Depression With Atypical Features Associated With Obesity

Main Point: Major depressive disorder (MDD) with atypical features (including mood reactivity where people can feel better when positive things

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Most comprehensive global study to date shows obesity rates climbing worldwide

Main Points: No country has witnessed a significant decline in obesity prevalence over past three decades. Published in: The Lancet

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Weight Gain in Children Occurs After Tonsil Removal, Not Linked to Obesity

Main Points: Weight gain in children after they have their tonsils removed (adenotonsillectomy) occurs primarily in children who are smaller

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Scientists discover epigenetic mechanism that could affect risk of obesity-related disease

Main Points: In one of the largest epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) to date, published in The Lancet, scientists have identified a

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2 Studies Examine Bedroom TVs, Active Gaming and Weight Issues in Children

Main Point: Having a bedroom television is associated with weight gain in children and adolescents, and is unrelated to the

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Obesity Prevalence Remains High in U.S.; No Significant Change in Recent Years

Main Points: Chicago – The prevalence of obesity remains high in the U.S., with about one-third of adults and 17

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Obesity Prevention is Focus of 2 Studies, Editorial in JAMA Pediatrics

Main Points:  Infants with a heartier appetite grew more rapidly up to age 15 months, which may be an increased

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School Lesson Plans on Healthy Living Help Reduce Waist Size in Some Students

Main Points: Elementary school lesson plans focused on healthy eating and physical activity delivered by older children to younger students

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Don’t advise overweight patients to diet more

Main Point: Researchers have found that advising overweight people to eat less could paradoxically result in more weight gain. Published

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Green tea containing methylated catechins is helpful in your fight against obesity

Main Point: Researchers have found that green tea with highly absorbent catechins can help in preventing diet induced lipid metabolism

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