Tag Archives: Obesity

Certain Health Risks Increase with Fluctuating Weight

A new Korean study recently examined how fluctuating weight and other factors might affect certain health risks. This was done by collecting data from over 6.7 million healthy individuals. At the time of the study, none of the participants had diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or a history of heart attacks. After an eight-year … Continue reading Certain Health Risks Increase with Fluctuating Weight

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Sleep Efficiency Tied to Insulin Resistance

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Oct-6_-2015_-7_28_38-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! Researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands recently examined sleep patterns in overweight and obese teens. These adolescents were found to have higher homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, with sleep … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Sleep Efficiency Tied to Insulin Resistance

New Report Links Obesity and Cancer

A new report compiled by the World Cancer Research Fund has linked excessive body fat to 12 different types of cancer. This report found that obesity increased a person’s risk of getting a variety of cancers: Colorectum Endometrium Esophagus Gallbladder Kidney Liver Mouth Ovary Pancreas Prostate Stomach According to the World Cancer Research Fund, the … Continue reading New Report Links Obesity and Cancer

Genetic Obesity Linked to Smoking

While smoking has often been associated with being thin, a new study suggests that the tendency to have increased body fat is tied to smoking. To draw this conclusion, researchers studied medical, genetic, and lifestyle information from 450,000 participants. This study found that genetic profiles that are predictive of increased BMI are also associated with … Continue reading Genetic Obesity Linked to Smoking

New Study Finds that No “Healthy Obesity” Exists for Women

A new study has found that obese women who’ve been healthy for decades could still be on the path toward heart issues. Even obese women who are free of disease like hypertension and diabetes still have a heightened risk for future cardiovascular disease compared to healthy women of a normal weight. This study analyzed data … Continue reading New Study Finds that No “Healthy Obesity” Exists for Women

Breastfeeding May Lower Childhood Obesity Risk

A new study completed in Seoul’s Ewha Womans University discovered yet another benefit of breastfeeding – it may protect high birth weight babies from childhood obesity. The study examined data from approximately 38,000 participants over the years of 2008-2016. Infants were assigned to a group by birth weight: low, normal, and high. Researchers found that … Continue reading Breastfeeding May Lower Childhood Obesity Risk

Fortified Yogurt May Benefit Obese Adults

According to research completed at Iran’s Shiraz University of Medical Science, consumption of yogurt may benefit obese adults. This was especially true with yogurt that had been fortified with calcium, vitamin D, and whey protein. Researchers evaluated adults who were either overweight or obese and also suffered from metabolic syndrome. They were randomly assigned two … Continue reading Fortified Yogurt May Benefit Obese Adults

Health and Fitness Social Media Posts May Lead to Unhealthy Body Image

According to a new study completed by researchers from the University of Arizona along with Texas State University, exercise-related posts on social media may cause other users to feel concerned about their own weight. When people received more exercise-related posts, they often felt more self-conscious about their own bodies. This could lead to an unhealthy … Continue reading Health and Fitness Social Media Posts May Lead to Unhealthy Body Image

Diabetes Health Research Report: Cinnamon Found to Fight Obesity and Fat

Researchers from the University of Michigan recently discovered that an essential oil in cinnamon may be useful in the fight against obesity. Cinnamaldehyde was shown to boost metabolic health via stimulating fat cells to burn energy – a process known as thermogenesis. The new study tested fat cells from volunteers with cinnamaldehyde. The results noted … Continue reading Diabetes Health Research Report: Cinnamon Found to Fight Obesity and Fat