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Tags results for 'obesity'

Sugary drinks tax 'effective public health measure'

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
A 20% tax on sugary drinks would reduce the number of obese adults in the UK by 180,000, say researchers writing in the British Medical Journal.

A genetically engineered weight-loss implant

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2013 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
In response to excessive blood-fat levels, it produces a messenger substance that signals satiety (fullness) to the body.

Cholesterol 'fuels' breast cancer

Posted in Medicine on 1st Dec, 2013 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
A by-product of cholesterol can fuel the deadly growth and spread of breast cancer, according to a group of scientists.

Stomach 'clock' tells us how much to eat

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
"These nerves are responsible for letting the brain know how much food we have eaten and when to stop eating".

Obesity is Inflammatory Disease, Rat Study Shows

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2013 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the fat tissues of overweight and obese rats and humans.

Hi-tech sensors aim to help prevent obesity

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A range of hi-tech sensors that can measure food intake and activity in order to assess obesity risks is to be funded by the European Union.

Extreme Diets Can Quickly Alter Gut Bacteria

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2013 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The study takes a first step toward pinpointing how these gut microbes, collectively called the gut microbiome, might be used to keep us healthy.

Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980.

Obesity crisis: Future projections 'underestimated'

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2014 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 "underestimate" the problem, a report has claimed.

Weight loss surgery: Up to two million could benefit

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Bariatric surgery, such as fitting gastric bands, can cut the fatal risks from obesity-related problems such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Impulsive personality linked to food addiction

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The same kinds of impulsive behavior that lead some people to abuse alcohol and other drugs may also be an important contributor to an unhealthy relationship with food.

Cases of diabetes increase to more than 3.2m

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2014 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
This means 6% of UK adults are registered as diabetic. An estimated 850,000 more have diabetes without knowing it.

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade.

Sugar tax 'may be necessary', England's chief medical officer says

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Earlier this year doctors called for a soft drinks tax to reduce sugar intake.

Your Fat Is Why You're Not As Bright As You Could Be

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2014 04:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Obesity doesn't make you less intelligent, but it might cloud your cognitive abilities.

Does a junk food diet make you lazy? UCLA psychology study offers answer

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2014 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A new UCLA psychology study provides evidence that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary, not the other way around.

Turning off a Fat Accumulation Gene to Reduce Obesity proven in Mice

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2014 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
A genetic “switch” that can accelerate a person’s basal metabolic rate; leading to a dramatic reduction in the risk for obesity and diabetes.

Thinking 'obesity is a disease' makes you more likely to eat high-calorie food

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Research suggests the “obesity is a disease” message actually undermines important weight-loss efforts.

Healthy obesity a myth, say researchers

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Obesity brings increased risk regardless of cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure readings.

Poll shows most want sugary drinks banned from UK schools

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Two thirds of people support a ban on sugary drinks in all UK schools and academies, suggests a poll carried out for the BBC.

Night-eating syndrome 'is real', study suggests

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2014 07:10 PM
by AlexMuller
People woken at night by insatiable hunger may have their genes to blame, research suggests.

People Who Can't Taste Fat More Likely to Gain Weight

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2014 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
In the present study, the team found that people who can't taste fat in food tended to eat more at lunch despite eating a heavy breakfast.

A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2014 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
No country on earth has reduced obesity rates in more than three decades.

Tequila plant helps reduce blood sugar and weight

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have type 2 diabetes.

Blocking The Satiety Hormone Can Prevent Obesity

Posted in Science on 7th Jun, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
The hormone 'Leptin' helps prevent obesity and too much weight gain by controlling appetite, according to a study.

One in three adults in England 'on cusp' of diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jun, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
More than a third of adults are on the cusp of developing type-2 diabetes, figures for England show.

EU's top court may define obesity as a disability

Posted in Business on 14th Jun, 2014 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
The EU's top court is considering a test case which could oblige employers to treat obesity as a disability.

Health group calls for 'sugar tax' to cut child obesity

Posted in Business on 22nd Jun, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A "sugar tax" should be introduced by the UK government to help curb obesity in childhood, a campaign group says.

Genetically Altered Bacteria Prevent Mice From Getting Fat

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jun, 2014 03:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The microbes appear to live in the gut and prevent obesity for up to four weeks.

Sugar May Harm Brain Health

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jul, 2014 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
High levels of blood glucose are linked to memory impairments.

More weight loss operations for diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2014 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.

One injection stops diabetes in its tracks:

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Treatment reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice without side effects.

Study suggests probiotics could prevent obesity and insulin resistance

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
A pill that prevents obesity (even with a high-fat diet) could be on the horizon.

Clues to curbing obesity found in neuronal 'sweet spot'

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Aug, 2014 02:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Preventing weight gain, obesity, and ultimately diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor from being activated in a small part of the brain.

2 out of 5 Americans to develop type 2 diabetes during their life

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2014 09:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The future looks worse for some ethnic minority groups, with one in two Hispanic men and women and non-Hispanic black women predicted to develop the disease.

A laser to measure blood sugar levels without drawing blood

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Aug, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Making the technique portable could allow diabetics to check their blood sugar levels without pricking themselves to draw blood.

Junk Food Diet Keeps Rats from Seeking Out New Foods

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2014 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Junk food may trap people in a cycle of unhealthy eating by making them less likely to try new foods and more likely to respond to cues for junk food in the future.

