Obesity and older age are significant predictors of the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Health found.
Over 20 years, the research team examined people's regular dietary intake, paying particular attention to non-nutritive sweeteners commonly found in artificial sweeteners. They found that long-term consumption of aspartame, saccharin and diet beverages were linked to increased fat stores in the abdomen and fat within muscle.
Among adults with overweight or obesity, the annual probability of weight loss of 5 percent or more was achieved by only one in 10, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in JAMA Network Open.
Both metabolically healthy and unhealthy forms of obesity found to increase risk of obesity-related cancers
New research to be presented at this coming week's European Congress on Obesity in Dublin, Ireland (May 17–20) and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that both the metabolically healthy and unhealthy 'forms' of obesity are associated with an increased risk of various obesity-related cancers, with the relationship stronger in metabolically unhealthy obesity.
Obesity may cause DNA damage in the breast tissue of BRCA mutation carriers and may increase breast cancer risk in this already high-risk population, according to multi-institutional research led by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine.