Stress Eating Leads to Weight Gain for Kids

For kids facing stress at home or school, comfort food may lead to unexpected and unwelcome side effects. According to a study from Belgian researchers, that extra eating can lead to increased body fat — and increased obesity risk. That might seem like a straightforward finding, but it is new information. We’ve known about the connection between stress, eating and weight in adults. Scientists have

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Duodenum Resurfacing Procedure Improves Type 2 Diabetes Markers

A procedure designed to change how the body absorbs and processes glucose could help improve A1C numbers for those with type 2 diabetes, according to recent research. Presenting at the 19th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders in Montreal, researchers said that a procedure that resurfaces the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine where food is

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Excess Weight in Pre-Pregnancy Connected to Heavier Children

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Jun-28_-2016_-11_01_28-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadRecent findings from a British study have provided an explanation for why poor children are more likely to be overweight or obese than other kids – mothers who were overweight during pregnancy and mothers who smoked throughout their pregnancy. These findings resulted from monitoring the weight of about 10,000 elementary-aged children, and information was also obtained from mothers about

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Breakfast At School Doesn’t Increase Obesity

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Apr-20_-2016_-10_31_09-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadA new study has found that while the number of kids in New York City who eat breakfast at school is on the rise, the obesity rate is not. Free breakfasts have been available to New York City students since 2003, and they’ve been served in the classroom since 2007. Despite the concerns from critics, there hasn’t been any

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Obesity Increasing Worldwide

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Apr-20_-2016_-10_26_00-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadA U.K. study has found that there are now more than 640 million people in the world who are considered obese and more people who are overweight than underweight. A dramatic increase in body mass index (BMI) has also been found over the past four decades – for men, it increased from 21.7 to 24.2, and for women, average

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Wal-Mart expansion may play role in America’s obesity epidemic

Not only can Wal-Mart take some blame for the loss of many locally-owned businesses, the chain’s Supercenters could also be responsible for the nation’s expanding waistlines. According to researchers, the nation’s obesity problem directly corresponds to the rise of Wal-Mart, which has made junk food more accessible to residents than ever before. “We live in an environment with increasingly cheap and readily available junk food,”

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Healthy Mothers Less Likely to Have Obese Children By Brenda Neugent

The healthier a woman is before she becomes pregnant, the less likely her baby will develop obesity later in life, according to a new study from British researchers. The University of Southampton’s Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit looked at several different risk factors including obesity. Women with excessive weight gain during pregnancy, smoking status, Vitamin D levels, and breastfeeding for less than one month

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Diabetes Remain Stable While Obesity Rates Going Up: By Brenda Neugent

There’s good and bad news on the health front right now. Even though, our waistlines are getting bigger, which is bad news when it comes to cardiovascular disease, new cases of diabetes are remaining stable. Diabetes is being diagnosed more often now than in recent decades, according to a study that appeared in the American Diabetes Association journal Diabetes Care. Researchers led by Dr. Tobin

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Eating More Meals Away From Home Elevates Risk Of Obesity

Eating more meals at home could lower your risk of obesity, according to the results of a new study. Researchers from Queens College at City University of New York found that those who frequently dined out – especially those who ate fast-food meals – had a higher risk of becoming overweight or developing high cholesterol. In a study of more than 8,300 American adults, researchers

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Obesity And Depression Often Go Hand In Hand

There’s a distinct link between obesity and depression, according to a new report from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Experts reviewed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 2005 to 2010, and found that about 43 percent of people who have been diagnosed with depression and 55 percent of those who take antidepressants are also obese. The survey’s data, however,

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