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Obesity in children: It's not their fault, blame it on poor parenting

Hindustan Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
When 12-year-old Madhu (not his real name) was diagnosed as obese -- he weighed 98 kg when his ideal weight was 55 kg -- there were no obvious medical issues, except a faulty diet and lack of exercise.

Michelle Bridges reignites obesity furore with Diabetes statistics via social media after heated exchange with Ajay ...

Daily Mail - ‎9 hours ago‎
Biggest Loser trainer Michelle Bridges has taken to social media once more in relation to her views about obesity. After a heated exchange with the show's former host Ajay Rochester, the 45-year-old shared two chucks of text to Instagram on Saturday.
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Psoriasis Linked To Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

Tech Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
A common genetic link between psoriasis and obesity has been suggested in the past. The condition has also been associated with various risk factors to health, called metabolic syndrome.

Across China: Obesity on rise in rural China: study

Xinhua - ‎3 hours ago‎
JINAN, April 30 (Xinhua) -- A new study has highlighted rising obesity rates among children in rural China. The study, published in the latest issue of the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, found children and adolescents in the countryside of ...

Researchers explore effects of adolescent obesity on cognitive performance in adulthood - ‎5 hours ago‎
In recent years, the term metabolic syndrome has become popular beyond the scientific community as it is a health problem that relates very closely with increased adiposity (overweight and obesity), increased glucose in blood and blood pressure ...
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Pain drugs can add to obesity

SBS - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Obese people are more likely to suffer from chronic pain but many medications cause them to put on even more weight, says an expert.

Obesity a new threat to South Africa

Independent Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
Durban - South Africa has an obesity epidemic on its hands - and it is women who are most at risk to develop diseases associated with carrying too much weight.
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China's childhood obesity 'explosion' blamed on Western diet

CNBC - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The study, which went public on Tuesday, noted that while China may be seeing rapid growth in its rural economy, it's also seeing a massive spike in childhood obesity. In 1985, less than 1 percent of boys and about 1.5 percent of girls in the Shandong ...

Obesity levels are on the rise in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - ‎12 hours ago‎
There were 6,232 admissions to Norfolk's three main hospitals in 2014/15 where obesity was the main reason for a person being admitted or was a secondary factor.
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Tackle obesity, CSP urges government

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Rates of obesity among adults in England increased from 15 per cent to 26 per cent from 1993-2014, figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) on 28 April show.
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Obesity can be detected in two months old babies

The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎
"An important factor in preventing obesity in adults is identifying at-risk individuals as early as possible, when interventions may have the greatest effect--even during infancy," says lead author Sani Roy, a hormone specialist fellow at The Children ...

Study Challenges Obesity-Chronic Kidney Disease Link

Renal and Urology News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
BOSTON—Study findings presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings challenge whether obesity has an association with chronic kidney disease (CKD). “Much of the medical literature states that there is a direct effect of ...

New version of obesity drug could help people reduce weight without experiencing anxiety, depression - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
A new version of an obesity drug that caused serious psychiatric side effects could help people lose pounds without experiencing the anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts previously associated with it.

The Childhood Obesity Epidemic Is Getting Worse

Pacific Standard - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has more than tripled; today, one-third of kids are overweight or obese. And, unfortunately, it doesn't seem like American kids will be slimming down any time soon: According to a new ...

Stephen Jardine: Time we digested extent of obesity crisis

Scotsman - ‎22 hours ago‎
Obesity Action Scotland is challenging parliamentary candidates to sign up to five key measures as part of a campaign called “Scotland Can't Stomach It Any Longer”.

America's Childhood Obesity Epidemic Shows No Signs of Slowing, New Study Says

Organic Authority (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
According to new research published by The Obesity Society, rates of childhood obesity continue to increase in America, with over 4.5 million American children and adolescents meeting the criteria for severe obesity. The study, which was published in ...

Philadelphia Sugary Drink Tax Would Significantly Reduce Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Says Study

Forbes - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A new study released today projects that Philadelphia's proposed sugary drink tax would have significant positive health impacts on consumers and would lead to considerable health care savings.

How obesity, stress and even cellphone use can make it harder for men to conceive

Washington Post - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
According to researchers, the damage may stem from factors such as obesity, stress and even cellphone use. Semen analysis usually looks at the numbers and the condition of whole sperm.

Erratum to: Impact of an integrated obesity management system on patient's care - research protocol

BMC Blogs Network - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
After publication of the original article [1] the authors requested that the author list be updated. Therefore, we would like to acknowledge Thomas G. Poder as an author of this manuscript.

Selena Gomez Urged Not to Promote Diabetes, Obesity with #ShareaCoke Campaign

CSPI Newsroom - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Former Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez is being urged not to participate in Coca-Cola's “Share a Coke” campaign.