet outside of work, be overweight and/or obese, and have risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, compared to employees who made healthier purchases.

Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people

 

Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, suggests a study from Korea.

New drug could help treat neonatal seizures

 

A new drug that inhibits neonatal seizures in rodent models could open up new avenues for the treatment of epilepsy in human newborns.

Older adults expect to lose brain power, but most don't ask doctors how to prevent dementia

 

Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia, a new national poll finds. But while the majority of those polled say they take supplements or do puzzles in an effort to stave off brain decline, very few of them have talked with their doctors about evidence-based ways to prevent memory loss.

When does clean eating become an unhealthy obsession?

 

Researchers say those who have a history of an eating disorder, obsessive-compulsive traits, dieting, poor body image, and a drive for thinness are more likely to develop a pathological obsession with healthy eating or consuming only healthy food, known as orthorexia nervosa (ON). Although eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, for some people this preoccupation with healthy eating can become physically and socially impairing.

Obesity: The key role of a brain protein revealed

 

Regardless of how much you exercise or how balanced your diet is, controlling your weight is more brain-related than you might have thought. Researchers show for the first time in mice that the acyl-CoA-binding protein, or ACBP, has a direct influence on the neurons that allow rodents and humans to maintain a healthy weight.

Role of psychological distress and emotional eating in obesity

 

New research has found that people on lower incomes may be more likely to have obesity due to psychological distress that gives rise to emotional eating to cope.

Train your brain with computer game to eat less sugar

 

A recent study shows that a computer game can be used to train its players to eat less sugar, as way of reducing their weight and improving their health.

Fat fruit flies: High-sugar diet deadens sweet tooth; promotes overeating, obesity in flies

 

Some research suggests that one reason people with obesity overeat is because they don't enjoy food -- especially sweets -- as much as lean people.

Maternal nut consumption during pregnancy linked to improvements in neurodevelopment in children

 

For the first time links have been observed between a nut-rich maternal diet during the first trimester of pregnancy and better outcomes after birth in cognitive function, attention capacity and long-term working memory.

Exaggerated physical differences between male and female superheroes

 

Superheroes like Thor and Black Widow may have what it takes to save the world in movies like Avengers: Endgame, but neither of their comic book depictions has a healthy body mass index (BMI). New research found that, within the pages of comic books, male superheroes are on average obese, while females are on average close to underweight.

Being a car commuter with obesity linked to a 32% increased early death risk

 

New research shows that individuals with obesity who commute by car have a 32% higher risk of early death, from any cause, compared with those individuals with a normal weight and commute via cycling and walking.

Obesity and emotional problems appear to develop together from age 7

 

Obesity and emotional problems, such as feelings of low mood and anxiety, tend to develop hand-in-hand from as young as age seven years.

Nationwide study suggests obesity as an independent risk factor for anxiety and depression in young people

 

Obesity is linked with an increased risk of developing anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, independent of traditional risk factors such as parental psychiatric illness and socioeconomic status, according to new research.

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress

 

Australian researchers have discovered a new molecular pathway in the brain that triggers more weight gain in times of stress.

Obesity linked with differences in form and structure of the brain

 

Researchers using sophisticated MRI technology have found that higher levels of body fat are associated with differences in the brain's form and structure, including smaller volumes of gray matter, according to a new study. The findings add important information to our understanding of the connection between obesity and negative health consequences such as dementia.

How lifestyle affects our genes

 

In the past decade, knowledge of how lifestyle affects our genes, a research field called epigenetics, has grown exponentially. Researchers have summarized the state of scientific knowledge within epigenetics linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

New insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can impair cognition

 

Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report.

Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

 

New evidence suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't. The findings are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies will ultimately gain more weight.

Cognitive functioning does not predict weight-loss outcome for adolescents

 

Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function after bariatric surgery, according to a new study.

Celebrity fat shaming has ripple effects on women's implicit anti-fat attitudes

 

Comparing 20 instances of celebrity fat-shaming with women's implicit attitudes about weight before and after the event, psychologists found that instances of celebrity fat-shaming were associated with an increase in women's implicit negative weight-related attitudes. They also found that from 2004-2015, implicit weight bias was on the rise more generally.

Bigger portions lead to preschoolers eating more over time

 

Researchers found that when served larger portions of typical meals or snacks, preschoolers consumed more food, both by weight and calories.

Body mass index may play a significant role in the progression of multiple sclerosis

 

A new article identifies a link between high levels of blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who are overweight or obese.

Low cholesterol linked to higher risk of bleeding stroke in women

 

Lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke, with an ideal value below 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). But can it be too low? A new study finds that women who have levels of LDL cholesterol 70 mg/dL or lower may be more than twice as likely to have a hemorrhagic stroke than women with LDL cholesterol levels from 100 to 130 mg/dL.

New study explains why drinking alcohol causes the munchies

 

New research in mice suggests that a shared circuit in the brain could be one reason why heavy drinking and high-fat 'junk food' cravings go hand in hand.

Visualization strategies may backfire on consumers pursuing health goals

 

Using visualization as motivation is a common technique for achieving goals, but consumers who are pursuing health goals such as eating healthy or losing weight should use caution when using perspective-based visualizations.

People with obesity often 'dehumanized,' study finds

 

New research has found that people with obesity are not only stigmatized, but are blatantly dehumanized.

Sleeping pill use linked to greater need for blood pressure medications

 

A study of 752 older adults with hypertension followed from 2008-2010 through 2012-2013, using sleeping pills on a regular basis was linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over time.

Defining obesity in children should be based on health issues, not just BMI

 

A new study aims to identify what influences the success participants achieve in weight management programs and help improve these programs. The study follows participants for three years.

Digital device overload linked to obesity risk

 

If your attention gets diverted in different directions by smartphones and other digital devices, take note: Media multitasking has now been linked to obesity.

Brain growth inhibited by heavy alcohol use

 

New research in nonhuman primates shows that heavy use of alcohol can actually slow the rate of growth in developing brains. The study, to be published April 1, in the journal eNeuro, shows that heavy alcohol use reduced the rate of brain growth by 0.25 milliliters per year for every gram of alcohol consumed per kilogram of body weight. In human terms, that's the equivalent of four beers per day.

Depression, obesity, chronic pain could be treated by targeting the same key protein

 

Major depression, obesity and chronic pain are all linked to the effects of one protein, called FKBP51. Researchers have now developed a highly selective compound that can effectively block FKBP51 in mice, relieving chronic pain and having positive effects on diet-induced obesity and mood. The new compound also could have applications in alcoholism and brain cancer.

Maternal diet during pregnancy may modulate the risk of ADHD symptoms in children

 

A study suggest that the risk of a child developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be modulated by the mother's diet during pregnancy. The research analyzed samples of umbilical cord plasma to quantify the levels of omega-6 and omega-3 that reach the fetus. The analysis showed a higher omega-6:omega-3 ratio to be associated with a higher risk of ADHD symptoms at seven years of age.

Eating small amounts of red and processed meats may increase risk of early death

 

A new study suggests that eating red and processed meats -- even in small amounts -- may increase the risk of death from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease.

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