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Study Shows How Troubled Marriage, Depression History Promote Obesity

Hostile interactions, chronic mood problems alter how body processes high-fat foods ...

Obesity link to increased risk for orthopaedic conditions and surgical complications

ROSEMONT, Ill.—Obesity affects individual patient care, the healthcare system and nearly every organ in the body. People with obesity often have other ...

Dialogue on obesity brings generations together

Nutrition, diet and obesity will be put under the microscope at the annual Science Dialogue at Monash University’s Berwick campus. ... Full story

Using a novel biological clock, UCLA researchers find that obesity accelerates aging of the liver

Obesity increases the age of liver. The patterns of the figures provides a microscopic view of liver cells from lean (left) and obese subjects. ... Full story

Combating obesity through national school food policies across Europe

Schools are regarded as a promising intervention target to counteract the increase of childhood obesity levels. In this context, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) published a report this summer on the assessment of nutrition-related content of national school food policies in the 28 EU Member States, as well as Norway and Switzerland. ... Full story

Penn Medicine Study Finds Tongue Fat and Size May Predict Sleep Apnea in Obese Adults

Data Reveals Patients with Fatter Tongues Suffer More Severe Sleep Apnea ... Full story

Study shows that tongue size and fat may predict sleep apnea risk in obese adults

DARIEN, IL – A new study of obese adults is the first to show that those who have obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly larger tongue with a higher percentage of fat than obese controls. This may provide a mechanistic explanation for the relationship between obesity and sleep apnea. ... Full story

An apple a day could keep obesity away

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences ... Full story

Child maltreatment alters hormone levels linked to obesity

Children who are maltreated may be at an increased risk of obesity and inflammatory disorders because of low levels of leptin — a hormone involved in regulating appetite, according to new research from King’s College London. ... Full story

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