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Diabetes

Study shows that strength and weight training can control diabetes in obese individuals

Research conducted at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, shows that vigorous physical exercise such as strength and weight training can reduce accumulated liver fat and improve blood sugar control ...

Overweight & Obesity

When healthy eating turns into a dangerous obsession

(HealthDay)—When eating healthy becomes an around-the-clock obsession, it could be a sign of trouble.

Overweight & Obesity

A simple way to help prevent child obesity

(HealthDay)—Kids who don't drink water take in nearly 100 more calories from sugary drinks every day than those who do, according to a recent Penn State study.

Cardiology

Even in young children: Higher weight = higher blood pressure

Overweight four-year-olds have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six, raising the hazard of future heart attack and stroke. That's the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, ...

Overweight & Obesity

Researchers conduct new diet study using MRI to map internal fat

A research team led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) Prof. Iris Shai has published a significant long-term study on the impact of Mediterranean and low-carb diets and exercise, measuring their impact with magnetic ...

Diabetes

Stem-cell based therapy for type 2 diabetes and obesity

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine details a new therapeutic strategy for obesity and type 2 diabetes. The study, led by Dr. Bing Wang, Professor in the Department of General Surgery at Shanghai Ninth ...

Medical research

Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating

Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in this signaling are affected when we eat a high-energy diet and how they contribute to obesity are not well understood.

Health

Job demands, burnout tied to weight gain

(HealthDay)—Employees with heavier workloads or who are burned out are more likely to emotionally eat and exercise less, according to a study published online May 30 in the Journal of Health Psychology.

Health

Quinn on Nutrition: Online nutrition tools

It was a tricky moment. I was sitting in a coffee shop ... pastry shop, actually. In walks a former patient who had come to me for weight management. As she walked to a table with her soda and donut, she pretended not to ...

Health

Intermittent fasting: What's the best method?

Intermittent fasting is a method of dieting that restricts the amount of time you are allowed to eat. The appeal of these diets is that you don't need to count calories or eat certain foods. But there are so many versions, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Few oncologists refer patients to weight management programs

(HealthDay)—While oncology providers are aware of the link between obesity and cancer, few provide referrals to support patients' lifestyle changes, according to a study published online May 16 in the Journal of Oncology ...