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

Newborn sepsis risk linked to maternal obesity

New findings link maternal obesity and a higher risk of sepsis among newborn babies. The researchers suggest why, and a potential prevention strategy.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pregnancy obesity antibiotics babies sepsis health-and-medicine births

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

Can transplanting poop viruses treat obesity and diabetes?

A fecal transplant of viruses shows promise in mice for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, report researchers.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: diabetes obesity gut-bacteria microbiomes viruses transplants health-and-medicine feces

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

Active babies may have lower obesity risk later

Infants who spend less time moving in their first year may have greater risk of obesity later. "Even in infancy it's important for children to move freely."

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Jan. 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: obesity exercise childrens-health babies health-and-medicine

Can molecular ‘doormen’ pave way for new obesity treatments?

"The commander of this doorman makes it easier for nutrients to get in, but harder for lipids to get out."

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
Jan. 10, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: obesity fat-cells health-and-medicine lipids calories

What families should know about childhood obesity

An expert explains when parents should think about helping their child lose weight and how families can work together to maintain healthy habits.

Scott Hesel - U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 23, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: obesity childrens-health health-and-medicine

Philadelphia soda tax falls flat

After Philadelphia imposed a soda tax, sales dropped 46%. But there's a catch: sales immediately outside the city saw a dramatic increase.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. • futurity
Dec. 13, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: obesity sugar taxes society-and-culture health-and-medicine soft-drinks

More Americans aim to lose weight but average BMI is up

More Americans say they're striving to lose weight, but the average body mass index has gone up.

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane • futurity
Nov. 14, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: obesity weight-loss united-states health-and-medicine body-weight trends

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