Obesity

Mindfulness can ward off childhood obesity

Mindfulness can ward off childhood obesityWashington D. C, Jan 22 - According to a study of connections between the brain and appetite, a team of researchers suggests that teaching mindfulness practices to children could help treat or prevent obesity.

The research suggests that the balance in brain networks in children who are obese is different compared to healthy-weight children, making them more prone to over-eating.


'Obesity-fighting' pill comes closer to reality

'Obesity-fighting' pill comes closer to realityWashington D. C, Dec 18 - What if there was a slimming pill to help you shed those extra kilos? With the discovery of two genes that make people fat, a team of scientist is a step closer.

Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have analyzed the causes of obesity at the genetic level and have discovered one of the molecular mechanisms involved in storing and burning fat.


Slow chewing keeps childhood obesity at bay

Slow chewing keeps childhood obesity at bayWashington D. C, Dec 17 - You may want to ask your kids not to rush their meals as a new study has suggested that chewing slowly can help prevent excessive weight gain among children.

The University of California study found that waiting 30 seconds in between bites of food allows children to realize they're no longer hungry before they overeat, preventing excessive weight gain.


Your body`s immune system may be key to treating obesity

Your body`s immune system may be key to treating obesityWashington D.C, Sept. 16 - As per a new study, immune cells may help you fight obesity.

While a healthy lifestyle and "good genes" are known to help prevent obesity, the study indicates that certain aspects of the immune system may also play an important role.


Now keep your appetite in check with this new obesity treatment

Now keep your appetite in check with this new obesity treatmentWashington, May 14 - A new study has shed light on a new treatment for potential obesity that targets the two sides of appetite i. e. hunger and feeling full.

Scientists at American Chemical Society (ACS) have designed a hormone-like compound to suppress hunger and boost satiety, or a full feeling, at the same time.


Now, 'programmed' microbes to help you beat obesity

Now, 'programmed' microbes to help you beat obesityWashington, March 23 - In a bid to come up with new ways to fight obesity, scientists have now have programmed bacteria to generate a anti-obesity molecule in the gut.


Kids likelier to consume sugary drinks post parents' divorce

Kids likelier to consume sugary drinks post parents' divorceWashington, Mar 4 - A new study has revealed that divorce fuels sugary beverage consumption.

San Francisco State University found that children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study from.


Human skin may harbor obesity cure

Human skin may harbor obesity cureWashington, Feb. 28 - Researchers have recently converted human skin cells into appetite controlling neurons for the first time ever, which might eventually provide obesity cure.

The study, led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and at the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), found that cells provided individualized model for studying obesity and testing treatments.


Too many food choices could aggravate obesity

Too many food choices could aggravate obesityWashington, Feb 25 - A new research has found that the environment having no stronger force in determining obesity in children than their mother's diet, makes them prone to have poor diets and have related health problems.


World failed miserably in tackling obesity epidemic during last decade: Lancet

World failed miserably in tackling obesity epidemic during last decade: LancetLondon, Feb. 19 - A new study has recently revealed that there has been unacceptably slow global progress against obesity over the last decade.

According to a major new six-part Series on obesity, global progress towards tackling obesity has been "unacceptably slow," with only one in four countries implementing a policy on healthy eating up to 2010.


Obese kids may lower heart disease risk by going 'vegan'

Obese kids may lower heart disease risk by going 'vegan'Washington, Feb 13 - A new study has revealed that plant-based vegan diet may be more effective than American Heart Association diet in reducing cardiovascular risks in obese children.


Do treadmill desks actually help obese office workers?

Do treadmill desks actually help obese office workers?Washington, Feb 10 - A new research has revealed that treadmill desks offer limited benefits, but also pose challenges in the workplace.

Treadmill desks can help overweight or obese office workers get out of their chairs and get moving, but a 12-week study by an Oregon State University researcher found that the increase in physical activity was small and did not help workers meet public health guidelines for daily exercise.


Link between obesity and hypertension discovered

Link between obesity and hypertension discoveredWashington, Dec 5 - A team of researchers has discovered the link between obesity and hypertension.

