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Sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to U. S. obesity epidemic, particularly among children

Sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to U. S. obesity epidemic, particularly among children

In response to the ongoing policy discussions on the role of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on weight and health, The Obesity Society (TOS) concludes that SSBs contribute to the United States’ obesity epidemic, particularly among children. Based on an in-depth analysis of the current research, TOS’s position statement unveiled today provides several recommendations for improving health, including that children minimize their consumption of SSBs. “There’s no arguing with the fact that the high rates of obesity in the U.S Continue reading

Physical activity is beneficial for late-life cognition

Physical activity is beneficial for late-life cognition

Physical activity in midlife seems to protect from dementia in old age, according to a study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. Those who engaged in physical activity at least twice a week had a lower risk of dementia than those who were less active. The protective effects were particularly strong among overweight individuals Continue reading

Mortality risks of being overweight or obese are underestimated

Mortality risks of being overweight or obese are underestimated

New research by Andrew Stokes, a doctoral student in demography and sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States. His study, “Using Maximum Weight to Redefine Body Mass Index Categories in Studies of The Mortality Risks of Obesity,” was published in the March issue of the open-access journal Population Health Metrics . “The scholarly community is divided over a large meta-analysis that found that overweight is the optimal BMI category and that there are no increased risks associated with obese class 1,” Stokes said. Continue reading

Mortality risks of being overweight or obese are underestimated

Mortality risks of being overweight or obese are underestimated

New research by Andrew Stokes, a doctoral student in demography and sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States. His study, “Using Maximum Weight to Redefine Body Mass Index Categories in Studies of The Mortality Risks of Obesity,” was published in the March issue of the open-access journal Population Health Metrics Continue reading

Morning rays keep off pounds

Morning rays keep off pounds

A surprising new strategy for managing your weight? Bright morning light. A new Northwestern Medicine® study reports the timing, intensity and duration of your light exposure during the day is linked to your weight — the first time this has been shown. Continue reading

Bariatric surgery provides long-term control of diabetes

Bariatric surgery provides long-term control of diabetes

A study by Cleveland Clinic researchers shows bariatric surgery is a highly effective and durable treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese patients, enabling nearly all surgical patients to be free of insulin and many to be free of all diabetic medications three years after surgery. The STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) trial was simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented today at the Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in Washington, D.C. The study also shows that bariatric surgery patients experienced an improvement in quality of life and a reduction in the need for cardiovascular medications to control blood pressure and cholesterol compared to those receiving medical therapy. Continue reading

Gut metabolism changes — not stomach size — linked to success of vertical sleeve gastrectomy

Gut metabolism changes — not stomach size — linked to success of vertical sleeve gastrectomy

It’s not the size of the stomach that causes weight loss after a specific type of bariatric surgery, but rather a change in the gut metabolism, say researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC), the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The scientists, publishing their results in the March 26, 2014, advanced online edition of Nature , have found that following vertical sleeve gastrectomy, there is a change in bile acids that bind to a nuclear receptor called FXR Continue reading

Gut metabolism changes — not stomach size — linked to success of vertical sleeve gastrectomy

Gut metabolism changes — not stomach size — linked to success of vertical sleeve gastrectomy

It’s not the size of the stomach that causes weight loss after a specific type of bariatric surgery, but rather a change in the gut metabolism, say researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC), the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The scientists, publishing their results in the March 26, 2014, advanced online edition of Nature , have found that following vertical sleeve gastrectomy, there is a change in bile acids that bind to a nuclear receptor called FXR Continue reading

Seaweed ‘may be key to weight loss’

Seaweed ‘may be key to weight loss’

unable to retrieve full-text contentSeaweed could help weight loss, research at the University of Newcastle suggests, as it contains a compound which can stop the body absorbing fat. Continue reading

Weight loss helps to oust worms

Weight loss helps to oust worms

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