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The Obesity News Source wire contains research and experts on obesity, related health conditions cause by obesity, healthy eating, diet, and exercise.

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Vitamin D in Teens: Don’t Overdo It, Bad Things Might Happen

Dosing obese teens with vitamin D shows no benefits for their heart health or diabetes risk, and could have the unintended consequences of increasing cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides. These are the latest findings in a series of Mayo Clinic studies in childhood obesity.

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Pediatric Obesity

– Mayo Clinic

Study Finds Link Between Marital Distress, Poor Food Choices

A study conducted by a team of researchers, including Lisa Jaremka, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Delaware, found a link between marital distress and poor food choices.

Clinical Psychological Science

– University of Delaware

Nutrition Supplements Add Weight, not Longevity for Many Seniors

Nutritional supplements can help those who are malnourished or frail to function better and live longer, a Saint Louis University research review finds.l

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Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Heavy Smokers and Obese Smokers Gain the Most Weight After Quitting

For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked per day and current body mass index are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.

International Journal of Obesity

– Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Tell-Tale Biomarker Detects Early Breast Cancer in NIH-Funded Study

Researchers have shown that MRI can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence and fast-growing tumors. Their approach detects micrometastases, breakaway tumor cells with the potential to develop into dangerous secondary breast cancer tumors elsewhere in the body. The approach may offer an improved way to detect early recurrence of breast cancer in women and men. The work was completed at Case Western Reserve University and was funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of NIH.

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Nature Communications, Aug 12, 2015; EB00489

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Eating Protein-Packed Breakfast Prevents Body Fat Gain, Improves Glycemic Control in Overweight Teens

Approximately 60 percent of young people habitually skip breakfast up to four times a week, previous research has shown. Although health experts recommend breakfast as a strategy to reduce an individual’s chance of obesity, little research has examined if the actual type of breakfast consumed plays a significant role in one’s health and weight management. University of Missouri researchers compared the benefits of consuming a normal-protein breakfast to a high-protein breakfast and found the high-protein breakfast – which contained 35 grams of protein – prevented gains of body fat, reduced daily food intake and feelings of hunger, and stabilized glucose levels among overweight teens who would normally skip breakfast.

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Journal of Obesity and the Journal of International Obesity

– University of Missouri Health

BIDMC Researchers Identify New Vitamin B3 Pathway

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have identified a new vitamin B3 pathway that regulates liver metabolism. The discovery provides a new opportunity to purse development of novel drug therapies to address obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic diseases.

Nature Medicine

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Medical Minute: When Dinner Table Defiance Could Lead to Health Problems

When most people think of eating disorders, they think of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. But there’s another condition that has nothing to do with concerns over weight, shape or body image, and it has been recognized in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

– Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

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