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
yesterday ~5 min

Tags: influenza obesity viruses health-and-medicine body-weight

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

Tags: neurons hormones health-and-medicine body-fat body-weight

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

Tags: covid-19 exercise schools childrens-health health-and-medicine body-weight

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

Tags: parents childrens-health apps health-and-medicine body-weight

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

Tags: metabolism obesity inflammation immune-system health-and-medicine body-weight

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

Tags: food gut-bacteria babies breastfeeding health-and-medicine body-weight

When grandparents raise kids, obesity risk may go up

Children whose grandparents raise them may have an increased risk of childhood obesity, a new study shows.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: obesity food childrens-health families health-and-medicine body-weight

Eating plants over protein may cut heart disease risk

Plant-based diets may be best for cutting your risk for heart disease, according to new research that finds eating protein-rich foods may do the opposite.

Zachary Sweger-Penn State • futurity
Feb. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: heart-disease protein food plants featured health-and-medicine body-weight

Extra protein probably doesn’t benefit everybody

Eating more protein than the daily recommendations indicate probably won't do anything for you—unless you're losing weight or building muscle.

Amy Patterson Neubert-Purdue • futurity
Dec. 4, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: protein exercise food featured health-and-medicine body-weight

The 7 metrics of heart disease risk could use a rewrite

The American Heart Association guidelines for heart disease risk should include where a person carries excess weight on their body, a new study suggests.

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane • futurity
Nov. 26, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: heart-disease death health-and-medicine body-weight

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