Obesity

Obesity and Alzheimer Disease: Exploring Risk Modification

Obesity and Alzheimer Disease: Exploring Risk Modification

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Throughout the life course, higher body mass index and obesity are linked to cognitive decline, brain atrophy, reduced white matter and integrity of the blood-brain barrier, and elevated risk for late-onset Alzheimer disease.

Impaired Sleep Caused by Stress Linked to Obesity

Impaired Sleep Caused by Stress Linked to Obesity

Stress is linked to impaired sleep and increased cravings for unhealthy foods which can ultimately lead to obesity.

Weight Loss-Focused Intervention Has No Cognitive Benefits

Weight Loss-Focused Intervention Has No Cognitive Benefits

No correlation was found for cognitive function with changes in weight or fitness.

Weight Linked to Ischemic, But Not Hemorrhagic Stroke in Women

Weight Linked to Ischemic, But Not Hemorrhagic Stroke in Women

Being overweight may slightly lower chances for hemorrhagic stroke, the study found.

Managing the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Epilepsy

Managing the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Epilepsy

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Medication, plus a relatively sedentary lifestyle, places people with epilepsy at great risk of metabolic syndrome and its various complications.

BMI and Multiple Sclerosis: More Evidence of Causation

BMI and Multiple Sclerosis: More Evidence of Causation

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A transition from overweight to obese correlated with a 41% increased risk of MS.

Obesity Linked to Poor Emotional, Physical Outcomes in MS

Obesity Linked to Poor Emotional, Physical Outcomes in MS

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A comprehensive approach to managing depression may have far-reaching effects.

Elevated BMI Linked to Cortical Thinning

Elevated BMI Linked to Cortical Thinning

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Differences in cortical thickness were not seen in participants who were overweight or lean.

Weight Loss From Gastric Bypass Surgery Improves Peripheral Neuropathy

Weight Loss From Gastric Bypass Surgery Improves Peripheral Neuropathy

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Patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery saw improved nerve fiber density 12 months following surgery.

Obese Children's Brains React Differently to Food Smells

Obese Children's Brains React Differently to Food Smells

Food smells generate impulsive reaction in obese children.

Genetic Variants May Affect Brain Response to High-Calorie Foods

Genetic Variants May Affect Brain Response to High-Calorie Foods

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Two genetic variants appear to heighten brain reward responses to foods that are high in fat and sugar.

Migraine and Obesity: What's the Connection?

Migraine and Obesity: What's the Connection?

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Obesity is comorbid with migraine, and migraine risk correlates with increasing obesity status.

Shift Work Linked to Insomnia, Diabetes, and Obesity

Shift Work Linked to Insomnia, Diabetes, and Obesity

48% of shift workers were likely to be overweight compared to 35% of people who didn't do shift work.

MC4R 'Hunger Switch' May Be Good Target for Anti-Obesity Research

MC4R 'Hunger Switch' May Be Good Target for Anti-Obesity Research

Activation of the PVH MC4R-LPBN circuit was associated with a reduction in food consumption.

Overweight Individuals May Have a Reduced Risk of Dementia

Overweight Individuals May Have a Reduced Risk of Dementia

Experts are challenging the study's methods since both weight and dementia have genetic components.

Losing 30 Minutes of Sleep Can Increase Risk of Obesity, Diabetes

Losing 30 Minutes of Sleep Can Increase Risk of Obesity, Diabetes

As little as 30 minutes of lost sleep significantly affects risk of being obese or developing diabetes.

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