Carrying a little extra weight decreases mortality from type 2 diabetes Patients with type 2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese live longer than those who are underweight or normal-weight. Researchers call this effect the 'obesity paradox.'
Walking or cycling to work could help you lose weight Leaving your car at home could help shed pounds – according to new research. Given that car use is high, the findings strengthen the case for incentivising walking or cycling to boost population health.
New player in the occurrence of obesity complications Metabolic complications of obesity and overweight, such as type 2 diabetes, are an important challenge to public health. Teams of researchers have succeeded in elucidating part of the mechanisms involved in the development of these metabolic complications associated with obesity.
Moving to a depressed neighborhood linked to weight gain Certain regions in the United States are characterized by a higher prevalence of obesity, which suggests that a person's socioeconomic, physical, and social environments can affect opportunities for healthy behaviors that might prevent excess weight gain A new study has found that people who moved to more socioeconomically deprived neighborhoods gained additional weight.
Blocking obesity-associated protein stops dangerous fat formation By changing mouse genes to block a protein associated with obesity, scientists have prevented fat from forming around the animal's' internal organs, even when the animals eat an unhealthy diet. The study found that these genetically engineered mice also retained their sensitivity to insulin (normally blunted by obesity), despite gaining weight.