Obesity

40 Percent Of Cancer Cases In US Linked To Weight

Being overweight or obese increases a person’s risk for at least 13 types of cancer.<p>Being overweight or obese increases a person’s risk for at least 13 types of cancer, according to a new report. The cancers, which include those of the brain, esophagus, thyroid, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, …

Cancer

Scientists engineer proteins that caused obese animals to lose weight and lower cholesterol

As the U.S. obesity rate has galloped toward 40%, doctors, drug designers and dispirited dieters have all wondered the same thing: What if a pill could deliver the benefits of weight-loss surgery, but without the knife?<p>New research brings that hope a notch closer.<p>Scientists from the biotechnology …

Medicine

One in five children obese by the time they leave primary school

Record numbers of children are leaving primary school fat with one in five now obese, shocking figures suggest. NHS data shows that 9.6 per cent of children are dangerously overweight by the time they start school - an increase from 9.3 per cent the year before.<p>By the time children reach the age of …

U.S. Secretary of Health

Lower Brain Glucose Levels in Brains of People With Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

<i>Summary: Yale researchers report people with type 2 diabetes and obesity have reduced levels of glucose in their brains. The finding may help explain</i> …

Diabetes

How Atlanta nonprofit CHOICES battles childhood obesity

The Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully (CHOICES) is a non-profit located in Atlanta. The group is focused on fighting childhood …

Black Culture

Dumbarton fitness classes are helping to beat childhood obesity

Coach Nicola Gilliland started the sessions up determined to get young people used to exercising.<p>Enthusiastic fitness coach Nicola Gilliland was …

Childhood Obesity

The hidden connection between obesity, heart disease and trade

This week, representatives from most of the world’s governments are meeting at a World Health Organization global conference in Uruguay to tackle the …

Public Health

This is why child obesity rates have soared

New data on almost 13 million people, from 200 countries around the world, points to a tenfold increase in rates of obesity among children and …

Scientists Zero In on a New Target for Obesity

A compound that helps rodents and monkeys slim down could offer a promising approach for human therapies

Medicine

Obesity may exacerbate asthma in children

In a <i>Pediatric Allergy & Immunology</i> study of children hospitalized for asthma, obesity was a risk factor for repeated hospital admissions.<p>The study …

Medicine

Clinton Foundation Has No Plans to Return Harvey Weinstein Contributions

WASHINGTON — The Clinton Foundation has no plans to return up to $250,000 in contributions from Harvey Weinstein, citing the fact that the donations …

Harvey Weinstein

Childhood obesity: progress in the UK, not so much in the US

FoodNavigator reports that Public Health England is taking on—what a concept!—<i>calories</i> as a means to prevent childhood obesity.<p>It will be looking at …

Childhood Obesity

Super-Size Chocolate Bars And 'Grab Bags' To Be Banned From Hospital Shops

Wave goodbye to temptation 👋<p>Large chocolate bars and ‘grab bags’ of sweets are to be removed from NHS hospital shops to tackle the obesity …

Marks & Spencer

Birkie Health Survey Underscores Link Between Exercise and Healthy Behavior

The scene at 2017 BirkieFest on Feb. 25 at the American Birkebeiner trailhead near Cable, Wis. A health survey showed that Birkie participants are …

Research

Get up and move to improve children’s learning

The post Get up and move to improve children’s learning appeared first on University of Wollongong's The Stand.

Wellness

Western culture is to blame for rising childhood obesity in developing countries

New statistics have revealed the extent of the world’s obesity epidemic, with obesity rising tenfold in children over the past four decades. In …

Ed Sheeran

Jamie's Italian sugar levy sees drop in sales of unhealthy drinks

Modestly increasing the price of unhealthy sugar-sweetened drinks substantially lowers the number people buy, a trial in Jamie Oliver’s restaurants suggests.<p>A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that a levy of just 3.5 per cent was associated with an 11 per cent drop …

Sugar

Too fat to fight: Colorado nonprofit says military threatened by childhood obesity

Even the kids in America’s fittest state are too fat to fight their nation’s wars, a pro-military nonprofit argues in a new study.Mike Morones, The …

Nonprofits

U.S. Obesity Rates Have Hit An All-Time High [Infographic]

According to troubling new findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 4 in 10 U.S. adults have a body mass index classifying them as obese. Adult obesity rates have continued to increase steadily since the turn of the century, rising from 30.5 percent in 1999-2000 to 39.6 …

United States

U.S. Obesity Rates Reach All-Time High, But Experts Worry Most About Uptick In Childhood Obesity

The latest statistics from the U.S. government suggest that obesity rates have again reached a record high, not only for adults, but also for …

Public Health

Reducing energy content in sugary drinks by a third would save 155,000 Australian lives

At least 155,000 premature deaths in Australia could be prevented if the energy content of sugary drinks was slashed by a third, a new study has …

Indigenous Australians

US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

NEW YORK (AP) — America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research.<p>Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children. Those numbers are a slight increase from the last report but the difference is …

News (U.S.)

How to tell if your child is overweight and what to do about it

Almost half of year six children in Liverpool are either overweight or obese, according to shocking NHS.<p>It can be hard to tell if your child is …

Why Canada needs a tax on sugary drinks — now

<i>Jamie Oliver is a chef and healthy food advocate.</i><p>Dear Canada,<p>Mr. Oliver here, with the honour of writing to you. I just want to have a chat about child health in Canada.<p>When I say child health, I'm specifically talking about obesity and diet-related illness. I know that doesn't necessarily bother …

Canada

Tips for raising healthy kids as obesity rates skyrocket

This week, a comprehensive study published in the Lancet revealed that the number of obese children, aged five to 19, worldwide has skyrocketed tenfold over the past 40 years.<p>The study, led by the Imperial College of London in collaboration with the World Health Organization, involved height and …

Eating

Childhood obesity: A wake-up call for parents

With 41 million children under the age of five either obese or overweight, and with a quarter of them living in Africa, parents need to appreciate …

News (South Africa)

Obesity Rates Continue To Climb: Nearly 40% Of Adult Americans, 20% Of Kids Qualify

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that adult obesity rates have spiked from 30.5 percent in 1999-2000 to 39.8 …

Health Policy

Sugar tax isn’t an easy fix to obesity problem

Earlier this week, Ireland became the latest country to announce a tax on sugary drinks.<p>Beginning in April, 2018, it will impose a levy of 20 cents a litre on non-alcoholic water-based or juice-based drinks with added sugar content of five grams or more per 100 millilitres. The levy increases to 30 …

Sugar

America’s Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High, New Report Says

America's obesity crisis appears more unstoppable than ever.<p>A troubling new report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that almost 40 percent of American adults and nearly 20 percent of adolescents are obese — the highest rates ever recorded for the U.S.<p>"It's …

News

Gut fungi may hold key to metabolic health

A new study published in the journal <i>mSphere</i> suggests that gut fungi may be just as important as bacteria for understanding obesity and metabolic …

Microbiome