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Overweight and Obesity Increases Risk for 13 Types of Cancer

Excess body fat increases the risk for 13 different types of cancer, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

High Blood Pressure in Mothers Linked to Childhood Obesity

Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy affect children’s obesity risk, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers followed 88,406 mother-child pairs and tracked blood pressure measurements.

Physicians declare: “It’s time to save our patients.”

Avoiding meat, dairy, refined sugar, and processed foods and increasing vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, and plant milks will move patients away from a state of disease and toward a state of health, according to an article published in the Permanente Journal.

Obesity Pandemic Continues

Obesity rates continue to rise throughout the world and have more than doubled in 70 countries, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Modest Excess Weight May Lead to Premature Death

People with a history of being overweight (BMI = 25.0 to 29.9 kg/m2) have a 6 percent increased risk of premature death, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Obesity Increases Risk for Heart Disease

Obesity contributes to heart disease and diabetes risks despite recent claims of “metabolically healthy obese” classifications, according to a study published in The Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Obesity During Early Adulthood Increases Risk for Esophageal Cancer

Being overweight or obese as a young adult increases your risk for esophageal cancer, according to a review published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Obesity Linked to 11 Forms of Cancer

Obesity increases the risk of developing or dying from several forms of cancer, according to a literature review published in BMJ.

Grains Protect Against Heart Disease

Consumption of both refined and whole grains helped reduce weight, blood pressure, and total and LDL cholesterol among overweight and obese patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

High-Protein Diets Cancel Out Weight-Loss Benefits

A high-protein diet does not promote healthful weight loss, according to a study published in Cell Reports.

Obesity Increases Risk for Cancer in Women

Obesity increases the risk for cancer over time, according to a study published in PLoS Medicine.

Plant-Based Diets Improve Obesity-Related Inflammation

A plant-based diet improves biomarkers for obesity-related inflammation, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in Obesity Reviews.

Subsidized Foods Increase Risk for Disease in U.S.

A diet comprised of mostly subsidized products increases cardiometabolic risk factors, according to a study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine. 

Weight Loss Prevents Cognitive Decline

Weight loss helps prevent brain damage caused by type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in Diabetes Care.

Red and Processed Meat Consumption Endangers Global Health

Rising red and processed meat consumption around the world negatively impacts lower socioeconomic groups, according to a report published online in The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.

Legumes Aid Weight Management

Beans, lentils, chickpeas, and other legumes aid weight management, according to a meta-analysis published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Dementia

Metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors including high blood sugar and blood pressure and a large waistline, leads to dementia, according to a study published online in JAMA Neurology.

Obesity Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Being overweight or obese increases the risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in adolescents, according to a study published online in Cancer.

Childhood Obesity Leads to Hypertension

Childhood obesity may lead to hypertension later in life, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.

Fish Intake During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Childhood Obesity

High intakes of fish during pregnancy increase the risk for overweight and obesity in offspring, according to a study published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

ADHD Link with Childhood Obesity

Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to become obese adults, according to a study published online in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Statin Use Promotes Diabetes and Obesity

Statins promote diabetes and obesity, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Increase Risk for Autism

Maternal obesity and diabetes increase the risk of having a child born with autism, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

Fatty Liver Linked to Heart Disease

Fatty liver disease is linked to heart failure, according to an article published online in Radiology.

Flavonoids in Fruit Aid Weight Control

Flavonoids found in apples, pears, onions, and other fruits and vegetables improve weight control, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

Weight Control More Important than Exercise

A new study suggests that weight control is more important than exercise for health.

Heart Disease Detected in Obese Children

Obese children may show signs of heart disease as young as 8 years old, according to an abstract presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Fla.

Midlife Obesity Increases Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Obesity increases Alzheimer’s disease risk according, to a study in Molecular Psychiatry.

Cutting Fat Reduces Body Fat Better Than Cutting Carbs

Reducing fat in your diet is better for weight loss than restricting carbohydrates, according to a new study published by the National Institutes of Health.

Overweight and Obesity Rates Increase in U.S.

Prevalence rates for obesity are on the rise in the United States, according to a letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers analyzed weight status in the United States using the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Avoiding Red Meat Improves Inflammation

Women who avoid red meat are more likely to be at a healthier weight and have lower levels of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, according to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Researchers analyzed lifestyle and dietary information in an ethnically diverse group of 275 healthy premenopausal women and collected biomarkers of inflammation linked to cancer incidence.

Obesity Increases Prostate Cancer Risk

Obesity may increase risk for prostate cancer, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. Researchers monitored cancer incidence rates from 3,398 African-American men and 22,673 non-Hispanic white men as part of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) for almost six years.

Elevated Blood Pressure Linked to Increased Protein Intake

High protein consumption may increase blood pressure, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Researchers evaluated the diets of 121 patients with type 2 diabetes

Plant-Based Diets Lower Risk of Heart Disease in Obese Children

Vegan diets reduce the risk of heart disease in obese children, according to a study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers led by Michael Macknin, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic compared a plant-based diet with an American Heart Association diet in 28 overweight children along with one parent of each child. Those who followed the plant-based diet excluded added fat and animal products and focused on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Obesity Associated with Poor Nutrient Intake

People who are obese consume fewer essential nutrients, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Researchers compared diet records of 18,177 participants from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Study.

