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Obese grandmothers increase risk for children

Being healthy during pregnancy will affect grandchildren ...

Risk factors associated with overweight cluster already in children

Lifestyle-related cardiometabolic risk factors cluster already in children in the same way as in adults, according to research from the University of ...

Study Promotes Bone Growth as Possible Therapy for Osteoporosis and Obesity

Joshua Hare, M.D., Director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the Miller School of Medicine, has co-authored a new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrating that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) create bone cells by triggering a biochemical switch that determines whether cells will become fat or bone. ... Full story

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Academics from the University of Birmingham are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme. ... Full story

From Soda Bans to Bike Lanes: Which “Natural Experiments” Really Reduce Obesity?

Banning sodas from school vending machines, building walking paths and playgrounds, adding supermarkets to food deserts and requiring nutritional labels on restaurant menus: Such changes to the environments where people live and work are among the growing number of solutions that have been proposed and attempted in efforts to stem the rising obesity epidemic with viable, population-based solutions. But which of these changes actually make an impact? ... Full story

No Evidence That Los Angeles Fast-Food Curbs Have Improved Diets or Cut Obesity

A Los Angeles ordinance designed to curb obesity in low-income areas by restricting the opening of new fast-food restaurants has failed to reduce fast-food consumption or reduce obesity rates in the targeted neighborhoods, according to a new RAND Corporation study. ... Full story

Sign up now for Queensland program to prevent childhood obesity

PEACH program director and head of QUT’s Exercise and Nutrition Sciences School, Professor Lynne Daniels ... Full story

Widely Used Food Additive Promotes Colitis, Obesity And Metabolic Syndrome, Research Shows

ATLANTA—Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, new research shows. ... Full story

Vulnerabilities of the brain reward system identified in obese people

Researchers at the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Terrassa Health Consortium have found anatomical vulnerabilities of the brain reward system in obese people. By using magnetic resonance imaging techniques, the study reconstructed brain areas involved in the reward system and reported alterations in both the number of fibers and the integrity of neuronal connections. ... Full story

Restricting Fructose in Obese Latino and African American Children May Reduce Fat Accumulation in Their Liver

San Diego, CA - In obese Latino and African American children, restricting dietary fructose, but not calories, may decrease liver fat and the conversion of sugar to fat in the liver, a new study finds. The results will be presented in a poster Thursday, March 5, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego. ... Full story

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