Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

May 24, 2016

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes.
That’s the message of a joint statement endorsed by 45 international professional organizations. It appears in the June issue of the […]

No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in ‘Walkable’ Neighborhoods

May 24, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If you live in a neighborhood where it’s easy to walk to shops, schools and jobs, a new study says all that hoofing about appears to stave off excess weight and diabetes.
The research found the rate of overweight and obesity increased in Ontario, Canada neighborhoods […]

Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be New Weight-Loss Tool

May 24, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new ingestible and inflatable balloon system seems to be a noninvasive way to fill up the stomach and curb appetite, researchers report.
The balloon system, known as Obalon, helped obese people lose nearly 7 percent of their body weight, the investigators added.
So, how exactly does […]

Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity

May 24, 2016

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Obese teens may have lower levels of a weight-regulating hormone than normal-weight teens, a new study says.
“Our study is the first to look at levels of spexin in the pediatric population,” said Dr. Seema Kumar, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Previous studies in adults concluded that spexin […]

Living Near Fast-Food Places Hurts Less-Educated Most

May 23, 2016

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Living in a neighborhood full of fast-food outlets is especially unhealthy for people who are poorly educated, a new British study suggests.
“Neighborhoods are clearly important in shaping what all of us eat, no matter how educated we are,” said researcher Thomas Burgoine, a fellow at the University […]

Late Dinners Won’t Doom Kids to Obesity

May 23, 2016

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows.
Some previous research has suggested that the timing of meals could affect the risk of being overweight or obese, the investigators said.
British researchers looked at data from more than 1,600 children, aged 4 to 18. […]

A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

May 19, 2016

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In what may come as a bit of a surprise, a new study found that overweight colon cancer patients tended to have better survival than their normal-weight peers.
“Overweight and obesity have been identified as risk factors for many health conditions, but for people with colorectal cancer, some extra […]

Fat-Storing Hormone Found in the Intestines Linked to Obesity Risk

May 12, 2016

A fat-storing hormone called neurotensin might influence your odds for obesity, according to new research with mice and humans.

Study Links Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy to Heavier Babies

May 10, 2016

Pregnant women who drink artificially sweetened drinks every day may be more likely to give birth to heavier babies.

Obesity May Not Take Years Off Your Life: Study

May 10, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Obesity may not cut your life short after all, a new study suggests.
Danish researchers report that the risk that an obese man or woman will die prematurely has dropped dramatically over the last 40 years.
How dramatically? According to their analysis, the 30 percent greater risk […]



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