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Heavy Drinking Tied to Dangerous Buildup of Fat Around Heart, Liver

Before pouring another drink, consider this sobering new research: Heavy drinkers can develop fat around the heart, leading to heart failure and other cardiac problems.

This so-called pericardial fat is associated with increased risk of heart disease.

Researchers also linked heavy drinking to excess fat deposits around the liver and kidneys, which can result in diseases of the...

What's Your Exercise 'Fat-Burning Zone'?

A more personalized approach to exercise may be necessary, claims a new study that found fat burning varied widely between individuals.

Even worse, this rate often does not align with the “fat-burning zone” on commercial exercise machines, the researchers added.

Clinical exercise testing, a diagnostic procedure to measure a person's physiological response to exercise, may be a ...

Fat Growing Around Muscles Could Be a Silent Killer

It's well known that it's unhealthy to have belly fat accumulating around your abdominal organs, but there's a more insidious form of fat that could be even more hazardous to your health, a new study says.

Fat that infiltrates your muscles appears to dramatically increase your risk of death, according to findings published May 16 in the journal

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  • May 18, 2023
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  • Cold Weather May Help Burn Fat, and Time of Day Matters

    Men, want to burn fat? Chill out.

    New research shows that exposure to cold in the morning may help you burn more fat than at other times of day.

    Exposure to cold activates brown fat, producing heat to help the body maintain its temperature and burn calories, especially ...

    Not Just Obesity: Everyone May Have a 'Fat Threshold' for Type 2 Diabetes

    If you are one of the millions of people with type 2 diabetes, losing weight can help reverse the blood sugar disease even if you aren't overweight or obese, new research reveals.

    Here's the proof: 70% of people with type 2 diabetes who were a normal weight during the study went into remission after they lost roughly 10% o...

    Obesity Raises a Woman's Odds for Broken Bones

    Being overweight or obese is never good for one's health, but now a new study suggests it increases a woman's risk of broken bones.

    For the study, researchers followed 20,000 women and men, aged 40 to 70, in the Canadian province of Quebec from 2009 until 2016. During a median follow-up of 5.8 years, 497 women and 323 me...

    1 in 4 Adults Has Liver Disorder That Ups Heart Risks

    Alcohol abuse is a known cause of liver disease. But one in four adults worldwide has a liver condition not connected to drinking that ups the risk of heart disease, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement.

    Nonalcoholic fatty l...

    How a Lack of Sleep Can Widen Your Waistline

    People who choose to skip sleep to study, work or play late into the night may find they've extended not just their waking hours but also their tummies.

    A small new study found that the basic problem sources back to the fact that people who don't get enough sleep tend to eat more...

    Piling on Excess Weight Might Harm Your Thinking Skills: Study

    Being overweight or obese has long been linked to poor heart health, but could it also impair your thinking?

    New research out of Canada suggests it very well might.

    Working with thousands of young, middle-aged and older adults, the new study highlights what appears to be fat's dir...

    Could Everyday Plastics Help Make You Fat?

    Is your plastic water bottle widening your waistline?

    Could be.

    In a new study, Norwegian researchers said that chemicals in common plastic products like water bottles or food packaging may put you at risk of piling on the pounds.

    "Our experiments show that ordinary plastic products contain a mix of substances that can be a relevant and underestimated factor behind overweight...

    Fat Injections Might Ease Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

    Belly fat is usually unwelcome, but new research suggests it may actually be good for something: relief from foot pain.

    A small pilot study suggests that an injection of a patient's own fat cells can help ease the often-excruciating heel pain brought on by a condition known as

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  • January 26, 2022
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  • Many Overweight Kids Already Have Hardened Arteries, Diabetes

    If your children struggle with their weight, new research suggests they may also suffer from diseases once seen only in adults.

    Stiffening of the arteries, which can lead to early heart attacks and strokes, and type 2 diabetes were found in many of the more than 600 obese children, adolescents and young adults studied. And the problem is only getting worse: According to the U.S. Centers f...

    Animal Study Suggests Link Between Obesity and Gum Disease

    It is likely a connection few have considered, but new research in mice suggests that obesity may up your risk of gum disease.

    Specifically, chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells called osteoclasts that break down bone tissue -- including alveolar bone that holds teeth in place.

    “Although there is a clear relationship between the degree of obe...

    Demand for Liver Transplant Rises Sharply Among Older Americans

    More older folks are winding up on liver transplant waiting lists than ever before, as obesity and alcoholism supersede hepatitis C as the main cause of liver failure in the United States.

