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Exercise Mimic Molecule May Help Treat Diabetes and Obesity

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Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a molecule that acts as an exercise mimic, which could potentially help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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Good News for People Suffering from Fatty Liver Disease – Resistance Training Can Help

Approximately 30% of the population suffer from fatty liver disease, the commonest liver disease in the Western world. The disease can lead to inflammation and cirrhosis of the liver. A joint study by the University of Haifa and the Tel Aviv Medical Center has found that gym training, and not only aerobic exercises, can help reduce liver fat

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Is Facebook Use Always Associated with Poorer Body Image and Risky Dieting?

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College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But that’s only if they aren’t using Facebook to compare their bodies to their friends’ bodies, according to the authors of a surprising new study at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: Obesity and Attaining Normal Weight, Newborn Circumcision, Health Care Biases Based on Sexual Orientation

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about obese people attaining normal weight; circumcision’s link to health insurance; health care providers’ biases based on sexual orientation.

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The Skinny on Summer Weight Loss From a Loyola Psychologist

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It is mind over matter and here are tips to improve or maintain health this summer, says Allison Grupski, PhD, psychologist at Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care.

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Half of Americans Over 40 Should Take Statins

...as a cost effective prevention of more serious cardiovascular-related health issues

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Hospital Staff Rally Around Woman’s Goal to Walk Again

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Former 800-pound woman overcomes fall that strands her alone on apartment floor for three weeks with support of hospital staff and weight loss surgery.

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Exercise for Arthritis, Summer Weight Loss, ACA and Lower Drug Costs, and More Top Stories 8 July 2015

Other topics include autism research, biofuel sources, nutrition supplements, and more...

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Faster Weight Gain Can Be Safe for Hospitalized Anorexia Patients

A new study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers of patients hospitalized with anorexia nervosa shows that a faster weight gain during inpatient treatment — well beyond what national standards recommend — is safe and effective.

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Six Summer Weight Loss Tips From a Loyola Dietitian

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Christmas is around the bend so take advantage of summer and start losing weight now with these six tips, says Loyola dietitian.