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Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report.
Gaining a better understanding of how this mutation triggers feelings of pleasure and gratification at the sight of high-calorie foods like chocolate could help improve [...]


How Dieting in Your Teens Can Backfire

July 30, 2014

Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research.


Healthy ‘Brown Fat’ May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes

July 28, 2014

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with higher levels of brown fat have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests.
Unlike white fat, which lowers insulin sensitivity, researchers found that brown fat actually improves insulin sensitivity, blood sugar control and fat-burning metabolism.
“This is good news for overweight and obese people,” [...]


The Simple (But Genius) Way to Eat Less

July 28, 2014

Unlike children, the vast majority of adults finish all of the food they put on their plate at mealtime, according to a new study.


Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

July 28, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids’ weight gain — especially if they’re already overweight.
The researchers said that’s a concern, because obesity is a risk factor for a range of health [...]


Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

July 24, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents of obese children often don’t view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study.
The children of the families surveyed for the new research were attending an obesity clinic at the Hasbro Children’s Hospital [...]


The Weird Link Between Weight Loss and Incontinence

July 23, 2014

Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit—it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. Other research shows that nonsurgical weight loss improves leakage, too.


Many Overweight Kids Think They’re Thinner Than They Are

July 23, 2014

Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.


Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

July 22, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.
“We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had up to [...]


Kids’ Waistlines Aren’t Getting Any Bigger, But Obesity Rates Are Still Too High

July 21, 2014

The waistlines of America’s children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates. But one-third of kids aged 6 to 18 years remain abdominally obese.



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