    The percentage of liver transplant candidates aged 65 or older rose from 9% in the early 2000s to 23% by 2020, researchers found. Most seniors' liver failure is due to fatty liver disease, in which exce...

    Weight-Loss Surgery Slashes Risk of Severe Liver Disease in the Obese: Study

    Weight-loss surgery sliced the risk of severe liver disease or liver cancer in obese people with fatty liver disease, a new study finds.

    It included more than 1,100 patients with an aggressive type of fatty liver disease. Patients who had weight-loss (bariatric) surgery had a nearly 90% lower risk of advanced liver disease, liver cancer or related death over the next decade, The New Y...

    Women Feel More Stigma From 'Spare Tire' Around Middle Than Men

    Belly fat. No one wants it, but women are much harder on themselves about extra pounds wrapped around their middle than men are, regardless of how much they weigh.

    And the more they beat themselves up about their "spare tire," the more likely women are to gain weight in this high-risk area, new research suggests. Visceral (belly) fat wraps around the organs in the abdomen, and is thought ...

    Could 'Brown Fat' Make Some Obese People Healthier?

    All body fat is not the same.

    And a new study suggests that folks who have more of what's known as brown fat may have a lower risk of weight-related health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

    "Brown fat has long been thought to benefit metabolism because, unlike the much more common white storage...

    Deadly Liver Disease Tied to Obesity Is on the Rise

    Liver disease is usually associated with alcoholism or hepatitis, but obesity and diabetes are becoming an even more dire threat for potentially fatal liver damage, a new study reveals.

    In fact, advanced fatty liver disease increases a person's risk of death by nearly sevenfold, according to a new report.

    But it's a silent killer -- by the time you develop symptoms related to fatty...

    Tai Chi Equal to 'Regular' Exercise in Trimming Your Tummy

    Could exercise that uses slow movements and breathing, like tai chi, do as much for trimming belly fat in older adults as aerobic exercise?

    It might. A new study found that individuals aged 50 and up who practiced tai chi for 12 weeks lost about as much waist circumference as older adults who did conventional exercise (such as aerobics and strength training).

    Though tai chi is consi...

    Shoulder Pain Can Plague Wheelchair Users, But Their Own Fat Cells Could Be Cure

    People with spinal cord injuries can overwork their shoulders as they move about in a wheelchair, and that often leads to chronic shoulder pain.

    However, a small study suggests that an injection of the patient's own fat cells can help ease the pain.

    The injected cells cushion the joint and may repair it, the researchers explained. Most important, they said that the procedure - calle...

    Fat Around Your Heart Could Be Especially Deadly

    Too much fat around your heart could increase your risk of heart failure, especially if you're a woman, researchers warn.

    They looked at nearly 7,000 45- to 84-year-olds across the United States who had no evidence of heart disease on initial CT scans. Over more than 17 years of followup, nearly 400 developed heart failure.

    High amounts of fat around the heart -- pericardial fat -- ...

    Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women When COVID Strikes

    It's long been known that obesity is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 in infected people. But new research suggests that the connection may be even stronger for men than women.

    Researchers at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City analyzed data from more than 3,500 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital between early March and May 1, 2020.

    Both moderate (a body mass index ...

    Drug Saxenda Aids Weight Loss -- But You Should Exercise, Too

    The weight-loss drug Saxenda can keep extra pounds off -- but combining it with exercise brings a bigger payoff, a new clinical trial finds.

    The study found that some longstanding advice is valid: Prescription weight-loss drugs work best when used along with -- and not in place of -- lifestyle changes.

    Saxenda (liraglutide) is a prescription drug approved in the United States for sp...

    You Don't Have to Be Obese for Belly Fat to Harm You, Heart Experts Warn

    Extra padding around the belly can spell trouble for the heart, even if you're not technically overweight.

    That's among the conclusions of a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA), where experts lay out the heart risks of being "apple-shaped."

    It encourages doctors to dust off those old-fashioned tape measures and make waist circumference part of patients...

    Fat Loss in Face Does Make Folks Look Older: Study

    It's not just sagging that ages a face, but loss of fat under the skin as well, according to a new study.

    The findings could help plastic surgeons give their patients a more natural look, the study authors said.

    For the study, researchers analyzed CT scans of the faces of 19 people, taken at least a decade apart.

    The study participants were an average age of 46 at the time of ...

    Calorie-Burning 'Brown Fat' Could Help Keep You Healthy, Even if You're Obese

    A special calorie-burning type of body fat appears to help protect against an array of chronic ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

    Brown fat generates heat by drawing glucose from the bloodstream, as opposed to energy-storing white fat, explained senior researcher Dr. Paul Cohen. He's an assistant professor and senior attending...

