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Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs

A protein that lets mice eat more but weigh less could prove the magic ingredient for diet drugs of the future.British scientists from drug giant SmithKline Beecham and the University of Cambridge have created mice with a human protein known as Uncoupling Protein 3 (UCP3) that increases their metabolism.In what is every dieter's dream, the mice were able to eat more than normal mice but still wei...

Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life

A new research suggests that breast-feeding in infancy reduces the risk of becoming obese in life later on. According to Dr. William H. Dietz of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, who led the research team, effects of breast milk significantly lowered the odds of being overweight by the early teen years, but showed less effect on weight during early childhood. ..In...

Obesity raises IVF miscarriage risk

Obese women are far more likely to miscarrry after IVF treatment- but losing even a few kilos could make a huge difference, say doctors. ..They are urging overweight women to change their diets, and take excercise, prior to embarking on fertilty treatments. ..Obese women have long been known to have problems conceiving naturally, and studies have shown that their overall success rates for IVF do...

Obesity a risk for pancreatic cancer

A new study reveals that obesity raises the risk of pancreatic cancer, but this can be modified by exercise.Only one person in 20 can expect to live for more than five years after pancreatic cancer has been diagnosed and little has been known about how to prevent it (although smoking is a risk factor). ....So it's encouraging to learn that you can do something to lower your risk of this highly l...

Starving leads to obesity

Babies whose mothers suffer from lack of proper nutrition 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 obesity among the women, who were aged 50...

Obesity shortens lifespan

According to a research obese heart patients live on average four years less than their slim counterparts.Being seriously overweight also hastens the onset of heart disease by an average of seven years compared to people who stay slim. ....It has long been known that obesity is linked to heart disease, but researchers from Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, have become the first to...

Antidepressant helps obesity

Obesity is a disease and a growing health threat both in the USA and all over the world. The drug bupropion can help overweight and obese women lose weight in the long-term. It raises the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Weight loss diets don't always work in the long term, and there has seen to be a need, now, to develop drugs which can handle obesity.// ....Res...

Is Obesity a risk factor?

According to a new study obesity does not worsen the outcome in heart failure. Obese people, suffering from heart failure, experience many problems. Generally in such peope the heart does not pump blood around the body as efficiently as it should. Even though there is no cure, it is treatable with drugs.Doctors often advise people with heart failure to lose weight if they are obese. ....Research...

Better Treatment for obesity

A little-known fatty compound produced in the small intestine could hold the key to permanent weight loss. Oleylethanolamide (OEA) is a type of fatty acid that is produced in the small intestine in response to food. This compound, oleylethanolamide (OEA), could lead to the development of better treatments for eating disorders and obesity. // ....The effects of OEA are striking and profoundly dif...

Asthma linked to obesity

A US study has suggested that the increase in childhood asthma may be explained by the rise in obesity, rates of both have shot up dramatically in recent decades in the West. Over 6million people are currently being treated for asthma, compared to 3.4m in 1999. ....The researchers found the fattest children were 77% more likely to have asthma symptoms...They suggest increased weight might lead t...

Enzyme may be target for obesity drugs

An enzyme involved in hormone production may help explain why obese people who carry most of their extra weight around their waist have such a high risk of heart disease and other health problems. The findings may lead to new approaches to treat obesity and its complications. // ....It is no news that obesity increases the risk of health problems such as heart disease and diabetes, but where the...

Target for obesity treatment

Obesity is a disease that affects at least 39 million Americans, and public health experts are increasingly using the term "epidemic" 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...

Undertaking the obesity epidemic

According to a new survey, many people trying to lose weight are not using the right scheme. Researchers phoned 1000 local residents and found that 60 per cent of men and 50 per cent of women said they were overweight or even obese.// Most of these were trying to lose weight or at least not gain any more. ..But only a third of those trying to lose weight and one fourth of those keeping their we...

Obesity a global problem

Obesity is no longer an exclusively Western problem. Researchers say weight problems also pose a serious health threat to people in developing nations, particularly children. Until recently, famine and infectious diseases// have been the biggest threats to the health of poor people in developing countries. Now, rapid shifts in urbanisation, technology, food processing and even leisure time in dev...

Obesity increases health costs

Obese patients spend more for health care and medications than smokers, as the extra weight poses them many more chronic health hazards. While tobacco is still the nation's principal cause of preventable deaths, the surgeon general warned// that obesity was running a close second. ....For a more precise look at the resulting costs, Rand Corp. economist Roland Sturm used data from two national he...

Obesity in children a risk factor for diabetes

One third of obese children are already showing signs of changes that could lead to full-blown diabetes. The finding sustains doctors' fears that many of today's "baked potato generation"// could be falling prey to the disabling disease before they hit their 30s. ....It has been recognised for some time that being obese, or even overweight, can greatly increase the chances of diabetes, but auth...

Women need to exercise more to prevent obesity

Researchers think that women should more than double their daily exercise time in order to control their weight. Presently, we are advised to aim for 35 minutes a day// of moderate exercise for health and weight control. But scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham now warn that this may not be enough. ....They have studied a group of women who reported a tendency to gain weight. Ph...

Leptin connected to obesity blood clots

According to researchers, increased levels of the hormone leptin may explain why obese people seem to be more at risk of blood clotting// that causes heart attack and strokes.It is well known that being overweight or obese increases the risk of cardiovascular problems.Now researchers at the University of Michigan are one step closer to understanding why. They have turned the spotlight on the role...

Decrease of 'Hunger Hormone' after Obesity Surgery

According to researchers at the Puget Sound Health Care System, obese adults who undergo 'stomach stapling' have much lower levels of a recently discovered 'hunger hormone' than either normal-weight people or those who lose weight by dieting.// ....Dr. David E. Cumming from the Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, suggested that drugs that suppress the hormone called ghrelin could curb appe...

Study on obesity and heart failure

Obesity is the most common risk factors for most of the prevailing ailments. A new study finds obesity is an important risk factor for heart failure in both men and women. Till now, doctors identifies extreme obesity as a risk factor for heart failure.// However, it has been unclear if lesser degrees of obesity also pose a risk. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine investigated t...

Obesity Can Increase The Chances Of Injuries

Extremely obese people are more likely to be injured than the people who have a normal body mass index.// ....A new study on the subject says about one out of every four obese people report personal injuries in men and about one out of every five obese women report the same. This may be compared to the one out of six normal weight men and one out of eight normal weight women who report such injur...

Obesity risk for immobilized adults

Data from a national survey of more than 149,000 Americans including 23,000 participants with one or more forms of disability showed that 25% of adults with disabilities, compared to 16 per cent without any disability, ran a risk of obesity.// Obesity was defined as having a Body Mass Index greater than 32. ....The study also highlighted that adults with lower limb mobility difficulties and those...

Life expectancy lessened due to obesity

A recent study by researchers of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published in the January issue of The Journal of The American Medical Association suggested that obesity has a marked effect on the life span of both men and women, and that the risk of increased years of life lost(YLL) was greatest at younger ages. The study was based on data from various National Health// and Nutrition...

Obesity risk can be reduced by eating breakfast regularly

A new US study has shown that those people who eat breakfast regularly have a lower risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The researchers found from the Children’s Hospital in Boston that the rate of obesity and insulin resistance syndrome was 35-50 per cent lower among people who ate breakfast compared to those who frequently missed the first meal of the day. Insulin resistance syndrome i...

Reduce watching TV to prevent Obesity and Diabetes

Researchers at Harvard have found that an active lifestyle with limiting TV time could prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes. In a survey conducted in the US TV watching results in a lower metabolic rate when compared to activities like sewing, playing board games, reading, writing or driving a car. Prolonged TV watching is also linked to obesity in children. The health campaigns are focussed on in...

Obesity linked to cancer death

According to a study that aimed to identify the link between obesity and cancer, excess body ..weight may contribute to about 20% of all cancer deaths in women and 14% of all cancer deaths in men. The American Cancer Society researchers conducted a study on 900,000 adults who were ..initially cancer free. By the end of the study, researchers had identified more than 57,000 ..cancer deaths. They l...

Less exercise cause obesity in teens

A recent study indicates teenagers are getting fatter not because they are eating more, but because they are exercisng less. Researchers when analysed data on diet, weight, and physical activity of teens they found that the obesity increased by 10%, calorie intake rose 1%, while physical activity dropped 13%. Even though experts accept teens have become less active, they doesn't completely agree...

