Tag: Obesity

Portrait of a young beautiful girl holding a red Apple in one hand and a hamburger in the other on a white background .A true expression of positive emotions. the problem of childhood obesity

Medically-supervised pediatric obesity treatment associated with improved psychosocial health, but access to care is limited

Medically-supervised pediatric obesity treatment is associated with improved psychosocial health and reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Access to supervised pediatric weight management, however, is limited with less than 50 facilities in the United States, according to a new paper published online in Obesity, The Obesity Society’s […]

Potential impact of post-Brexit trade deals on obesity and diabetes

Last week saw the publication of the government-commissioned National Food Strategy—an independent report led by restaurateur Henry Dimbleby which outlined how the country’s food system and our diets need to change to meet health, climate and nature targets. Here, Kingston University associate professor in nutrition Dr. Hilda Mulrooney, […]

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People living with obesity struggling with their weight in silence

People living with obesity in the UK take an average of nine years to speak to a doctor about their weight struggles—according to new research involving the University of East Anglia. A new study published in the journal BMJ Open shows that only around half (47 percent) of […]

Leptin puts the brakes on eating via novel neurocircuit

Energy balance includes modulation of dopamine reward signaling Philadelphia, April 6, 2021 – Since the discovery of leptin in the 1990s, researchers have wondered, how does leptin, a hormone made by body fat, suppress appetite? Despite tremendous gains in the intervening three decades, many questions still remain. Now, a new […]

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Spanish-speaking children experience higher rate of obesity than English-speaking children

Childhood obesity also more prevalent among U.S. households with low socioeconomic status WASHINGTON–Nearly one in five U.S. children and teenagers has obesity, and statistics show a higher prevalence of obesity in certain ethnicities, such as Hispanics and Blacks. Now results of a study being presented at ENDO 2021, […]

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