    Cold Weather Exercise Could Burn More Fat

    If you want to burn fat this winter, take your exercise outdoors, researchers say.

    A Canadian study suggests that vigorous exercise in cold weather may burn more fat than working out indoors.

    Regular physical activity speeds metabolism and helps regulate fat in the blood ("lipids"), and high-intensity training is better for burning fat than moderate-intensity exercise, the rese...

    Tired, Anxious, Overweight: How Lockdowns May Have Harmed Your Health

    You might be onto something if you suspect your mental and physical health declined during the COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year.

    Stay-at-home orders appear to have had an overall bad effect on people's health around the world, a global survey shows.

    People reported that they gained weight during the lockdown, were less active, suffered from poor sleep, and experienced increased s...

    Researchers Identify Bacteria Responsible for Key Crohn's Complication

    Leaking bacteria from the intestine triggers "creeping fat" that often occurs in people with Crohn's disease, according to a new study.

    Creeping fat is abdominal fat that wraps around the intestines of patients with this type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It was unknown what triggered the fat to do this.

    "Creeping fat is often a landmark for surgeons performing resect...

    Even If Hips, Legs Slim Down, Belly Fat Remains a Health Danger

    Gaining weight around your mid-section may be the makings of much more than a wardrobe crisis: It may also signal the start of a serious health crisis.

    So warns a team of Canadian and Iranian researchers who conducted an extensive review of 72 studies involving more than 2.5 million patients from all over the globe.

    "We found that excess fat in the abdomen -- called central...

    Do Fatter Legs Mean Lower Blood Pressure?

    People with fatter legs appear less likely to have high blood pressure, new research suggests.

    The researchers suspect that measuring leg fat could help guide blood pressure prevention efforts. Those with bigger legs may not need to worry as much about high blood pressure -- a contributor to heart attack and stroke.

    "Distribution of fat matters. Even though we think that f...

    Excess Sugar Is No Sweet Deal for Your Heart

    Too much added sugar can pile on dangerous fat around your heart and in your abdomen, a new study finds.

    "When we consume too much sugar, the excess is converted to fat and stored," said researcher So Yun Yi, a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health.

    "This fat tissue located around the heart and in the abdomen releases chemicals into the bod...

    Middle-Age Obesity Linked to Higher Odds for Dementia

    If you've been looking for a good reason to slim down, consider this: Being obese at midlife appears to increase your odds for dementia.

    That's the takeaway from a large study just published by British researchers, and it echoes similar findings published in December.

    Dorina Cadar, lead researcher on the new study, said the goal is to identify risk factors that are influence...

    Belly Fat Can Lead to a Sudden Attack of Pancreatitis: Study

    Obesity is not only tied to chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, researchers now say it's also linked to a painful condition known as acute pancreatitis.

    "We were able to demonstrate that fat within the belly is rapidly degraded during acute [sudden-onset] pancreatitis, but not during diverticulitis [another condition that causes abdominal pain]," said researcher Vijay Singh. He's a...

    Weight Gain Is No Friend to Aging Lungs

    Piling on extra pounds speeds up the decline of lung function in older adults, a new study suggests.

    While lung function decreases naturally as people age, researchers linked moderate or significant weight gain to an even sharper decline.

    The study included 3,700 people in Europe and Australia who were recruited between the ages of 20 and 44, and followed for 20 years.


    Late Bedtimes in Preschool Years Could Bring Weight Gain

    Little ones who stay up late may have a higher risk of becoming overweight by the time they are school-age, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that young children who routinely got to sleep after 9 p.m. tended to gain more body fat between the ages of 2 and 6. Compared with kids who had earlier bedtimes, they had bigger increases in both waist size and body mass index (BMI) -- an...

    Super-Cooled Injections Might Ice Away 'Deep Fat'

    The Harvard-associated lab that created the "CoolSculpting" process of reducing fat says it's on the trail of the next advance in nonsurgical slimming.

    CoolSculpting freezes fat cells by applying an ice-cold gel pad to the skin, causing cells to die off and either be flushed away or absorbed by the body, said lead researcher Dr. Lilit Garibyan, an investigator at the Wellman Center for ...

    Obesity May Change the Teen Brain, MRI Study Shows

    Obese teenagers can have certain brain differences from their thinner peers -- changes that might signal damage from inflammation, a new, preliminary study suggests.

