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UGA researchers to study cause of obesity-related inflammation

Athens, Ga. - Not all fat is made the same. Scientists have observed that fat cells in an obese person produce more ...

Rolling back school nutrition standards would threaten progress against childhood obesity

Efforts to roll back current nutritional standards for the National School Lunch Program could jeopardize gains made in the fight against childhood ...

Obesity prevention programs can help improve blood lipids in kids

UB researcher Youfa Wang. Photo: Douglas Levere “Children with poor lipid profiles typically carry them into adulthood, where they are a significant predictor of cardiovascular disease.” ... Full story

Pterostilbene, a molecule similar to resveratrol, as a potential treatment for obesity

Research conducted by the UPV/EHU's 'Nutrition and Obesity' group, which belongs to the Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in CIBERobn of the Carlos III Institute of Health, shows that pterostilbene reduces body fat ... Full story

Study Shows How Troubled Marriage, Depression History Promote Obesity

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

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 health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, certain tumors and cancers, and psychiatric disorders. However, the role of obesity in orthopaedic conditions and their treatment is less well-publicized. ... Full story

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

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