Thursday, April 18, 2024

At Least 1 in 3 Americans Aged 18 to 25 Are Obese, Finds Study

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A new study has found that at least one in three college-aged Americans are obese. The study found that the prevalence of obesity among people aged 18 to 25 was 33% between 2017 and 2018; it was just 6% from 1976 to 1980.

Your Brain Function Is Altered Before You Develop Obesity, Study

A new study has found that your brain reveals the risk of developing obesity. The study found that obesity risk factors, especially those associated with family background, are linked to changes in brain function. This suggests that certain brain functions are altered already before you develop obesity.

Scientists Identify New Method to Potentially Fight Obesity

A new study has found a method that can safely mimic the weight-loss benefits of a plant compound called celastrol, a substance called thunder god vine in traditional Chinese medicine. The study, conducted in mice, has shown that it could help develop new obesity treatments.

Obesity Is the Culprit in Over 50% of New Diabetes Cases, Finds Study

A new study, published in the Journal of American Heart Association, has found that obesity is the main culprit in more than 50% of new diabetes cases in the United States. A study, which reviewed two large papers, found that nearly 53% of new diabetes cases were associated with obesity.

Obesity May Exacerbate Alzheimer’s Disease, Finds New Study

A new study has found that obesity could play a key role in exacerbating Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports, also highlighted how obesity in mid-life could affect your brain health in old age.

Certain Heartburn Drugs Likely To Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A new study has found that commonly advised heartburn drugs that belong to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. The study also found that the longer you take these OTC heartburn drugs, the more are the odds of developing type 2 diabetes.

Statins Linked To Improved Intestinal Bacterial Flora in Obese People, Study

A new study, published in the journal Nature, has found that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs could improve the intestinal microbial flora and control inflammation in obese people. The study found that statins control inflammation caused by an unhealthy microbe called Bact2 enterotype.