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Tax sugar, reduce obesity, say Heart and Stroke, Eastern Ontario Health Unit

Standard Freeholder - ‎18 hours ago‎
One group of Ontario health experts is pushing the province to tax sugar in an effort to curb obesity and chronic disease in communities like Cornwall.

M Pharmaceutical seeks to resurrect blockbuster obesity drug Orlistat

Financial Post - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
M Pharmaceutical Inc. (CNXS:MQ) (OTCQB:MPHMF) (FRA:T3F2) is a Canadian micro cap with mega cap ambition. The company has reformulated an anti-obesity treatment that achieved over $900 million in sales before an undesirable side effect reduced ...
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Early bedtime for preschoolers may ward off teen obesity

Reuters - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
When the researchers looked at the kids' weights at age 15, they found that preschoolers who went to bed before 8 p.m. were least likely to be obese as teens. The likelihood of obesity was greater for the kids who went to bed between 8 and 9 p.m., and ...

Obesity causes premature death by up to 3 years, study says

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Overweight people lose a year of life on average and moderately overweight people lose three years, said Richard Peto of Oxford University, one of the study authors.

Michelle Hauser on childhood obesity: The enemy with a thousand faces

National Post - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
As public health crises go, you couldn't invent a more formidable adversary than food. If childhood obesity were caused by an angry-looking superbug - whose telescopic mugshot could be broadcast around the world live from its Petri dish - the enemy ...
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Anger after key plan to tackle childhood obesity delayed again - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Theresa May will delay publishing the Government's long awaited Childhood Obesity Strategy until the autumn, despite pleas from the head of the NHS to act to protect the most vulnerable children in society.

Forget Trump. These folks came to the Republican convention to talk obesity

STAT - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Pharma giant Novo Nordisk cosponsored the “Rethink Obesity” panel here, and plans to cohost a similar event during the Democratic convention next week in Philadelphia.

Skinny and 119 Pounds, but With the Health Hallmarks of Obesity

New York Times - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Claire Walker Johnson, 55, of Queens, developed Type 2 diabetes and a fatty liver, among other problems related to obesity, despite weighing only 119 pounds.
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Rhythm plays well in stellar rare obesity data

FierceBiotech - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Boston's Rhythm has produced highly impressive results for its FDA “breakthrough” candidate setmelanotide in people with an ultra-rare genetic disease that causes early onset obesity due to insatiable hunger. The condition, known as pro ...

UK obesity strategy delayed until autumn - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Figures released this month by the Local Government Association show that councils spend over £120 million per year tackling obesity. The cost to the UK economy of obesity and overweight conditions could also increase from £8 billion now to £12 billion ...
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Early bedtimes for preschoolers linked to lower obesity risk

CTV News - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Getting young children into bed before 8 p.m. might reduce the risk of being obese in later life, suggests new research published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Brain activity, response to food cues differ in severely obese women, study shows

Science Daily - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The brain's reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they've eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study by a multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern ...

Anger as cash slashed in battle against Hampshire's obesity crisis

Daily Echo - ‎11 hours ago‎
But now it has been revealed that Southampton and Hampshire will have less money to fight the south's massive obesity problem after government cuts in funding.

SHIP1 inhibitor reduces obesity and metabolic dysfunction in mice

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Obesity can cause a variety of health complications in affected individuals. Several lines of evidence support an association between chronic inflammation in adipose tissue and obesity complications. In mice, inhibition of a molecule known as SHIP1 ...

Medical center, city tackle obesity issues

OCRegister - ‎12 hours ago‎
Placentia has partnered with St. Jude Medical Center to create programs targeting obesity in low-income neighborhoods using a $65,000 grant from the hospital.
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Obese teens may have less pain, more mobility after bariatric surgery: study

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
“We know that youth with severe obesity often experience high levels of pain while walking and have a difficult time with tasks that normal weight persons might take for granted,” said lead study author Justin Ryder, a pediatrics researcher at the ...

Radio show helps listeners overcome obesity, diabetes

FOX 29 - ‎19 hours ago‎
SAN ANTONIO - Obesity and diabetes often go hand-in-hand, and remain chronic health problems in our community. A new radio show aims to inspire people to change their lifestyles.

Watching your waistline? Poor hydration linked to obesity, study finds

Medical Xpress - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Previous studies on water intake and obesity have produced mixed results. In the Michigan study, the authors reported a "significant association" between inadequate hydration and obesity, adding that the relationship "suggests that water, an essential ...
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Obese people die up to 3 years early: Oxford study

CTV News - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
LONDON -- Being too heavy may cost you your life -- literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely. Doctors have long warned that being overweight can ...

Universal credit, obesity and pensions put on back burner

The Times (subscription) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The rollout of universal credit, the welfare reform programme, was delayed once again yesterday as Theresa May's government put several big initiatives on hold.