obesity

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High-sugar diet disrupts gut microbiota, leading to obesity (mice)

Sugar may disrupt bacterial communities living in the gut, depleting key immune cells and contributing to obesity, a new mouse study suggests. So far the results have only been shown in mouseBut if follow-up studies show similar trends in humans, that could eventually lead to treatments for metabolic disease and obesity, said senior author Ivaylo …

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Scientists find different types of obesity, confirming high BMI doesn't always predict health risks

Scientists find different types of obesity, confirming high BMI doesn’t always predict health risks

Photo Credit: Ryan J Lane – Getty Images “Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commissions or income on certain items through the links below.” According to published in natural metabolismObesity isn’t just a relationship between weight and height or body mass index (BMI) — there are actually at least four metabolic body types. The study …

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How many steps you really need to take every day, according to science

How many steps you really need to take every day, according to science

photo: Lyupko Smokovsky (Shutterstock) The more you walk, the lower your risk of all-cause and cancer death, According to a new study, once it reaches 10,000 steps per day, the gains level off. Obviously, that’s the number of steps to the goal – or is it? A study comparing health outcomes to step count sounds …

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Scientists Say There Are Two Types Of Obesity, One Is More Bad For Our Health

Scientists Say There Are Two Types Of Obesity, One Is More Bad For Our Health

A new study divides obesity into two distinct subtypes, each with its own impact on how our bodies function. The discovery could not only provide a more nuanced approach to diagnosing weight-related health conditions, it could also lead to more personalized treatments. Currently, obesity is diagnosed through body mass index (BMI) measurements, but the team …

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Chronic "lack of exercise" associated with HFpEF

Chronic “lack of exercise” associated with HFpEF

Chronic physical inactivity — known as “exercise inactivity” — is associated with a subgroup of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) with reduced cardiac atrophy, reduced cardiac output and ventricular size, and reduced cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), researchers say related. They suggest that increasing physical activity levels in these sedentary individuals may be …

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Weekly weight loss shot findings are 'game changer for obesity medicine'

Weekly weight loss shot findings are ‘game changer for obesity medicine’

A new weight loss drug has been hailed as a “game-changer” – with the potential to reduce diabetes risk by 50% and “recognize obesity as a disease” for the first time, according to a new study. The study, conducted by the University of Alabama, found that weekly injections of the drug semaglutide in overweight and …

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The drug has been approved for use in England as it has been shown to help patients lose an average of 15% of their body weight, equivalent to 2lb 7lb

Weekly obesity screening can cut diabetes risk in half and trigger adequate weight loss

Weekly obesity injections can cut diabetes risk in half and trigger enough weight loss to treat a range of problems, study shows Overweight and obese participants halved the odds of developing type 2 diabetes Patients will be able to self-inject the appetite-suppressing semaglutide The drug has been approved for use in England as it has …

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The drug has been approved for use in England as it has been shown to help patients lose an average of 15% of their body weight, equivalent to 2lb 7lb

Weekly obesity screening can cut diabetes risk in half and trigger adequate weight loss

Weekly obesity injections can cut diabetes risk in half and trigger enough weight loss to treat a range of problems, study shows Overweight and obese participants halved the odds of developing type 2 diabetes Patients will be able to self-inject the appetite-suppressing semaglutide The drug has been approved for use in England as it has …

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Scientists have begun researching whether 'magic' mushrooms could help fight obesity

Scientists have begun researching whether ‘magic’ mushrooms could help fight obesity

A team of researchers has begun to investigate whether psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in so-called “magic” mushrooms, holds promise as a potential drug for obesity and eating disorders. Their preliminary results, published Translational Psychiatry, indicating that psilocybin does not lead to reduced body weight or food intake in obese mice. But the …

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