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Obesity News
September 29, 2020

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Genetic Risk of Developing Obesity Is Driven by Variants That Affect the Brain

Some people are at higher risk of developing obesity because they possess genetic variants that affect how the brain processes sensory information ...

World First Study Links Obesity With Reduced Brain Plasticity

A world-first study has found that severely overweight people are less likely to be able to re-wire their brains and find new neural pathways, a discovery that has significant implications for people ...

Fatter Legs Linked to Reduced Risk of High Blood Pressure

Adults with a higher percentage of fat tissue in their legs were less likely than those with a lower percentage to have high blood pressure. Research findings held true even after adjusting for age, ...

Probiotics May Help Manage Childhood Obesity

Probiotics may help children and adolescents with obesity lose weight when taken alongside a calorie-controlled diet, according to a new study. The study found that obese children who were put on a ...
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Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Health Without Altering the Body's Core Clock

For the first time, scientists have studied the early effects of time-restricted feeding on the daily periodic oscillations of metabolites and genes in muscle, and metabolites in blood. The findings ...

A Ferry Protein in the Pancreas Protects It from the Stress Induced by a High-Fat Diet

Scientists have now uncovered a key mechanism by which pancreatic function is maintained in response to a high-fat diet. A protein present in pancreatic insulin-producing cells protects them from ...

Does the Mediterranean Diet Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Previous research has demonstrated a variety of health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in olive oil, cereals, fruit and vegetables, fish, and a moderate amount of ...

Infants in Households With Very Low Food Security May Have Greater Obesity Risk

Infants from households reporting very low 'food security,' a measure of access to adequate and healthy meals, tend to weigh more than those from households with relatively high food ...

Following 'Eatwell Guide' Diet Could Reduce Your Risk of Dying Early and Lower Your Environmental Footprint

Adhering to Public Health England's 'Eatwell Guide' of a balanced diet could reduce your chance of dying prematurely and lower your environmental footprint, according to a new ...

Obesity Linked With Higher Risk for COVID-19 Complications

From COVID-19 risk to recovery, the odds are stacked against those with obesity, and a new study raises concerns about the impact of obesity on the effectiveness of a future COVID-19 ...

Relationship Between COVID-19 Deaths and Morbid Obesity

The prevalence of morbid obesity in a population is associated with negative outcomes from COVID-19, according to a new analysis of morbid obesity data and reported COVID-19 deaths in the United ...

How Protein Protects Against Fatty Liver

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common chronic liver disease in the world, with sometimes life-threatening consequences. A high-protein, calorie-reduced diet can cause the harmful liver ...

More Fructose in Diet During Pregnancy Impacts Metabolism of Offspring, Animal Study Finds

An increased level of fructose intake during pregnancy can cause significant changes in maternal metabolic function and milk composition and alter the metabolism of their offspring, according to ...

Long-Term Exposure to Traffic Noise May Impact Weight Gain in the UK Population

A new study has found a connection between traffic noise and obesity. Long-term exposure to road traffic noise, such as living near a motorway or on a busy road, was associated with an increase in ...

Weight Between Young Adulthood and Midlife Linked to Early Mortality

A new study finds that changes in weight between young adulthood and midlife may have important consequences for a person's risk of early ...

Strict Diet Explains Metabolic Effect of Gastric Bypass Surgery

In many studies, bariatric surgery has been highlighted as an almost magical method for weight loss and reversing type 2 diabetes. One question that has remained largely unanswered is how the effect ...

Plant-Based 'Meats' Improve Some Cardiovascular Risk Factors Compared With Red Meat

Swapping out red meat for certain plant-based meat alternatives can improve some cardiovascular risk factors, according to a new ...

Excess Weight Among Pregnant Women May Interfere With Child's Developing Brain

Obesity in expectant mothers may hinder the development of the babies' brains as early as the second trimester, a new study ...

Body Weight Has Surprising, Alarming Impact on Brain Function

As a person's weight goes up, all regions of the brain go down in activity and blood flow, according to a new brain imaging ...

Scientists Discover the Switch That Makes Human Brown Fat Burn Energy

The receptor responsible for activating the energy-burning property of brown fat in humans has been identified. The next step is to investigate drugs that fit the receptor and trigger the response as ...

Plant-Based Diets Shown to Lower Blood Pressure Even With Limited Meat and Dairy

Consuming a plant-based diet can lower blood pressure even if small amounts of meat and dairy are consumed too, according to new ...

Pizza Study Shows Body Copes Surprisingly Well With One-Off Calorie Indulgence

Young men can eat twice as much food as they need to feel 'full', research ...

How Neurons Reshape Inside Body Fat to Boost Its Calorie-Burning Capacity

Scientists have found that a hormone tells the brain to dramatically restructure neurons embedded in fat tissue. Their work widens our understanding of how the body regulates its energy consumption, ...

Increased Blood Sugar Levels May Decrease Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

Some benefits of aerobic exercise may be dampened by higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, a condition known as hyperglycemia. These diminished gains are seen in mouse models and humans with chronic ...

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