Long-term stress linked to higher levels of obesity, hair samples show img

People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, according to research that involved examining hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which regulates the body’s response to stress. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Obesity reprograms muscle stem cells img

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity img

Getting children to move more is a team effort. A new study found parents were more likely to change their child’s lifestyle when schools provided educational materials along with the results of their child’s body mass index screening. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Obese Couples

Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, according to a study. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Weight Loss in Dallas

More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a ‘western diet’ — foods consisting high levels of sugars and fats — is a major cause of this epidemic. New research now shows that chronic consumption of a…

Child Development

Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a new study. Children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill. Children of obese fathers were more likely to fail measures of social competence, and those born to extremely obese couples also were more likely to…

Sessile Serrated Polyps

Some of the same modifiable lifestyle factors associated with the risk for developing conventional adenomas are also associated with the risk for sessile serrated polyps, according to a study led by researchers from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Source: Healio | Read More

Long-term Metabolic

Despite weight regain after bariatric surgery, long-term insulin sensitivity and adipose phenotypes remain improved in women with obesity, study findings show. Source: Healio | Read More

Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Screening can reduce CRC mortality and incidence, and numerous screening options, although available, complicate informed decision making. This review provides evidence-based tools for primary care physicians to identify patients with higher-than-average-risk and engage patients in informed decision making about CRC screening…

LAGB for Weight Loss

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in adults with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes results in greater weight loss compared with laparoscopic gastric banding, according to recent study results. Source: Healio | Read More

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