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UNC scientists reveal new approach to prevent obesity and diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat... 2 hours
Anti-inflammatory protein promotes healthy gut bacteria to curb obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat diet. The researchers also reported that the... 3 hours
Medical News Today: Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk?
MNT New research finds more evidence that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. Obesity is also a... 6 hours
Strength-based exercises could help child obesity fight, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises -- such as squats, push ups and lunges -- could play a key role in tackling child obesity, research suggests. 9 hours
Young children's oral bacteria may predict obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Weight gain during early childhood is related to the composition of oral bacteria of two-year-old children, suggesting this understudied aspect of a children's collection of microorganisms could serve as an early indicator for childhood... 9 hours
Young children's oral microbiota could serve as early indicator for obesity
NEWS MEDICAL Weight gain trajectories in early childhood are related to the composition of oral bacteria of two-year-old children, suggesting that this understudied aspect of a child's microbiota... 12 hours
Encouraging youth to do strength-based exercises could help tackle child obesity
NEWS MEDICAL Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises - such as squats, push ups and lunges - could play a key role in tackling child obesity, research... 15 hours
Study: Overweight or obese women may have increased risk of urinary incontinence
NEWS MEDICAL Being overweight or obese is linked with an increased risk of developing urinary incontinence for young to mid-aged women, according to an Obesity Reviews... 15 hours
Study: CXCL14 protein is secreted by brown adipose tissue and has beneficial effects in metabolic diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A scientific team found that the CXCL14 protein, associated with tumor progression and organogenesis, causes beneficial... 17 hours
Father's obesity in early puberty doubles asthma-risk for future offspring
SCIENCE DAILY Boys who have considerable weight gain between childhood and puberty, double the risk of having asthma as an adult, and for future offspring. 1 day
Obesity in early puberty doubles asthma risk for boy's future offspring
NEWS MEDICAL Boys who have considerable weight gain between childhood and puberty, double the risk of having asthma both as an adult and for his future offspring. 1 day
Two-minute bursts of in-class exercise breaks do not disrupt learning and teaching
NEWS MEDICAL As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical... 2 days
New school of thought: In-class physical exercise won't disrupt learning, teaching
SCIENCE DAILY As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into... 2 days
Household disinfectants could contribute to obesity risk in children
NEWS MEDICAL Canadian researchers have shown that commonly used household cleaning products could be making children overweight by causing changes in their gut microflora. 2 days
People with asthma at higher risk of becoming obese
SCIENCE DAILY Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely to go... 3 days
People with asthma more likely to become obese, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely... 5 days
Obesity alters airway muscle function, increases asthma risk
SCIENCE DAILY Obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma, a new study suggests. 5 days
Obesity changes airway muscle function, raises asthma risk
NEWS MEDICAL New research suggests that obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Lung Cellular and Molecular... 6 days
Medical News Today: Blocking this protein may keep obesity, diabetes at bay
MNT Deleting the RNA-silencing protein Ago2 in mice's livers changed the animals' energy metabolism and prevented obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease. 1 week
High blood sugar during pregnancy ups risk of mother's type 2 diabetes, child's obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Mothers with elevated blood glucose during pregnancy -- even if not high enough to meet the traditional definition of gestational... 1 week
Obesity contributes to cognitive deficits by activating microglial cells, mice study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Obesity leads to cognitive impairment by activating microglial cells, which consume otherwise functional synapses in the hippocampus, according to a study of male mice... 1 week
Blocking RNA-silencing protein in the liver prevents obesity and diabetes in mice
NEWS MEDICAL Obesity and its related ailments like type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease pose a major global health burden, but researchers report in Nature... 1 week
Immune cells destroy healthy brain connections, diminish cognitive function in obese mice
SCIENCE DAILY Obesity leads to cognitive impairment by activating microglial cells, which consume otherwise functional synapses in the hippocampus, according to a study of male mice.... 1 week
How obesity may harm memory and learning
SCIENCE-NEWS In obese mice, immune cells chomp nerve cell connections and harm brainpower. 1 week
Scientists block RNA silencing protein in liver to prevent obesity and diabetes in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Obesity and its related ailments like type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease pose a major global health burden, but... 1 week
Seeing food wasted makes us mad – but should it?
PHYS.ORG There is currently a grand consensus of academics, policymakers and food campaign groups that "something must be done" to reduce food wastage. Malnutrition is real, but so too... 1 week
Pregnant women can safely control weight gain through diet and lifestyle changes
SCIENCE DAILY Many overweight/obese women gain too much weight during pregnancy. New trials showed these women can safely limit their weight gain with diet and exercise... 2 weeks
Children with autism have highest frequency of rapid weight gain in first six months of life
NEWS MEDICAL Childhood obesity is a serious public health concern that can have a profound impact on children's... 2 weeks
Overweight and obese women can safely limit weight gain during pregnancy with diet and exercise
NEWS MEDICAL Many overweight and obese women gain too much weight during pregnancy, further ratcheting up their already-increased risk of... 2 weeks
Rapid weight gain during infancy may put children with ASD at increased risk for obesity
NEWS MEDICAL Childhood obesity is a serious public health concern that can have a profound impact on children's health and... 2 weeks
Researchers find new gene in brown fat cells that may help in treatment of obesity
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers, led by Professor Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University... 2 weeks
Analysis of Anglo Saxon teeth gives more reliable indicator of effects of diet and health
NEWS MEDICAL Evidence from the teeth of Anglo Saxon children could help identify modern children most at risk from conditions... 2 weeks
Rapid weight gain during infancy possible risk factor for later obesity in kids with autism
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study found that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) had the highest frequency of rapid weight... 2 weeks
Obesity: We inherit the dangerous fat from Dad -- and the good fat from Mom
SCIENCE DAILY Brown fat cells burn off a lot of calories, whereas an excess of white fat cells make us... 2 weeks
What Anglo Saxon teeth can tell us about modern health
SCIENCE DAILY Evidence from the teeth of Anglo Saxon children could help identify modern children most at risk from conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. 2 weeks
What Anglo Saxon teeth can tell us about modern health
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Evidence from the teeth of Anglo Saxon children could help identify modern children most at risk from conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. 2 weeks
Brief sleep intervention reduces risk of obesity years later
NEWS MEDICAL When it comes to obesity prevention, sleep is not usually something that springs to mind, but a University of Otago research team has found we should not underestimate its importance. 2 weeks
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