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Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds

April 17, 2014

Women who are overweight or obese when they get pregnant may be at increased risk for miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, researchers say.


Scientists Find New Way to Observe ‘Good’ Brown Fat

April 17, 2014

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed “good” brown fat in a living adult for the first time.
The researchers say their success could help efforts to fight obesity and diabetes.
Unlike white fat, brown fat is considered good because it burns calories and helps [...]


Gaining Too Much or Too Little Weight During Pregnancy May Influence Child’s Obesity Risk

April 16, 2014

Children born to mothers who gain either too much or too little weight during their pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese, a new study has found.


Crunchy or Smooth? Food’s Texture May Sway Perception of Calories

April 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy granola bar: A new study suggests that the texture of foods influences people’s dieting choices.
“We studied the link between how a food feels in your mouth and the amount we eat, the types of food we choose, and how [...]


Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity’s Burden

April 15, 2014

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Severely obese people with vitamin D deficiency may be less mobile than those with normal levels of the vitamin, a new study says.
Poor physical functioning can reduce quality of life and increase the risk of early death, the researchers noted.
The study included 252 severely obese people who were [...]


Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes

April 15, 2014

The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed with the blood-sugar disease, researchers report.


Obesity-Related Enzyme Targeted in Mouse Study

April 9, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An enzyme in the fat and liver of mice could take a key role in future attempts to battle obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
The enzyme — nicotinamide N-methyltransferase, or NNMT — appears to help regulate the ability of cells to [...]


Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival

April 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds.
“Our data provide further evidence that maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life is very important,” said study author Peter Campbell, director of [...]


More U.S. Children Severely Obese, Study Says

April 7, 2014

Contrary to a recent report with encouraging figures on childhood obesity in the United States, a new study presents a more sobering picture of the nation’s pediatric weight problem.


Could Dads’ Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?

April 7, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children born to obese fathers, but not obese mothers, may have a slightly higher risk of autism than kids with thinner dads, a large new study suggests.
Researchers found that of nearly 93,000 Norwegian children they followed, those born to obese dads had double the risk [...]



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