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The same gene that helps convert a big plate of holiday cookies into fat could also provide a new target for potential treatments for fatty liver disease, diabetes, and obesity.

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Via Futurity

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Serving water with meals could be a simple but effective way to fight the nation’s growing obesity problem, particularly with kids, say researchers.

Full story at Futurity

Scientists have defined the structure of a key part of the human obesity receptor—an essential factor in the regulation of body fat.

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The social and emotional toll of obesity may have negative effects on math performance for some children, a new study finds.

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Natural compounds in the peel of two different varieties of mango may help prevent the formation of fat cells.

Full story at Futurity

A compound found in red wine, grapes, and other fruits is able to block cellular processes that allow fat cells to develop, opening a door to a potential method to control obesity.

Full story at Futurity

Perhaps the single most alarming public health trend in the United States today is the dramatic rise in the number of people who are overweight and obese, bringing serious risks of heart disease, diabetes and other consequences leading to life impairment and premature death.

Full story at The Atlantic

The modern lifestyle of super-sized french fries and couch potatoes often takes the blame for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes in the U.S. — perhaps rightly so. But growing evidence suggests another factor in the dual epidemics: modern chemicals.

Full story at The Huffington Post

In an effort to support the nutritional standards for school meals and our teachers and students, here is an infographic, “Targeting Children with Treats” with statistics sharing lifestyle, consumption, and media activity relating to children:

Via TEACH

If obesity and heart disease haven’t stopped you from over-consuming soda, the increased risk of developing a chronic breathing condition just might do the trick. A new study out of the University of Adelaide has shown that too many fizzy drinks can lead to an increased risk of developing asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).

Via The Huffington Post

Preeti Bhatia

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Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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