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Lap Band Surgery Benefits Very Obese Adolescents

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found.

– University of Adelaide

Obesity Surgery


Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Cancer-Fighting Drugs That Help Morbidly Obese Mice to Lose Weight

Scientific investigations sometimes result in serendipitous discoveries which shift the investigations from one focus to another. In the case of researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, studies addressing obesity’s impact on cancer treatment resulted...

– Mayo Clinic


Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedent...

– University of California San Diego Health Sciences

American Journal of Epidemiology

Embargo expired on 18-Jan-2017 at 15:00 ET


Children with Asthma May Be at Higher Obesity Risk

Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Embargo expired on 20-Jan-2017 at 00:15 ET


The Type, Not Just the Amount, of Sugar Consumption Matters in Risk of Health Problems

The type of sugar you eat—and not just calorie count—may determine your risk for chronic disease. A new study is the first of its kind to compare the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function.

– American Physiological Society (APS)


As Cells Age, the Fat Content Within Them Shifts

As cells age and stop dividing, their fat content changes, along with the way they produce and break down fat and other molecules classified as lipids. By providing broad insights into the connection between lipids and cellular aging, the findings op...

– University at Buffalo

Molecular BioSystems


Obesity Is Barely Covered in Medical Students’ Licensing Exam

Obesity is one of the most significant threats to health in the U.S. and is responsible for the development of multiple serious medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Yet obesity is barely covered in medical trai...

– Northwestern University


To Improve Health and Exercise More, Get a Gym Membership, Iowa State Study Suggests

If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, based on the results of a new study from a team of I...

– Iowa State University

PLOS ONE


Children’s Menus Still Laden with Fat, Sodium, and Calories Despite Industry Pledges

Despite a 2011 pledge among United States chain restaurants to improve the nutritional value of children’s menu options, a new study finds no significant improvements have been made to cut calories, saturated fat, or sodium. The study is the first ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


For National Nutrition Month, Celebrated in March, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Everyone to 'Put Your Best Fork Forward'

Eating healthier doesn't mean changing your entire eating pattern overnight. Small changes, made over time, can add up. For National Nutrition Month® 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to start small – one forkful at a tim...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Car Crash-Test Dummies Move Beyond Young, Thin and Male

Using medical data collected by trauma experts at the University of Michigan, elderly and obese dummies are being used to help car manufacturers create safer vehicles for today's drivers.

– University of Michigan Health System


Is Bacon Fit for a Breakfast of Champions? UH Cleveland Med Ctr Dietitian Lisa Cimperman Can Offer Better Food Choices to Start the Day.

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

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