Overweight & Obesity

Obesity might be 'contagious' among teens

(HealthDay)—Teens who live around lots of obese or overweight kids come to see their body types as ideal, a new study suggests.

Neuroscience

Junk food orders up trouble for young brains

That teenager in your kitchen feasting on fast food, candy bars and pop might not be able to help themselves—all the more reason for adults to help them before they cause long-term damage to their developing brains.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Teens with obesity and PCOS have more 'unhealthy' bacteria

Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more "unhealthy" gut bacteria suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Factors ID'd to predict fatty liver in obese teens

(HealthDay)—Ethnicity/race, markers of insulin resistance, and genetic factors might help identify obese youth at risk for developing fatty liver, according to a study published online April 17 in Hepatology.

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