In a study published in Diabetes, it was found that age, obesity and dopamine may influence an individual’s preference for sweet foods. It is believed that the finding may reveal a dysfunction in the brains of individuals with obesity.
The researchers studied 20 subjects with healthy weights and compared them to 24 people classified as obese (therefore with a BMI of 30 or higher). The study...Read More
Obesity can predispose offspring in subsequent generations to metabolic problems, a recent study published by the Washington University School of Medicine has found. Kelle H Moley, professor at Washington University, said that “our data was the first to show that pregnant mouse mothers with metabolic syndrome can transmit dysfunctional mitochondria through the female bloodline to...Read More
In a study published online in JAMA Pediatrics it was found that proper maternal folate levels during pregnancy may protect children from a future risk of obesity, particularly those born to obese mothers. The study, funded by the National Institutes for Health, found an L-shaped association between maternal folate and childhood weight. An elevated risk was observed in children born to mothers...Read More
Feeding babies form a larger bottle may put them at higher risk for greater-than-normal weight gain and weight-for-length size, according to a study published in Pediatrics. In the study, 298 babies were assessed and it was found that bottle size in early infancy was an important factor when measuring for unhealthy weight gain and obesity risk at 6 months of age.
The infants were fed...Read More
According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, daughters of overweight mothers, who develop gestational diabetes, are significantly more likely to experience earlier onset of one or more signs of puberty.
The study was based on long-term research of an ethnically diverse sample of girls and their mothers. The girls were followed from 2005 to 2012 with yearly clinic...Read More
According to two new studies from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in JAMA the obesity rates for US women and teens is unfortunately on the rise. Survey data that was collected in 2014 and reported in one of the studies found that 41% of women are obese compared to 38% from a decade earlier.
In the second study, CDC researchers found that during the same time period,...Read More