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Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...re activated during stress, leading to apple-shape obesity and metabolic syndrome. Both the weight gain and m...gn one method to remodel fat and another to tackle obesity and metabolic syndrome, Baker said. It is very exciting....

Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...One expert acknowledges that the forces that cause obesity are "hard to fight with just a program in school. ...ciated with the American population and associated obesity rates. More than 60% of people in the US are either overweight or obese, which is more like a slap t...

Dietary Counseling Leads to Weight Loss

... adults are obese (BMI over 30). Overweight and obesity are known risk factors for diabetes, coronary hear...re the primary methods for treating and preventing obesity but the net effect of dietary counseling for weight loss had not been published until now. "We did...

Scientists Discover Key to Manipulating Fat

...th players are activated during stress and lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Administration of Y2R blocker into the abdominal fat prevented both conditions. "We couldn't believe such fat remodeling was possible," said the study's senior author, Zofia Zukowska, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the ...

Snack Foods Fortified With Fiber

...ant to eat. Alavi notes the increasing problem of obesity and how it can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other ailments."That's where there's a big push for whole grains and fiber," he said. "There's interest in making healthier foods." Funded by a one-year, 30,000 dollars grant from the Kansa...

Now, Fibre-enriched Tasty Snacks in the Making

...nt to eat. Alavi notes the increasing problem of obesity and how it can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other ailments. "That's where there's a big push for whole grains and fiber," he said. "There's interest in making healthier foods." Funded by a one-year, 30,000 dollars grant from the...

Now, Dads to Get Text Alerts on How to Raise Their Children

...essages with information on a range of issues from obesity to bullying to academic performance or seek advice from other parents on social networking sites. The scheme will also organize existing resources such as websites and telephone help lines. The newly launched schemes are aimed at fathers and ot...

Genaera Discontinues Lomucin in Cystic Fibrosis Studies

... our two core assets, trodusquemine (MSI-1436) for obesity and the anti-IL-9 (MEDI-528) program licensed to M...et. Separately, our trodusquemine Phase 1 study in obesity is progressing nicely through the initial cohorts in Study 101 to test safety and PK. We believe thi...

Protein That Absorbs Lipids may Provide Future Weight-loss Strategies

...ing hopes that it may provide a novel approach for obesity treatment in the future. Principal investigator Dr. Nada A. Abumrad, the Dr. Robert C. Atkins Professor of Medicine and Obesity Research at Washington University School of Medicine, first identified CD36 protein that facilitates the uptake of fatt...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

Americas growing obesity problem has alarmed physicians and public health o...macro-molecules. Other problems caused by equine obesity are heat stress, increased bone, tendon, and joint injuries, and reduced performance levels. After...

Overweight Baby in Clinic

A fifteen month old baby is being treated in an obesity clinic in UK. The baby weighs 20kg or 3ST 3lbs tha...erage for his age . The child was referred to the obesity unit at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham last month. 'He is the youngest child I have ever treated,...

Obesity Drug may Hold Potent Cancer Treatments

...t cancer treatments using their knowledge about an obesity drug, orlistat (Xenical or Alli) that was found to kill cancer cells in the laboratory . The drug binds and interacts with a protein found in tumour cells and blocks the protein's function and causes cell death. The study was conducted by a team ...

Study Links Breast Cancer to Western Diet in Chinese Women

...ility that the 'meet-sweet' pattern interacts with obesity to increase breast cancer risk."...

Study Links Breast Cancer to Western Diet in Chinese Women

...ility that the 'meet-sweet' pattern interacts with obesity to increase breast cancer risk."...

Cane Sugar,corn Syrup Have Similar Effects on Hunger

...h of the evidence that linked corn sweeteners with obesity came from animal-based metabolic studies using pure fructose. This study, on the other hand, used beverages sweetened with two types of high-fructose corn syrup: HFCS 55, which contains about 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose; and HFCS 42, w...

U.S Shows Increased Obesity Rate

The U.S. obesity prevalence increased from 13 percent to 32 percent...lth Center for Human Nutrition. The prevalence of obesity and overweight has increased at an average rate of 0.30.8 percentage points across different sociode...

Scientists Identified Obesity Control Switch

...of adipose tissue that generates heat and counters obesity caused by overeating. A team headed by Bruce Spi...ith PRDM16 and implanting them in mice works as an obesity preventive, the investigators say a similar intervention is theoretically possible in people. "Yo...

Scientists Identify "master Switch" for Brown Fat in Mice

...of adipose tissue that generates heat and counters obesity caused by overeating , by conducting experiments o...eve that engineering cells with PRDM16 may work as obesity preventive in humans, if their continued research in mice shows promising results once again. "Yo...

Insulin Sensitizer- Energy Conserving Signal to Brain

...ain may represent a novel therapeutic strategy for obesity and obesity-linked diseases, he added. White adi...hat decreased circulating levels of adiponectin in obesity and type 2 diabetes may contribute to the insulin resistance that characterizes both conditions. I...

Walking is Vital to Keep Yourself Fit

... its a welcome message for his patients, who fight obesity and appreciate that a walk is one way to improve their health.Unlike a health club membership or personal trainer, walking is there for everyone, Dr. Levine says. Walking doesnt cost you anything, you can do it barefoot and you can do it now, this mi...

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