Health leaders call for emergency taskforce on obesity

Posted in Medicine on 1st Sep, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
"An entire generation is being destroyed by a diet of junk food and sugary drinks".

Brain 'can be trained to prefer healthy food'

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people hungry, suggests a study from the US.

Artificial sweeteners may lead to potential increased caloric consumption later

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
New psychological research provides clues as to why consuming such drinks can actually lead to weight gain.

Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England

Posted in Medicine on 18th Sep, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A quarter of adults, up from 15% 20 years ago, and one in five schoolchildren are obese, figures show.

Obesity and stress pack a double hit for health

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2014 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
If you're overweight, you may be at greater risk for stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new study.

Shift work dulls your brain: report

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Working antisocial hours can prematurely age the brain and dull intellectual ability, scientists warn.

Weight loss surgery greatly reduces diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Weight loss surgery can dramatically reduce the odds of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a major study.

World is crossing malnutrition red line, report warns

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2014 06:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Every nation except China has crossed a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too much or too little nutrition.

Obesity 'costing same as smoking'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research has suggested.

Obese lose up to eight years of life

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Being severely obese can knock up to eight years off your life and cause decades of ill health, a report says.

Experimental food additive makes people feel full sooner

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2014 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Inulin-propionate ester (IPE) could be added to foods, causing them to suppress the consumer's appetite.

Life choices behind more than four in 10 cancers

Posted in Medicine on 26th Dec, 2014 04:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Latest figures from Cancer Research UK show smoking is the biggest avoidable risk factor, followed by unhealthy diets.

Lack of daily physical activity linked to vascular dysfunction as well as other health problems

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2015 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Inactivity can lead to insulin resistance, which leads to Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Imaginary meal tricks the body into losing weight

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2015 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Salk researchers have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed calories, causing it to burn fat.

How the brain controls the burning of fat

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2015 07:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The findings give new insights into how the brain regulates body fat, and may lead to more effective ways to lose weight and prevent obesity.

Implant treats obesity by blocking hunger signals

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2015 04:03 PM
by AlexMuller
It is estimated that one third of Americans are clinically obese.

Could sleeping less be a Cause of weight gain?

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2015 10:07 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows that losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep per day can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism.

Drinking coffee decreases the odds of getting liver cancer, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2015 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Drinking three or more of alcoholic drinks increases chances of liver cancer, but drinking coffee decreases odds, according to the World Cancer Research Fund.

Being overweight 'reduces dementia risk'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2015 03:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship.

Microbes Genetically Engineered to Prevent Obesity

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2015 04:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.

The Cause Of Overeating Might Be A Brain Hormone Deficiency, According To A New Study

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2015 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
GLP-1 peptides let the brain know when we are satisfied and that we should stop eating.

UK Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade

Posted in Medicine on 17th Aug, 2015 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 3.3 million people have the condition, up from 2.1 million in 2005. The inability to control the level of sugar in the blood can lead to blindness and amputations.

A metabolic master switch underlying human obesity

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2015 07:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have unveiled a new pathway that controls human metabolism by prompting our adipocytes, or fat cells, to store fat or burn it away.

Weight loss surgery 'cures half of type-2 diabetes cases'

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2015 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests.

A high fat diet leads to overeating because of faulty brain signaling

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2015 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
A high fat diet causes people to eat more, which ultimately impairs the ability of obese people to successfully control their caloric intake, lose weight and maintain weight loss.

A new class of anti-obesity compounds with potential anti-diabetic properties

Posted in Science on 25th Sep, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Mice with pre-existing obesity lost 20 percent of their body weight and about 50 percent of their fat mass.

Using electrical brain stimulation to help patients lose weight

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2015 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Many factors can cause obesity, including genes, lifestyle and environment. But there’s some evidence to suggest that quirks of the brain might be a factor, too.

Obesity Linked With Blood Clots In Juveniles

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2016 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Obesity as determined by body mass index was a statistically significant predictor of blood clot formation in juveniles, the study showed.

Giving up the controller and getting exercise in virtual reality

Posted in Games on 14th Feb, 2016 03:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Virtual reality could be used to fight obesity and make society healthier.

Obesity linked to 'worse memory'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2016 02:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Tests on 50 people showed being overweight was linked to worse "episodic memory" or the ability to remember past experiences.

Nearly Half a Billion People Now Have Diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2016 03:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The report notices a trend concerning the strong connection between diabetes, a lack of physical activity, and unhealthy eating habits.

Humans have faster metabolism than related primates, enabling larger brain

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2016 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Humans have a higher metabolism rate than related primates. This may guide strategies for combating obesity.

Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by a supplement

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A supplement, based on a molecule produced by gut bacteria, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.

True impact of global diabetes epidemic is vastly underestimated

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2016 04:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The prevalence of global diabetes has been seriously underestimated by at least 25 per cent, the paper suggests.

Being overweight 'ages people's brains'

Posted in Science on 5th Aug, 2016 05:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The brains of overweight people look "10 years older" than those of leaner peers, a study has found.

Diabetes: Tenth of adults at risk of disease by 2035

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2016 12:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Health experts are warning that one in 10 adults in the UK will be at risk of developing diabetes by 2035.

Appetite-controlling brain cells activated by amino acids, which could lead to new treatments

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2017 05:24 PM
by Alex Muller
The findings could put a serious dent in the obesity epidemic.

Nanoparticle-drug combo turns white fat to brown fat with potential to treat obesity, diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jul, 2018 02:38 PM
by Alex Muller
A way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells.

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