Overweight & Obesity

Uncovering how low-protein diets might reprogram metabolism

In 2014, Dudley Lamming was reading a study out of Australia that looked at how mice responded to dozens of controlled diets when one thing caught his attention: The mice fed the least amount of protein were the healthiest.

Health

Progress in the Pacific on sugary drink taxes

Pacific nations are leading the way regionally with taxes on sugary drinks in a bid to battle obesity and related diseases, new University of Otago-led research reveals.

Overweight & Obesity

Pandemic shows risk of obesity, and challenge of weight loss

Jennifer Bergin was already obese and pre-diabetic before the pandemic, and learning she also had high blood pressure made her worry about how sick she might get with COVID-19. She began walking three hours a day, eventually ...

Health

Men with sensory loss are more likely to be obese

Men who suffer sensory loss, particularly hearing loss, are more likely to be physically inactive and obese than women, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Public Health.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Diets compared for mild-to-moderate crohn disease in adults

(HealthDay)—The specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) is not superior to the Mediterranean diet (MD) for the remission of symptoms in adults with mild-to-moderate Crohn disease (CD), according to a study published online May ...

Overweight & Obesity

Brain alterations detected in obese children

Obesity is generally linked to poor eating habits and the availability of tasty, high-calorie foods. However, a new study led by researchers from the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Unit in the Department of Radiology ...

Oncology & Cancer

Prostate cancer linked to obesity

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among Canadian men and the third leading cause of cancer death. Abdominal obesity appears to be associated with a greater risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer. This ...