In a ground-breaking study, researchers from Monash University in Australia, Warwick, Cambridge in the UK and several American universities found that the hormone leptin, which is secreted by fat cells that is significantly elevated following weight gain and in obesity, acts in the brain to elevate blood pressure.


Obesity can eat up 8 years of your life

Obesity can eat up 8 years of your lifeLondon, Dec 5 - In a new study, scientists have found that overweight and obese people can lose up to 8 years of their lives.


Obesity pinpointed as autoimmune diseases triggering cause

Obesity pinpointed as autoimmune diseases triggering causeWashington, Nov 11 : A new research has revealed that obesity plays a major role in triggering autoimmune diseases like Crohn's Disease and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body rather than predatory invaders.


Charging phone in bedroom can make you fat

Charging phone in bedroom can make you fatLondon, Oct 8 - A new study has revealed that charging your phone in your bedroom could make you put on weight, as the artificial light from phone screens, street lights, laptops or television stops the body generating a hormone that combats obesity.


Family meals can help fight obesity among teens

Family meals can help fight obesity among teens Washington, Oct 6 - A new study has indicated that family meals, which tend to include fruits, vegetables, calcium, and whole grains, could help teens to stay away from obesity.

Jerica M. Berge, PhD, and his colleagues from the University of Minnesota and Columbia University used data from a 10-year longitudinal study with their Project EAT (Eating and Activity among Teens), to examine weight-related variables among adolescents.


Mangoes can help lower blood sugar level in obese adults

Mangoes can help lower blood sugar level in obese adultsWashington, Sept 10 - A new study has revealed that regular consumption of mango by obese adults may lower blood sugar levels and does not negatively impact body weight.


Obese youngsters are at nearly six fold risk of hypertension

Obese youngsters are at nearly six fold risk of hypertensionWashington, Sept 1 - A new research has suggested that obese youngsters have a nearly six fold risk of hypertension.


Obesity in 30's increases risk of dementia in later life

Obesity in 30's increases risk of dementia in later lifeWashington, Aug 21 - A new study has found that people who are obese in their early to mid-life face more risk of dementia in their later lives, with the ones in their 30's facing triple the risk.

The researchers used the anonymised data from hospital records for the whole of England for the period 1999-2011, and data in which obesity had been recorded were then searched for any subsequent care for, or death from, dementia.


Gut bacteria might increase obesity risk in adults

Gut bacteria might increase obesity risk in adultsWashington, Aug 15 - A new study has suggested that microbes found in the gut might cause metabolic changes that increase the risk of obesity in adulthood.


Obesity can increase risk of developing 'common cancers'

Obesity can increase risk of developing 'common cancers'London, Aug 14 - A new study has suggested that being overweight or obese is associated with developing common cancers like develop cancer of the liver, colon, ovaries, and post-menopausal breast cancer.

Dr Krishnan Bhaskaran, who led the research, said that there was a lot of variation in the effect of BMI on different cancers, the BBC reported.


Exposure to pesticide DDT leads to increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol

pesticide DDTWashington, July 31 - A new study has revealed that exposure of pregnant mice to the pesticide DDT is linked to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and related conditions in female offspring later in life.

According to a study by University of California, Davis, developmental exposure to DDT increases the risk of females later developing metabolic syndrome-a cluster of conditions that include increased body fat, blood glucose, and cholesterol.


'Walkable' neighborhoods reduce obesity, diabetes risk

'Walkable' neighborhoods reduce obesity, diabetes riskWashington, June 18 - New studies suggest that people who live in neighborhoods that are conducive to walking experienced a substantially lower rate of obesity, overweight and diabetes than those who lived in more auto-dependent neighborhoods.


Female hormones blamed for obesity in western men

Female hormones blamed for obesity in western menWashington, June 14 - Obesity among Western men could be linked with exposure to substances containing the female sex hormone estrogen according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

Medical student James Grantham, who conducted the research compared the obesity rates among men and women from around the world with measures such as Gross Domestic Product to determine the impact of affluence on obesity.


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