Implant uses light to tell your brain you’re not hungry

A new wireless medical implant stimulates the endings of the vagus nerve, which is responsible for the regulation of food intake.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min

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Meal-based support can work for adults with anorexia

Adults with anorexia nervosa can tolerate rapid weight gain when done with meal-based behavioral support, researchers say.

Vanessa McMains-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~5 min

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Without vitamin D, zebrafish pack on fat

Vitamin D deficiency resulted in stunted growth and additional fat reserves in zebrafish, research shows.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

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Obesity in pregnancy may hinder brain development

Excess weight among pregnant women may put the developing fetal brains at risk as early as the second trimester, a new study shows.

Shira Polan-NYU • futurity
Aug. 11, 2020 ~5 min

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Adults with obesity have higher swine flu risk

Obesity increases susceptibility to H1N1 flu, a new study finds. It may help clarify why diseases like the flu and COVID-19 affect people differently.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Fat-burning neurons in mice grow with leptin

Evidence that fat-burning neurons can grow in response to leptin suggests a potential way to promote weight loss, say researchers.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~6 min

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School closures may boost childhood obesity

School closures in the US mean no gym classes. That could fuel a spike in childhood obesity. "Public health interventions are urgently needed."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~5 min

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Poll: Most parents are okay with tween health apps

Despite concerns about the potential for making their kids overly concerned about weight, most parents say they're not against tweens using health apps.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

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To regulate weight gain, control inflammation?

"...we believe it may be possible to control obesity and the complications of obesity by better regulating inflammation."

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
May 10, 2020 ~5 min

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Solid food too soon can change baby gut bacteria

Feeding babies solid food too early may change their gut bacteria in ways that can lead to health risks later.

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~4 min

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