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Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs

...y."That is important to us because the majority of obese patients go on to develop Type 2 diabetes," Clapham said....

Skinny people need to exercise too

... almost everyone feels that exercising is only for obese and fat people. But recent study shows that skinny people are also prone to developing heart diseases because fitness and fatness are both important factors in the genesis of various heart ailments. Dr. Peter T. Katzmarzyk of York University in Nort...

Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life

...st-feeding in infancy reduces the risk of becoming obese in life later on. According to Dr. William H. Diet...ren were breast-fed, the chances of them not being obese were more. For example, those who were breast-fed for at least 7 months were 20% less likely to be o...

OBESE LIL' GIRLS !! SWEAT IT OUT OR U MIGHT BE ASTHAMATIC !!!

...nez and collegues , girls who become overweight or obese when they are between 6 and 11 years of age have a...ny such associated risk of asthma even if they are obese , the researchers say. The risk of asthma is much higher among the girls who attain menarche before...

Obesity raises IVF miscarriage risk

...h a BMI of between 30 and 35-obese but not grossly obese had a miscarriage rate after fertility treatment o...er weight group, and a doubled risk among the most obese patients. Professor Norman speculated that as the body's ability to deal with insulin properly coul...

CDC reveals relationship between prepregnant weight and heart defects in infants

...of average-weight women. Infants of overweight and obese women were 36% more likely to have such a defect. But the reason for the prevailing relationship between the prepregnancy weight and the heart defect is unknown. This important association between maternal weight and heart defects has its implicati...

Obesity a risk for pancreatic cancer

...y 120,000 women.// They find that people who are obese have a 72 per cent higher risk of pancreatic cance... outs in the gym or hiking - decreased the risk in obese people. Medications that normalises insulin, and keeping diabetes under control, could reduce the ri...

Starving leads to obesity

...rition while pregnant may be more likely to become obese in later life, researchers have found. A team from the University of Amsterdam looked at a group of 741 men and women who were conceived during the Dutch famine of 1944-1945 which followed the Nazi occupation.// They found that the rate of obesit...

Obesity shortens lifespan

According to a research obese heart patients live on average four years less tha...e overweight patients was 61, and that of the most obese was 57.The researchers, led by Dr. Eric Eisenstein, also calculated the impact of the earlier onset ...

Sleep apnoea increases post-operative risks

...acement. In sleep apnoea - which is most common in obese people - the muscles of the back of the throat relax during sleep and so obstruct the airways. The person stops breathing, momentarily, many times during the night and levels of oxygen in the blood fall.// Researchers have studied 80 patients with ...

Antidepressant helps obesity

... world. The drug bupropion can help overweight and obese women lose weight in the long-term. It raises the ...ht loss. They gave 50 non-depressed overweight and obese women bupropion or placebo for eight weeks and put them on a 1,500 calorie per day diet. Two thirds ...

Is Obesity a risk factor?

...s after the start of the study, the overweight and obese patients had a higher survival rate. But at five years, there was no significant difference in survival based on body weight.// The reason why overweight seems to be protective in heart failure needs to be investigated further. Meanwhile, advising ...

Dangers of heat

...erable to the effect of high temperatures. He said obese people, and those with medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes were also potentially at risk. He said: "In a heatwave the body has to spend much of its energy trying to keep the core temperature down and this increases the stress on ev...

Hormone treatment helps obese people slim down

... at all naturally. Results of treatment with other obese people have been disappointing, with only some sub... with such problems might be predisposed to become obese and might benefit from leptin therapy....

Enzyme may be target for obesity drugs

...nvolved in hormone production may help explain why obese people who carry most of their extra weight around...me is known to be similarly elevated in the fat of obese people, it is very likely that the same pathway is involved in many cases of human obesity. Blocking...

Alcohol within the body

...le in developed countries. It particularly affects obese people. The condition is currently untreatable, ...ks undigested food might stay in the intestines of obese people for longer. This could allow normally harmless gut bacteria to ferment the food and produce a...

Eat more vegetables and fruits

...ly to be eating lots of produce. The percentage of obese people eating their five portions declined from 15 per cent to 12 per cent during the five year period - underlining the link between overweight and unhealthy eating. According to association the majority of the population is not getting the benefit ...

Target for obesity treatment

... to describe the problem. One in five Americans is obese and more than half are overweight. Being fat raises the risk of many potentially fatal health conditions//, including heart disease and diabetes, it's believed that obesity is linked to at least 300,000 deaths in the US annually. Researchers have p...

Obesity increases health costs

... when it came to long-term health problems. Being obese increases health care costs 36% and medication costs 77%, while smoking increases those costs 21% and 30%, respectively. Obesity contributed to a fall in quality of life at nearly four time the rate of smoking or alcohol abuse....

Obesity in children a risk factor for diabetes

One third of obese children are already showing signs of changes that...Yale University in the US, looked at more than 200 obese children, aged between 5 and 18. They found that in the 55 aged four to 10, 25% were showing signs...

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