Obesity Increases Risk of Cervical Cancer

A new study shows obesity may increase the risk of certain types of cervical cancer. The study, led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, reveals obesity and body fat //distribution are associated more with adenocarcinoma than with squamous cell carcinoma. ....The study involved 124 women with adenocarcinoma, 139 with squamous cell carcinoma, and 307 women without cancer as the con...

Diabetes, obesity rates shooting up

The annual snapshot of the nation's health, put together by the National Center for Health Statistics, also shows that nearly a third of Americans are obese //and two-thirds overweight. But life expectancy at birth continues to rise, reaching a new record high of 77.2 years in 2001, up nearly 2 years since 1990. Girls born in the United States in 2001 can expect to live 79.8 years, an increase of...

Link Between Obesity and Behavior in Kids

A new study shows children who are obese are more likely to have behavior problems than those who are not overweight. ..Researchers from the University of Michigan studied more than 750 children between ages 8 and 11. The children and their parents took part in the National Longitudinal Survey //of Youth and were questioned about weight, behavior, physical and mental health, education, demographi...

Lack of Exercise Found To Lead To Obesity In Kids

Lack of physical activity found to be the most significant factor in contributing to childhood obesity. Researchers assessed the // exercise and eating habits of nearly 900 children who were either at risk of becoming overweight or were already considered overweight. They also documented how often the children watched television. ..Results of the study show a lack of vigorous physical activity i...

Is Obesity Preventable ?

Recent research shows childhood obesity can be prevented by limiting the amount of carbonated drinks sweetened with sugar that kids drink.// ....Researchers introduced an education program in six different schools in England. With these programs, they tried to discourage the consumption of soda among children ages 7 to 11...Researchers looked at the number of carbonated drinks consumed over a th...

The Link Between Obesity And Breast Cancer

A new study shows women who are obese when they are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer are at greater risk of dying from it than women of normal weight.// ..Studies in the past have shown that obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer's development, and has also shown to have contradictory results about the influence of bodyweight on survival rates. According to a latest study researchers...

Obesity A Risk Factor For Stroke

Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death in Western countries. Because few efficient therapies exist, prevention // remains the best approach. Obesity in middle-aged men can have a significant impact on stroke risk, doubling its likelihood later in life, according to a new study. ..7,402 healthy men from Sweden between ages 47 and 55 were followed for 28 years. Fatal and non-fa...

Loss Of Brain Tissue Linked To Obesity

A new study suggests being overweight or obese can increase the risk of dementia. Significant loss of brain tissue was seen among elderly // women with higher body mass indexes. ..Researchers say their study indicates that a high BMI is a risk factor for dementia in women and obesity is another factor that should be actively intervened upon to reduce diseases of advanced aging. ..For the study 29...

The Link Between Obesity And Lack Of Sleep Studied

Insufficient sleep leads to excessive daytime sleepiness, altered mood, and an increased risk for work-related injuries // and automotive accidents. A recent study suggests that obese and overweight people may be getting less sleep than normal-weight individuals . ..For the study researchers examined patients' total sleep time per 24 hours in relation to their body mass index. More than 1,000 pat...

Yogurt To Control Obesity

Dietary calcium is known to help in controlling obesity. A new study coming up in the April issue of International //Journal of Obesity (2005) says that dietary calcium present in the yogurt has got anti-obesity properties and helps in a coordinated increase in lipid utilization and decrease in lipogenesis. ....The study took recordings of two groups of obese subjects, one group was put on bala...

Surgery For Obesity May Need Invasive Monitoring

Surgery in obese patients, especially in laproscopic surgery, may require the use of a pulmonary artery catheter and an // arterial line, says a study published in the new issue of Archives of Surgery. ....Morbid obesity is a condition that has a genetic component and often gets magnified by environmental, social and psychological factors. For such people, diet and exercise do not show many res...

Childhood Obesity May Influence The Their Quality Of Life

In a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, researchers said that children who are obese // might have a poor quality of life. ....The study conducted by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia, had compared the quality of life between obese children with non-obese children of the same age. The results of the study say that obese children are more likely to bec...

Obesity may be from weight gained by the newborn

Newborn babies who are raised on milk formula with or without breast feeding, weight gain in the first week //of life is the earliest sign of obesity, says a current study... ....Babies who are raised on the infant formulations show rapid weight gain from the first week after birth only. This weight gain may continue and may lead to a strong tendency of becoming obese for life. ..The study was do...
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