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Category Archives: Obesity Medical Treatment

Unilever will stop advertising ice cream to kids over obesity concerns – CNBC


Posted: February 13, 2020 at 8:43 pm

A scoop on Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream on Free Cone Day in 2016. Source: Ben and Jerry's Consumer packaged goods giant Unilever said Wednesday that it's updating its principles for marketing food and beverages to children, including that it will no longer target ads to children under 12, amid widespread concerns about childhood obesity. The company, whose portfolio includes Ben & Jerry's and Klondike, said the change will apply to all food and beverage products, and defines marketing communications as TV and radio ads, digital activity, social media and digital ads, apps, PR materials, online games and other communication like product placements. Continue reading

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Study Finds Leading Cause Of Childhood Obesity Witches Fattening Up Children To Be Eaten – The Onion


Posted: February 13, 2020 at 8:43 pm

ATLANTAUrging parents to learn about the dangers lurking in the enchanted forest, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found Monday that the leading cause of childhood obesity was malevolent witches fattening up children with an intention to eat them. Our findings show that more and more young Americans have been wandering into the woods, only to be accosted by an old, magical crone who wants nothing more than to plump them up like a piggie and get them ready for stew, said CDC chief of staff Kyle McGowen, noting a strong statistical correlation between rising BMI percentages and children eating all the Turkish delight, bread pudding, and homemade taffy that their little hearts desire Continue reading

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Combining Aerobics and Weights Tied to Optimal Weight Control – The New York Times


Posted: February 13, 2020 at 8:43 pm

They wound up with participants who either were or were not obese and, separately, were sedentary or active, completing aerobic exercise, weight training, or both types of exercise on a regular basis. Continue reading

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Morbid Obesity Protective Against Mortality During Anticoagulation Therapy in VTE – Endocrinology Advisor


Posted: February 13, 2020 at 8:43 pm

In patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE), morbid obesity was associated with lower mortality risk compared with in patients with normal weight, according to study results published in CHEST. Continue reading

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Inflammation And Obesity: Can Marijuana Help Break The Cycle? – Benzinga


Posted: February 13, 2020 at 8:43 pm

By The Fresh Toast's Laura Lagano, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. To kick-start quelling inflammation, adding cannabis cultivars (strains) that are high in CBD may be just what the dietitian ordered. Continue reading

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Kids of obese women have higher autism rates, Israeli study finds – Haaretz


Posted: February 13, 2020 at 8:43 pm

Children born of obese women exhibit higher rates of autism syndrome and other neuropsychiatric issues, according to a vast study conducted by two Israeli institutions. The results of studying 3,290 children born to obese mothers in Israel, versus 239,052 children born to nonobese mothers, were published Monday in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Continue reading

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Obesity May Up Odds of Anti-TNF Therapy Failure in Ulcerative Colitis – Monthly Prescribing Reference


Posted: February 13, 2020 at 8:43 pm

Higher doses anti-tumor necrosis factor- (anti-TNF-) therapy may be neceessary for obese patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), according to the findings of a recently published meta-analysis. Although 15 to 40% of adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are obese, evidence surrounding the effect of obesity on anti-TNF treatment has been found to be inconsistent. To investigate the association, study authors searched MEDLINE, Web of Science, Google Scholar, ClinicalTrials.gov, and the Cochrane library for randomized controlled trials and observational cohort studies that assessed anti-TNF therapy efficacy in IBD patients and stratified patients based on either body mass index or body weight Continue reading

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Can Cannabis Help Break The Cycle Of Inflammation And Obesity? – Green Entrepreneur


Posted: February 13, 2020 at 8:43 pm

To kick-start quelling inflammation, adding cannabis cultivars (strains) that are high in CBD may be just what the dietitian ordered. February13, 20203 min read Like most chronic lifestyle-relateddiseases, inflammation is at the core.Obesity is no different.When it comes to obesity,manydoctorsoftenprescribe a slew of medications totreat the accompanying co-morbidities of obesity, such as highblood pressure,elevatedcholesterol, anddysregulated bloodglucose.Inflammation, of course, is at theroot of high blood pressure, high cholesterol,andhigh blood sugar. RELATED:New Study Finds People Who Use Marijuana Weigh Less Than Those Who Don't Substances,called cytokines,which aresecreted by immune system cells, can createotherhealth issues, includinginsulin resistance.Insulin resistance,aprecursor of type 2 diabetes,which is frequently (but not always) related to obesity.Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, do nothappenovernight Continue reading

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Daily Mirror incorrectly reports the results of statins and blood pressure drugs study. – Full Fact


Posted: February 13, 2020 at 8:43 pm

A study of 40,000 patients found of those prescribed [statins or blood pressure pills], 82% were more likely to become obese or increase their body mass index in the next four years The Daily Mirror, 6 February 2020 The print version of the Daily Mirror has incorrectly reported the results of new research about lifestyle changes associated with taking statins or blood pressure drugs. In this study, 7% of the participants who were non-obese before they took statins or blood pressure drugs became obese by the end of the study. This is compared to 4% of participants who did not take any statins or blood pressure drugs during the study Continue reading

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Girls are starting puberty one year earlier than in 1970s and obesity could be to blame, study finds – The Independent


Posted: February 13, 2020 at 8:43 pm

Girls are starting puberty almost one year earlier than 40 years ago, new research suggests. According to the NHS, puberty tends to begin between eight and 13 years in girls and nine and 14 years for boys Continue reading

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