"Healthy Obesity" is a Myth

The idea of obesity without health concerns is largely a fiction, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Plant-Based Diet Improves Inflammation

A plant-based diet may reduce inflammation, according to a study published online in Nutrition Research. Researchers examined the nutrient intake for 63 overweight or obese participants following vegan, vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, or omnivorous diet.

Childhood Obesity Associated with Serious Heart Problems

Childhood Obesity Associated with Serious Heart Problems, according to a new study published by the American College of Cardiology.

Obesity Changes Your Eating Habits

Obesity may change the types of foods you choose by altering the function of dopamine, a brain chemical associated with pleasure, which led to overeating and made food less gratifying but more habit-forming.

Obesity Among Children Increases

The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children age 2 to 19 years has steadily increased over the last decade, according to a new study analyzing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Obesity May Cause Early Death

Obesity may increase your risk of premature death, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Weight Determines Kidney Function

Heavier people have worse kidney health, compared with people of normal weight, according to a new study published by the National Kidney Foundation.

America Lags Behind Other Nations in Health

America's health compares poorly with that of other developed nations, according to an annual survey conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) of its 34 member nations.

Plant-Based Diets Better for Weight Loss

A plant-based diet leads to more weight loss, according to findings presented at the Obesity Society's annual conference.

Vegan Diets Associated with Lower Weights

People who follow vegan diets weigh less and consume more protective nutrients such as beta carotene and fiber, according to a study published in next month's issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Vegetarian Diet Lowers Cholesterol, Weight, and Blood Sugar

A low-fat, high-carbohydrate vegetarian diet lowers cholesterol, blood sugars, and weight, according to a study published in the October issue of Environmental Microbiology Reports.

Western Diets Bring Alzheimer's to Developing Countries

An increase in animal fat consumption in developing countries is associated with more Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Exercise Not Helpful for Weight Loss

Exercise can provide many health benefits, but weight loss is not necessarily one of them, according to a recent study published in Population Health Metrics.

Exercise Does Not Determine Children's Body Weight

Physical activity does not influence preschoolers' weight, according to a new study from Germany.

Low-Fat Milk Does Not Prevent or Reverse Childhood Obesity

The choice of low-fat over whole milk does not lower obesity rates in children, according to a new study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Myths and Presumptions about Obesity Abound

False and scientifically unsound beliefs about obesity persist in both the media and scientific literature, according to an article published in January's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Excess Weight Increases Risk of Colon Cancer

Excess weight increases risk for colon cancer, especially among men, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Nearly a Quarter of U.S. Teens Have Diabetes or Prediabetes

The prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes among teens is up from 9 percent in 1999-2000 to 23 percent in 2007-2008, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.

Latest Statistics on America's Overweight Population

More than two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese, according to data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

Body Fat Increases Risk of Death

Overweight adults are more likely to die at any given point in time, compared with their normal-weight friends, according to a new study that looked at 1.46 million white adults in the National Cancer Institute Cohort Consortium studies.

Diabetes Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

People with diabetes have up to twice the risk of developing liver, pancreatic, and endometrial cancers, compared to the risk for people who do not have diabetes, according to a study published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

What's Contributing to Obesity? Oils, Meat, Cheese, Ice Cream

An increase in childhood obesity reflects increased intake of oils, meat, cheese, and frozen desserts, according to a new PCRM study that will be published next month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Obesity Still Rampant but Rates Leveling

Obesity rates are still extremely high but have leveled for most, according to a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Almost 90 Percent of Americans Will Be Overweight or Obese by 2030

A new study in Obesity shows that if the steady increases in the prevalence of overweight and obesity continue through the year 2030, 86.3 percent of adults will be overweight or obese, the prevalence of childhood overweight will double, and 1 of every 6 health care dollars will be used to pay for overweight and obesity-related costs.

Overweight and Obese Teens More Likely to Die of Chronic Disease

A study in today's American Journal of Epidemiology found that people who were obese or overweight in adolescence were three to four times as likely to have died of heart disease by middle age as compared with their thinner peers.

Calcium Does Not Aid in Weight Loss

New research shows that calcium supplements do not help overweight or obese people slim down.

Eat Beans Weigh Less

A presentation at the recent Experimental Biology Conference revealed that people who include beans in their diets have healthier diets overall, lower body weights, and reduced risk of obesity.

Weight Problems Today Inflate Medicare Costs Tomorrow

Excess weight in young and middle-aged adults predicts higher Medicare costs in later life, according to a new JAMA report linking the weights of 7,623 women and 9,978 men in the years 1967-1973 to their Medicare costs two decades later (1984-2002).

Overweight and Cancer

Today's New England Journal of Medicine provides strong evidence confirming the link between overweight and the risk of cancer-related death.