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Obesity Cause and Help

Bariatric Surgery Safe For Patients With A History Of Cancer

Weight-loss surgery is a safe option for patients with a history of cancer, according to a new study by researchers at the West Penn Bariatric Surgery Center, presented today at the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS.)

Researchers Discover Natural Inflammation-Fighting Mechanism In Body-Fat Cells

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown molecular signaling pathway in body fat cells that normally acts to suppress harmful inflammation. Cellular stress caused by obesity, however, can override this protective function and convert the pathway into a trigger of chronic inflammation that raises the risk of insulin resistance, diabetes, and other metabolic disorders.

Obesity Leads To Climate Change

Obese people are now blamed in food crisis and climate change, because they consume much more calories leading to food shortage and use more transport leading to more gas emissions and climate change.

A study by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shows that obese people consume 18% more calories than average weighted people do. They need about 1680 calories a day to maintain normal daily energy and 1280 calories to maintain normal daily activities. This is 5 times more than normal weighted people do.

Fighting Childhood Obesity With Tools, Teaching

The HSC Foundation is unveiling a grassroots campaign targeting childhood obesity awareness and education in low-income communities in the Washington area. The campaign will address the way families view weight and obesity and help them make healthier decisions for themselves and their children.