Mouse Study finds GMO-Sourced Soybean Oil Causes Less Obesity than Conventional Oi

Long-term tests in mice indicate that a genetically modified (GM) brand of soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, but doesn’t lead to lower incidences of diabetes or fatty liver….

 

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gmo-sourced-soybean-oil-causes-less-obesity-than-conventional-oil/81254995?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20171002

Weight Control Especially Important For Breast Cancer Patients Under 60

A study from the University of Texas San Antonio and published in the journal Cancer suggests that

“… women younger than age 60 diagnosed with breast cancer who have a genetic risk factor for obesity have a higher risk for gaining weight and therefore should begin a weight-loss program to increase their chance for survival.”

NYT Magazine Feature: “Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age”

In depth story of how the focus of losing weight has changed from looking better to feeling better and how Oprah  bought a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers for $43 million.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/magazine/weight-watchers-oprah-losing-it-in-the-anti-dieting-age.html?emc=edit_ma_20170804&nl=magazine&nlid=72309854&te=1

Can Acupuncture Help Obesity?

This paper reports on the review of 11 studies which used some form of acupuncture to treat obesity.

The authors conclude : “Acupuncture for simple obesity appeared to be an effective treatment, but more studies on the safety of acupuncture used to treat simple obesity are required.”

Postgrad Med J. 2017 Jul 8. pii: postgradmedj-2017-134969. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2017-134969. [Epub ahead of print]

Acupuncture for the treatment of obesity in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Zhang RQ1,2, Tan J3, Li FY4, Ma YH3, Han LX2, Yang XL2.

 

NEJM: Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years

This study from 195 countries was supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and suggests:

“In conclusion, our study provides a comprehensive assessment of the trends in high BMI and the associated disease burden. Our results show that both the prevalence and disease burden of high BMI are increasing globally. These findings highlight the need for implementation of multicomponent interventions to reduce the prevalence and disease burden of high BMI.”

Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years

The GBD 2015 Obesity Collaborators
N Engl J Med 2017; 377:13-27
July 6, 2017 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1614362