    Using advanced MRI techniques, researchers found that obese teenagers tended to have signs of decreased "integrity" in the brain's white matter. White matter contains the fibers that connect different areas of the brain.<...

    Fat Collects in Lungs, Raising Asthma Risk

    Excess weight is hard on the heart, but new research shows it may also harm your lungs.

    The study found that higher amounts of fat collect in the airways of overweight and obese people, which may help explain why they're more likely to have wheezing and asthma.

    In the study, the investigators analyzed lung samples donated by 52 people for research after their death. Of those...

    Later Bedtimes Could Mean Wider Waistlines for Teen Girls

    Teenaged girls who stay up late every night could pay a price in added pounds, new research shows.

    There could even be greater ramifications for girls' health, with risks for "cardiometabolic" issues -- such as heart disease and diabetes -- rising with later bedtimes, the researchers said.

    A similar trend was not shown for boys, although the research team stressed that t...

    Why Weight Gain Often Comes With Age

    It happens to most aging Americans: Excess pounds pile on, despite efforts to eat right and exercise.

    Now, research in fat cells reveals why it's so tough to stay slim as you get older. The new findings could point to new ways to treat obesity, Swedish investigators say.

    A team led by Peter Arner of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm analyzed fat cells taken from 54 men a...

    Obesity and 'Spare Tire' Raise Hispanics' Odds for Early Death

    Excess weight, especially a "spare tire" around the middle, increases the risk of an earlier death for Hispanics, a large new study suggests.

    The study found that for every 5 point increase in body mass index above 25, the risk of dying prematurely went up by 30%.

    Body mass index (BMI) is an estimate of a person's fat levels based on height and weight. BMI that fall...

    Fast-Food Joints on Your Way to Work? Your Waistline May Widen

    McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, KFC: If you pass by these and other fast-food outlets on your daily commute, weight gain might be the result, new research shows.

    People tempted by more fast-food restaurants going to and from work tended to have a higher BMI (body mass index) than people who didn't, the researchers said. The study involved more than 700 female elementary school emp...

    Overweight Men May Feel Stigmatized, Too

    It's not only women who agonize over their excess pounds. Stigma about being overweight can cause physical and emotional harm to men, too.

    "It's often assumed that conversations about weight loss, poor body image, and dieting are more salient for women. Men are frequently overlooked, but that does not necessarily mean that men are less affected by weight stigma or less likely to inter...

    Bigger Waistlines a Threat to Women's Health, Even Without Obesity

    A widening waistline can harm the health of older women, even if they avoid obesity, new research suggests.

    It's a condition known as "central obesity" -- a concentration of fat around the abdomen. Central obesity can occur even if it's not enough to shift a person's body mass index (BMI) into the obese range, explained researchers led by Wei Bao, a professor of epidemiology at the Un...

    Obesity May Boost Odds for MS in Kids

    Obese children may be twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests.

    And once obese children are diagnosed, they tend to have a poorer response to their initial treatment than average-weight kids do.

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disorder caused by a misguided immune system attack on the body's myelin -- the protective sheath around nerve fi...

    Evolution Could Explain Why Staying Slim Is So Tough

    It's not easy maintaining a healthy weight. Even when you manage to drop a few pounds, they often return.

    Why would the body seem to encourage obesity?

    New research suggests the answer lies far back in human evolution, with an anti-starvation mechanism that primes the body to store fat.

    The key to this mechanism is a protein dubbed "RAGE," according to New York Un...

    Looks Like Guys Are More Prone to Pack on the 'Freshman 15'

    When a high school senior becomes a university freshman, change is the name of the game. A new school. New friendships. Even new ways of eating.

    As healthy, home-cooked meals give way to a campus diet of beer and pizza, student waistlines tend to expand. But new research shows it is the waistlines of boys that expand the most.

    "Males and females display different patterns of...

    Where a Woman's Fat Lies Hints at Future Heart Troubles

    If you're an older woman, your heart disease risk might be shaped by the shape of your body.

    Researchers report that if you look more like an apple than a pear, your chances of heart trouble are heightened, even if you are a normal weight.

    Interestingly, women who carried their weight in their legs had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease, the study a...

    Nursing Moms Who Eat Right Have Slimmer, Healthier Babies

    Breastfeeding moms with healthy eating habits have slimmer infants, who could then be protected from obesity later, researchers say.

    Rapid weight gain and fat accumulation during an infant's first six months of life is a risk factor for obesity later on, they explained.

    "A baby who is shooting up through the percentiles in weight-for-length during the first six months is two...