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Living in Poor Neighborhoods Raises Risks for Heart Disease and Stroke

...s in various California counties and incidences of obesity and related deaths. The more fast-food joints, the higher the obesity rates. Studies such as these, which show the significant effects of neighborhoods on heart health,...

Be Careful What You Touch, It can Make You Fat

... come out with disturbing study findings that link obesity to common everyday chemicals, found in plastics an...ion for the Advancement of Science, attributed the obesity epidemic sweeping western countries to, in part at least, chemicals that disrupt the endocrine syste...

Genetic Test for Type II Diabetes Moves Closer

...or reasons why people develop Type II diabetes are obesity and a family link. Our new findings mean that we can create a good genetic test to predict people's risk of developing this type of diabetes.” “If we can tell someone that their genetics mean they are pre-disposed towards Type II diabetes, they wil...

Gene Test to Spot Adults Who Might Get Diabetes

...heritance and lifestyle factors such as poor diet, obesity and smoking. The five variants are thought togethe...jor reasons why people develop type 2 diabetes are obesity and a family link. Our new findings mean that we can create a good genetic test to predict people’s ...

Adolescent Girls More Likely to Gain Weight: Study

...art, Lung, and Blood Institute. "This shows that obesity and other risk factors for heart disease track from younger to older. This is a wake-up call for policymakers, for schools, for parents," said Arlene Spark, nutritionist at Hunter College, in New York City. "The success rate for treatment is practi...

More Support for Zinc-antiatherogenic Link

...h blood cholesterol, smoking, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes increase the risk. Zinc deficiency is known to lead to growth impairment, neuropathy, diarrhea, dermatitis, hypotension and hyperthermia. Source-Bio-Bio Technology SRM...

Anti-Aging Powers of Enzyme Sirtuins

...trol age-associated metabolic disorders, including obesity and type II diabetes. Naturally occurring substa...t help counteract age-related health problems like obesity and type II diabetes." The nicotinamide binding site may be a particularly attractive drug target ...

Vagus Nerve and Diabetes

...ributing to diabetes and hypertension. "We think obesity is probably initiating a similar process to the on...ucocorticoids or excess caloric intake that causes obesity — engenders a signal started by Ppara, which then is transmitted from the liver, along the vagus ner...

Obesity and Older Adults

...not only gain fat as they age - but because of the obesity epidemic - they actually begin their older years f.... These age-related changes were compounded by the obesity epidemic." In addition to measuring the effects of aging on body composition, the researchers also...

Marked Increase of Cancer Cases Among Aging Population

...ions, increased physical activity and avoidance of obesity could lead to reductions in the incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer," said Prof Boyle. "However, progress has been very slow; the number of deaths has increased by 1.8% since our previous 2004 estimates. Screening for colorectal cancer has...

High BP – More Common in Sedentary Teen

...ry activity in young people helps prevent or treat obesity better than interventions to increase physical act...rtension in adulthood, and in addition, adolescent obesity is a predictor or obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in young adulthood and beyond." The rese...

Study Links Socio-Economic Deprivation to Maternal Obesity

...r researchers found that the incidence of maternal obesity at the start of pregnancy is increasing and accelerating. Maternal obesity has increased from 9.9 percent in 1990 to 16 percent in 2004. If this trend continues, by 2010, 22 p...

Body Mass Index: Do You Know Yours?

...ve more weight in the abdomen and waist -- central obesity -- seem to have higher risk of obesity-related health problems than those whose weight is concentrated in the buttocks and thighs. Women whose waist-circumference measurement is 35 inches or more may be at greater risk of health problems than are tho...

'Cancer Prevention' - In Your Hands

...co-free. Obesity and cancers: Overweight and obesity are important causative factors of certain cancers - esophagus, colon, kidney, breast and endometrium. To prevent overweight and obesity, the importance of healthy diet, with an abundance of fruits and vegetables, coupled with regular exercise, cann...

‘Baby Food’ to Battle Obesiy

... help achieve a healthy body weight. It won't cure obesity or cause people to drop half their body weight -- not even our strongest obesity drugs can do that -- but we believe it could help." In the human trial Reimer and team will test t...

A New Weapon Against Obesity

... help achieve a healthy body weight. It won't cure obesity or cause people to drop half their body weight - not even our strongest obesity drugs can do that - but we believe it could help." The fibre is called oligo fructose. "It's not a...

Obese Kids Maintain Their Weight, Thanks to Dance Video

...this video game to all its public schools to fight obesity as it is becoming a serious health issue across the world. JY...

Esophageal Cancer Rates Climb With Obesity

The rapidly climbing obesity rates in the United States have created a higher r...ly. In association with the horrendous epidemic of obesity in this country, we have seen a 350 percent increase of adenocarcinoma over the last 30 years. Thi...

Exercise Has No Effect on Knee OA: Study

... followed to find out what develops. Meanwhile, obesity is a major risk factor for knee OA, and the question has been raised as to whether weight-bearing activity may be harmful to people who are overweight. Led by David T. Felson of the Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, researchers c...

Cannabis may Hold a Key to Fight Obesity

... Pharma plans to conduct trials in humans to treat obesity from a drug derived from the plant Cannabis. This was disclosed //by Justin Gover, the Managing Director of the company. As per Mr Gover, there are around seventy cannabinoids in Cannabis plant and each part of the plant has a different effect on h...

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