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Hunger Hormone in Infancy May Link to Lifelong Obesity Risk

New study offers hope of future treatments to help prevent weight problems ...

Man power lost as obesity grows, study finds

As men get fatter their bones and muscles get weaker, a Deakin University study has found. ...

Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

A brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual’s risk of early death, according to new research published today. The study of over 334,000 European men and women found that twice as many deaths may be attributable to lack of physical activity compared with the number of deaths attributable to obesity, but that just a modest increase in physical activity could have significant health benefits. ... Full story

Researchers uncover more clues to how drug reverses obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease

ANN ARBOR—Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified how a promising drug in clinical trials for the treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders improves the metabolism of sugar by generating a new signal between fat cells and the liver. ... Full story

Overweight, obese kids achieved healthier weights after participating in Head Start programs

Federal preschool program could provide effective strategy for obesity prevention, treatment, according to U-M study ... Full story

Extreme obesity calls for individualized medication

Doctors and pharmacists often do not take obesity into account when prescribing medication. For this, more insight into the influence of obesity on the distribution and elimination of drugs is of the utmost importance. ... Full story

Smokers, the obese, have markedly higher healthcare costs than peers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new study finds that smokers and the obese ring up substantially higher annual health care costs than their nonsmoking, non-obese peers. The added costs are highest among women, non-Hispanic whites and older adults, the study reports. ... Full story

Not all obese people develop metabolic problems linked to excess weight​​​​

By Jim Dryden - New research demonstrates that obesity does not always go hand in hand with metabolic changes in the body that can lead to diabetes, heart disease and stroke. ... Full story

Experimental drug suppresses obesity development by terminating fat-producing stem cells

HOUSTON ­­ – An experimental drug that hunts and kills fat-generating stem cells suppressed weight gain in a mouse model of obesity, report scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in the journal Cell Death & Differentiation. ... Full story

Skipping meals increases children’s obesity and cardiometabolic risk

Children who skip main meals are more likely to have excess body fat and an increased cardiometabolic risk already at the age of 6 to 8 years, according to a Finnish study. ... Full story

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